Category Archives: Robots Around the World

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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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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Canine (Robot) Companions

DARPA’s pup has been trained to follow the pack! Militaries around the world view physical exhaustion of their soldiers as one of their main challenges, since soldiers often have to carry loads of up 50kg on their backs through rough, … Continue reading

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A Bit of Bacteria Goes a Long Way

The U.S.’s  Naval Research Laboratory  powers mini robots with microorganisms All sorts of robots are used to help us explore outer space but bigger isn’t always better when it comes to extraterrestrial explorers. These machines require loads of energy and … Continue reading

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ROBOLAW

Europe supports more research on robotics and the law The two year European project  ROBOLAW (Regulating Emerging Robotic Technologies in Europe: Robotics facing Law and Ethics) is scheduled to start in March of this year. The main goal of this … Continue reading

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Robots at School

“What would happen if robots were a part of your everyday life—at school and beyond?” Latitude, an international research consultancy, asked  nearly 350 children in Australia, France, Germany, South Africa, the UK and the USA to draw a picture and … Continue reading

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Telepresence Robots = Omnipresent Humans

If you can’t make the meeting… send in your robot! The American company Anybot has created telepresence robots that can be used in variety of scenarios. Whether at home or work, who says you can’t be in two places at … Continue reading

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Robots Vs Humans !

Check out some of the bots at this year’s  CES Tradeshow in Las Vegas while CNET’s Luke Westaway entertains us with several duels of man Vs machine

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