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Stanford students spar with the JediBot

07/19/2011, Some students from Stanford have managed to come up with the ultimate Star Wars fanboy’s fantasy: a robot arm capable of sparring with a human partner, wielding a light saber. In this case not real light sabers – since those don’t exist yet...

PR2 assists quadriplegic in scratching pleasure

07/15/2011, Remember the PR2 robot? Well, we know that it is smart enough to read and play pool, but what if it were to be involved in something much more useful such as helping out quadriplegics? Henry Evans, who has been a quadriplegic for the last ten years,...

MIRAI SANZO is an Android-based smart home robot

07/14/2011, We know that the Android operating system has been used in many different ways and can be programmed to run all sorts of electronics, and now the folks over at Sanyo Homes in Japan have managed to put it inside a robot. Called the MIRAI SANZO, this cute...

EMYS emotive head system robot has many expressions

07/14/2011, While researchers do their best to create robots that can replace humans, regular robot-looking robots are still around and haven’t been forgotten. Some folks at the Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland have been working on a robot called EMYS...

Mex-One robot touted to be Latin America’s most advanced

07/13/2011, The Latin Americans are extremely talented in the game of football (soccer to Americans), but when it comes to the realm of robotics, they are behind some of the leading nations such as Japan, Korea and the US. Well, it seems that the continent has...

Talking Robot from Professor Sawada

07/12/2011, Take a look at any future forward science fiction film, and you have robots that interact with humans in a manner where it seems as though those robots are sometimes more humans than well, us humans ourselves. That’s where the uncanny valley...

HRP-2 Humanoid robot plays along with your music

07/08/2011, Are you tired of not being able to find band mates to jam along with you when you’re bored at home? Well it looks like you won’t have any trouble doing so in the future. A Japanese researcher has managed to repurpose the HRP-2 humanoid robot...

HuiHui service robot helps out the elderly

07/06/2011, Is China going to be the next Japan when it comes to the number of elderly folk getting around? Perhaps, as it is projected that by the time we are halfway through this decade, China’s elderly population will make up nearly 20% in total –...

Qbo personal robot loves interacting with humans

07/06/2011, TheCorpora has a spanking new robot for the masses, calling it Qbo, where it is manufactured in Taiwan. Qbo recently undergone a test run in robot interaction with its development team, and the results yielded were quirky in some way, including Qbo...

Robotic worm could help locate survivors in earthquakes

07/06/2011, When it comes to natural disasters, countries with less able infrastructure tend to see casualties in the tens of thousands, but as for other more advanced countries such as Japan, a standard earthquake (unlike the most recent one in March this year)...

Snail robot is omnidirectional

07/05/2011, When it comes to designing robots, the last animal you probably think of modeling the robot after would be a snail, well not these folks at the Biomechatronics Lab at Chuo University in Japan. They have created an omnidirectional robot (it can move in any...

Hexagonal plate skin lets robots touch now

06/30/2011, Having a robot around the home can be quite handy, just ask Anakin Skywalker in his younger days. Robots in science fiction movies seem to have gotten down the difficult part down pat – we’re referring to the sense of touch as well as...

Hanako 2 upgraded to new and improved model

06/30/2011, When it comes to dealing with robots, they do help out in the medical industry as budding doctors learn the tricks of their trade by “operating” on such robots – so it makes perfect sense to make it as realistic as possible. Hanako 2 is...