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LG Roboking Triple Eye announced

08/30/2011, While it’s been a few years since we’ve reported about LG’s Robotking vacuum cleaner, it looks like the Korean manufacturer has a new Roboking up its sleeve. This time it’s called the Roboking Triple Eye (VR6180WMNC), with significant updates over...

R2 robot sends tweets from space

08/25/2011, While Japan’s Tweeting-robot won’t be in space until 2013, NASA’s R2 robot that has recently awakened at the International Space Station has started sending us Tweets from space. It has been reported that the R2 (Robonaut 2)’s...

Toshiba Smarbo to challenge the Roomba

08/25/2011, Robotic vacuum cleaners seem to be picking up these days, especially when more and more people get too busy in their everyday lives in order to do something as basic as sweep the house and keep it clean from dust bunnies. Well, it seems that Toshiba too...

LEGO robotic arm powered by NXT

08/24/2011, What you see in the video after the jump would be the GBC (Great Ball Contraption), and in that particular setup, it boasts of a robotic arm that is constructed from LEGO and driven by an NXT – to get the whole idea on how it works, you will need to...

ITK Handroid robot hand can go where human hands won’t

08/24/2011, A Japanese company named ITK has announced that it’s working on manufacturing “sensitive” hands for robots which are suitable for touching humans or handling fragile objects – a problem that’s been quite a challenge for...

ETRO reading robot

08/24/2011, Robots are taking over just about every aspect of our lives, and for those parts that need automation or helping us out in a tight fix, we don’t mind, but somehow, when it comes to tasks that require human interaction, robots don’t quite make...

MK-1 Robotic Arm is extremely dextrous

08/23/2011, When you play Dungeons & Dragons with the Thief character class, how often do you try to pick locks only to fail simply because you do not have the dexterity level required? Darn those dice, you say, as you delve further into the subject of throwing...

Yobot robotic baggage drop-off machine

08/21/2011, If there is a place that I would hate to see the human touch disappear, it would have to be hotels. Many of us, regardless of whether for work or pleasure, check into hotels and do wish for all forms of pleasantries to abound, regardless of the staff...

F50 robotic flying drone from China

08/19/2011, China has had its fair share of firsts – the first aircraft carrier, the first stealth fighter, and now, we have the first robotic flying drone known as the F50. Sounds like a Ferrari to you, no? This is a whole lot less flamboyant and it...

Fastest bipedal robot in the world

08/18/2011, We did take a glance at MABEL earlier this week, where it was touted to be the fastest bipedal robot in the world, capable of hitting speeds of 6.8 miles per hour (for folks who are using the metric system, that translates to 10.9km/h). Researchers over...

Singing robot head won’t win any Grammys

08/16/2011, Now here is something creepy – a disembodied robot head that can sing. Bad enough that it has no body, but for kids who have just been exposed to their first horror movie, they might not want this particular piece of robotics to help sing them to...

Swarmanoid robots work together to retrieve objects

08/15/2011, If you want to see an impressive display of completely automated robots working together to solve a problem, you’re in luck. Professor Marco Dorigo and his team of researchers have recently released a video showing off The Swarmanoid project – a...

Willow Garage PR2 SE robot announced

08/11/2011, Willow Garage, the company behind the PR2 robot (touted as the world’s most advanced personal robot platform) has announced the launch of the PR2 SE. A modified version of the original PR2, the PR2 SE will be a one-armed robot instead of having two...