Technology - Robotics news

New robot 'Cheetah' breaks land-speed record

(PhysOrg.com) -- Up till now researchers at Boston Dynamics have demonstrated four legged robots that appear meant to carry heavy loads as they tromp through and over rough terrain (e.g. Alpha Dog and Petman, LS3). Now it appears they’ve taken a different approach in looking ...

Mar 06, 2012 report
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TUM robots 'Kinect' to sandwiches and popcorn

(PhysOrg.com) -- A robotics team from the Technical University of Munich are now able to show an audience how their cuisine robots James and Rosie have graduated from a previously famous repertoire of sausages ...

Dec 12, 2011 weblog
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Snake-alike Titanoboa robot is beyond eek (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many 40-something surfers become six year olds when seeing spiders, snakes, and insects in machine form. They either think the machines are scary but funny or at the least entertaining. A ...

Nov 19, 2011 report
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HRP-4C female robot has a new walk (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Japan's entertaining robot that sings and looks like a beautiful young female is finally learning how to walk just like a beautiful girl—well, almost. Robotics developers at the National ...

Nov 13, 2011 report
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