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Chinese robot reporter publishes its first ever article, journalists feel insecure

Robot reporter

Of all things in this tech dominated era, robots are definitely taking huge leaps as far as AI is concerned. They look like humans, behave like humans and ultimately are going to take over the control from us humans. As weird as that might sound, it is the future of robotics which is already making our jaws drop in one way or the other. Apparently, yet another chapter to the applications of robotics in professional arena has been added.
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CES 2017: Hyundai unveils three exoskeletons for paraplegics, factory workers

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If Hyundai’s latest efforts are anything to go by, the car company is more inclined, than other automakers, to become more than just a car manufacturer. The company is venturing hard into assistive robots. Latest example, a trio of assistive robots – exoskeletons, unveiled by the company at a press conference in CES 2017. We’ve seen bulky robotic suits and exoskeletons over the years, but Hyundai has focused on keeping its battery-powered wearable exoskeletons very sleek and lightweight. Read More…

This 4m tall, 1.5 ton heavy robot mimics movement of the human inside

4m tall human controlled robot

Social Media was taken with surprise when Vitaly Bulgaro shared a video of a 4m tall and 1.5 ton heavy manned robot that can walk and mimic movement of the human controlling it, just like in James Cameron’s Avatar. The robot is still work-in-progress in South Korea. But for now the giant robot can be seen to move hands up and down, take steps and follow action of the human in the helm. Read More…

Just Eat’s robot delivers a surprised woman her takeaway meal

Just Eat delivery robot

The complexion of food delivery to your doorsteps is changing gradually with the introduction of delivery robots. A few months ago we saw Domino’s pizza delivering robot make first appearance in Australia and New Zealand, and now it’s Greenwich in the news. Just Eat has delivered a takeaway meal to Greenwich resident Simone who ordered it from Turkish restaurant, Taksim Meze using the Just Eat app. The surprised woman was elated to see a droid on her doorstep, and describes it as something right out of a movie scene.
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MAX – Flexible and lightweight exoskeleton promises bionic future

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Exoskeletons give able mobility to the elderly and people employed in heavy manufacturing industry. But they can be bulky and complicated to use. To make more practical usability of exoskeletons and lend the users ease of use, MAX (Modular Agile eXoskeleton) system is here. This low cost exoskeleton promises ultra-mobility is specially designed for industries where workers have to be in a crouched position.
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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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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

PodBot T1

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…