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REETI robot shows off emotions

03/30/2011, Robots aren’t supposed to have emotions, but we can have wishful thinking, can’t we? REETI from France was specially designed to merge the functionalities of a communication robot as well as being a “multi-media tool”. Of course, what is...

KIRO is first volunteer robot in the world

03/30/2011, South Korea is a country where robots are much more commonplace compared to other countries (save for Japan), so it is no surprise see the Robot Institute, a new South Korean robotics venture, design what is touted to be the first “volunteerbot” in...

Festo SmartBird can be mistaken for the real thing

03/24/2011, The folks over at Festo studied the flight of birds and managed to recreate its movement with their latest robot bird. Called the SmartBird, it can be easily mistaken for a real bird when observed from a distance. Its wing movements and flight motion are...

Tico robot looks like it could be WALL-E’s taller cousin

03/24/2011, Two Spanish companies, TreeLogic and Adele Robots, have teamed up to create a guide robot named Tico. With eyes that resemble the lead character in Disney/Pixar’s robot movie, WALL-E, Tico was built to help folks by giving them information and...

Robotic octopus arm mimics the real one

03/22/2011, Some researchers from Reading University are working together to create a robotic octopus that they hope will be used for underwater operations such as maintenance, marine salvage, and retrieval of objects like black-box recorders from crashed air craft....

Swarming robots could be used to search for life on mars

03/21/2011, An engineer from the University of Southampton, UK recently wrote a paper in which he mentioned that the best way for robots to explore mars would be to send swarms of rolling, jumping robots. These Jollbots, as they were called, would be released...

Japan robot helps out in earthquake disaster

03/20/2011, Japan – a land that has spawned plenty of robots in the past, is now going to use their expertise to help out in the earthquake clean-up. Word has been going around that that technicians at the Fukushima nuclear plant have decided to send in...

iRobots to go where no humans can go in Japan

03/18/2011, iRobot, the robot manufacturer from Bedford, Massachusetts; is sending out a team of four robots into Japan today to help deal with the nuclear crisis that’s currently affecting the country due to the earthquake and tsunami events that took place...

REEM-H2, the humanoid service robot

03/18/2011, The REEM-H2, a humanoid robot that made its debut at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Complex awhile ago will be a lot more common in the future. After being impressed with its performance, the United Arab Emirates has ordered another twenty units that...

Microrobot used to administer drugs in eyes

03/17/2011, Some scientists at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems in Switzerland are developing tiny, electromagnetically controlled microrobots that can swim on the surface of a patient’s eye. These robots then stay there for months, releasing...

Drug dispensing robots increase hospital efficiency and accuracy

03/11/2011, One of the most important aspects of being a pharmacist is the ability to dish out accurate amounts of required medication. When you have hundreds of patients to deal with everyday, the job gets tiring, tedious and mistakes are bound to happen. But not at...