Category Archives: Robots and Society

Surveillance Bots

Jumping and rolling to places we can’t get to This little contraption probably won’t be found at the beach and it’s not about to bite anyone’s toes either. In fact, all it really wants to do is take a look … Continue reading

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Robots Get Cultural

Using machines to study social behaviour How does culture emerge in human societies and those of other social animals? To tackle this question, a study funded by the UK’s  Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) lead by the University … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Robot

Designed, programmed and printed! The video above displays three prototypes resulting from a new project lead by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). With a 10 million USD grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the collaboration … Continue reading

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More Humanoids in Action

Check out some of the most life-like robots out there! The  HRP-4C Humanoid  robot was developed by The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) of Japan and Kawada Industries. As you can see above, this robot can … Continue reading

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Humanoid Robots

They’re doing their best to walk the walk and talk the talk Humans may not have the fastest or strongest bodies on earth but they are super multifunctional. Sure, we can’t jump as high as frogs, or swim as well … Continue reading

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Robots Explore City Sewers

Municipalities save time, money and create new jobs This month, a team of robots will be working their way through the underground of Peachtree City, USA to inspect sewer pipes. RedZone Robotics has developed the Solo: a light weight, autonomous … Continue reading

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Robojelly

This robot’s not snacking on shrimp or plankton to get its energy Many of us consider jellyfish a nuisance when we’re walking along the beach or swimming in salty waves. While some species are highly hazardous, and others are nothing … Continue reading

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Dextre: The Robot Handyman

This bot is practicing its satellite-fixing skills in space According to an article in CNET News, there are over 200 decommissioned satellites orbiting the planet. The majority of these expensive tools are eventually destined to become  orbiting piles of junk  … Continue reading

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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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