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8-inch Robot Brings Out Bomb Squad In Denver

12/02/2010, We often joke that robots will one day take over the word (maybe Terminator-style) but some folks obviously think that it’s happening already. An 8-inch tall robot met its gruesome end on Wednesday night when the Denver Police Department Bomb Squad...

New Strawberry-picking Robot From Japan

12/01/2010, We’ve seen strawberry-picking robots before and the Japanese have improved on that, with a model developed by Japan’s National Agricultural and Food Research Organization. We’re talking about a robot that is capable of plucking...

R2D2 Most Popular Fictional Robot

11/29/2010, Willow Garage, the company developing the real robot PR2 (picture), published the results of their Favorite Fictional Robot Survey that draw over 500 votes: R2-D2 came out on top! (picture) See below the ranking of the 15 robot candidates for this...

DARwIn Robot Updated And CAD Files Made Available

11/29/2010, If you’re looking to build your own robot, you’ll be happy to hear that the next version of the DARwIn robot is going to give its rival, Nao, a good run for its money. Pictures of the updated robot have started to circulate and one of the main...

PR2 robot figures out how to sort stuff out

11/23/2010, If you happen to own a PR2 robot, then you might be pleased to know that there is a new project available for the PR2 robot, where the project will alert the PR2 to the mechanical effort that is exerted whenever it lifts or pushes objects. For example,...

AR Pursuit with AR Drone [video]

11/18/2010, Parrot has released a video of AR Pursuit, a game that uses the AR Drone presented at CES 2010 and released in the U.S during the summer. The game is a “search and destroy” in which each pilot has to chase the other drone and shot it down....

Robot snake is one enemy not to be trifled with

11/17/2010, Trust the military to come up with high tech weapons that brings the world to its knees – this newest robotic snake from Israel already looks menacing on its own, and should you decide to throw caution to the wind and blow it up, do beware that it...

A New Samurai Robot From Japan

11/10/2010, JR Propo and Matsuyoshi Dolls have teamed up to create a samurai robot based on Date Masamune, a real-life samurai who founded the modern day city of Sendai. The robot stands tall at 67cm, weighs 10kg and is able to offer five spoken phrases. In terms of...

Electroadhesion Allows Robots To Climb Walls Easily

11/07/2010, The smart folks over at SRI International are busy working on a new technology dubbed compliant electroadhesion, which is a method that allows an object with electroadhesive properties to be held onto or stuck to most common surfaces, such as wood, glass,...

$1000 Robot Costume For Halloween

11/03/2010, So what did you dress up as for Halloween? The boring usual selection of witches and warlocks? Some folks out there are a little more dedicated to instilling fear and terror into the hearts of others, evidenced by a commitment of 250 hours to build a...

PALRO Robot Upgraded With Improved Face Recognition And More

11/02/2010, We’ve previously checked out PALRO the robot from Fujisoft and now the company has upgraded the robot’s software to version 2.0, offering some impressive face, body and object tracking capabilities to it. PALRO is now able to identify a face...

Robonaut 2 is ready to ride on final Discovery flight

11/02/2010, The space shuttle Discovery is about to leave for its final flight to space and back, so why not throw in an extra crew member that is not composed of sinew and blood, but nuts and bolts instead? We’re looking at the Robonaut 2 which is made out of...

Video: Wall-climbing Robots From Japan

11/01/2010, The folks over in Japan seem to be obsessed with robots and now the Yume Robo has been demonstrated at the Shanghai Expo. These three robots have been climbing up and down a 15-meter wall at the Japanese pavilion every 20 minutes for the last 184 days....

Android Robot Running Android OS

11/01/2010, We’ve seen Google’s Android OS being installed on tablets, cell phones, TVs and many other devices, but what about robots? An Android robot is being showcased, touted as the world’s first life-sized robot that runs on Android, though...