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Simon the robot gets an upgrade

04/14/2010, Simon the robot is one who is able to learn new tasks as he interacts with his environment, and has just gotten an upgrade so to speak, parading his newfound abilities at the Computer Human Interaction (CHI) conference in Atlanta on Monday. Over there, he...

African Student Builds Humanoid Robot From Old TV Parts

04/14/2010, Do you remember the old TV that you threw out last week? You might have inadvertently thrown away the parts to a perfectly good robot, as evidenced by the creation of Sam Todo. Todo is a student from Togo in Africa, and he managed to develop a functional...

Mertz active vision head robot

04/13/2010, The Mertz active vision head robot is pretty creepy when you think about it, as it does remind us of I, Robot in many ways. The brainchild of Lijin Aryananda and Jeff Weber at the MIT Media Lab, Mertz was built to recognize and react to faces and...

Beijing Humanoid Robot on display

04/12/2010, The Beijing Institute of Technology who receives funding from the CMST (Chinese Ministry of Science & Technology), has developed at least three different models of the BHR (Beijing Humanoid Robot). The BHR-2, being the successor of the BHR-1, is also...

User Comes Up With His Own Assistant Like Iron Man’s JARVIS

04/07/2010, With the Iron Man 2 movie just around the corner, the digital life assistant that Chad Barraford came up with looks like it will fit in perfectly. While we’d all like a supercool home intelligence system like Iron Man’s JARVIS, but we...

SiliFulin Robotic Tail Looks Weird

04/05/2010, Here’s a rather weird item that you don’t expect to be adopted by the masses. It’s dubbed SiliFulin, and is a robotic tail, designed by Ryota Kuwakubu. Apparently it’s supposed to react to your movements using a series of servo...

Geminoid-F Robot Is One Realistic Looking Robot

04/05/2010, You may have heard of Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro, the man who came up with the Geminoid, a robot that looks exactly like him. Now he’s back again with the Geminoid-F, which is a female robot. The robot is designed to mimic human facial expressions, and...

LG To Host Robot Vacuum Soccer Tournament

04/05/2010, LG is planning to host a soccer tournament, but not just any soccer tournament. The players in this tournament will be the LG Robot Vacuums, which participants will be controlling in order to try and win one of several 42-inch LED Canvas LG TVs. Of...

Fujitsu teddybear robot

04/02/2010, Guess Fujitsu doesn’t only make desirable netbooks, they have also rolled out a prototype teddybear robot that aims to comfort the elderly while keeping kids happy by reading facial expressions on your little ones as well as their actions, and...

Samurai Robots Serve You In Thailand

04/02/2010, What’s the best way to attract customers into your Japanese restaurant? We’re not entirely sure, dancing samurai robots that serve you might be a worth a try. That’s what the owner of the Hajime restaurant in Thailand did. The owner...

GuruBhakts robots play follow-the-leader

04/01/2010, Photo courtesy of iRoboticist Check out this bunch of GuruBhakts robots, they’re basically digital lemmings of today as they love playing follow-the-leader. The whole idea behind this bunch of robots would be to enable a remote driver to steer the...

Truckbot Now Gets Voice Recognition Upgrade

03/31/2010, Do you remember the truckbot that surfaces from time to time and recently got an acrylic body upgrade? Well, this little robot seems to be continuing its slow (but steady) progress towards becoming powerful enough to take over the world (and maybe enslave...

PR2 Robot Folds Your Laundry For You

03/30/2010, We’re certainly waiting for the day that robots will be able to do all the mundane household chores for us, and that includes folding the laundry. Sure, Foldy could do that, but we don’t mind having another alternative, and that’s Willow...

Ballbot Shrunk To Desktop Size

03/30/2010, Do you remember the original Ballbot that we covered some time back? It’s a robot that can balance itself on a ball, which looks more or less like a personal acrobat to you. If that was too large for you, and you want something that can perform its...