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NASA invests $2.7 million in 8 advanced robotics projects

09/19/2012, NASA has rather ambitious space-explorations plans for the coming decades. The agency intends to put an actual human on Mars in 2035, something which may as yet sound like a far-fetched notion but may well become a reality soon. And to make it a reality,...

Baxter robot needs no prior programming

09/18/2012, The world is not quite ready to have a bunch of robots slaving away after our own needs like in I, Robot, and there is not enough money to go around as such robots will definitely be expensive to own, not to mention our technological knowledge has yet to...

Lifeguarding Drones Will Protect Australians From Sharks

09/17/2012, Beach season may be over in the United States, but in Australia (and the rest of the Southern Hemisphere) it’s just getting started. And in preparation for the oncoming hordes of beachgoers heading to Queensland, Australia, lifeguards are prepping...

Weed-killing Lettuce Bot is the scourge of dandelions

09/13/2012, Anyone who runs a farm or tends to some plot of land somewhere would realize that just as the land produces the good stuff like fruits and vegetables (if you have planted the right seeds, that is), so to, will the land churn out weeds. Getting rid of...

T-Mobile introduces Tappy, the software testing robot

09/13/2012, We live in a world where there are multiple mobile OS, multiple smartphone and tablet vendors and a lot of fragmentation along the software and hardware lines. Naturally, it is hard for every single smartphone or tablet coming out of the factory to be...

Robot arm controlled by smartphone or TV remote control

09/12/2012, It looks as though the humble TV remote control would be able to do more than help you surf through the hundreds of available channels, thanks to this Bluetooth-enabled robotic arm. Built by Darren for a high school project, it does not matter if your TV...

Nexi the robot helps researchers understand human trust

09/12/2012, If someone asked you to clearly state why or why not do you trust a person, it can be a very difficult question. Trust, and the reason why we trust, are both very subjective measures. HumanS trust for different reasons, in different circumstances. And...

Shimi the personal robotic DJ

09/10/2012, Robots seem to pervade every segment of our lives these days, and if you are one who loves to paint the town red each time the weekend beckons, then you would not go wrong with the Shimi personal robotic DJ. This is one nifty robot that relies on the...

Double telepresence robot is a digital body double

09/10/2012, “Facetime on wheels” has been used to describe this particular telepresence robot known as Double, and just to get an idea on the kind of potential it has in the market, we are looking at a cool $1 million worth of pre-orders in just three weeks of...

Robotic tentacles gentle enough to pick up flowers

09/10/2012, The world of robotics has certainly advanced by leaps and bounds over the years, and the latest developments seem to point towards a more malleable form such as the Meshworm from MIT and a robotic worm that seeks out survivors in the event of an...

Fujitsu explores software robot to tackle college entrance exams

09/10/2012, Students will definitely perk up and sit straight upon hearing that Fujitsu will be working on a project that will create artificial intelligence that hopefully, will be able to ace college entrance exams. At least, we are looking at the math segment at...

Underwater search robot demonstrated

09/05/2012, The police as well as military have had their fair share of help from animals such as bloodhounds and guard dogs on the field, but how about enlisting an unfeeling, unflinching individual that does not tire out or show any emotion? Yes, I am referring to...

DARPA’s Cheetah Robot outruns Usain Bolt

09/05/2012, The “fastest man on the planet” might be Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, but this does not mean he is capable of outrunning a cheetah – far from it, and not only that, DARPA’s cheetah robot (which we saw earlier in the year) is also faster than...