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KAIST donates Human-Friendly Welfare Robots

KAIST donates Human-...

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KAIST’s Human-friendly Welfare Robot System Research Center donated some Human-friendly Welfare Robots to the National Rehab clinic on June 18th 2009. Robotic wheelchairs and ...

Clickable Interface Makes Robots Obey Your Commands

Clickable Interface ...

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The folks at Healthcare Robotics are still working on Project Clickable World, a Clickable World Interface that will make robots obey your commands. Even though ...

Iowa State University’s Humanoid Robot

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Iowa State University has developed their own humanoid robot to perform procedural learning. The nameless robot lacks a lower body, so can't move around ...

Archie Robot Wants To Help Humans, May Induce Nightmares

Archie Robot Wants T...

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Archie looks crude, but he's a pretty sophisticated creepoid robot from researchers at the Vienna University of Technology in concert with the University of Manitoba. ...

Ski Robot Measures Skiing Movements

Ski Robot Measures S...

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Skiing is as much an art as it is a science. Advanced skiers know how to turn effectively, but the exact physical mechanisms involved are ...

Cornell Enslaves Tobacco Hornworms

Cornell Enslaves Tob...

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DARPA is like that weird kid all alone on the playground, torturing insects. All we can really do is steer clear of him and stay ...

Robots Could Replace Teachers

Robots Could Replace...

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Odds are looking pretty good that your children and your grandchildren will be taught by a lifelike robot from kindergarten on. Yes, this is terrifying. ...

Researchers Create Cyborg Robot Moth, Network Of Crickets

Researchers Create C...

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Robot insects are nothing new as Botropolis readers know, but here's a terrifying new take on it. Two separate groups each have found new ways ...

Autonomous Robot Navigates Like A Human

Autonomous Robot Nav...

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European researchers have developed a robot capable of moving autonomously using human-like visual processing. The robot is helping researchers explore how the brain responds to ...

Robot Feeds On Flies

Robot Feeds On Flies...

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Sometimes, there are places technology shouldn't go and this is one of them. This robot feeds on flies. Well, let me explain. The pegs on ...

NASA Makes Transformer Superbot Robot

NASA Makes Transform...

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It seems NASA wanted to make a real-life transformer and they have somehow sort of managed to do just that. Meet the Superbot, a robot ...

Psikharpax The Robot Rat On Video

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Last week we told you about Psikharpax, the robot rat with the ability to learn. Well now we have some video of the little guy ...