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MakerLegoBot develops Lego sculptures of its own

10/20/2010, Remember the terror that Skynet wrought when it became self-aware? Well, what you see above known as the MakerLegoBot could very well usher in a new age of robots, but we do think that it will take quite some time before that happens. Will Gorman, a...

Pleo Reborn goes on sale overseas

10/17/2010, Innvo Labs CEO Derek Dotson did mention in a recent interview that its Hong Kong parent is already selling the signature robot dinosaur abroad (which went extinct a while ago), where it will be known as the Pleo Reborn. Of course, you might see it...

Emotive Robotic Avatar costs a bomb to keep you entertained

10/15/2010, Unless you’re really flush with cash, we wouldn’t recommend the Emotive Robotic Avatar which is but a robotic puppet that is able to convey nuanced emotions, which is in turn controlled by its operator from a remote command center. It will...

Robotic Curtain Ensures Your Privacy

10/15/2010, Human beings have been trying to attach motors and all sorts of fancy robot-related stuff to household devices for some time now, though the majority of such contraptions involve making stuff tweet. Now a hardware hacker named Niklas Roy has come up with...

Toyota Prius sans conducteur de Google

10/15/2010, Les voitures qui se conduisent toutes seules doivent être la dernière lubie, et après qu’en Allemagne, certains en ont fait une, Google a également fait quelque chose de similaire, transformant une Toyota Prius en une voiture...

Turkey gets own version of Iron Man known as SURALP

10/14/2010, Turkey isn’t really the first country that springs to mind when it comes to robotics, but a research team at the Sabanci University in Istanbul has succeeded in developing what appears to be Turkey’s first humanoid. The so-called SURALP was in...

Robot Punches Humans In Order To Test Pain Thresholds

10/14/2010, Robots aren’t supposed to hurt human beings but the folks over in a robotics lab in Slovenia are using robots to do just that, though in a controlled environment and for test purposes only. The research involves using a powerful robot to hit...

Self-driving Taxi Picks You Up At The Press Of A Button

10/14/2010, We might not need to hire a driver if we’re too lazy to chauffer ourselves around town in the future. The smart folks over at Germany’s Freie University have demonstrated a self-driving taxi. The VW Passat in the video sports a laser, radar,...

HRP-4 robot not only sings but mimics facial expressions as well

10/13/2010, The Japanese are pretty big on robots, and we suppose that’s because their aging population would want a caregiver that isn’t always thinking about work left at the office. It seems as though their passion for robots have elevated to the next...

Computer Beats Human for First Time at Japanese Chess

10/12/2010, While IBM’s Deep Blue computer had beaten its first human, Gary Kasparov, in 1997 at a game of Western chess, thus far no computer had been able to beat a computer at the more complicated game of shogi, otherwise known as Japanese chess. Now, a...

Trekbot micro-robotic racer

10/08/2010, Children learn through playing, and it is no surprise that the toy department is often where kids want to go to at the store while parents check out more practical items like the week’s grocery supplies and such. Well, Desk Pets International (HK)...

Fujitsu Teddy Bear robot to care for the elderly

10/08/2010, [CEATEC 2010] In Japan, it’s been a long dream that robots would one day take care of the aging population as the demographic reality of an aging country hits. Unfortunately, current efforts have not paid off despite more than a decade of research...

DIY Wooden Quadrocopter

10/04/2010, It’s easy to understand why everybody would be drooling over the Parrot AR.Drone, though if you don’t have the bread and want to own a cool quadrocopter of your own, you could always build one yourself, which is what someone out there did....