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F50 robotic flying drone from China

08/19/2011, China has had its fair share of firsts – the first aircraft carrier, the first stealth fighter, and now, we have the first robotic flying drone known as the F50. Sounds like a Ferrari to you, no? This is a whole lot less flamboyant and it...

Fastest bipedal robot in the world

08/18/2011, We did take a glance at MABEL earlier this week, where it was touted to be the fastest bipedal robot in the world, capable of hitting speeds of 6.8 miles per hour (for folks who are using the metric system, that translates to 10.9km/h). Researchers over...

Singing robot head won’t win any Grammys

08/16/2011, Now here is something creepy – a disembodied robot head that can sing. Bad enough that it has no body, but for kids who have just been exposed to their first horror movie, they might not want this particular piece of robotics to help sing them to...

Swarmanoid robots work together to retrieve objects

08/15/2011, If you want to see an impressive display of completely automated robots working together to solve a problem, you’re in luck. Professor Marco Dorigo and his team of researchers have recently released a video showing off The Swarmanoid project – a...

DIY animatronic eyes – cute and spooky

08/12/2011, Have a little bit of spare time this coming weekend, and want to find something productive to do? Well, why not check out what Chris at PyroElectro has in store for you via his tutorial on building your own pair of animatronic eyes that are certain to...

RoboCar sports Kinect sensor

08/05/2011, It seems as though the Kinect is not meant just for gaming purposes while making you sweat, as some of the smarter folks out there have managed to take the Kinect and “re-applied” it to other mechanical lifeforms – such as ZMP Inc. and...

Qbo controlled via hand signals

08/04/2011, Robots tend to be controlled remotely, but how many of them will actually respond to your hand signals? This modified Qbo robot from TheCorpora has been tinkered with by the company’s researchers, perhaps they received inspiration from Star Wars and...

SmartBird from Festo flies like a real bird

08/02/2011, We caught sight of the Festo SmartBird back in March this year, where said robot boasted of extremely realistic wing movements and flight motion, even going so far as to turn its head in order to steer. Well, Markus Fischer and his team at Festo...

Robots that can learn and think for themselves

08/01/2011, Do you live in constant fear, preparing for the day that robots will take over the world? If you do, you won’t be too pleased to learn about what the folks over at the Hasegawa Group at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have been up to. The group...

Robot plays Dance Dance Revolution

08/01/2011, You know how mad some players can get when it comes to Dance Dance Revolution, that they play a couple of games simultaneously by moving all over the sensor pads like magic? Well, robots can dance, too, but don’t expect them to do as well as a...

Foxconn to replace workers with a million robots

07/31/2011, Uh oh. It looks like a number of Foxconn workers days in the company are numbered. The founder and chairman of the company, Terry Gou has been reported as saying that Foxconn has plans to replace an unspecified amount of workers with one million robots in...

Swarm robots help quadrotor land

07/29/2011, Do you love robots, especially in science fiction movies where they swarm all over the place like cockroaches, seemingly in an orderly form of anarchy. Well, it is more real than you imagine as you can see from the robot army above. Researchers over at...

Surgical Robot has force feedback system, plays no games

07/25/2011, Played Trauma Center on the Nintendo DS before? That was one of the earliest hit titles on the portable game console which literally had my hands sweating as I had to “operate” on the patient with my stylus, and many a time my jittery hands...

Wall-E hack recognizes voices, tracks objects and snaps photos

07/25/2011, I remember coming across Wall-E in the cinema a few years ago, boy was that robot cute or what! This little critter with a pet cockroach for a friend certainly tugged at the heartstrings, especially when he fell head over wheels with Eve. DJ Sures was...