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Simroid dental training robot gets uprades

11/25/2011, I like one of the scenes in Matrix, where Neo is already known as The One after his resurrection, fighting with agents. He looked at them non-chalantly and said, “Hmmm, upgrades.” Well, robots don’t evolve, so they get upgraded, and...

Ant-Roach robot takes the inflatable route

11/22/2011, I would not have figured out that robots in the near future might actually be of the Marshmallow Man variety, that is, it is inflatable. Well, this pneubot known as Ant-Roach is a 15-foot long walking robot, where it was developed by the folks over at...

NSK Robotic Guide Dog Demonstrated

11/21/2011, Japanese company NSK has demonstrated a working prototype of a robot guide dog that could one day be used to help visually impaired people. The same robot was previously shown in a lab environment. In practical terms, the robot would be a replacement for...

Romo smartphone bot can double up as a spybot

11/21/2011, Interested in your own spy robot? While it won’t be the most stealthy spy robot around, it does have a certain novelty and cute factor to it that would make it a fun toy for all ages. Introducing Romotive’s Romo which is basically an smartphone dock...

Titanoboa is the stuff of future horror stories

11/18/2011, I am quite sure that you have seen your fair share of cheesy and corny horror flicks which involved giant man-eating snakes, or how about the snakefest known as Snakes on a Plane? Well, none of these will be able to compare to the behemoth known as...

HRP-3 Promet Mk.II uses visuals to grasp object

11/16/2011, Pause for a moment and figure this out – you apply different levels of pressure when it comes to picking up different objects, for example, you will not grasp an egg in the same manner as with a rock. Robots, however, do not have the luxury of such...

Expliner robot inspects high voltage lines

11/15/2011, If you happen to work for the local municipal council, where part of your job scope involves inspecting high voltage transmission lines and fixing any faults that are there, surely you would know by now that this is one dangerous gig to be involved in....

Robots to help out in farms, too

11/14/2011, I guess it was not too far from the truth with moisture farmers Owen Lars owning some droids to help him out, as that science fiction scene has been translated somewhat to the real world with Massachusetts startup Harvest Automation working on a tiny...

FastRunner robot does seem inspired by Metal Gear Solid

11/14/2011, For those who played Metal Gear Solid from Konami, chances are the robot that you see above, the FastRunner, might spark the memory plug in you as the Metal Gear Mk.II. Well, the robot on the left is very real, thanks to Dr. Russ Tedrake’s team over...

Virtual robot counts ala human

11/11/2011, There is just something creepy about robots that already look like us thanks to the advancement in synthetic flesh technology, but to have a digital robot? That’s also rather creepy when you think about it, and this latest virtual robot is capable...

Lego Mindstorms NXT augmented by Wi-Fi capability

11/11/2011, What does the Internet and Lego Mindstorms NXT have to do with one another? Everything it seems, as Dexter Industries intends to bring the Internet to the Lego Mindstorms NXT’s footsteps. Some of the more fun activities involve a robot who actually...

SmartPal robot to assist humans in the future

11/10/2011, Robots are meant to be our servants, we should always be mindful of that lest that bunch of digital lifeforms actually gain a certain level of sentience and make an attempt to take over the world. Well, one of the latest robots to roll out is the...

HRP-4C robot gets a human-like gait

11/09/2011, As robots move closer and closer towards uncanny valley status, it makes perfect sense that other segments of a robot will need to be perfected – case in point, AIST’s (Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and...

Rex bionic legs go for sale in the UK

11/09/2011, For the majority of us, getting up and about might seem to be a chore even though we have a pair of perfectly good legs, but for those who want to be up and about but cannot due to injury, disease, or even being born without the ability to use their legs,...