Technology - Robotics news

Introducing Japan’s new singing robot (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new humanoid robot, the HRP-4, has been unveiled at the CEATEC Japan 2010 trade show. The robot, nicknammed "diva-bot," has learned to sing by mimicking a human singer, enabling it to sound ...

Oct 15, 2010 report
4.4 / 5 (33) 32 | with audio podcast

The iCub robot learns archery

(PhysOrg.com) -- The humanoid robot iCub has learned a new skill: archery. After being taught how to hold a bow and shoot an arrow, it learned for itself how to improve its aim, and was so successful it could ...

Sep 29, 2010 report
4.6 / 5 (15) 8 | with audio podcast

Robot snake 'Uncle Sam' now climbs trees (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Uncle Sam, Carnegie Mellon's latest robotic snake, has been taught to climb trees. The snake is the newest version of "modsnake" created by the Biorobotics Laboratory at the Carnegie Mellon ...

Sep 07, 2010 report
4.4 / 5 (18) 8 | with audio podcast

Robot climbs walls (w/ Video)

Wielding two claws, a motor and a tail that swings like a grandfather clock's pendulum, a small robot named ROCR ("rocker") scrambles up a carpeted, 8-foot wall in just over 15 seconds - the first such robot ...

Aug 05, 2010
4.6 / 5 (5) 2 | with audio podcast

Robots designed to inspect power lines

(PhysOrg.com) -- Overhead transmission lines traverse thousands of kilometers, often crossing remote areas. Inspecting the often ageing lines and the vegetation near them is an important aspect of maintenance, ...

Jun 10, 2010 report
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Advances made in walking, running robots

Researchers at Oregon State University have made an important fundamental advance in robotics, in work that should lead toward robots that not only can walk and run effectively, but use little energy in the ...

May 26, 2010
4.9 / 5 (14) 2 | with audio podcast