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WowWee Femisapien Now Available

08/21/2008, If you’ve been hankering after the Femisapien from WowWee ever since she made her debut at CES 2008, your long wait will soon be over. You can place an order for the Femisapien for $99.99, also known as E.M.A. the Kissing Robot. Sophisticated and...

Handy Robotic Hand

07/29/2008, The Handy robotic hand is now readily available to lend a, er, helping hand when we need it, especially in domestic tasks like “washing, hammering, painting, digging, and kneading.” I guess our imagination’s the limit, but something...

Valtra RoboTrac

07/28/2008, It seems to me as though the Valtra RoboTrac will be able to transform at any moment, but don’t let the name fool you. It is rather small compared to the more industrious tractor, since it was specially designed to be a fully programmable, automated...

Tai-robot-kun Looks Realistic

07/28/2008, Man, the engineers at the University of Kitakyushu are really something, coming up with an underwater survey robot that looks good enough to appear on the dining table cooked and ready to eat. Dubbed “Tai-robot-kun,” this 7kg robotic sea bream...

Robot Spider from a Javelin Stamp

07/15/2008, Parallax have managed to conjure this magical Robot Spider from a Javelin Stamp, although I do dispute the technicality of the term used. After all, aren’t arachnids supposed to have four pairs of legs? This is more like a robot insect, considering...

Bandai Hex Bug Robot Crabs

07/14/2008, Robots are supposed to be cool, but why did Bandai release the Hex Bug robot crabs? After all, crabs aren’t exactly the most impressive creatures on earth to be turned into a robot. Still, if you’re a crustacean lover, these Hex Bug crabs will...

Asahi Beer Buddy

07/14/2008, Man, what would I give to have the Asahi Beer Buddy in my home? This robot not only stores beer in its belly, it is capable of pouring the nectar of the gods out for me – without nagging me on chores that are left undone as I prefer to laze around...

Hope Gets Robotic Legs

06/25/2008, This puppy you see above, Hope, had the misfortune of being born without front legs. Orthotist David Turnbill took this opportunity to fashion a custom support for Hope by using a couple of model airplane wheels, where each artificial limb is able to move...

Pipe Inspection Robot

06/23/2008, There are a thousand and one reasons why pipes get clogged up, and I’m pretty sure Mario & Luigi will be able to rattle off all of them with ease. Strange how they make their way through pipes without getting those white gloves of theirs dirty...

Amphibious ACM-R5 Robot Snake (Video)

06/23/2008, Developed by the Hirose Fukushima Lab (Japan), this “snake” is quite interesting to watch when it moves underwater. It needs water resistance to propel itself. It can also move on firm ground, but I suspect that the fins make it a lot more...

InterAction Eve Toy Robot

05/30/2008, InterAction Eve is one interesting toy robot that comes with an impressive array of light-up eye expressions, arm actions, and original sound effects to help keep your kids entertained for minutes on end (not hours – those good old days are long...

Metal Storm works on iRobot

05/27/2008, The iRobot might sound cute, but it is actually a killing machine that is capable of spitting out a million rounds (theoretically) in a single minute – definitely the perfect device for “crowd control”, at least where dictators are...

Flame Walking Robot

05/22/2008, Researcher Daan Hobbelen of TU Delft came up with a new, highly-advanced walking robot known as Flame. This robot is not meant for commercial but research purposes, providing insight into how people walk so that those suffering from walking difficulties...

Ringbo Rideable Robot

05/13/2008, So, your little toddler has virtually every toy he/she needs? Well, just in case you think that there isn’t anything left to buy, along pops the Ringo rideable robot. This tiny positronic mount can be controlled through a pair of ear-like joysticks,...