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BioBipeds robot offers heel-to-toe walking

02/03/2012, Remember Boston Dynamics’ Petman? This is more or less a BigDog, except that it moves around on two legs in an extremely stable manner. Kicking it will not send it down to the floor (or canvas, depending on where it is walking on at the moment), and...

Mini crab-like robot fights stomach cancer

02/02/2012, Robots are amazing creations, especially tiny ones that allow us to visit places that we would normally have trouble accessing. Some researchers in Singapore have managed to come up with a tiny robot designed to combat stomach cancer. Apparently the...

Nano-Quadrotor Flying in formation [awesome video]

02/01/2012, It is well-known that Quadrotor are the most stable form-factor for flying robots, but a swarm of nano-quadrotor flying synchronously just beats every other demo that we have seen. This is the work from the GRASP Laboratory at U Penn, these tiny robots...

Android mannequin adds flavor to shop display

02/01/2012, Takashimiya, a department store in Japan, has worked hand in hand with Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University to develop a new way to pull shoppers through their doors. This is achieved by installing a new visual merchandising concept that relies on a...

FloBi robot head can track and recreate facial expressions

01/31/2012, Robots might be the future, but there is still plenty of work that needs to be done before they become our everyday, doting assistants to replace maids. Well, progress needs to be made in the field of coaxing expressions out of a robot’s face, and...

ASIMO Robot Costume Suit

01/31/2012, I know that Halloween’s still some months away, but then again you can never quite tell just when you will be invited to a fancy dress costume party, right? If you happen to be a proponent of the robot dance and are pretty good at it, dressing up in...

Animatronic baby is freaky

01/22/2012, We’ve had a fair share of robot babies in the past, and this weekend we’ve got one more to add to the list. Chris Clarke, professional animatronic creature designer managed to come up with robot that behaves just like a human baby. If...

Art helps robot come alive

01/20/2012, Ever paid a visit to the uncanny valley? The next adventure down that road might end up even creepier than usual, as roboticists are working on a way to make robots even more lifelike by observing the techniques used by actors, animators and dancers to...

China Unicom robot educates the public about networks

01/18/2012, If you want to educate the public more about 3G, mobile internet, cloud computing and home networks – what better way to get the attention of the public than with something eye-catching? Like this robot called “Waiter” from China Unicom....

TOUGHBOT Robotic Platform

01/16/2012, Robots come and go, but the TOUGHBOT looks set to stay, especially on the battlefield as well as other operations that require far tougher electronics than usual, including search and rescue missions. The TOUGHBOT is a small, lightweight, affordable robot...

Nano Air Vehicle Looks Like A Hummingbird

01/16/2012, There is nothing quite like joining the military and defending your country from external threats (and perhaps even internal ones), so why not hook up with the world’s mos advanced military while you are at it? Invisible cloaks, inflatable...

SPHERES robots from NASA inspired by Star Wars

01/11/2012, Truth can be stranger than fiction at times, and here we have the SPHERES robots from NASA that was created due to inspiration from the space opera known as Star Wars. Yes sir, SPHERES stands for Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental...

TOSY mRobo robot teams up with teen dream Justin Bieber

01/11/2012, [CES 2012] Justin Bieber is a character who divides people down the middle – either you hate him or love him, and what better way to garner attention to your products than team up with the pubescent prince? That is what TOSY did with their mRobo...