Technology - Robotics news

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
4.1 / 5 (14) 3 | with audio podcast

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
4.9 / 5 (16) 13 | with audio podcast

Eddie robot does party photography (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- News made developer rounds last month of Microsoft's Eddie, the reference robot grounded in Microsoft’s Robotics Developer Studio 4 Beta. Described as a freely available .NET-based programming ...

Oct 29, 2011 report
3.7 / 5 (3) 9 | with audio podcast

Mechanical engineer creates robot Venus Flytrap

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mohsen Shahinpoor, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maine has created a robot version of the infamous bug eating Venus Flytrap, using a material he invented himself ...

Oct 27, 2011 report
4.8 / 5 (14) 1 | with audio podcast

Ping-pong robots debut in China (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Last week some oohs and ahhs were in order as two ping-pong playing robots made their debut at Zhejiang University in China. The two robots played against each other and with humans. True, ...

Oct 15, 2011 weblog
4.4 / 5 (16) 10 | with audio podcast

Meka's robot head makes eyes at next-wave users (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- You've seen robots in the form of alpha dogs and insect swarms capable of military deployments but the next wave of robotics also includes a special breed of "sociable" robots for use in medicine, eldercare, and education. These are ...

Oct 14, 2011 report
5 / 5 (2) 2 | with audio podcast

Berkeley robot uses tiny, spiny toes to climb cloth

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists working in robotics know that nature holds the best ideas for making robots that can perform with speed, agility, and efficiency. At University of California, Berkeley, the Biomimetic ...

Oct 10, 2011 weblog
5 / 5 (2) 6 | with audio podcast

Flocking robots take to the sky (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- The next time you look up in the sky and think you are seeing a flock of geese flying south for the winter, take a closer look. If you are in Lake Geneva, Switzerland, these flocks may actually ...

Sep 27, 2011 weblog
5 / 5 (15) 13 | with audio podcast