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Touch-sensitive robots coming your way soon

10/25/2011, Great, not only do we have ever increasingly realistic robots that would certainly give some of us the creeps, here is word that Stanford researchers have taken yet another step towards the uncanny valley through the use of carbon nanotubes – by...

Actroid-F robot gets a sibling and an eye implant

10/25/2011, Remember the Actroid-F robot that we covered earlier this year, bringing us nearer to the uncanny valley when one is face-to-face with it? Well, AIST decided that it is not good for the Actroid-F to be alone, hence coming up with a male version (what will...

Man builds robot that plays Angry Birds

10/21/2011, Some people have too much time on their hands, and while it’s not up to me to judge how they spend it, I always enjoy checking out what interesting things they can come up with. For example, this robot created by a guy named Jason Huggins. Called...

NEC PaPeRo might end up in homes next year

10/21/2011, NEC and their pet robot project, PaPeRo, has certainly come up with a fair number of iterations to date, but somehow or rather, it has never made it past the commercialization stage. I guess all of that is about to change now as NEC’s household...

Robots might help autistic kids

10/19/2011, When it comes to autism, there are many ways to help these specially gifted children (have you seen some of them draw out of memory? Totally amazing stuff!). Well, it seems that technology has advanced even further now to help them by the way of robots....

Robots enjoy a game of table tennis

10/13/2011, Table tennis is not a game for those who are slow in reflexes, and to see how robots are actually able to hold a game is rather interesting. Chinese scientists (who else would we expect, considering they top the game at most of the major sporting events)...

Neato XV-12 robotic vacuum cleaner

10/11/2011, For those who are into robot vacuum cleaners, Neato Robotics has just unveiled their new robot vacuum cleaner, the Neato XV-12, which is the successor to the Neato XV-11 for those who remember.

ASIMO visits Johannesburg, South Africa

10/11/2011, If you haven’t seen ASIMO in action before and you happen to be in Johannesburg, South Africa this week – here’s your chance to catch Honda’s amazing robot. The humanoid robot will be at the Johannesburg International Motor Show until...

Robot car helps you avoid jams

10/11/2011, I thought we had GPS navigation systems with their traffic control capability to let you know whether to take a particular route to work or home or not, depending on just how heavy the traffic is at that point in time. Well, how about a smart car that has...

Navy does the underwater Roomba now

10/10/2011, Anyone remember the Tintin comics by Herge, where Captain Haddock, the foul-mouthed, rum loving seaman tends to shout, “Blistering barnacles!” at different moments in the comics? Well, barnacles in real life might seem to be rather innocuous...

Panasonic robot washes your hair with 2 dozen fingers

10/06/2011, There is a reason why some people head off to the local hair salon to get their hair washed – they just love the human interaction as well as massaging done to the head, but it seems just like those massaging chairs that keep on coming out, there...

Playful Puppy Robot is not furry in any sense

10/06/2011, I suppose if the Transformers were to have their own version of a puppy, then the Playful Puppy Robot would pretty much come close, although I don’t know what it will transform into – a robotic mound of turd? OddBot decided to share his new...

NEC PaPeRo robot updated with visual recognition ability

10/04/2011, [CEATEC 2011] We have seen previous versions of the PaPeRo robot from NEC in the past, and this time around NEC decided that it is ready for an upgrade. What new stuff and features can you expect from this updated little creature which seems to be almost...