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RIBA-II: the upgraded robot nurse

08/02/2011, Remember the RIBA robot nurse that was introduced way back in 2009? The robotic hospital helper that was designed to aid people on and off their ward beds into wheelchairs is back. And this time around, it’s been upgraded. Called the RIBA-II, it now...

Lego R2-D2 is fully motorized

08/02/2011, The wonderful world of Lego has clearly seen many imaginative creations in the past, but when it comes to popular pop culture, this Lego R2-D2 clearly beats them all. It looks just like the real deal except for being “bricked” – hmmm,...

SmartBird from Festo flies like a real bird

08/02/2011, We caught sight of the Festo SmartBird back in March this year, where said robot boasted of extremely realistic wing movements and flight motion, even going so far as to turn its head in order to steer. Well, Markus Fischer and his team at Festo...

Robots that can learn and think for themselves

08/01/2011, Do you live in constant fear, preparing for the day that robots will take over the world? If you do, you won’t be too pleased to learn about what the folks over at the Hasegawa Group at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have been up to. The group...

Robot plays Dance Dance Revolution

08/01/2011, You know how mad some players can get when it comes to Dance Dance Revolution, that they play a couple of games simultaneously by moving all over the sensor pads like magic? Well, robots can dance, too, but don’t expect them to do as well as a...

Foxconn to replace workers with a million robots

07/31/2011, Uh oh. It looks like a number of Foxconn workers days in the company are numbered. The founder and chairman of the company, Terry Gou has been reported as saying that Foxconn has plans to replace an unspecified amount of workers with one million robots in...

Swarm robots help quadrotor land

07/29/2011, Do you love robots, especially in science fiction movies where they swarm all over the place like cockroaches, seemingly in an orderly form of anarchy. Well, it is more real than you imagine as you can see from the robot army above. Researchers over at...

Water-walking robot doesn’t drown in water

07/28/2011, Nature has always been the inspiration for a lot of man-made creations, and one of the latest robot creations from China imitates water-walking insects such as the mosquito and water spider. Those insects are able to walk and even jump on water without...

Surgical Robot has force feedback system, plays no games

07/25/2011, Played Trauma Center on the Nintendo DS before? That was one of the earliest hit titles on the portable game console which literally had my hands sweating as I had to “operate” on the patient with my stylus, and many a time my jittery hands...

Wall-E hack recognizes voices, tracks objects and snaps photos

07/25/2011, I remember coming across Wall-E in the cinema a few years ago, boy was that robot cute or what! This little critter with a pet cockroach for a friend certainly tugged at the heartstrings, especially when he fell head over wheels with Eve. DJ Sures was...

Robotic tentacles ready to invade the world

07/22/2011, Remember War of the Worlds? Well, think a robotic version of the scenario, and you might have robotic tentacles snaking their way all over the place. It seems that such robo-octopus tentacles are now ready for action, thanks to scientists who are working...

Quma 3D motion capture figurine

07/22/2011, SoftEther from Japan has come up with a spanking new 3D motion-capture figure that will see action in creating computer graphics and animations in 3D. Known as Quma, this doll does resemble the human physique to a certain extent, featuring a set of joints...

Spherical robot helps detect radioactivity in pipes

07/21/2011, One great thing about robots is this – they never tire out, and are impervious to radioactivity – making it possible for them to work in hazardous environments for extended periods of time without experiencing fatigue. This tiny spherical...