Tag archive for ‘robots’
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 Monday, February 20th, 2012
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Robonaut Awakens

Almost a year to the day after NASA launched it’s first humanoid robot, Robonaut, to space for active duty on the ISS Space Station the synthetic crew member has awakened. The event went, apart from some geeky More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Quadrotors And a Lot of Them

Where’s John Connor when you need him cause these nano quadrotors from the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Laboratory can fly in some pretty stunning formations. But are d*mn scary too. You might remember More...

By Bartel Scheers On Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Bye Bye Human Labor

Cheap labor isn’t cheap enough for the world’s largest electronics manufacturer. Terry Gou, the CEO of Foxconn recently told employees that they would be replacing human workers with one million robots over More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

We Have to Crawl before We Can Fly

The robots are coming and they’re more alive and kicking than ever. Whether it’s the adorable Fembot with the beautiful voice, or the egg-shaped English teacher they’ve arrived to become an integrate 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 Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

HRP-4C Cybernetic Human

It has been almost 2 years when the humanoid HRP-4C passed her first catwalk casting test at Japan’s Fashion Week and our cute humanoid model has gone a long way since. Robotics researchers in Japan have upgraded More...