07/16/2009, Built by the Carnegie Mellon University, This snake robot has interesting all-terrain capabilities. It can swim, go through mud, climb poles or go past fences. If developed into a product, it could be great to help rescue people trapped in rubbles or be a great perfect spy robot.
07/10/2009, Love collecting toy robots? Here’s the Bandai Heli Robot that looks like some sort of weird Transformers reject. All we know is, it will move around like Michael Jackson’s live concert in Bucharest back in 1992 at the end, where he took off from the stage like the Rocketeer.
07/09/2009, Who could forget about the super cute robot known as Wall-E? Well, this DustCart robot trash collector is part of the DustBot project, a $3.9 million research program which begun in 2006 that helps to implement robotics in society in various useful ways including cleaning up streets. Not only that, DustCart is able to collect trash “on-demand” by gathering real time data on the surrounding environment. Hopefully having robotic servants such […]
06/26/2009, Bandai has come up with a brand new My Communication Robot that is in the form of Doraemon. This 16.5cm tall robot boasts 11 features that makes it more intelligent than just a dumb toy, where there are temperature sensors mounted on 7 different parts of the body, enabling it to react to sound, light and temperature. It also has a 1,300 word vocabulary that is spoken using the animated […]
06/15/2009, Now here’s a toy that parents won’t mind getting for their little ones – the M-O (Micro Obliterator) robot from the Wall-E movie that comes with working bristles that has only one purpose for its existence – to get rid of all dirty marks on the floor. It will move about to attack crumbs and other sorts of dust, where all you need to do is point it in the […]
06/14/2009, Great, it seems that us humans are getting lazier and lazier by the moment – that the Ninomiya-kun robot for instance. This 1-meter-tall, 25-kilogram aluminum-framed robot was developed at Waseda University’s Information, Production and Systems Research Center (IPSRC), and is able to read out stories from a book, letting dad ditch his bedtime story teller role to his kids as the Ninomiya-kun substitutes dad’s place so that he can continue […]
06/12/2009, RoBeDo is back with a third model of their netbook-powered robot known as the Three. This modular chassis will rely on a USB-connected motor controller to get around, where the owner is supposed to place the netbook or notebook on the deck in order to function as the brain of the Three. Three will be supplied fully-assembled, where it features a couple of 6.7″ wheels alongside two 120 rpm motors […]
06/10/2009, So we’ve already taken a look at a robot that is able to transfer sushi from one plate to another, why not mix that with the Aero-Blue robot that is able to feed you as well? This robot is smart enough to know how to handle delicate objects like eggs, basically spoon-feeding us with morsels of our favorite food items without us having to life a finger. Perfect for folks […]
06/10/2009, You know, kings of yore would probably have given a handsome amount of gold from their treasuries while sacking the court jester for the WAHHA GO GO machine, which in our opinion is pretty pointless. After all, this manually operated device has only one use – to produce giggles. All you need to do to activate the machine is spin the heavy metal disk mounted on its torso and it […]
06/10/2009, Sushi chegs are highly revered for the task they have each day, producing delectable pieces of sushi for hungry customers, where food presentation is rated as high as the taste and quality of each bite itself. Well, here’s a pretty creepy way to present your food – using a robotic hand known as the Chef Robot to transfer pieces of complete sushi from one place to another. While it lacks […]
05/28/2009, Now here’s something that pays tribute to lifeforms from the olden days – the Trilobot that is solar-powered and fully autonomous, being smart enough to search out for its own juice to make sure that no human master will ever need to place it under sunlight whenever it “dies” when hiding under a couch for too long a period of time. Looks like a cute little bugger, but we sure […]
05/21/2009, Robots are supposed to be unfeeling machines that are hell-bent on annihilating or subjugating humanity – at least that’s what science fiction tells us. Well, here’s something more down to earth – the Kobian robot who is emotional enough to display various phases of emotion includingg delight, sadness and aversion (as seen above). This bipedal machine can walk around while perceiving its environment, and is mobile enough to perform various […]
05/18/2009, The enterprise of youth has led to this creation – the ability to control a robot using nothing else but a modified iPod touch. Interestingly enough, the touch interface will give one full control over the arms and legs, moving its head from side-to-side even. Too bad the robot isn’t up to par in terms of intelligence, otherwise we might have cause for worry of it usurping politicians to rule […]
05/18/2009, It won’t be long now before robots become commonplace on the battlefield. Take the iRobot Ember for instance – this new microbot was specially developed for military applications, where it is in essence a miniaturized PackBot that boasts the full array of iRobot’s flipper technology, letting it right itself and climb over obstacles as and when required. The whole idea of the iRobot Ember is to set up an ad-hoc […]