Handroid robot hand by ITK is remote controlled with a glove

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The Handroid is a robot hand developed by a Japanese company called ITK. It’s a fully articulated robot hand with the same kind of dexterity as a human hand. Each finger can move independently and the hand as a whole is meant to be “sensitive” enough to be suitable for touching humans or handling fragile objects.

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Forget Walking; Nao Robot to Learn Mountain Climbing

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We’ve always been fascinated with robots, particularly of the humanoid type. It’s been a challenge for scientists to give them human-like movements, which is why it’s taken them so long to get robots to walk, run, climb stairs, and play soccer. Nao is ready for more.

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$1 To Japan For Each Facebook Like

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Our good friends at AViiQ who manufacture all kinds of mobile accessories, have just tweeted that they will reach out to those troubled in Japan by the recent catastrophic earthquake and tsunami by donating $1 for each Facebook like they receive. Japan was hit by one massive 8.9 richter earthquake early on the morning of 3/11, and they continue to experience seismic activity totaling over 100 tremors in the last 24 hours.

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Electric nose lifter can lift your nose without resorting to plastic surgery

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For better or for worse (likely for worse), we live in a society that is very much caught up on appearances. We see all kinds of diet fads and fashion trends, but what about when it comes to your face? Do you hate your nose? Apparently, you’re not alone.

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Mazda2-based electric vehicle to compete with Nissan Leaf?

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Mazda says that “the internal combustion engine is expected to remain at the heart of the automobile for the near future,” but it also recognizes the importance of exploring the “development of various future eco-friendly technologies.” One of these has to do with electric vehicles and that’s where we find ourselves too.

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Talk-Torque 2 mute robot guides you through museum without talking

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The idea behind the Talk-Torque 2, which is almost more alien-like than robot-like, is that it can guide you through a museum using only gestures. The robot is supposed to “become a master at human communication without words,” directing your attention toward points of interest as it acts as a tour guide through a museum, art gallery, or some other similar exhibit.

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