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Taizo robot to lead in physical exercise

09/11/2009, Advancements in the world of robotics have yielded some very interesting additions, where among these include the Taizo – courtesy of researchers from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). This robot was...

Polaris concept robot

09/09/2009, AU’s proposed Polaris concept robot does look like a distant relative of the Sony Rolly, although the Polaris offers the capability of a cellphone which when attached to a cradle, functions as a tiny robot to keep your friends entertained –...

RIBA robot nurse

08/27/2009, Most men have fantasies that a sexy nurse will come treat them during times of illness and injury, but the RIBA robot nurse flushes that notion down the drain as it resembles a friendly bear instead. RIBA stands for “Robot for Interactive Body...

Preparing the Mars invasion, one plant at a time

08/27/2009, This robot called “Le petit prince” (or little prince) has been designed to be a miniature greenhouse that would let plants from Earth grow. The Robot’s job is to find the proper nutriment and to maintain a sustainable environment for...

Dasarobot Genibo robot dog

08/24/2009, Robot dogs are more or less passe when the demise of the Sony Aibo, but Dasarobot thinks otherwise with its latest robotic pet dog known as Genibo. This little critter is now available at various robot corners in department stores as well as large marts,...

Phasma remote-controlled robot

08/24/2009, Takram Design Engineering built the six-legged Phasma remote-controlled robot that is able to scurry about rapidly and dynamically just like an insect. This engineering marvel aims to mimic a living organism in terms of movement instead of shape, where it...

Automated mannequins make their mark

08/17/2009, Flower Robotics and their automated mannequins can now be purchased or rented, where they will come in a couple of styles – full body and upper torso. The “Palette” mannequins will come with embedded sensors which are able to tell...

LC1 robot chair

08/12/2009, Those of us who have dogs do come home to see our four legged friend wag its tail happily, but what happens when you fast forward to the future? The LC1 robot chair will greet you by unfolding itself and wagging its extremities, with the added advantage...

Robots detect a good harvest

08/12/2009, Fancy having a robot pick out crops for you? After all, research has shown that annual waste for selected crops can touch the 60% figure, which could result in lost revenue of up to £100,000 for an average farm annually. The drop in the number of...

DIY ASIMO costume

08/12/2009, The ASIMO robot from Honda is already a worldwide famous icon, but this $400 DIY suit built by Yamamoto Katsura (a graduate from Waseda University, Japan) is made mostly out of wood. This is one interesting costume that will definitely be a hit in areas...

Robot Operating System

08/10/2009, Could robots run on a universal operating system in the near future? Perhaps – the Robot Operating System idea looks as though it will happen in due time, and we hope that it will help bridge gaps between various robots since they are more or less...

Evolta Robot live @ Le Mans: 24hrs on two AA batteries

08/05/2009, Challenge: can Evolta run for 24hours on only two AA batteries? Our buddies from Giiks had the opportunity to take a closer look to the Evolta Robot that we mentioned back on July 27th. On the photo, Tomotaka Takahashi* himself (the inventor) is holding...

Himawari sunflower robot needs no sun

08/05/2009, Sunflowers need the sun badly, hence their namesake. Well, robot-crazy Japan turns the tide by coming up with the Himawari prototype, a robot sunflower from Akira Nakayasu of Kyushu University that does not mimic heliotropism – the diurnal movement...

iPhone 3G S is now a face of a robot

07/28/2009, Hmm, guess the world hasn’t run out of ways to make full use of the recently released iPhone 3G S just yet. In fact, an enthusiastic robot hobbyist managed to come up with an application that enables the iPhone 3G S to function as the brain, while...