The U.S. space agency has opened registration for a new competition â the Space Robotics Challenge â to develop the capabilities of humanoid robots to help astronauts on the journey to Mars...
Japan started the sales of The world's first robotic mobile phone RoBoHon on Thursday. RoBoHon is a mini pocket-size walking and dancing robot smartphone, developed by Japanese electronics company, Sharp and engineer Tomotaka Takahashi.
The Osaka-based company opened the RoBoHon Cafe in Tokyo where visitors can test the robot until June 7.
The Japanese electronics manufacturer is producing 5,000 units per month. Apart from being used as a mobile, the 19.5-cm tall humanoid robot weighing 390 grams could be used as projector to display video, photos or maps. RoBoHon can also recognise faces of people using its front camera and then address them by their name.
Loud Google robot fails to make the cut
US military has dropped plans to use the Legged Squad Support System, a robot, which it jointly developed with Google, over noise concerns. The robot can carry loads upto 181.4 kg over rugged terrain, but its petrol powered engine is too loud to be deployed in battle.
Disney’s robot climbs walls
A four-wheeled robot called Vertigo was created by Disney Research in collaboration with ETH University in Zurich. The robot that was made out of 3-D printed parts by Disney can climb walls. This was achieved by movable propellers that power its vertical climbing capabilities.
The test run involves seven robots stationed in different parts of a Claye-Souilly region Carrefour store.
Robots are starting to move, look, and speak like people. Unfortunately, as with any cutting edge venture, sometimes you fly a little too close to the sun.
Futuristic Japanese hotel will be run almost entirely by robots - The Washington Post washingtonpost.com
It's a project straight out of "I, Robot" (hopefully without the deadly plot to control mankind).
A hotel that will be run entirely by robots in Japan - I, Robot begins