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Robovie II helps out with shopping

12/15/2009, Some of us love grocery shopping, while others are of the opposite persuasion. For those who fall under the latter category, would a robotic assistant at the grocer’s persuade you to have a liking for shipping? This will be an advanced version of...

Actroid up for sale

12/14/2009, What’s an actroid? It’s a wordplay on “android” and “actress”, which ends up as a robotic actor. From next month onwards, Japanese department store Sogo & Seibu will accept pre-orders for Actroid life-sized,...

Nao interactive robot

12/07/2009, There is no better time than Nao to get a robot, eh? Pardon the pun, but the humanoid Nao that was paraded at the 2009 International Robot Exhibition (iREX 2009) packs in a couple of cameras to help him see, where he boasts linguistic abilities of English...

POSTECH quadruped robot

12/05/2009, Looks like the South Koreans aren’t too far behind when it comes to robotics, as evident by POSTECH’s quadruped robot that might just offer Boston Dynamics’ BigDog some competition. It still has some lengths to go before it overhauls...

Recyclable mannequin robots

12/01/2009, This articulated mannequin robot is recyclable because it is made of cardboard instead of plastic. They look rough now, but apparently, it is possible to paint them to make them look better. Will green work as a sales argument in the shallow world of...

Big Dog gets weaponized

11/16/2009, Remember the Big Dog robot that moves in such a lifelike manner, it is almost uncanny and unnerving? The folks at Boston Dynamics have made improvements to it by weaponizing Big Dog, allowing future robots on the battlefield to fight our wars without...

HUBO FX-1 robot

11/16/2009, The bipedal HUBO FX-1 robot from HUBOLab is taller than me at 2 meters in height, tipping the scales at a rather hefty 150kg. The HUBO FX-1 is strong enough to carry up to 100kg in weight, which means it still isn’t able to lift up most WWE...

Fujitsu Office Delivery Robot

11/12/2009, Fujitsu has teamed up with the Yokohama National University and the University of Electro-Communications when it comes to developing an Office Delivery Robot. This bad boy is able to carry up items that weigh up to 20kg, relying on stereo vision, a laser...

Robot Stealth Raygun Jet

11/10/2009, It seems that Aerospace firms are quite busy competing for a classified UK MoD contract to build a robotic military stealth aircraft. Said aircraft would be rather special, seeing that it would be able to hover like a helicopter or fold its rotors and fly...

Mitsubishi Wakamaru robot

11/06/2009, Mitsubishi doesn’t just churn out wonders like their line of Lancer Evolution cars, but they have also delved into the world of robots with the Wakamaru being one of them. Of course, forking out $15,000 for one of these might just make you baulk,...

Giger The DIY Robot

11/05/2009, Interested in homemade DIY robots? Well, check out “Giger”, a nice little robot that took its creator over 100 hours and more than $10,000 to build. Apparently the reason it cost so much was because the owner decided to use professional-grade...

Toyota Delivery Robot

11/01/2009, Should the future see Toyota Delivery Robots perform their tasks admirably, we guess jealous husbands need not fear their wives of starting a relationship or tryst with the well muscled delivery guy any more. The Toyota Delivery Robot is a prototype who...

Creeper2 spider pumpkin bot

10/30/2009, Want to creep trick-or-treaters this Halloween? If only you had the technical know how to make the Creeper2 robot that is actually a spider pumpkin bot, moving around with a Jack-O-Lantern on its back to literally cause real screams from its unsuspecting...

Fujitsu ENON robot

10/30/2009, Fujitsu’s ENON (Exciting Nova On Network) robot is now back and improved, where its Service Type Robot’s arm mechanisms has been changed from 4 to 5 DOF, doing so while lowering the overall size and weight to a mere 50kg. Voice synthesis and...