Category: Robots

This gymnastics robot has got some sick skills

Gymnastic robot

Robots are really evolving into machines that are more convincing, efficient and have superhuman capabilities. If a robot were to challenge a world class gymnast, how would it fair in the challenge? By the look of things it would be a stiff challenge for the most agile gymnast out there, and it’s just the beginning. This Japanese robot has got some sick skills when it comes to being spatially aware, along with the agility to move lighting fast moves.

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Google’s Atlas humanoid can now walk like us humans

Atlas humanoid robot by Google

Atlas, the Boston Dynamics’ (now owned by Google) ace robot has improved a lot in the last couple of years owing to intense development. It has demonstrated successfully how to get up after being pinned down to the ground, and a whole set of new features which make it a pioneering innovation aimed for the tech dominated future. Now, the robot can walk on uneven terrain, and I mean really uneven terrain that would be hard for us humans to walk on.
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Taiwan and India shine at 13th World Robotic Championship

 

World Robotic Championship 2016 2

Innovative robotic solutions and prototypes were seen at the 13th World Robotic Olympiad held in Indian capital Delhi. Over 450 participants from 51 countries competed in various age groups ranging from 9-25 years. The event was organized by the National Council of Science Museums (MCSM) in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and India STEM foundation (ISF). Read More…

Advanced SpectroDrone can detect explosives, drugs or chemicals within 1.8 miles radius

SpectroDrone

So far, we had a drone that hunts down landmines by detecting and detonating them, using metal detectors and hyperspectral imaging. Now, an Israeli-based security company Laser Detect Systems (LDS) has developed a highly advanced drone “SpectroDrone” that cannot just detect explosives and IEDs, but, as courtesy of advance laser spectrometry techniques, is capable of identifying several materials including narcotics, hazardous chemicals or chemical components, minerals and even some biological components. Apparently, drones  are proving to be much more important than just recreational toys, which is taking a form of nuisance as their number continue to grow. Read More…

8 meter tall robotic dinosaurs debut in a hotel hall in Japan

Robotic dinosaurs

A Japanese company has brought to life one of the largest and heaviest animals to ever walk the earth. The company called On-Art Corp unveiled large human-controlled robotic dinosaurs at a hotel hall in Japan, where the dinosaurs stomped and roared loudly to impress one all with the realism of might and structure. Modeled after fossilized skeletons of dinosaurs, the realist replicas are made from carbon fiber. Read More…

Sunflower’s futuristic drone security to replace traditional homes security alarms

Sunflower Home Awareness SystemDo you remember the mechanical sentinels as guards in The Matrix? Would you like one of those as your home security system instead of going for traditional security alarms? Not exactly aggressive, armed drones with tentacles but Sunflower Labs has come up with a futuristic Home Awareness Systems – a drone accompanied by few in-ground smart lights. It offers freedom from static CCTV cameras that mainly provide footage of entry and exit. The drone is about 2 pounds and can detect a variety of disturbances based on detected movement, vibration, noise etc. It is equipped with two cameras for surveillance purpose. Read More…

Toy Block – Xiaomi’s app controlled coding toy available for $73  

Xiaomi Toy BlockThe age of coding toys is here, which sounds wonderful as well as eerie. Lei Jun, Xiaomi CEO, on Friday, announced the release date of the Toy Block – a coding toy or robotic toy that relies on LEGO pieces and can assemble into different forms. The Toy Block will go on sale for 499 yuan ($73) on China’s big Singles’ Day online sale on November 11. Read More…

San Jose Airport recruits 3 robotic assistants in customer service team

Robotic Airport Customer Service

Robots, slowly but consistently are taking-over the place of humans as attendants or helpers like in airport and restaurants. On the same lines Mineta San Jose International Airport has also recruited some robotic employees. Now, along with other staff members in customer service, three automated assistants will coax passengers at the Airport. Norma, Amelia and Piper can communicate in six languages and assist passengers looking for directions, shops, restaurants etc. Read More…

Artificial knee exoskeleton developed by Beihang University researchers

Beihang robot

Most of the exoskeletons we featured have been developed keeping in mind certain disability or assistance in walking for the elderly. Yet another example of an exoskeleton deemed to help paralyzed patients in walking again is being developed by researchers at Beihang University in China. The biologically inspired lower limb exoskeleton is created keeping in mind the human knee joint. Hence, this advanced artificial limb has scope for natural knee moment which has rotating and sliding mechanism.
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