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Robokind from Hanson Robotics paraded

07/31/2012, Hanson Robotics must be pretty proud to have paraded their very first production unit that hails from their miniature humanoid robot range, calling it the Robokind. Sporting a rather semi-realistic head that comes complete with moving eyelids and lips, it...

X-RHex Lite robot has a tail which is not vestigial

07/31/2012, Now here is a robot that you might be interested in – the X-RHex Lite robot which will come with a tail of its own, and it has its roots based on the RHex, which is UPenn’s original hexapod robot, albeit this particular robot would have shed...

Kuratas mech robot is too good to be true

07/30/2012, A Japanese company called Suidobashi Heavy Industries recently revealed its 13-foot mech robot named Kuratas. Kuratas is the brainchild of artist Kogoro Kurata and robotics researcher Wataru Yoshizaki. Kuratas can be controlled in three ways –...

Affetto infant robot is one terror inducing hugger

07/27/2012, I would suppose that another hugger which will certainly make most grown men wet their pants would be the Facehugger from the Alien movie franchise, and here we are with a real life hugger – albeit not one that has acid blood, coming in the form of...

Water strider-like robot jumps on water

07/26/2012, There has been a reported instance of a man in the past who jumps on water while carrying two weights – one in each hand, having picked up that snippet of information from the Giant Book of Fantastic Facts. Well, researchers have managed to come up...

Mantabot travels through the seas without much effort

07/26/2012, Robots have certainly come a long way to help assist us in our everyday life, and we have seen our fair share of land-based humanoid robots in addition to those robots that ply their trade in the air. How about robots which will go through the waters of...

Botiful telepresence robot is extremely cute

07/25/2012, The world of robotics has advanced to a point where we can even enjoy telepresence communications, and the Botiful is one of such devices that oozes with a cuteness level of unprecedented nature. Basically, the Botiful telepresence robot’s looks are...

Nao robot climbs a staircase autonomously

07/24/2012, Our society seems to be making that shift to the world of robots more and more, but robots are still very much underdeveloped compared to us humans. How do you tell a robot to hold an egg with its fingers with a different amount of pressure compared to...

AILA: a female space robot

07/24/2012, Robots are usually males or genderless machines, so it’s pretty interesting when researchers come up with a robot that resembles a human female. Well, the folks over at the Robotics Innovation Center at the German Research Center for Artificial...

The Beicho Android robot mimics Japan’s great rakugo master

07/23/2012, Japan has its own way of honoring its heroes. Take the case of Beicho Katsura III, a rakugo master and is considered as Japan’s Living National Treasure. Rakugo is actually an early Japanese form of entertainment. Essentially, the storyteller...

Honda Asimo upgraded to new model

07/23/2012, Honda is definitely famous for their cars and motorbikes around the world, but there is another aspect of the company that we have come to know and love as well – that is, its ability to delve into the world of robots. Case in point, the Honda Asimo...

Robot helps disarm suspect’s booby-trapped apartment

07/22/2012, Robots do make plenty of difference on the battlefield in terms of defusing bombs, helping save lives in the process since no one needs to endanger one’s life unnecessarily. I guess the same can be said for other dangerous assignments off the...