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The T8 is an incredibly lifelike spider-bot from Robugtix. The robot is currently available for pre-order along with the company’s hexapod robot called iitsii.
Developed as part of the Kibo Robot Project, the humanoid named Kirobo is going to be the first robot in space which will communicate with humans.
Ever secretly dreamed of having your own Jetsons-style personal robot? The PR2 robot is a personal servant that predicts your needs and caters to them.
Australia is currently developing robots and other technology such as unmanned aircraft for using them in their agricultural sector.
At Google’s Big Tent, several experts came together to talk about the future of robotic tech and AI -- particularly the moral and ethical implications of advancement.
A group of scientists have developed microrobots which could be used to prevent the occurrence of blindness caused by insufficient amounts of oxygen reaching the retina.
iRobot has developed a reliable and low-cost robot hand for DARPA’s Autonomous Robotic Manipulation (ARM) program.
The 3DLPrinter can 3D print objects with a very fine resolution, but it comes with a very high price tag.
The folks over at Festo have got inspired by the complex design of the dragonfly and they have created the BionicOpter.
Do you own a busy gambling den and/or casino? Are your staff taking unnecessary "bathroom, breaks", taking winnings for themselves or cheating the system?...
Ever wondered how exactly bats fly? Brown Researchers decided to further research the topic, and have now created biologically accurate robotic bat wings.
You can thank Gael Langevin, a French sculptor, for this creation. He's been working on this project for the past year and now you can download the open source plans for free from Thingverse.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have made a breakthrough in human brain controlled robotic arm manipulation.
The future isn't about having a massive supercomputer. It's about having a giant swarm of really small robots, as is the case with these music-playing bots from Georgia Tech. Coming from the school's Georgia Robotics and InTelligent Systems (GRITS) Lab, these Khepera robots are instructed to play a certain score, but they're not at all told how to do it.
When conditions become too dangerous for humans, we turn to robots.
UAV’s are one of those areas of technology that really opens a lot of doors for creativity, and for designers and manufacturers, there’s no better inspiration than the natural world around us. A team from Georgia Tech has been hard at work on mimicking the natural flying capabilities of a dragonfly, and with their new palm-sized TechJet Dragonfly, their work may have paid off.
There’s only one thing more worrying than a robot wielding a knife, and that is a robot wielding a knife that it knows how to use it. However in this instance, CIROS, a unit suitably fit for the kitchen, robot knife skills may be more helpful than we may have thought before.
That’s a big goal to achieve, but those behind Robocup want to work towards that goal. And their objective involves helping hundreds of young scientists every year by challenging them to create the best robot they can.
Most of us have at least heard of the TV show Macgyver before. You know, about the guy who can basically take just about anything and turn it into a true solution to a problem? Well, that's what Professor Mike Stilman and researchers at Georgia Tech are attempting to do with a robot creation of their own, aptly named the “Macgyver bot”.
Researchers at Harvard are working hard to advance one step closer towards finishing a development project involving a micro air vehicle named the Robobee. The robot, that is smaller than a coin, was already able to lift off using it’s own power source, but now it has added functionalities to help control it’s flight.
Animal robots have become quite commonplace. In fact, a robot that isn't designed after a human being or another animal would probably be more out of place. Today we are taking a look at a robot that uses four air-powered limbs that take inspiration from the body and design of an octopus.
The life of a firefighter can be awfully dangerous. Firefighters often put themselves in situations that are extremely risky, but there are times when the situation is just to dangerous for human life to enter.
The robot, which is mainly white in color, starts off looking like an average inanimate speaker until it catches you off guard and begins transforming into a fully-fledged humanoid. The Michael Jackson wannabe then starts grooving its body parts to the music as it plays sound through its rumbling stomach.
Recently we wrote about a robotic fish that was designed to mimic the swimming capabilities of a tuna, and could be used for spying and other government-related purposes. Now we have another robot fish, this one is aptly called the “Robo-Fish” prototype.
A group of Swiss researchers have created a new video putting their high-tech quadrocopter’s flying efficiency to the test. The three flying robots fly back and forth in recognition with each other, whilst each being attached to a three sided net. The intuitive copters can catch incoming balls by flying in formation to move the net accordingly. Once the ball is in the net, they are then also able to launch it upwards by quickly stretching out the net.
Robots are invading just about every aspect of modern life. They are helping with noodles, outrunning athletes and even replacing pack mules. This time around, they are making their way to our vineyards as well. French inventor Christophe Millot has created “Wall-Ye”, named after Pixar's own WALL-E.
It's called the Plant Host Drone (PHD) and it's a wheeled robotic plant holder that will actively seek out the sun's rays, moving over to where it (and the plant it holds) can soak in some sunlight.
The government seems forever fascinated by the idea of taking animal abilities and giving them to robots. First there was the DARPA cheetah and pack mule robots. Now we have a tuna fish robot. Yes, really.
When it comes to entrance exams, few are considered more difficult than the exam presented by Tokyo University. This is why scientists have decided to come together and see how hard the test really is by bringing in a unique student to take the exam- a robot. Fujitsu hopes to create a robot that can easily pass the exam, pushing A.I. Intelligence as far as possible along the way. Fujitsu is teaming up with Japan's National Institute of Informatics to develop this super-intelligent robot.
When it comes to phone returns, more than half the time it is because of faulty software, at least that is what T-Mobile claims. What's a mobile carrier to do about it? At T-Mobile the solution is to employ robots.
That's not the case with the LS3 "pack mule" bots being developed by DARPA, because they look more like giant mechanical bulls with four fully functional legs than anything else.
Not too long ago, Mobile Magazine reported on the world's fastest land robot, the very creepy and strange DARPA Cheetah robot. At the time it's recording-breaking robotic speed was set to 18MPH. The new land speed of this unique robot is 28.3mph for a 20-meter split.
Want your own personal bartender, but don't make thousands of dollars a day? How about a computerized bartender instead? You only need a few things like an Arduino board, the alcohol, the parts to assemble it and, well, the know-how.
Apparently, the next step in robotic-assisted human evolution is to add an extra finger to our hands. That's what San Francisco University student "Frenzy" did with his special glove.
At this point in time, robots aren't very good at tasks that require intuition, common sense or human judgement, but they are fantastic at...
For scientists at MIT, Harvard University and Seoul National University, they got their inspiration from the lowly earthworm when it came to their latest creation: the Meshworm robot.
Conspiracy theorists are already preparing for the impending Robot Apocalypse and, let's face it, Baby Affetto doesn't do anything to ease any tension or worry that some of us have about our robot-filled future.
What if I told you that scientists have now developed a robot that acts like a water strider, able to actually jump across the surface of water? Well, they have and the video is below.
More in line with my digital lifestyle would be something like the SmartPet. Winning the innovative toy category award at the Tokyo Toy Show, SmartPet essentially transforms your iPhone into a virtual pet dog.
Inspired by the way that insects can fly, fall, and easily pick themselves back up, the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems at Switzerland's EPFL federal research institute set out to create a flying unmanned aircraft that could do the same.
Do you want to have a jogging buddy but none of your human friends want to go for a run with you? Enter Joggobot, an AR Drone that's been modified to be your jogging companion.
When it comes to saving lives out on the open waters, Los Angeles County Lifeguards are adopting a new first response measure, the use of a robot lifeguard.
The “Smart Sand” project has tons of obstacles to climb over before it truly gets very far off the ground, but it is attempting to use large cubes, 12mm on each side, that can actually bind together to mimic real objects.
You've seen just about everything there is to see when it comes to RC cars, right? What about one that transforms instantly before your eyes to a dancing robot that has a pretty strong resemblance to one Optimus Prime?
On display at the Beijing Auto Show, the Qin is a plug-in hybrid car from Chinese automaker BYD. The car itself isn't terribly exciting as far as sedans go, but there is a little pop-up robot on the dash that serves as a central control point.
While we have robots like Asimo that attempt to mimic the bipedal nature of humans, robots that take on entirely different forms of locomotion can be so much more interesting. And the cool thing about the MorpHex robot is that it has more than one trick up its sleeve.
A robot on wheels isn't exactly the most exciting thing in the world, but the Sand Flea by Boston Dynamics has a very neat trick up its mechanical sleeve: it is capable of jumping a full thirty feet in the air from an absolute standstill.
Apple iPhone, meet the new robotic arm, Galileo. This uniqe arm is capable of tilting at a 360 degree angle with the swipe of your finger on a remote iOS device.
What you see in the above picture is Robojelly, a robot jellyfish designed by the researchers at Virginia Tech, which could be very useful in the future for underwater surveillance or search and rescue operations. You might be thinking that there is nothing new about a robot inspired by nature, but the robot jellyfish has a new trick up its sleeve. Theoretically, the Robojelly will go on working without ever running out of energy, as long as it’s in water.
Basically, this experiment is to see how well they can service working satellites using robots via remote control.