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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...

Robotic hand looks realistic, shakes like the real deal, too

07/21/2011, The SQUSE robot hand has been around for quite some time already, dating all the way to 2009 – and in today’s fast paced world, that is quite a long time. Well, no idea on whether improvements have been incorporated into this year’s...

Stanford students spar with the JediBot

07/19/2011, Some students from Stanford have managed to come up with the ultimate Star Wars fanboy’s fantasy: a robot arm capable of sparring with a human partner, wielding a light saber. In this case not real light sabers – since those don’t exist yet...

PR2 assists quadriplegic in scratching pleasure

07/15/2011, Remember the PR2 robot? Well, we know that it is smart enough to read and play pool, but what if it were to be involved in something much more useful such as helping out quadriplegics? Henry Evans, who has been a quadriplegic for the last ten years,...

MIRAI SANZO is an Android-based smart home robot

07/14/2011, We know that the Android operating system has been used in many different ways and can be programmed to run all sorts of electronics, and now the folks over at Sanyo Homes in Japan have managed to put it inside a robot. Called the MIRAI SANZO, this cute...