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Animated T-800 bust does more than look nasty

05/18/2012, Do you remember the first time you watched Terminator at the cinema (or in the comfort of your own home, for those who were not yet born when the first movie was released)? The T-800 certainly sent chills down the spines of many, and we were left...

One-armed robot juggles two balls in a spectacular manner

05/17/2012, When we first spotted the servo-driven mechanical juggling robot last year, we were amazed by its accuracy to juggle all those balls with ease. But today’s robots are getting better. The robot that you are seeing now uses one hand to juggle two...

Robot bird perches on a human hand

05/17/2012, You know what they say, a bird in hand is worth two in the bush. I guess that is only meant for those who do not have the skills to trap a couple of our avian friends who are frolicking in a nearby bush. Well, here is a first in the world – a...

Robot Claw on the cheap

05/17/2012, What you see above is a robot claw in action, although it remains as a prototype as at press time. This robot claw will be released by DAGU, and targets the young and impressionable minds who love all things robotic – without breaking the...

Female robot mannequin by Sugiura Machine Design Office

05/17/2012, It looks like technology has broken through into the frontier of retail stores, as Sugiura Machine Design Office has come up with a female robot mannequin that currently sees action at the Parco Department store in Ikebukuro, Japan. The robot has not been...

Robotic arm controlled by a paralyzed woman’s mind

05/16/2012, Cathy Hutchinson suffered from a stroke many years ago that left her debilitated and unable to move and talk. But a group of researchers led by neurologist and engineer Leigh Hochberg of Brown University is about to change all of that. “When the woman...

Boy attends school with his virtual representative

05/16/2012, I was just watching Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith again earlier in the week, and loved the way the Jedi Council held their meetings with holographic representations of themselves. The real world does not have such advanced technology yet, but...

Robocops in the streets of China

05/16/2012, Robocop – I still remember the hit movie from the 1980s, with his staggered movement, and the only thing he had going was his super sharp targeting as well as database of felons he can fall back upon when it came to identifying the baddies in a...

Sign Language Translator glove looks out of this world

05/15/2012, Some folks just have the gift of language, picking up the new language with ease, navigating through all the mazes that quaint grammatical rules throw at them with flying colors. Well, sign language is a totally different ballgame, and a trio of...

Android from Russia, with love

05/15/2012, To hear of Russians building an android that resembles a human certainly makes me think about whether this is an effort for them to churn out a future spy robot that is so human, even we would be fooled. Well, that might be a long shot by today’s...

HyQ looks like a Big Dog clone

05/14/2012, We have seen Boston Dynamic’s Big Dog in the past, and here we are with something else that is almost similar, it is uncanny. Known as the Hydraulic Quadruped robot (HyQ) project, it was being demonstrated at the Italian Institute of Technology...

Smartphones used on floating robots to track water flow

05/10/2012, A group of engineers at the University of California have deployed a fleet of 100 floating robots in the Sacramento River. The goal of the engineers was to demonstrate the next generation of water monitoring technology that promises to transform the way...