Robots
 
 
 
Robots
 
Dean Kamen Luke Arm
Dean Kamen Luke Arm
Dean Kamen Luke Arm

Dean Kamen’s Luke Arm Shakes Its Way On To The Colbert Show (video)

Dean Kamen, an inventor and tech enthusiast, was on The Colbert Report last night to show off his latest invention: a super cool robotic arm. The Luke Arm (a Star Wars reference, of course) is from DEKA Labs, and stands be one ...
 
Robots
 
Robot Dentist patient
Robot Dentist patient
Robot Dentist patient

Japanese Robot Screams If She Is Poked Too Hard (video)

Let's file this under "cool but kinda creepy": Hanako is a Japanese-built robot created by three universities and a robotics manufacturer whose purpose is for training dentists. Her mouth is filled with sensors that are designe...

 
iPod
 
robovie_mr2
robovie_mr2
robovie_mr2

Robovie mR2 iPod Touch Powered Robot (video)

Looking for new ways to interact with your music? Yeah, me either. But the Robovie mR2 looks cool anyway. The toy robot is controlled by your iPod touch, which docks in its chest. You’ll then be able to control the robot over t...
 
Google
 
Plen2
Plen2
Plen2

Android…Controls Android?

That's not a typo, folks, that's a strange little bit of news that'll make your day just a little more surreal.  I try to do that sort of thing wherever possible. If you've got $3000, a lot of patience and anything with the And...

 
Business
 
phil
phil
phil

Will Punxsutawney Phil Be Next To Lose His Job To A Machine?

Well, folks, it's almost Groundhog Day again, and you know what that means.  No, the post office doesn't get yet another screwball holiday off to screw up your Netflix queue--it means that once again, Punxsutawney Phil will eme...
 
Robots
 
davincisi
davincisi
davincisi

The Da Vinci Robot Si HD Is A Surgery Machine…Literally.

In Calgary, robots do surgery. That's the surprise of the day from the folks up in Canada as Rockyview General Hospital is the first hospital in Canada to lay hands on a da Vinci Robot Si HD. Small wonder they're first, either-...

 
Business
 
Kiva Robot
Kiva Robot
Kiva Robot

Kiva Systems Mobile Drive Units Take Jobs From Humans

Anyone else remember those few episodes of South Park featuring the local boys who lost their jobs to one thing or another?  You know, where they end up getting together on camera shrieking incoherently about how something "Der...
 
Household
 
Sex Robot_doomsday_604x341
Sex Robot_doomsday_604x341
Sex Robot_doomsday_604x341

ROXXXY, The First Ever Robot Girlfriend

Society as we know it is now officially doomed.  Please find your exits located to the left and right of the auditorium and drive safely. You might wonder what inspired my greatest hyperbole to date...well, when I read about th...

 
Camera
 
hummingbird robot
hummingbird robot
hummingbird robot

Hummingbird Robot To Begin Rescue Operations By 2011

The folks out at Chiba University have developed a new kind of robot that they believe will be highly useful for rescue operations due to its incredibly compact size. Dubbed the Hummingbird Robot, Chiba staffers believe that th...
 
Concepts
 
yotaro_portfolio
yotaro_portfolio
yotaro_portfolio

Yotaro Robot Secretly Terrifies High Schoolers Everywhere

Well, folks, leave it to the Japanese to make a more advanced and yet much more terrifying version of every high school freshman's secret dread, Baby Think It Over. Today we're talking about Yotaro, possibly the creepiest robot...

 
Computers
 
RUTH_Auto
RUTH_Auto
RUTH_Auto

RUTH: The Robot With the Magic Touch

Ford believes it has found a way to replicate human touch in a lab setting. While before, getting the "human perspective" on a vehicle's interior depended on--you guessed it!--talking to an actual human, that may now no longer ...
 
Household
 
neato robotics XV11
neato robotics XV11
neato robotics XV11

Neato Robotics’ XV11 Surpasses Roomba Easily

All right, everybody, got a new and interesting gadget for you today, so brace yourselves--the logical successor to the Roomba has reared its suctiony head, and it's called the XV11 from Neato Robotics. Okay, with a name like t...