Category Archives: Robots Around the World

EU Robotics Week is On!

Check out the calendar to find an event near you! if you’re in London December 1st-4th drop by the London Science museum’s Robotville festival to explore the cultural significance of robots and meet 20 of the most fascinating robots in … Continue reading

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Robot Wave Gliders

4 robots have set sail to give us more information on our blue planet It’s a well-known fact that we know more about outer space than we do about our oceans here on earth.  With only about 10% of our … Continue reading

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“Thinking” Robots

We’ve been thinking about them for a while… Hiro, a humanoid robot developed by professor Osamu Hasegawa at the Tokyo Institute of Technology has been proclaimed a ¨world first¨for its ability to ¨learn¨from its environment and research relevant information on … Continue reading

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Robots and Royalty

icub meets Spain’s Prince and Princess of Asturias, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia at the Campus Party Milenio, Granada The event is being celebrated from the 12th -26th of October to mark the  the millennium of the Kingdom of Granada. … Continue reading

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Busy at the Office?

Who couldn’t use the help of a  CoBot? The CoBots are being developed my Professor Manuela Veloso and her team at the CORAL (Cooperate-Observe-Reason-Act-Learn) research group at Carnegie Mellon University. Tasks are easily assigned to them through a special program … Continue reading

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¨One Small Step for a Robot and One Giant Leap for Robot-kind¨

NASA’s International Space Station welcomes its first non-human crew member The humanoid robot R2, developed by NASA and General Motors, was launched as part of the STS-133 mission  on the Discovery shuttle on February 24, 20011.  Up until last week R2 … Continue reading

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Wiggling to the Rescue

Check out the worm-bot This robot is modeled after the Caenorhabditis elegans,  a tiny roundworm whose very simple nervous system allows it to carry out complex body movements. Its designer Dr. Jordan Boyle, from the schools of Computing and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds, … Continue reading

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It’s Written on Your Face

Check out this video explaining what makes human faces so special and how this relates to a European robotics project Our faces paint a portrait of our inner emotions for the rest of the world to see. Whether we like … Continue reading

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Cognitive Automobiles

Take a ride in a car with reasoning abilities Rüdiger Dillmann and his team at the Humanoids and Intelligent Systems Lab at the Karlsruhe  Institute of Technology are working on creating cognitive automobiles that have an understanding of traffic situations … Continue reading

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Racy times with Roxxxy

Let’s talk about sex (with robots) 7000 USD can now buy you alternative forms of intimacy with a companion/sex robot developed by the American company TrueCompanion. Some people may find the idea of this revolting, perverted or just plain weird … Continue reading

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