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Researchers working on a remote-controlled cyborg policeman

09/28/2012, Many of us have seen the 1987 sci-fi classic ‘RoboCop’ which envisions a cyborg policeman with extra-ordinary powers.  Well, that may not be fiction for long. Researchers at at Florida International University are currently working on...

Curiosity finds evidence of water on Mars

09/28/2012, Curiosity, truly living up to its name, has been crawling all over the red planet, trying to sniff out the faintest signs of life that Mars may have. The rover has been at Mars for a while and is already working its way around the planet, analysing rocks...

Cyborg cockroach video might usher in new wave of micro-robotics

09/26/2012, It was more than a fortnight ago when we first laid our eyes on the cyborg cockroach that hailed from the North Carolina State University, and here we are with a video that details it further. It showcases Professor Alper Bozkurt’s love for these...

Wall-Ye V.I.N. robot does the heavy lifting in vineyards

09/25/2012, Something tells me that the real Wall-E might actually hire some of Apple’s lawyers in order to help it win a lawsuit against the Wall-Ye V.I.N. robot, although that would most probably not happen anytime soon. The ‘punny’ name best describes this...

Toyota creates robots to help disabled persons

09/24/2012, Technology is increasingly becoming incorporated into every single aspect of human life. And it has been of immense help and use in many areas. For instance, advancement in robotics has enabled us to speed up the manufacturing and other industrial...

Robot reminds us of Michael Jackson in a dance

09/24/2012, At a robot dancing competition in Bejing, this particular robot might remind some others of the late and great King of Pop, Michael Jackson, especially when it takes to the dance floor. Paraded at the first Beijing College Student Robotics Competition, 99...

Robot snake detects tumors by slithering through body

09/23/2012, If you hate having creepy crawlies around, then you might be loathe to have this robot snake being inserted into your body as though it was some sort of Matrix nightmare come true. There is a very good reason for having this robot snake slither through...

Plant Host Drone seeks sunlight for your plant

09/21/2012, I am quite sure that you know just how the photosynthesis process works – during the day, plants will use their leaves to gather as much sunlight as possible, releasing oxygen into the air along the way while they keep themselves nourished. Having...

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...