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Memo Personal Robot

05/14/2009, Who wouldn’t want someone to dote on them at all times, catering to every whim and fancy? Well, having a human servant is one thing, but it does gnaw at one’s conscience after a while, leading us to the next best thing – robots. The Memo...

Rise v3 Climbing Robot

05/13/2009, Would robots actually take over the world one day when they gain sentient intelligence and are self-aware? We don’t think so, so apocalyptic scenes in movies tend to be more of a source of entertainment rather than worry. Even if they did, the Rise...

HIRO Robot Platform

05/13/2009, Kawada Industries Inc. and General Robotix Inc (GRX) have teamed up to develop a new life-size torso humanoid robot platform known as “HIRO” (Human Interactive Robot). If clothed with synthetic human skin, one might even be fooled into...

Saya Talking Robot Teacher

05/10/2009, Teachers need not worry about robots replacing them anytime soon, although the latest model, the Saya talking humanoid robot does edge a wee bit closer to such a future. Originally developed as a receptionist robot in 2004 by professor Hiroshi Kobayashi...

Wipe-Up Bug Robot

05/07/2009, The Fukitorimushi, or when translated to English, is known as the wipe-up bug. This autonomous robot functions pretty much like a Roomba, although it moves about in a rather unorthodox manner that might send your skin crawling. As it stands, it is already...

Underwater Robot Gets Sense Of Touch

05/07/2009, Right now, working with underwater robots to carry out cable repairs aren’t exactly fun since one has to grapple with the overwhelming darkness where the robot’s lamp isn’t of much help, in addition to fighting against the current to...

Night Watch Mosquito Robot

05/06/2009, Russian graphic designer iunewind has conjured the Night Watch mosquito robot concept that supposedly hunts down other mosquitos and kills them. Ah well, anything that gets rid of those pests gets two thumbs up from us as mosquitos offer more negatives...

Surveyor SRV-1 Mobile Robot

05/04/2009, The Surveyor SRV-1 Mobile Robot is so small it can fit onto a rather large palm, where it is connected through Wi-Fi to a computer, beaming back whatever it is looking at from its 1.3-megapixel camera. A couple of built-in laser pointers help it navigate...

QB1 Robot Draws You In With Meaningful Interaction

04/28/2009, Robots are still a long way off from holding a meaningful and engaging conversation with us humans, but the Swiss-developed QB1 robot ditches its looks (which can be amended later of course) for its ability to entice ordinary folk into a more meaningful...

Robotic Spiders Descend On Yokohama

04/20/2009, Japan and robots often go down well together, after all, aren’t they the ones who introduced Voltron and its ilk to the world? French performance art group La Machine decided to pay back the favor by taking part in Expo Y150 and bringing two giant...

Honda To Release Two Robotic Walking And Lifting Exoskeletons

04/14/2009, Folks in New York will be able to feast their eyes on a couple of robotic walking and lifting assistant exoskeletons from Honda Motor tomorrow, giving a glimpse into the future where humans will be endowed with artificially superhuman strength. The first...

Robot Developed For Heart Surgery

04/13/2009, Heart surgery is extremely complicated as the delicate nature of the operation normally would include stopping the heart artificially in order for surgeons to strut their stuff in a safe manner. Scientists from Japan’s Waseda University might have...

Chariot Transportation Device

04/09/2009, Forget about the Segway – how about getting to work in style with the Chariot from Exmovere Holdings? It does make you look like a robot, but is controlled by subtle movements using subtle movements of the lower torso and hips. There will be sensors...

CyberneticHuman Robot Is Lifelike

04/07/2009, Technology sure has progressed a long way to have robots that look extremely realistic – case in point, the CyberneticHuman Robot you see here. She is able to move, walk and even roll over by herself, performing smooth actions and gestures that are...