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Robothespian is ambassador for human-robot interaction

03/16/2012, Let us face the facts – talking to a robot is novel when you think about it, but in the long run, I am quite sure that most of us out there would absolutely love nothing better than to hold a conversation with another human. I guess technology is...

Boxie DIY robot is cute as a button

03/15/2012, The Boxie DIY robot is something different from all of the other robotic creations that we have seen so far. This social, semi-autonomous robot creation is the brainchild of Alexander Reben of MIT’s Media Lab, where it is capable of roaming around...

iRobot Scooba 390 keeps your floors clean

03/15/2012, If you’re looking for a robot to keep the floor of your house clean, iRobot’s latest creation – the Scooba 390 should be right up your alley. While it may feature a design similar to the Scooba 230, it is supposed to replace the Scooba 380...

Tek Robotic Mobilisation Device standing wheelchair

03/13/2012, Being in a wheelchair could prove to be a challenge in getting around places and doing stuff that able-bodied folks take for granted, such as getting stuff from the top shelf at a supermarket. Well, those who have a penchant for adventure can always get...

NASA and GM team up to create the Robo-Glove

03/13/2012, There are some jobs that require us to perform repeated tasks on a daily basis which could ultimately lead to repetitive stress related injuries. NASA and GM have realized that and have teamed up to create the Robotic Glove, a tool which they’re hoping...

King Kizer is real life Atom of Real Steel fame

03/12/2012, I personally enjoyed Real Steel a whole lot when the movie was released last year, and for good reason, too, considering how the movie had the right balance of human character development as well as developing an emotional attachment between the audience...

Beetlecam 2 captures lions feasting up close and personal

03/12/2012, Have you ever wondered just how an episode of National Geographic is filmed? Sometimes, it takes months of hard work just to get the perfect shot, even if it is meant for a few seconds of animal action. Well, not only do the camera crew require a huge...

Parrot AR.Drone made to work with video glasses and controller

03/09/2012, If you’ve got an AR.Drone and want to have a more immersive flying experience, there is a way to. Thomas Sohmers, a self-proclaimed geek decided to hack together a pair of Epson Moverio BT-100 transparent video glasses and a Parrot AR.Drone so that...

B-Catch Project – Visual Path calculation by “Piggy” and DFKI

03/09/2012, [CeBIT 2012] I did not expect to find this uber-fun demo at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) at CeBIT, but it looks like scientists can have humor sometimes. The technology behind this Angry Birds-like robotic character is...

Russian humanoid robot will get work in space

03/09/2012, While many countries around the globe today do suffer from a lack of jobs, you need not worry if you are this particular robot that was developed by Russian researchers. Coming in a humanoid form factor, the robot is also known as the S-400, making it the...

Sketching robot makes art a snap

03/09/2012, [CeBIT 2012] German scientists who hail from the Fraunhofer Institute did show off their ‘sketching robot’ that is currently being paraded at CeBIT, the world’s largest computer fair that is happening Cebit, in Hanover, Germany. Just how...

CeBIT 2012 features pole dancing robots

03/08/2012, [CeBIT 2012] If you thought that the world’s largest and most international computer expo is no place for pole dancers, wait until you check out CeBIT this year. According to reports online, there were a couple of pole-dancing robots at the show....

How to train your robot

03/08/2012, No dragons are involved this time around, as we humans end up as teachers for robots. So far, there are people who envision a future that sees personal robots being an everyday occurrence, and in a new study by researchers in Georgia Tech’s Center for...