Monthly Archives: March 2012

Robot Companions

The goal is ambitious but there’s a motive behind it! The video above by Reuters features some of the robots that were on display at this year’s INNOROBO Conference in Lyon, France. A recent article in the BBC which featured … Continue reading

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iCub: the Robot Dj

The iCub and a human jam together on the Reactable At the Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems group (SPECS) at the Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona, it’s just your average Jam session. Fellow music makers include a PhD … Continue reading

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Cyborg Snails

Snails team up with biofuel cells to make electricity Sugar is what provides energy for many animals but what if it could provide something more? Biofuel cells are capable of converting chemical energy into electrical energy.

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Helpful Healthbots

Robots as healthcare assistants and companions Healthbots is a joint research project being carried out by Bruce MacDonald and his team at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and the Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) in Korea. Together, … Continue reading

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Hybrid Humans

Biohybrid technology fuses the organic with the artificial to extend the limits of our bodies While the human body has proven to be a structure that is adaptable, versatile and resilient, its organic nature makes it susceptible to many diseases … Continue reading

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Robotic Feeding Assistants

A new Swedish product takes us far away from this classic scene of chaos! For anyone who’s a Charlie Chaplin fan, this scene from the 1936 film Modern Times is a must watch! When Chaplin’s forced to give it a … Continue reading

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What’s the Fastest Robot on Earth?

Check out the ¨Cheetah¨ We all know that the fastest land animal is the cheetah, capable of running up to 120 km/hr in short bursts- but has it met its match in robot form? In terms of speed, the great … Continue reading

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Nature Knows Best

Why it’s all about biomimetics Back in the 14th century, a man notorious for both his artistic talent and scientific ability, studied birds in an attempt to create a machine that was capable of flight. Today, Leonardo da Vinci’s endeavour … Continue reading

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