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DIY Robot Laser Tag

09/16/2010, Want to have a robot battle with your friend? Instead of letting your painstakingly-built robots being destroyed by each other, you could use laser tag to find out which robot is better, which is what was done with these robots. Each of these robots sport...

Air Hopper Grasshopper Robot

09/14/2010, The folks over in Japan seem to have an obsession for robots and next up is the Air Hopper, a robotic grasshopper developed at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. This four-legged robot is capable of rolling around on its four wheels but is also capable of...

Electronic skin could help robots feel their way around better

09/13/2010, While the field of robotics did make some pretty large strides when replicating the senses of sight and sound, smell and taste are still way at the back with touch long thought to be the most difficult among them. Of course, this pecking order might just...

Egg-Bot is perfect for the next Easter

09/09/2010, Do you work with kids? Why not make their next Easter a whole lot more memorable by enlisting the help of the Egg-Bot? This unique robot is capable of drawing on spherical surfaces – even on a delicate egg shell without missing a beat. Patterns are...

Toshiba ApriPoco changes channels among other things

09/03/2010, The Japanese are clearly very big when it comes to robots, and Toshiba’s ApriPoco will definitely appeal to those who have plenty of house chores to finish each day and need other forms of domestic companionship to provide a boost to the spirit....

Seaswarm oil-scrubbing robots could clean up nasty oil spills

08/26/2010, The boffins over at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced the development of a prototypical robot known as Seaswarm. Costing $20,000 a pop, these will be unveiled to the public officially this Saturday night, and ought to be...

Qbo Bot Embraces ROS, The Open Source Robot OS

08/24/2010, The Qbo open source robot project has just gotten a little more exciting, as the team behind the project have been busy converting the Qbo’s original Java API into ROS, which is designed to consolidate and accelerate robotics innovation for the long...

Robot Fish To Take Over The Seas

08/22/2010, We often worry if robots will replace us and take over our jobs in the future, but what about marine life? Perhaps they’re in danger of being replaced with robots too, and the electric fish by Sedensha Co. probably isn’t easing the nerves of...

P2 robot fetches beer, plays pool, offers a listening ear

08/20/2010, If you’re a bachelor and want a mate who does not talk back and supports your decision to have a tipple once in a while, then the P2 robot would fit the bill perfectly – although you will not be able to enjoy the more feminine aspect of a...

Supernova robot works great for bachelors

08/20/2010, Bachelors more or less cannot live without a laundry service, otherwise they would be one of the largest purchasers of clothes. The Supernova robot, assuming it ever comes out of the conceptual stage, might just be appealing enough to help a bachelor live...

Concept: Tree Planting Robot Keeps Our Earth Green

08/19/2010, If watching movies such as The Matrix or Terminator has taught anything, it’s probably that robots might not be too interested in protecting the environment (and humankind), but the Tree Planting Robot concept design is quite the opposite, as...

Sentrybot Defends Your Home With Its Solid-Plasma Weapon

08/18/2010, We might not all be rich enough to hire private security guards to secure our homes, but perhaps in the future we’ll all sport the Sentrybot home defense system. Conceptualized by Omni Consumer Products and developed by Security Concepts, the...

Yaskawa-kun Robot Sells Ice Cream In Japan

08/16/2010, The folks over in Japan seem to have some obsession over robots, and next up in robot news is Yaskawa-kun, which has just taken up a job dishing out ice cream at Tokyo Summerland, a big theme park, where it will be replacing the human workers until August...