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Musical robots perform duets (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A flute playing robot unveiled by Waseda University last year has been joined by a robot saxophonist in a Classical music duet. The aim of the project was to design robots that could respond ...

Nov 26, 2009 4.2 / 5 (6) 0 weblog

New robot skier takes to the slopes (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new robot skier has been invented that can be fitted with off-the-shelf skis. This is not the first skiing robot, since Japanese scientists have produced their own (see PhysOrg.com article here), but is bigger and heavie ...

Oct 23, 2009 3.5 / 5 (6) 1 weblog

Robotic Hand That Senses Touch (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Developed by researchers at Lund University in Sweden and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Italy, the Smart Hand project has given patient, Robin af Ekenstam (see video) the sense of touch in ...

Oct 21, 2009 4.5 / 5 (31) 10 weblog

From nature, robots

(PhysOrg.com) -- To a robot designer like Sangbae Kim, the animal kingdom is full of inspiration. "I always look at animals and ask why they are the way they are," says Kim, an assistant professor of mechanical ...

Sep 25, 2009 5 / 5 (5) 1

Robot Floor Tiles Move Beneath Your Feet

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a stroke of odd creativity, Japanese researchers have created robotic blocks that automatically detect where you're walking and position themselves in front of you before you take your ...

Sep 22, 2009 4.3 / 5 (10) 8 weblog