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DragonBot is one smart toy

12/14/2011, If you’re a fan of intelligent toys, you might be in for a treat with the DragonBot. Created by researchers from MIT, Harvard and Northeastern, this robot toy features an Android phone for a “brain”, and animated eyes thanks to the...

Asterisk the omnidirectional robot picks up objects

12/13/2011, Some researchers in Japan have managed to develop a six-legged robot, Asterisk, which can use two legs as arms when needed so it can pick things up and carry them. In addition to normal walking motions, the robot will be able to get over elevations and...

Tour Guide Robot to boost tourist arrivals?

12/13/2011, Would the presence of Tour Guide Robots at crucial touristy areas actually signal the death of a real life tourist guide? Perhaps, but perhaps not. After all, a robot is still cold and calculative, and no matter how “warm” you want it to be in...

A robot that controls humans

12/13/2011, No, the title does not have any typo on it – where the future might see a robot that is full well capable of controlling your limbs, instead of having you control its limbs. This idea might take some getting used to, but we’re talking about...

Honda shows off the Uni-Cub personal mobility robot

12/13/2011, Interested in a personal mobility robot like the Segway? If you are, Honda has take the wraps off their prototype, the Uni-Cub which appears to be an improvement over last’s year’s U3-X. Much like the U3-X, the Uni-Cub allows the rider to steer the...

Robots summoned to make sandwiches

12/12/2011, Don’t you find it rather surprising that despite the seeming leap in technological advances where the field of robotics is concerned, no one has really come up with a robot that is full well capable of making you a sandwich when you ask for one?...

Morphex Transforming Hexapod Robot

12/12/2011, We love robots, and it is fair to say that the Morphex Hexapod caught our eyes right away. It can transform from a globe into a spider-like (ok, really maybe crab-like) Hexapod walking robot. It’s quite amazing to see this type of garage project,...

Samsung Galaxy devices control XMAS HUGS robot

12/12/2011, If you’ve ever wanted to see a robot made from Samsung devices, look no further: we’ve got one for you. Samsung recently teamed up with RT Corp to come up with a very unique robot named the XMAS HUGS Bot – a robot that features a Samsung...

OriHime female humanoid robot

12/12/2011, The OriHime female humanoid robot ensures that the battle of the sexes in a digital world continues to have representatives on both fronts, where the OriHime is the brainchild of Kentaro Yoshifuji, a 4th year Engineering student at Waseda University, and...

Aldebaran Robotics unveils Nao Next Gen robot

12/09/2011, Looking for a little company via an AI companion? If the idea of Sony’s AIBO robotic dog does not appeal to you, you might be interested in taking a look at Aldebaran Robotics who has released the second generation Nao robot which they have fittingly...

Robo-Rainbow paints rainbow automatically

12/07/2011, I suppose graffiti should only be encouraged in select areas of the cities, and only by those who have already proven their mettle in terms of artistic skill – otherwise, crude words and obscene images are an eyesore. Well, one thing’s for...

Body sharing robot lets you transcend space

12/07/2011, Ever looked at your schedule and thought to yourself, wondering just how the heck are you going to manage being in two different places at the same time? Well, you can now do so in a sense, thanks to a body sharing telepresence robot that was developed by...

Flying robots construct 20-foot tower in France

12/04/2011, Now here is something that might just pique your interest – a bunch of flying robots actually got down and dirty, constructing a 20-foot tower in France in the process. There is no need to employ anyone who suffers from vertigo, since these robots...

Ekso Bionics exoskeleton paraded

12/02/2011, When it comes to those who cannot walk anymore due to a spinal cord injury, moving around is not that much of an issue if you are on a wheelchair. However, I am quite sure that there are moments when one would feel really, really depressed or down about...