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Scarab Robot To Work On The Moon

10/15/2008, A team of researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University have managed to come up with the Scarab robot, a fully autonomous prospector machine that relies on laser scanners to navigate the unforgiving terrain of the moon, using a radioactive power source...

Kota The Triceratops Available For Order

10/08/2008, Finally, you will be able to keep your kid happy this Christmas without really breaking the bank thanks to the $300 Kota the Triceratops robot. Standing 3 feet tall, it won’t run into a berserker rage and break all the fine china in your home, but...

Repliee R-1 Robot Is All Creepy

10/07/2008, Little kids in horror movies playing the devil’s advocate are chillingly creepy to say the least, and both Red and White Queens in the Resident Evil movies are pretty good examples. As for the Repliee R-1, she could be passed off as some...

Murata Unicycle Robot

09/24/2008, Most circuses have a unicyclist that never fails to impress me, but this time round we have a robot and not a human performing the feat. Known as the Murata robot, it uses a fair number of internal gyroscopes to remain vertical while the electronic eye...

Wind-up Birds Project

09/08/2008, wind-up bird(s) from hc gilje on Vimeo. The Wind-up Birds project is pretty interesting as it steps into the realm of nature and how robotics fit in. These “birds” are actually mechanical woodpeckers that are remotely controlled by a...

Dog Wan Sheds Ugly Moniker

09/03/2008, Dog Wan (“Wan” stands for bow-wow in Japanese, and is also known as “Watch, Assist, Nurse” in this case) from Daisen Denshi Kogyo has shed its ugly prototype after four more months of development, in addition to being technically...

Entertainment Robots Running On VIA EPIA Pico-ITX Motherboards

08/22/2008, VIA has unveiled a bunch of entertainment robots at the Taipei International Robot Show that run on VIA’s very own EPIA Pico-ITX motherboard. All the robots on parade at the VIA booth are provided by PlayRobot. Hmmm, will Intel as well as other...

WowWee Femisapien Now Available

08/21/2008, If you’ve been hankering after the Femisapien from WowWee ever since she made her debut at CES 2008, your long wait will soon be over. You can place an order for the Femisapien for $99.99, also known as E.M.A. the Kissing Robot. Sophisticated and...

Handy Robotic Hand

07/29/2008, The Handy robotic hand is now readily available to lend a, er, helping hand when we need it, especially in domestic tasks like “washing, hammering, painting, digging, and kneading.” I guess our imagination’s the limit, but something...

Valtra RoboTrac

07/28/2008, It seems to me as though the Valtra RoboTrac will be able to transform at any moment, but don’t let the name fool you. It is rather small compared to the more industrious tractor, since it was specially designed to be a fully programmable, automated...

Tai-robot-kun Looks Realistic

07/28/2008, Man, the engineers at the University of Kitakyushu are really something, coming up with an underwater survey robot that looks good enough to appear on the dining table cooked and ready to eat. Dubbed “Tai-robot-kun,” this 7kg robotic sea bream...

Robot Spider from a Javelin Stamp

07/15/2008, Parallax have managed to conjure this magical Robot Spider from a Javelin Stamp, although I do dispute the technicality of the term used. After all, aren’t arachnids supposed to have four pairs of legs? This is more like a robot insect, considering...

Bandai Hex Bug Robot Crabs

07/14/2008, Robots are supposed to be cool, but why did Bandai release the Hex Bug robot crabs? After all, crabs aren’t exactly the most impressive creatures on earth to be turned into a robot. Still, if you’re a crustacean lover, these Hex Bug crabs will...