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HRP-2 Humanoid robot plays along with your music

07/08/2011, Are you tired of not being able to find band mates to jam along with you when you’re bored at home? Well it looks like you won’t have any trouble doing so in the future. A Japanese researcher has managed to repurpose the HRP-2 humanoid robot...

HuiHui service robot helps out the elderly

07/06/2011, Is China going to be the next Japan when it comes to the number of elderly folk getting around? Perhaps, as it is projected that by the time we are halfway through this decade, China’s elderly population will make up nearly 20% in total –...

Qbo personal robot loves interacting with humans

07/06/2011, TheCorpora has a spanking new robot for the masses, calling it Qbo, where it is manufactured in Taiwan. Qbo recently undergone a test run in robot interaction with its development team, and the results yielded were quirky in some way, including Qbo...

Robotic worm could help locate survivors in earthquakes

07/06/2011, When it comes to natural disasters, countries with less able infrastructure tend to see casualties in the tens of thousands, but as for other more advanced countries such as Japan, a standard earthquake (unlike the most recent one in March this year)...

Snail robot is omnidirectional

07/05/2011, When it comes to designing robots, the last animal you probably think of modeling the robot after would be a snail, well not these folks at the Biomechatronics Lab at Chuo University in Japan. They have created an omnidirectional robot (it can move in any...

Hexagonal plate skin lets robots touch now

06/30/2011, Having a robot around the home can be quite handy, just ask Anakin Skywalker in his younger days. Robots in science fiction movies seem to have gotten down the difficult part down pat – we’re referring to the sense of touch as well as...

Hanako 2 upgraded to new and improved model

06/30/2011, When it comes to dealing with robots, they do help out in the medical industry as budding doctors learn the tricks of their trade by “operating” on such robots – so it makes perfect sense to make it as realistic as possible. Hanako 2 is...

HAMDAS-R robot debones 500 pork ham thighs per hour with X-rays

06/28/2011, Robots are slowly but surely creeping into various aspects of our everyday life, including the workspace. Well, it seems that soon the job of deboning raw meat in freezing temperatures might be handed over to robots – after all, the HAMDAS-R has...

Termes Project: robot constructors of the future

06/21/2011, The first thing that comes to mind when you think about Termites is probably their destructive nature. Well, some scientists from Harvard have come up with a special robot that’s been designed to build stairs. Meant to work in a swarm, this robot...

KIRO robot makes teaching more efficient

06/21/2011, It does seem to us that robots in Japan as well as South Korea are far more advanced compared to the rest of the world, as they do play a very visible role in everyday life as compared to many other developed countries, where robots are relegated to...

Design Feats creates ballerina robot

06/17/2011, The folks over at Design Feats with the aid of artist, Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, have just announced that they are close to completing the creation of four ballerina robots that are capable of mimicking organic human motion. While they haven’t...

FitBot clothes fitting bot now for women

06/10/2011, One of the biggest caveats about shopping online is the fact that you can’t try your clothes before you get them. Most of the time you’ll have to rely on photographs and measurements to judge if something is right for you or not. Well the...