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EVOLTA robot suits up for World Challenge 4

09/16/2011, Panasonic is back with its EVOLTA World Challenge, and this time around the company is taking it up a notch by turning it into a 230km triathlon. That means the EVOLTA robot will be swimming, biking and running. And to ensure that the robot is capable of...

OLogic A.M.P. Robot Controlled by a Smartphone

09/14/2011, [DEMO Fall 2011] OLogic is launching the Automated Music Personality (A.M.P.), a two-wheeled, self balancing “robotic” music player that can be operated using a Smartphone (only android for now). The company will be able to ship it for $400 or less,...

iPhone controls industrial-size robots

09/14/2011, Don’t you find it amazing that something as small as a brain is smart enough to control a whole body? Well, I guess the same principle can be applied to the world of robots – imagine using the humble iPhone to control a really huge robot...

SCORP: Small Portable Reconnaissance Robot

09/14/2011, Novatiq, a privately owned Swiss company, will be launching its first product, SCORP, an ultra compact tactical reconnaissance robot that weighs only 3kg (6.61 lbs), offers super-rapid battery charging system (10-20 minutes), and costs less than 10,000...

Sniffer dog robot being developed to locate survivors

09/12/2011, Technology never ceases to amaze, and when it is used to aid people, it’s even better. Well, some scientists recently published in the Journal of Breath Research that they’ve managed find a way to detect human survivors who are caught...

Paraswift robot climbs building, parachutes safely down

09/08/2011, When it comes to robots, the kind of technology which involves such marvels are just astounding, and when you take into account how our human bodies work, that is an even bigger miracle. Well, robots have fascinated mankind for quite some time already,...

Robocrab arms turn on the charm, woos female successfully

09/07/2011, We might laugh at the crustacean now, wondering how the heck did it fall for a robot, but think about the future when robots cross the Uncanny Valley and become so lifelike, I won’t be surprised to hear of humans and robots (who passed the Turing...

Robot that jumps and glides

09/07/2011, San Francisco will play host to IROS 2011 (IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) from September 25th onwards till the end of the month, and over there, you will be sure of seeing some really cool robots make their mark...

PIGORASS quadruped robot moves like a strange puppy

09/01/2011, How often do you see a robot that you actually want to lift up with your arms and hug like a puppy? Not many, but this quadruped robot from Japan might change your mind. To be demonstrated at IROS 2011 later this month, the PIGORASS was developed at the...

Solar Electric Robot Chariot

09/01/2011, Let’s face the facts – a robotic chariot at this point in time will probably be unable to strike fear in the hearts of slaves in an arena, compared to those Roman machines of war that had knives at the wheels to literally cut down the...

Delta robot is Kinect-controlled

08/30/2011, Microsoft’s Kinect is certainly an interesting piece of gaming engineering, especially when it tracks your entire body as a controller, and we have since seen plenty of people come up with different kinds of hacks for it. Well, one of the latest...

LG Roboking Triple Eye announced

08/30/2011, While it’s been a few years since we’ve reported about LG’s Robotking vacuum cleaner, it looks like the Korean manufacturer has a new Roboking up its sleeve. This time it’s called the Roboking Triple Eye (VR6180WMNC), with significant updates over...

R2 robot sends tweets from space

08/25/2011, While Japan’s Tweeting-robot won’t be in space until 2013, NASA’s R2 robot that has recently awakened at the International Space Station has started sending us Tweets from space. It has been reported that the R2 (Robonaut 2)’s...

Toshiba Smarbo to challenge the Roomba

08/25/2011, Robotic vacuum cleaners seem to be picking up these days, especially when more and more people get too busy in their everyday lives in order to do something as basic as sweep the house and keep it clean from dust bunnies. Well, it seems that Toshiba too...