Japan to sell talking robots that won't try to make sense (Update)
The scientist behind a new talking robot in Japan says people should stop expecting robots to understand them, and instead try to chime in with robotic conversations.
System encourages creativity, makes robot-design fun
A new cardboard-robotic toolkit allows children to create custom robots they control wirelessly with hand gestures without formal education in programming or electronics.
Robot pens bond with grandpas, corporate execs
Six-legged 'snake monster' is first of new breed of reconfigurable modular robots (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—Carnegie Mellon University's latest robot is called Snake Monster, however, with six legs, it looks more like an insect than a snake. But it really doesn't matter what you call it, says its inventor, ...
First ever working sweet-pepper harvesting robot
The European research project Clever Robots for Crops (CROPS) for the development of robotics in horticulture and forestry was recently accomplished. The project has been co-ordinated by Wageningen UR Greenhouse ...
Applause triggers award for Meccanoid robot in Vegas
The 'human' side of robots at electronics show
She stood on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show, carried on conversations, blinked her eyes and sang a convincing rendition of "Take Me Home, Country Roads."
Zurich team's beach robot draws art in the sand
New study from Harvard compares design of fuel systems for soft robots
By defining a set of key metrics to evaluate the fuel systems available to drive autonomous and wearable soft robots, a team of engineers and chemists are able to compare the advantages and limitations of ...
VERSABALL gripper to play ball and cup game at CES
Robot looks like a fish to ride with marine life
Brain-training for baseball robot
The human brain continually monitors and influences all bodily movements, helping the body adapt to different circumstances in order to maintain fine motor control. The part of the brain responsible for fine ...
Analyzing the propulsion of a soft robotic fish
In the world of underwater robotics, fish-like structures are able to accelerate and maneuver better than most other artificial underwater vehicles. For these reasons, fish-like robots are well suited for ...
Researchers develop new-generation 'thinking' biomimetic robots as ocean engineering solutions
NUS Engineering researchers are closer to creating underwater robotic creatures with a brain of their own – besides behaving like the real thing. In the near future, it would not be too tall an order for the team to produce ...