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Kibot robot entertains kids, clowns out of a job

04/26/2011, Kids could very well enjoy robots more than clowns down the road, if you have the Kibot and its ilk become mainstream. This is a monkey-faced robot who is able to read fairy tales, sing songs, snap photos as well as make video calls through a display that...

DON-8r robot collects money in public areas

04/25/2011, A couple of weeks ago we had a robot beggar that asked for change from people who walk past it – by acting like a cute, pet-like robot. Well now we’ve just received word of another donation-collecting robot in town, and this one’s called...

Vibrotron robot powered by Arduino

04/25/2011, There is just something about Arduino that never ceases to amaze – it does seem to be able to do just about anything and everything, assuming you have a keen programming mind to go along with it. The Vibrotron that you see here is the handiwork of...

Husqvarna Automower controlled by iPhone app

04/22/2011, Life is getting easier nowadays. Remember back in the days when you had to walk around pushing the lawnmower under the hot sun just to keep your front yard neat? Boy, times sure have changed. Husqvarna, the creators of the Automower robotic lawnmower have...

PhillieBot ready for big league debut

04/19/2011, Baseball pitching is a form of art – after all, plenty of psychology comes into play here, not to mention requiring to have the mad skills in order to fool the batter in front of you. What happens when you translate pitching skills over to a robot?...

iRobot deploys Packbots to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant

04/18/2011, With the levels of radiation rising many, many times above what is considered to be “safe” for humans to work in, there must be a better way to repair and prevent further deterioration of the facility while people work around the clock to make...

TurtleBot with Kinect Integration by Willow Garage

04/18/2011, Willow Garage is the Silicon Valley-based company behind the open source robotic platform aka ROS (Robot Operating System). We heard about Willow Garage last year when the startup gave away 1 million dollar worth of robots to various research teams and...

HECTOR hexapod robot creeps folks out

04/15/2011, Once in a while comes a robot that captures the imagination, and the same can be said for the HECTOR (HExapod Cognitive auTonmously Operating Robot), thanks to the people over at the University of Bielefeld’s Department of Biological Cybernetics. This...

DONA robot begs for money

04/14/2011, There is just an element of distrust for beggars these days, that most of us practice a stone cold face while walking past a beggar whose hands are stretched out, asking for some sort of alms – any loose change that you have on you. Well, the task...

Punching Pro gives you a nonstop workout

04/12/2011, A fitness-nut/draftsman named Kris Tressider was getting bored with sparring against a punching bag during his daily workouts and so he decided to take things into his own hands. Instead of going to a gym for a sparring partner like most people would, he...