Tag archive for ‘robotics’
By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

First Robot Prison Guards Activated

Back in November, South Korea announced that a project to create robot prison guards was underway. And just as predicted, the robo-guards are ready for their first tests. Check out video (complete with prisoner/robot More...

By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Blue-Color Robots are coming to Hospitals in the US and UK

Robots have already staked out a place in the health-care world—from surgical droids that can suture a wound better than the human hand to “nanobots” that can swim in the bloodstream. But the stage More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Red License Plate Day

An extended campaign in Nevada by Google has led to a new host of provisions which will allow automated cars to legally drive in the state. Starting TODAY, March 1st, 2012 innovators like Google can officially apply More...

By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Robotic Prison Guards

Robots replacing human labor, English class teachers at South Korean elementary schools, and now – according to the Wall Street Journal – South Korean prison wardens will be replaced by robots too.  More...

By Bartel Scheers On Friday, March 4th, 2011

The Start of the Robot Apocalypse?

Whenever the military rolls out a new robot program, folks — including me — like to joke about SkyNet or the Rise of the Machines. But this time, the military really is starting to venture into robot-apocalypse More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Elfoid: Meet the sinister humanoid mobile

Remember the Telenoid, the funky but eery humanoid bot that transmitted both the voice and the head movements of its operator? Imagine having that doll-like gadget in your pocket at all times. The Elfoid P1 is essentially More...

By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

DARPA’s humanoid pal to be

Many people look at Star Trek as nothing more than entertainment. Science Fiction is treated, overall, in this manner. What very few seem to see is that it is all cautionary tales. Shelley’s Frankenstein is More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Robonaut 2: The Beginning

In a world where the space shuttle program was in its last days… one robot answered the call to serve… persevered… and found that… just maybe… he had the right stuff too. Now… More...

By Bartel Scheers On Friday, February 18th, 2011
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DARPA’s Nano Hummingbird

If someone would ask me: “Who is the coolest guy at DARPA?” there’s no doubt I’ll point to the one assigning research budgets to the awesome ‘rise of the machines’ gadgets the More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, January 27th, 2011
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Teaching Baby-Robots How To Walk

You don’t need to be a parent to know there’s a learning curve for humans to understand how to stand up and walk. It’s simple; we start sliding flat on our bellies, develop this to expert crawling More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Engkey: The Robot Teacher

Imagine yourself being a little kid stepping into a classroom for your first English class. You’re a little nervous cause all the other kids seem to be much bigger than you are. So you hold on tight to the More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Drink This!

Vending machines have come a long way. Japanese customers can now rely on vending machines using facial recognition technology to suggest drinks if they can’t decide on what to buy. The new technology can make More...