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Insectohopter flies and spies for the CIA

02/10/2011, The CIA recently shed some light on the technology they’ve been using in the past, and this dragonfly robot you see is one of their creations – the Insectohopter. This technological wonder is actually the size of a real dragonfly and can fly...

New FDA program to speed up approval of medical devices

02/10/2011, The FDA approval process for medical devices and other gadgets can take a while, but things might be sped up by quite a bit in the future. The agency has just announced a new “Innovation Pathway” program that allows priority reviews of “truly...

Anybots QB robot avatar orders a scone, does the dirty work

02/10/2011, Telepresence robots are going to be big in the future, and we love the idea of sending a robot minion to do our dirty work instead of having to do it ourselves. Someone out there obviously thinks the same too, as he put Anybots’ QB robot avatar to good...

AFFETTO robot baby feels scary

02/08/2011, You might have heard of the uncanny valley, which is a sense of revulsion that humans feel when encountering a lifelike robot that doesn’t quite get the whole “human” thing right. Now the goal of Osaka University’s AFFETTO was to create a robot...

Kondo KHR-3HV robot walks around on stilts

02/07/2011, It’s not easy to get a robot to do simple tasks, so even the smallest achievements such as dancing or kicking a ball is often celebrated. Now if you’re the type to cheer progress, the good news is that the Kondo KHR-3HV robot is capable of walking on...

Robots makes life colorful with beautiful music

02/07/2011, The next time you hear a composition that soothes your ears and soul, it might not be a human who fully composed it, as robots have now managed to reach a level where they can collaborate with their creators to make beautiful music – at least at the...

TiaLinx Cougar20-H is the ultimate surveillance bot

02/04/2011, TiaLinx has a new security bot that is built to detect humans. It is lightweight, remote-controlled, and packed with the latest sensor technology that ensures nothing escapes it detection. It can detect human breathing and scan through walls with an...

Tama-Robo rolls towards the light

02/04/2011, If creating Mousey the Junkbot is too much hassle for you (I know it was to me) you can give the Tama-Robo a go. This cute little robot comes in a round see through ball that allows it to move all over the place with ease. And where does it move to? To...

Keepon robot is now affordable for the masses

02/02/2011, The Keepon robot that we first saw in 2007 was definitely something totally different from what we do know about robots, and with a price tag of $30,000, it was well out of reach of normal folks. Well, how times have changed after four years have passed...

AnyBots QB shipping out this week

02/01/2011, The telepresence business robots what we first reported on during the middle of last year are finally making its way to customers worldwide. AnyBots, creator of the QB telepresence robots have announced that customers who have pre-ordered the QB will be...

Nintendo Nunchuk hack

01/31/2011, If you have a penchant for stripping apart your piece of consumer electronics, then chances are pretty good you might have taken the step to experiment with hacking certain devices to make it work above and beyond its original call of duty. Case in pount,...

DIY UAV hunts down balloons with firework missiles

01/31/2011, While we love games that involve augmented reality, you have to admit reality is where things are at, especially when you’re trying to shoot things. Now some RC enthusiasts have created a tricopter that is equipped with a fancy weapon that it uses to go...

IRT Humanoid robot from Japan

01/31/2011, The University of Tokyo’s IRT (Information and Robot Technology) Research Initiative started off back in 2008 and now they have come up with another robot. The IRT Humanoid is a full-scale bipedal humanoid with 38 degrees of freedom and is equipped with...

Actroid robot appears at Sanrio exhibition in Japan

01/28/2011, In the future we probably wouldn’t need supermodels at fashion shows anymore as robots looking exactly like them will probably replace them, and that is already happening over in Japan. Kokoro’s 165cm Actroid robot made an appearance in a kimono at an...