Robots, Page 98 ▼

iRobot 110 FirstLook to enter military service

03/06/2012, When it comes to war, man and machine will work in tandem in order to achieve victory across all fronts, no matter the cost. Of course, this is the rallying cry of this day and age, but in earlier years before technology became so pervasive, it was just...

Cheetah robot achieves new land speed record

03/05/2012, Cheetahs are supposed to be the fastest running animals on land, especially when it is chasing down its prey, but it cannot sustain such high speeds for extended lengths of time simply because its body will overheat. Having said that, science does take...

Quadrocopters play the James Bond theme song

03/01/2012, There seems to be no shortage of what quadrocopters can do these days, and recently the students from Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science recently found out how to make them play music. They set up a whole bunch of instruments...

Hitachi EMIEW 2 receives upgrades

02/22/2012, There is nothing quite like upgrades in robots to excite the robophile in you – although I am quite sure that if you were plugged in to the Matrix, you would have hated upgraded agents that Neo faced if you were not the One. I digress –...

Romeo robot greets the world

02/20/2012, Aldebaran Robotics – the folks behind the NAO robot have been working on a robot project called Romeo for some time now, and it looks like they’re almost ready to show it off to the world. For those of you who aren’t familiar, the Romeo...

Octopus arm robot moves likes the real deal

02/20/2012, When it comes to robots, most of us would think of their movement as clumsy and rather jerky – unless, of course, one is a cyborg. Well, movies such as I, Robot, did have a rather athletic robot, but the rest that we’ve seen so far tend to...

Nevada approves self-driving cars on public roadways

02/17/2012, If you happen to be driving around in the state of Nevada, don’t be surprised if you encounter an unmanned vehicle on the streets or highways. The state became the first to officially approve rules for self-driving cars on public roads earlier this...

Robot plays hockey, little robo-league to commence?

02/17/2012, Programmers from the University of Manitoba have managed to come up with a robot that can be said to be extremely Canadian, as it is capable of playing a game of hockey. Known as “Jennifer”, she has existed for less than a year, measuring a...

Fraunhofer robot can sketch people

02/17/2012, If you want a sketch of you drawn by a robot arm, be sure to visit CeBIT in Hanover next month. The Frauhofer robot, which is normally used to analyze the optical reflection properties of various materials, will draw a portrait of anybody willing to sit...

DarwinBot dog sits when you are away

02/16/2012, Many of us who own dogs would know this – while man’s best friend definitely has a welcoming and forgiving nature even when we neglect them, there are moments when we humans want our own quiet time – and that means going off for a...

Astronauts and robots seal deal with a handshake

02/15/2012, While having the commander of the International Space Station, Daniel Burbank, shake hands with Robonaut on Wednesday to signal the first handshake between a human and a humanoid – in space, no less, is historical, it surely is nowhere near the...

Robotic arm shoots like Jeremy Lin

02/15/2012, Jeremy Lin might be causing waves in the sport of basketball at the moment, but here is a robotic arm that might just see robots have a basketball league of their own one day. Why so? Watch the video above and you will know what I mean, where the robotic...

LEGO robotic hand impresses

02/13/2012, YouTube user sumthinelse5790 has come up with this extremely impressive robotic hand made out of LEGO bricks and other bits of electronics, where it is capable of showing off the whole range of motion of the human hand. Definitely one of the more amazing...

“The Greatest Toy in the Universe” needs a name

02/12/2012, If you’re looking for “The Greatest Toy in the Universe”, look no further. The folks over at Wow! Stuff have come up with may possibly be the greatest toy in existence. At the moment it doesn’t have a name (we’ll get to that...