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Pleo Gets 1.1 Update

03/31/2008, The popular (but expensive) Pleo robot toy has just received a new 1.1 update, and the following are some of the improvements :- Pleo’s attitude and emotions change based on how you interact with him. A happy Pleo is one who receives a lot of...

SEGA Robotic Chick is Cute, Cheap

03/31/2008, This robotic chick from SEGA will respond to patting by crying and flapping its wings. When left alone, it will chirp from time to time – you might not want to try that at the office. This is not high-tech, but at least, it’s cheap: it costs...

iRobot Modded to handle All Terrain

03/27/2008, Byron Lahey and other researchers at Arizona State University have been sweating it out to develop this all terrain iRobot modification. Robot Create robots are easily programmable and expandable in their functionality, but can only travel on a very...

Robot to Babysit Children

03/25/2008, Japanese retailer Aeon Co. has just announced that they will be using a 1.4 meter robot to keep the children entertained as parents peruse the store to make their weekly purchases. These robots will be able to identify the children by name and interact...

DIY Drum Machine Robot

03/23/2008, Now isn’t this something – a drum machine robot that samples a particular sound, ensures it goes through some sort of quality control before coming up with its own little rhythms to get you grooving. So they say that curiousity killed the cat,...

Robotic Crab made from Lego

03/19/2008, Lego bricks are outlets of creativity not only for children, but adults as well. This prototype robot crab made from Lego Technic bricks is the precursor for similar automated beings in the future that will be used for underwater exploration. Invented by...

Modular Snake Robots

03/06/2008, I know there are some people who already freak out when they see a snake, but this Modular Snake Robot will definitely send them packing out of the house, shrieking and all. This work considers two issues: snake robot locomotion and modular robot design....

SOTAB 1 Tracks Down Oil Spills

02/22/2008, With the sea being the main means of transporting oil, it is inevitable that accidental spills will continue to happen, being a threat to the marine environment. An immediate cleanup response is essential in order to minimize the negative impact around...

Smart Pal Robot for the Lazy

02/21/2008, Lazy people, rejoice! Here we have the Smart Pal robot that does as per the description. The robot moves freely on its wheeled base; it can distinguish one person’s voice out of a crowd and obey its owner’s instructions. It also offers voice...

Gesture-controlled Robot

02/20/2008, There is a new control system that helps a robot get around – using simple hand and body gestures. Engineer Tsuyoshi Horo at Tokyo University has developed this system which utilizes a circular array of cameras to detect human movements in the room,...

Robotic Muscle Suit From Nagayo University

02/18/2008, I guess exoskeletons that enhance our strength will be the future when it comes to the construction industry. Scientists hailing from Nagayo University in Japan has unveiled a prototype Robotic Muscle Suit that will help carpenters fit ceiling boards in...

BotBrain Animatronic Robot Head Kit

02/12/2008, If you have a penchant for robotic projects, then the BotBrain Animatronic Robot Head Kit is a pretty good candidate. It is meant to help one pick up the basics of robotics and animatronics by leading the user through the entire assembly process of a...

VEX RCR Mini Kit

02/12/2008, Innovation First’s VEX RCR Mini Kit would make a great gift for those who have a great love for DIY robotics, and this programming kit features a brand new WiFi control scheme that allows one to work with virtually all VEX robots sans wires. I...

Robotic Snake To Make Appearance

02/05/2008, The London Science Museum will play host to a 2-meter tall robotic snake this April. This electronic serpentine creation was developed to be an interactive sculpture that is capable of reacting to what its viewers are doing, ‘dancing’ along...