Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Next Wave of Robots Cheaper, Smarter

For decades robots have been the stuff of science fiction. But the bots unveiled at the RoboDevelopment Expo in San Jose, California show how they are now becoming essential to manufacturing, technology and entertainment.

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Robot Teaches Oahu Students Pedestrian Safety

Robot Teaches Oahu Students Pedestrian Safety
KGMB9 - Honolulu,HI,USA
But teachers say a

robot is doing a good job of educating kids about pedestrian safety. His name is Asimo and is featured on a 14 minute DVD that's being ...

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Robot Masseur in Japan Gives Facials

With steely arms sprouting cables and wires, the WAO-1 robot looks nothing like a relaxation device. But researchers in Tokyo hope the contraption will soon be deployed across Japan to give therapeutic facial massages.

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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Mowgli, the Japanese jumping frog robot

Meet Mowgli, the Japanese jumping frog robot
A sight well worth 26 seconds. Bet you play it twice....

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Robot makers: The future is now

Robot makers: The future is now
Atlanta Journal Constitution - GA, USA
Robots stole the show this year with new models such as the Wi-Fi-controlled Spykee "spy robot" from Meccano of France and several toy-like devices from ...

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Robot Magazine - Pleo article

Robot Magazine - Pleo article
By roschler(roschler)
It's an older piece but Robot Magazine has a solid overview article of the Pleo Dinosaur. The article includes: Several photographs that show what Pleo looks like without his skin on. A screen shot of the Personality Editor software ...
Pleo Dinosaur! - http://www.pleodinosaur.com/

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You Stole My Robot!

You Stole My Robot!
By Gregory Mone
Yesterday, iRobot Corp., the manufacturer of the Roomba and PackBots, went to a federal court in Boston and asked a judge to issue an order halting the production of a rival robot builder's machines. iRobot alleges that a former ...
Popular Science Blog - http://popsci.typepad.com/popsci/

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

The ICRA Robot Challenge

The ICRA Robot Challenge
By Awesom-o(Awesom-o)
There is a new Robot Challenge currently being organized in conjunction with the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). The new Robot Challenge will have space robotics as the main theme and the first competition ...
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics - http://smart-machines.blogspot.com/

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Nagoya robot museum closing its doors

Sayonara Mr. Roboto: Nagoya robot museum closing its doors
Sci Fi Tech - New York,NY,USA
This is a sad day in the world of robotics as Nagoya's Robot Museum has announced that the facility will be closing after only one year in operation. ...

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Roboquad Turned Remote Spy Robot With The Help Of Skype

Roboquad Turned Remote Spy Robot With The Help Of Skype
Coolest Gadgets - Newburry,Berkshire,UK
New video from long time Robots.net member "roschler" shows a Roboquad robot being controlled by voice, over the Internet with the help of Robodance and ...

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