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Robots to replace human traders?

09/19/2011, Being an investment banker is one of the coolest jobs ever – you get paid insane amounts of money even when everyone around you is grateful for even having a job, and you get to play with a pool of (other people’s) money when it comes to...

iPhone controls industrial-size robots

09/14/2011, Don’t you find it amazing that something as small as a brain is smart enough to control a whole body? Well, I guess the same principle can be applied to the world of robots – imagine using the humble iPhone to control a really huge robot...

Paraswift robot climbs building, parachutes safely down

09/08/2011, When it comes to robots, the kind of technology which involves such marvels are just astounding, and when you take into account how our human bodies work, that is an even bigger miracle. Well, robots have fascinated mankind for quite some time already,...

Robocrab arms turn on the charm, woos female successfully

09/07/2011, We might laugh at the crustacean now, wondering how the heck did it fall for a robot, but think about the future when robots cross the Uncanny Valley and become so lifelike, I won’t be surprised to hear of humans and robots (who passed the Turing...

Robot that jumps and glides

09/07/2011, San Francisco will play host to IROS 2011 (IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) from September 25th onwards till the end of the month, and over there, you will be sure of seeing some really cool robots make their mark...

Solar Electric Robot Chariot

09/01/2011, Let’s face the facts – a robotic chariot at this point in time will probably be unable to strike fear in the hearts of slaves in an arena, compared to those Roman machines of war that had knives at the wheels to literally cut down the...

Delta robot is Kinect-controlled

08/30/2011, Microsoft’s Kinect is certainly an interesting piece of gaming engineering, especially when it tracks your entire body as a controller, and we have since seen plenty of people come up with different kinds of hacks for it. Well, one of the latest...

Eyeborg replaces eye with wireless video camera

08/29/2011, Rob Spence is a name that is famous among a handful of those who have been following his work, but for those who have not heard of him before, he is well know for the Eyeborg bionic eye. Spence has been in contact with a bunch of engineers to actually...

Toshiba Smarbo to challenge the Roomba

08/25/2011, Robotic vacuum cleaners seem to be picking up these days, especially when more and more people get too busy in their everyday lives in order to do something as basic as sweep the house and keep it clean from dust bunnies. Well, it seems that Toshiba too...

LEGO robotic arm powered by NXT

08/24/2011, What you see in the video after the jump would be the GBC (Great Ball Contraption), and in that particular setup, it boasts of a robotic arm that is constructed from LEGO and driven by an NXT – to get the whole idea on how it works, you will need to...

ETRO reading robot

08/24/2011, Robots are taking over just about every aspect of our lives, and for those parts that need automation or helping us out in a tight fix, we don’t mind, but somehow, when it comes to tasks that require human interaction, robots don’t quite make...

MK-1 Robotic Arm is extremely dextrous

08/23/2011, When you play Dungeons & Dragons with the Thief character class, how often do you try to pick locks only to fail simply because you do not have the dexterity level required? Darn those dice, you say, as you delve further into the subject of throwing...

Robonaut by NASA is alive and kicking

08/23/2011, NASA’s humanoid robot aptly known as Robonaut has awakened from its slumber – in space, to boot. This was made possible as ground controllers sent the word to have Robonaut up and running, marking its “birth” ever since it was...

RoboCar MEV-C from Japan

08/22/2011, Robot company ZMP from Tokyo has a totally spanking new robot car known as the RoboCar MEV-C. This particular model might seem familiar to some, especially those who are well versed with robot cars, where it is based on COMS, a vehicle that was developed...