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Admiral Ackbar cosplay outfit goes high tech

10/08/2012, We do know that Halloween is coming your way, but have you made the necessary preparations to meet it head on and scare the kids away with rotten candy and superior horror special effects? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you might want to...

Thermite firefighting robot is a world’s first

10/04/2012, Among the heroes of 9/11 would be the brave firefighters who did not think much of their own safety, and ultimately, lives, as they worked tirelessly to search for survivors among the carnage. Well, firefighting is definitely far from being the safest job...

Tosy mRobo dancing robot

10/03/2012, [CEATEC 2012] At CES 2012 earlier this year, a prototype of the Tosy mRobo dancing robot was spotted, where it came in the form of a boombox that could “transform” into a small humanoid form factor, grooving to the kind of music that is being played...

Naro-Tartaruga robot sea turtle

10/03/2012, It seems that many aspects of life are being shaped or influenced by the world of robotics, and this time around, we have a sea turtle-inspired robot known as the Naro-Tartaruga, which is the brainchild of researchers at ETH-Zurich. One of the reasons the...

Robots wields a paint brush masterfully

10/03/2012, [CEATEC 2012] If there is one challenging thing about programming the hand of a robot, it would be the artificial intelligence required for it to figure out just the right amount of pressure to apply to say, an egg, or when it is holding a child, or the...

Scientists strive to create a robot with honey bee brain

10/02/2012, We recently reported that scientists were studying the behaviour of bumble bees in discerning the briefest route to the flowers with nectar. The bees were able to detect the odour from a distance and would then calculate the briefest path to all the...

AeroVironment has surveillance drones on offer for the police

10/01/2012, Being a police is not an easy job, especially when the crime rate around you is soaring and your department does not have the budget to go up against the bad guys. Well, perhaps your head of department might want to check out what AeroVironment has in...

Tosy DiscoRobo dancing robot is no legend

10/01/2012, [CEATEC 2012] When it comes to robots mimicking humans, they are still a long way off, although we have gotten close to the uncanny valley in terms of the robot’s outer appearance. Of course, one might start to think whether it is all right for...

Robotboat Mark VI is no Tony Stark pet project

10/01/2012, Yes, we do know that there are several versions of the Iron Man suit by playboy-billionaire Tony Stark, but make no mistake about it, the Robotboat Mark VI is by no means a suit that is worn by a human which will make up part of the Avengers. Rather, this...

Docomo Shabette Robo keeps you in the know

10/01/2012, [CEATEC 2012] Remember the NEC PaPeRo robot that was said to possibly end up in homes this year? Well, it looks like we’re a step closer to seeing that happen. At the moment, it is available as a research prototype for developers but not regular...

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...