Scientist and researchers haven’t quite been successful in making robots that can think, act by itself and imitate proper human intelligence. But there is a lot of ongoing research on it, and a group of scientists from Tokyo Institute of … .
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Want to give your smartphone its own set of legs — or wheels in this case? Then Overdrive’s “SmartBot” is just the thing you’re looking for. This tiny little Bot with two motorised wheels might look ridiculously simple, but things … .
Enough of seeing those games with the giant creepy crawlies in their mechanical glory sprouting out of nowhere and pelting your simulation being to shards. It’s time we saw something real of the sort. This prayer has been answered with … .
Robots have done their part in facilitating humans in the realm of healthcare. Thanks to their precision and tireless concentration, robots are soon becoming more prominent personalities in operation theaters Take the case of the uBot-5 robot for instance. This … .
Famicon is a name in Japan, synonymous to ‘NES’ in the United States. It’s been around since the 1980s and has its own cult of followers. Hence it’s no surprise that we still see fans taking control of the back-end … .
As smart as it gets, the Smart Trash Can idea from Japan is something many a household could do with. Developed by Minoru Kurata, an engineer working with a Japanese auto maker, this excellent concept went on to win an … .
What is the key characteristic of a Japanese toy? The cute factor beats the functionality by such a long margin that you must have it. This is exactly the case with the ‘Automee S’ from Takara Tomy. Think of it … .
We’re on the brink of a revolution in the food industry and Momentum Machines adds a bit of electronics, robotics and mechanics to the production of burgers. The robot, known for its speed, comes with a promise of producing ‘gourmet … .
Boston-based robotics firm, Rethink Robotics has rolled out Baxter, a cool humanoid designed to bring about a revolution in the manufacturing industry. With inspiration to enable manufacturers function more freely, thus reducing injuries and enhancing automation, Baxter steps in as … .
Some call him the junior Terminator. Others, a futuristic house-keep. But to us he totally looks like a promising new Bicentennial Man, ready with the best capabilities to learn our ways and live with it. The Roboy Humanoid is a … .
It may be touted as the world’s first purchasable mobile suit-cum-robot but there hasn’t been anything short of a demand for the KURATAS. If you’ve got money to splurge then the world’s filled with promising purchases in the pipeline. The … .
The precision one can drive in the dexterity of a robotic arm is quite incredible, in this day and age. Much to the effect of going on and exploring new applications for robots. Take Panasonic’s latest adventure with a robot … .
A really smart vacuum cleaner is one that takes a lot off your hands. The real joy of a vacuum cleaner that doesn’t need you to bother about it is the Sumabo Robot Vacuum Cleaner. This smarty does silent rounds … .
It’s true that you aren’t a dictator or a most-wanted global offender, to gain the privilege of a body double. However, you can have one that completely substitutes your presence, physically. All you need is an iPad and the determination … .
China is steadily moving towards robot waiters and robot chefs, latest to make rounds in Chinese restaurants is the Chef Cui. Brainchild of a Chinese restaurateur Cui Runguan, the Chef Cui is a noodle slicing robot, which slices noodles into … .
Most of you out there should be familiar with Willow Garage’s open-source PR2 robot by now but for those who aren’t, it’s slightly lesser than the human servant at home. Always On Future Tech host Molly Wood wanted a closer … .
Japanese electronics company Suidobashi Heavy Industry has developed the Kuratas – a 4 ton, 13 foot robot fitted in with futuristic artillery including a smile-activated BB Gatling gun that fires 6,000 bullets per minute. The Kuratas robot has around 30 … .
We were all fascinated by the Robonaut space robot working alongside astronauts aboard the ISS; enter AILA a female robot by Robotics Innovation Center at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and the Robotics Group at the University of … .
I like the idea of giving those you really admire, a tribute that not only sits like a mundane memorial, but brings the person to life with every passing moment. The robot dedicated to Beicho Katsura III, a rakugo comic … .
Do you like it the sci-fi way at home? Do you have the Roomba cleaning your floor and a robot doing you dishes, well then this robotic dustbin is just perfect for you. Created by FRP this is some robot … .
Soon, those talkative folk at beauty salons who think it appropriate to dig into your private lives while they shampoo you could turn obsolete. Panasonic has crafted the perfect robot to give your hair a better shampooing treatment than the … .
An Android phone isn’t enough. You need to have a bevy of accessories too, so as to make your Apple-hogging contemporaries remember their place. That can begin with the acquisition of the Android Companion Robot USB Charger. This cool charger … .
Paraplegics do have a hard time getting around, period. Tech firm and robotic exoskeleton technology guru Ekso Bionics has come up with a pretty practical way to help these individuals turn mobile again. For now, the company has had its … .
Man’s best friend gets an iPhone for a brain with Bandai’s latest release, the Smartpet. This little robot dog requires a free app installable on the iPhone and reacts to touchscreen gestures. In all, the Smartpet sports a good 100 … .
You may have seen your iPhone as a friend in lonely times, a bath-mate, a study pal or even an accountant. What you didn’t know is that inanimate object that you call a phone and talk to, can now maneuver … .