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F50 robotic flying drone from China

08/19/2011, China has had its fair share of firsts – the first aircraft carrier, the first stealth fighter, and now, we have the first robotic flying drone known as the F50. Sounds like a Ferrari to you, no? This is a whole lot less flamboyant and it...

Fastest bipedal robot in the world

08/18/2011, We did take a glance at MABEL earlier this week, where it was touted to be the fastest bipedal robot in the world, capable of hitting speeds of 6.8 miles per hour (for folks who are using the metric system, that translates to 10.9km/h). Researchers over...

Singing robot head won’t win any Grammys

08/16/2011, Now here is something creepy – a disembodied robot head that can sing. Bad enough that it has no body, but for kids who have just been exposed to their first horror movie, they might not want this particular piece of robotics to help sing them to...

Swarmanoid robots work together to retrieve objects

08/15/2011, If you want to see an impressive display of completely automated robots working together to solve a problem, you’re in luck. Professor Marco Dorigo and his team of researchers have recently released a video showing off The Swarmanoid project – a...

Willow Garage PR2 SE robot announced

08/11/2011, Willow Garage, the company behind the PR2 robot (touted as the world’s most advanced personal robot platform) has announced the launch of the PR2 SE. A modified version of the original PR2, the PR2 SE will be a one-armed robot instead of having two...

SEROPI-2 robot resembles Johnny-5

08/10/2011, The Korean Institute of Industrial Technology recently announced the completion of its latest robot, the SEROPI-2. Hailed as the successor to the first SEROPI robot, it has been given new features that its predecessor didn’t have. The SEROPI-2 is...

RoboCar sports Kinect sensor

08/05/2011, It seems as though the Kinect is not meant just for gaming purposes while making you sweat, as some of the smarter folks out there have managed to take the Kinect and “re-applied” it to other mechanical lifeforms – such as ZMP Inc. and...

Qbo controlled via hand signals

08/04/2011, Robots tend to be controlled remotely, but how many of them will actually respond to your hand signals? This modified Qbo robot from TheCorpora has been tinkered with by the company’s researchers, perhaps they received inspiration from Star Wars and...

RIBA-II: the upgraded robot nurse

08/02/2011, Remember the RIBA robot nurse that was introduced way back in 2009? The robotic hospital helper that was designed to aid people on and off their ward beds into wheelchairs is back. And this time around, it’s been upgraded. Called the RIBA-II, it now...

Lego R2-D2 is fully motorized

08/02/2011, The wonderful world of Lego has clearly seen many imaginative creations in the past, but when it comes to popular pop culture, this Lego R2-D2 clearly beats them all. It looks just like the real deal except for being “bricked” – hmmm,...

SmartBird from Festo flies like a real bird

08/02/2011, We caught sight of the Festo SmartBird back in March this year, where said robot boasted of extremely realistic wing movements and flight motion, even going so far as to turn its head in order to steer. Well, Markus Fischer and his team at Festo...

Robots that can learn and think for themselves

08/01/2011, Do you live in constant fear, preparing for the day that robots will take over the world? If you do, you won’t be too pleased to learn about what the folks over at the Hasegawa Group at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have been up to. The group...

Robot plays Dance Dance Revolution

08/01/2011, You know how mad some players can get when it comes to Dance Dance Revolution, that they play a couple of games simultaneously by moving all over the sensor pads like magic? Well, robots can dance, too, but don’t expect them to do as well as a...