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DarwinBot dog sits when you are away

02/16/2012, Many of us who own dogs would know this – while man’s best friend definitely has a welcoming and forgiving nature even when we neglect them, there are moments when we humans want our own quiet time – and that means going off for a...

Astronauts and robots seal deal with a handshake

02/15/2012, While having the commander of the International Space Station, Daniel Burbank, shake hands with Robonaut on Wednesday to signal the first handshake between a human and a humanoid – in space, no less, is historical, it surely is nowhere near the...

Robotic arm shoots like Jeremy Lin

02/15/2012, Jeremy Lin might be causing waves in the sport of basketball at the moment, but here is a robotic arm that might just see robots have a basketball league of their own one day. Why so? Watch the video above and you will know what I mean, where the robotic...

LEGO robotic hand impresses

02/13/2012, YouTube user sumthinelse5790 has come up with this extremely impressive robotic hand made out of LEGO bricks and other bits of electronics, where it is capable of showing off the whole range of motion of the human hand. Definitely one of the more amazing...

“The Greatest Toy in the Universe” needs a name

02/12/2012, If you’re looking for “The Greatest Toy in the Universe”, look no further. The folks over at Wow! Stuff have come up with may possibly be the greatest toy in existence. At the moment it doesn’t have a name (we’ll get to that...

Cyborg moth could be a spy for the military

02/09/2012, Forget about being half-human and half-machine – it seems that it would be easier to churn out a cyborg insect instead, coming in the form of a moth. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are looking in a new generation of...

AlphaDog outdoor trials begin

02/08/2012, The AlphaDog from Boston Dynamics, with the Big Dog as its predecessor when we covered it in the past, is right on schedule with regards to its development. Currently, the AlphaDog is undergoing outdoor trials, where the brains behind this robotic mule...

iRobot Warrior to go on sale this year

02/08/2012, If for some reason you need a remote-controlled robot to do your bidding – be it exploring radioactive areas or setting up instant barricades, iRobot’s Warrior 710 should fit the bill. Going on sale later this year, this robot is an evolution of...

BioBipeds robot offers heel-to-toe walking

02/03/2012, Remember Boston Dynamics’ Petman? This is more or less a BigDog, except that it moves around on two legs in an extremely stable manner. Kicking it will not send it down to the floor (or canvas, depending on where it is walking on at the moment), and...

Mini crab-like robot fights stomach cancer

02/02/2012, Robots are amazing creations, especially tiny ones that allow us to visit places that we would normally have trouble accessing. Some researchers in Singapore have managed to come up with a tiny robot designed to combat stomach cancer. Apparently the...

Nano-Quadrotor Flying in formation [awesome video]

02/01/2012, It is well-known that Quadrotor are the most stable form-factor for flying robots, but a swarm of nano-quadrotor flying synchronously just beats every other demo that we have seen. This is the work from the GRASP Laboratory at U Penn, these tiny robots...

Android mannequin adds flavor to shop display

02/01/2012, Takashimiya, a department store in Japan, has worked hand in hand with Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University to develop a new way to pull shoppers through their doors. This is achieved by installing a new visual merchandising concept that relies on a...

FloBi robot head can track and recreate facial expressions

01/31/2012, Robots might be the future, but there is still plenty of work that needs to be done before they become our everyday, doting assistants to replace maids. Well, progress needs to be made in the field of coaxing expressions out of a robot’s face, and...

ASIMO Robot Costume Suit

01/31/2012, I know that Halloween’s still some months away, but then again you can never quite tell just when you will be invited to a fancy dress costume party, right? If you happen to be a proponent of the robot dance and are pretty good at it, dressing up in...