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Thought-controlled robot could help the paralyzed in the future

04/25/2012, Swiss scientists recently demonstrated a thought-controlled robot which could prove useful in aiding the partially paralyzed down the road, and this is a baby step in the full train of thought to enable immobile folks to interact with their surroundings...

Wearable muscle suit a precursor to modern day Iron Man?

04/24/2012, The idea of wearing an exoskeleton in order to augment one’s natural strength has long been explored in the world of science fiction, but it is only in recent times that the real world is making strides in the exoskeleton industry. The folks at New...


Nokia N900 ends up as a robot head

04/23/2012, The Nokia N900 might be from a previous era where smartphones from the Finnish phone manufacturer is concerned, but does that mean it no longer has any more miles left in its legs? On the contrary, as you can see from the above that the Nokia N900 has...

Qbo robot now available for pre-order

04/19/2012, If you’ve always wanted a DIY programmable robot, you might remember the Qbo project from a couple of years back. Now it seems that after a painstaking six years in development, TheCorpora is now ready for the Qbo to start making its way to the masses....

Robot prostitutes the answer in fight against STDs?

04/18/2012, I am not sure about you, but definitely interacting with a robot or digital lifeform lacks the kind of “warmth” and human-ness to the situation, if you get what I mean. Having said that, is there a place for a robot to take over the place of a...

ITRI MediRobot transfers patients with ease

04/16/2012, Robot helpers as well as assistants might be the future when it comes to medical care, and it makes sense, too. Have you ever tried to lift up a bedridden person from the bed to a wheelchair? It gets tricky, especially when said patient is fully...

Robo-guard patrols South Korean prison

04/12/2012, Remember the scene in Terminator Salvation, where massive robot guards ensure that us puny humans toe the line in a prison? South Korea has something that looks far less threatening, where they are currently testing what is dubbed as the world’s...

USC Stroke Rehab Robot coaxes patients to exercise

04/12/2012, Statistics point towards 800,000 new stroke victims each year, and this figure will frighteningly double over the next two decades. Having said that, one needs to be able to figure out an effective method to care for these patients. Researchers from the...

Cyberplasm synthetic-biology microscale biohybrid robot

04/08/2012, You know for sure that to describe the Cyberplasm is going to be a mouthful – it is called the synthetic-biology microscale biohybrid robot. Sounds out of this world for sure, but then again, sometimes science needs to make advances in a very...

The U.S military wants YOU, to build a humanoid robot

04/06/2012, The military is looking for a humanoid robot, a bipedal machine that can be used in all kinds of terrain and environments up to and including industrial disasters. The military’s research arm DARPA program manager Dr Gill Pratt has announced the new...

TJ* animatronic human head puppet

04/04/2012, I am not quite sure about you, but surely having a “pet” robot at home is always a cool thing. You do not need to clean up after it unlike furkids like cats and dogs, and there is no need to spay or neuter a robot, either. I guess this is why...

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...