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InBirdie might usurp your place as boss’ best friend

01/21/2011, South Korean company Digital Media for Brain and Health (DMBH) might have just struck gold with golf loving executives with their latest virtual golfing robot known as InBirdie, which is touted to be a world’s first. This putting robot isn’t...

Inflatable robot arm won’t break any bones

01/21/2011, Do any of you fear being crushed underneath the cold metal of a robot in the future when they have achieved consciousness? Well, if the latter were to happen, just keep your fingers crossed that robots of the future will be made out of balloons –...

PALRO robot now speaks English

01/21/2011, You might remember the PALRO robot from Fuji Soft that we brought to your attention a while back. The robot was recently upgraded with improved face recognition and now there is a possibility that we might see the robot being available outside of Japan...

Robots that learn to crawl before they walk

01/21/2011, A roboticist from the University of Vermont has created an evolving robot. While studying how tadpoles change their bodies to become frogs in order to walk, he realized that the same principles can be applied to robots and he went on to design a robot...

Robot cracks open safe with brute force

01/20/2011, One thing that robots and computers definitely have the upper hand over us humans is the fact that they can never tire nor know the meaning of being too exhausted to go on, and it is this exact strength which has resulted in Kyle Vogt working on a new...

The TankBot looks nothing like a tank

01/19/2011, MyDeskPets has just announced that they will be selling a new iOS-controlled robot toy. Called the TankBot, this robot comes with a pair of tank treads that allow it to move over any sort of terrain. It contains infrared sensors that can detect its...

Robots for offices of the future

01/17/2011, Running a company is hard- especially when you have incompetent workers to do the job. Well all that might be a thing of the past, thanks to advances in technology. No, we’re not talking about brainwashing people to be the most efficient workers...

Robots take care of cinemas in South Korea

01/14/2011, It looks like the cinema ticket sellers in South Korea might lose their jobs soon. A new robot from Ed Corporation has been placed all over cinema lobbies in South Korea, and customers can use them to check times and purchase tickets. It functions pretty...

Denso Passenger Eye prevents tired drivers from crashing

01/10/2011, It’s 3 am and you still have 3 more hours of driving ahead of you before you get home from an interstate trip with your family. Your eyelids feel heavy, and you start to doze off. Your car starts to slowly drift into the next lane and you hear the...

WheeMe your way to a new you

01/07/2011, [CES 2011] There is a handful of massage stations around the CES showfloor, and you gotta hand it to those folks who knead and pummel their way through different backs, shoulders and calves throughout the day to keep people refreshed. Well, the model you...

Challenge HAL from Cyberdyne helps you get around again

01/07/2011, [CES 2011] Cyberdyne demonstrated their really interesting assistive technology known as the Challenge HAL. HAL, a Hybrid Assistive Limb, will sense your intention and provide the relevant assistance at the right joints, where it will definitely come in...

Building an ethical robot

01/05/2011, Researchers over at the University of Connecticut are busy working on machine ethics, something you don’t hear about too often unless you’re watching a movie, though in this case we’re talking about a combination of their expertise in computer...

Docent museum guide robot is a hit with kids

12/30/2010, The Docent museum guide robot that hails from South Korea is certainly a huge hit with the little ones, as this robot’s job is to give tours at the Daejon Museum of Art throughout the winter break until January 14 next year. Standing at 120cm tall,...

Tvor, the robotic lantern lights up the dark

12/29/2010, A Czechoslovakian design student has designed a robot to help light up dark areas, wherever it is. Called Tvor, “the intelligent lighting creature”, it does its job by constantly looking for dark areas in any space and shining its light in...