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Romeo robot greets the world

02/20/2012, Aldebaran Robotics – the folks behind the NAO robot have been working on a robot project called Romeo for some time now, and it looks like they’re almost ready to show it off to the world. For those of you who aren’t familiar, the Romeo...

Octopus arm robot moves likes the real deal

02/20/2012, When it comes to robots, most of us would think of their movement as clumsy and rather jerky – unless, of course, one is a cyborg. Well, movies such as I, Robot, did have a rather athletic robot, but the rest that we’ve seen so far tend to...

Nevada approves self-driving cars on public roadways

02/17/2012, If you happen to be driving around in the state of Nevada, don’t be surprised if you encounter an unmanned vehicle on the streets or highways. The state became the first to officially approve rules for self-driving cars on public roads earlier this...

Robot plays hockey, little robo-league to commence?

02/17/2012, Programmers from the University of Manitoba have managed to come up with a robot that can be said to be extremely Canadian, as it is capable of playing a game of hockey. Known as “Jennifer”, she has existed for less than a year, measuring a...

Fraunhofer robot can sketch people

02/17/2012, If you want a sketch of you drawn by a robot arm, be sure to visit CeBIT in Hanover next month. The Frauhofer robot, which is normally used to analyze the optical reflection properties of various materials, will draw a portrait of anybody willing to sit...

DarwinBot dog sits when you are away

02/16/2012, Many of us who own dogs would know this – while man’s best friend definitely has a welcoming and forgiving nature even when we neglect them, there are moments when we humans want our own quiet time – and that means going off for a...

Astronauts and robots seal deal with a handshake

02/15/2012, While having the commander of the International Space Station, Daniel Burbank, shake hands with Robonaut on Wednesday to signal the first handshake between a human and a humanoid – in space, no less, is historical, it surely is nowhere near the...

Robotic arm shoots like Jeremy Lin

02/15/2012, Jeremy Lin might be causing waves in the sport of basketball at the moment, but here is a robotic arm that might just see robots have a basketball league of their own one day. Why so? Watch the video above and you will know what I mean, where the robotic...

LEGO robotic hand impresses

02/13/2012, YouTube user sumthinelse5790 has come up with this extremely impressive robotic hand made out of LEGO bricks and other bits of electronics, where it is capable of showing off the whole range of motion of the human hand. Definitely one of the more amazing...

“The Greatest Toy in the Universe” needs a name

02/12/2012, If you’re looking for “The Greatest Toy in the Universe”, look no further. The folks over at Wow! Stuff have come up with may possibly be the greatest toy in existence. At the moment it doesn’t have a name (we’ll get to that...

Cyborg moth could be a spy for the military

02/09/2012, Forget about being half-human and half-machine – it seems that it would be easier to churn out a cyborg insect instead, coming in the form of a moth. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are looking in a new generation of...

AlphaDog outdoor trials begin

02/08/2012, The AlphaDog from Boston Dynamics, with the Big Dog as its predecessor when we covered it in the past, is right on schedule with regards to its development. Currently, the AlphaDog is undergoing outdoor trials, where the brains behind this robotic mule...

iRobot Warrior to go on sale this year

02/08/2012, If for some reason you need a remote-controlled robot to do your bidding – be it exploring radioactive areas or setting up instant barricades, iRobot’s Warrior 710 should fit the bill. Going on sale later this year, this robot is an evolution of...

BioBipeds robot offers heel-to-toe walking

02/03/2012, Remember Boston Dynamics’ Petman? This is more or less a BigDog, except that it moves around on two legs in an extremely stable manner. Kicking it will not send it down to the floor (or canvas, depending on where it is walking on at the moment), and...