Category: Robots

Disney Researchers develop one-legged hoping robot with built-in batteries

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We have confronted robots of varying sizes and shapes, and single-legged hopping robots are just one of them. Currently, the one-legged hoping robots are limited in their ability since they remain tethered to a power outlet. For the first time, Disney Researchers have broken the barrier and developed a battery-powered, untethered single-legged hoping robot. According to researchers, single legged robots can only move by hopping; therefore, this first-of-its-kind robot that does not require an external power source makes for a wonderful invention. Read More…

PadBot T1: Compact telepresence robot with charging dock

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Just like any other telepresence robot, PadBot T1 lets you be at two different places at the same time. The compact and independent telepresence robot is developed by Juppi Tech, and it’s presently seeking funds on Kickstarter to see light of the day. PadBot T1 uses as smartphone to let you video chat, remote control things and even keep a strong vigil by crawling around the house in your absence. The PadBot T1 can start and a click and you can chat with your pet or close a facet with it when you are away from home.    Read More…

French designers build Industrial robot that can make tattoos

world's first tattoo by industrial robot

A future where robots will be able to do the most delicate and skillful things is not far. At least this is what launch of the robot tattooist suggests. Yes, there is an industrial robot that has all that it takes to be a tattoo artist. In the video uploaded by Autodesk Pier 9, you can see a yellow robotic arm tattooing a spiral on a volunteer’s leg, as the latter is strapped to a chair. Read More…

Battery-powered DURUS robot walks like humans in a pair of sneakers

DURUS walking robot

It’s a general notion in robotics – robots that stand and walk on two legs are more stable than ones on multiple legs and wheels. Enhancing upon the idea, boffins at Georgia Institute of Technology’s AMBER-Lab have provided their robot DURUS with the ability to walk like humans. The battery-powered robot can replicating human locomotion and walk with human-like heel strikes and push-offs. Read More…

GM develops RoboGlove exoskeleton for its factory workers

General Motors Robo Glove

For workers who have to spend long hours in the factory working with tools that require strength in hand, now there is good news on the horizon. Automotive giants General Motors and medical technology experts Bioservo have joined hands to develop an exoskeleton power glove which will help workers in factories with the task at hand. Called as RoboGlove, this sensor loaded glove will provide superhuman like strength and dexterity to the workers. That will mean considerably less aching in hands after a day’s job.
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Anki launches AI-powered robot Cozmo and it’s so damn cute

Anki Cozmo robot toy

We all love the Wall-E and we’re pleased to sight a glimpse of the little robot in the Cozmo. Cozmo is Anki’s – Artificial Intelligence startup that first grabbed limelight with their robot cars that race with a smartphone, first follow up robot that will charm the owners with its Wall-E like expressiveness. The palm-sized robot is stuffed with AI allure, and being a cusp of a dog and a cat (somewhat), Cozmo can easily remember your face, name and chase you around like any other pet at home. Read More…

Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robot could be your future housekeeper

Boston Robotics SpotMini Robot

Boston Dynamics have been making serious headway into the field of robotics and practical robots which are going to shape the future. Their most famous creation is the Spot Robotic Dog which seems to have an active conscious and is very smart indeed. Now the Alphabet-owned (presumably, as Toyota is in talks to buy it) company has something ever better for us. A cute little version of Spot which is aptly named as SpotMini.
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Sphero SPRK+ rolling robot is fun way to teach coding to kids

Sphero Sprk + robot

Sphero has created a USP for itself with rolling robots in the last couple of years. Initially it was the 2B robot (a.k.a Ollie) and then later last year we saw the popular Star Wars themed Sphero BB-8 robot which was gesture-controlled. Sphero has taken the next step forward with its improved Sphero SPRK+ rolling robot. The rolling bot has better scratch-resistance and new version of Bluetooth to make pairing with multiple devices much easier. Also, it is completely water-resistant and can easily swim across in water. Other than that the cool toy is similar to its big brother in size and battery life.
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Berkeley roboticist builds robot designed to cause intentional injury and pain to humans

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Amid high-activity in the field of Artificial Intelligence and robotics, Alexander Reben, a Berkeley roboticist and artist has done what Sir Isaac Asimov were strictly against off – crossing ethical limits while creating AI machines. This man has developed a sadistic robot to deliberately cause pain to humans. The robot is capable of inflicting severe injuries and cause hellish pain. Causing pain is the sole purpose of this evil creation. Well, that’s not true. It was just a joke, but there is some truth in it. Read More…

CSIC develops exoskeleton for children having loss of mobility

CSIC Exoskeleton

Exoskeletons give people with limited mobility the freedom to walk freely again. Such condition is mentally damaging for adults, just imagine the kind of effect it has on a child. For grown-ups Berkley-based SuitX revealed the most practical exoskeleton called Phoenix, for people who are not able to walk due to some medical condition. Before that however, Marsi Bionics created an exoskeleton suit for Daniela, a six-year old quadriplegic patient. The suit adapts to growing child’s needs, and that makes it an innovation which will go a long way. Keeping up to the promise of developing exoskeletons which have long term benefits for growing children, Marsi Bionics has lend its technology to help The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) develop world’s first exoskeleton for kids having muscular atrophy.


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