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Robot servants to be a common sight in the future?

04/04/2012, When we talk about the mass production of furniture, surely IKEA comes into mind. What happens when one takes the best of IKEA’s production and manufacturing process, and apply it to the work of robotics? The result would be a £6.25 million...

Octavia robot aids firefighters in times of crisis

04/03/2012, There are unsung heroes all around, but when you need to get out of a tight spot, it would be folly to think of Superman as a candidate to bail you out. What happens when you are caught in a raging fire, trapped upstairs in your home? This is where the US...


Smart sand could be the precursor to a robotic sandman

04/03/2012, Remember the super villain from the Marvel Universe known as Sandman? Yeah, I know that the guy was down on his luck and did not manage to handle his feelings correctly, resulting in him venting his angst on the world – especially after he realized...

reaDIYmate let’s you create remote-controlled WiFi paper robots

03/30/2012, If you’re a fan of paper art, like origami, a new Kickstarter project by the name of reaDIYmate will not only allow you to create objects using paper, but will allow you to bring them to “life” thanks to the internet. Made from paper, the reaDIYmate...

Robotic hand figures out grip force, body temperature and touch

03/29/2012, Robots look set to feature prominently in our society down the road, as technology advances to ever more impressive levels. Recently, a research group at Osaka University were working on a robot hand for tele-handshaking purposes, where it is capable of...

Sand Flea and RHex from Boston Dynamics

03/28/2012, We have seen our fair share of robotic goodness from Boston Dynamics in the past, and you know for sure this is a company that is not happy to rest on their laurels, hence the Sand Flea and RHex robots. These two will not be as obvious as the Big Dog, but...

Robot barber shaves heads for charity

03/21/2012, Are robots able to be programmed in such a manner that they appreciate the intricacies of artistic values? Perhaps in the near future, but with this particular robot barber, it is actually a Multi-Arm Unmanned Ground Vehicle from Intelligent Automation...

Robojelly is a robot jellyfish [Video]

03/21/2012, We know for a fact that many sharks are needlessly killed each year for their fins, not to mention out of sheer terror because of the movie “Jaws” that was released all those years ago, making some of us develop a phobia of going down into the...

DARwin-OP humanoid robot gets a new pair of feet

03/20/2012, The DARwin-OP humanoid robot has just gotten an upgrade which should make it happy, assuming robots can feel and have emotions in the first place. Robotis, the manufacturer behind the majority of the servos, electronics, and hardware which can be found in...

PYGMY robot ring enhances human-robot interaction

03/19/2012, Humans interacting with robots, we have been doing it for quite some time already, although the robots in question are not those autonomous droids that you see in movies like Star Wars and Star Trek, but rather, machines that helped usher in the digital...

Hahn spill-proof beer

03/19/2012, Beer, the nectar of the gods, has for thousands of years helping ugly people look good, and there is always an excuse to drink, whether it is to drown your sorrows or to celebrate your favorite sports team’s victory. Well, since some of us take our...

Robots churned from US Navy LASR research facility

03/18/2012, I have always said that should you want to have the latest and greatest “big boy’s toys” to play around with, there is no better workforce to join than the military. After all, our men and women in uniform should always come equipped...