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Taiwanese Team Developed Lightweight, Affordable Agricultural Drilling Robot, Suitable for Small-scale Farming
A Taiwanese university research team successfully developed a lightweight, affordable agricultural drilling robot, capable of navigating around obstacles in the field.
I Know What You’re Thinking … MIT Robot “Nexi" Learns Emotional Manipulation from Game Playing
MIT researchers taught social robot “Nexi” how to disguise its true intention to carry out a specific goal and achieve human "mental state manipulation.”
British Snake-arm Robots Sneak into Nuclear Plants and Undersea Tunnels
The Bristol-based OC Robotics, specializing in “robots for confined spaces," recently launched the latest model of its army of snake-arm robots, Series II - X125.
U.S. Navy Developed AACUS to Enable Unmanned Helicopters to Deliver Cargo on Demand
The Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) can fulfill requests for supplies in unmanned helicopter flight—you can even place the order on a common tablet.
No Help Needed! MIT Unveiled Agile “Zipperbot” to Benefit Astronauts and the Disabled
Researchers from the MIT Personal Robots Group recently unveiled tiny wearable “Zipperbots,” which can automatically track, open, and seal fabric edges.
Adorable Table-top Robot “PLEN” Can Drive, Skate, Play Soccer, and Clean Your Work Desk
A Japanese table-top wireless humanoid robot, PLEN, recently has learned to drive a small car around and clean a work desk as well as a computer screen.
No High-tech Allowed! Japan “HEBOCON” Is the Best Tournament for Shoddy Robots
What would happen when two shoddy robots sumo-wrestled with each other until one of them fell over or got punched out of the ring?
Return of the Classic! "Terminator: Genisys" Trailer Officially Released
With the return of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Terminator: Genisys”--the fifth installment of the classic Sci-Fi franchise--has just released the latest trailer.
"The Parkour Robot" D-RHex 2.0 Conquered New Mexico Deserts
A research team from Kod*lab recently took the six-legged robot, D-RHex 2.0, to New Mexican deserts to test its dune-climbing and “parkouring” skills in harsh environme
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
May the force be with you!
CO2-Absorbing “Parasitic Drones” Hope to Spread Their Wings
Polish design and research collective, NAS-DRA, has been developing a “parasitic drone” that can attach itself to neon billboards to absorb CO2 in the city air.
Skynet Drone Delivery System Sheds Light on Urban Area Navigation
A small Australian team came up with a drone delivery solution that might answer the questions currently raised by the online giants like Google and Amazon.
Ford Challenges Robot Test Drivers on Obstacle Course
Ford developed a special robotic team to endure day-to-day the inevitable danger and tedium on the bumpy tracks.
First All-Robot Servicing “Bionic Bar” Made Sail
The robot barkeeps take orders from a set of tablets, on which customers can specify ingredients to taste for their own cocktails.
Egg-shaped Robots Patrol on Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Campus
Recently, on Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus, four K5 security robots can already be seen patrolling at night.
Electrostatics that Allow Robots to “Climb" Walls, “Rush" or “Pause" Goods on Conveyor Belts
More surprising applications of electroadhesion technology for commercial and industrial use.
"Chappie" Intends to Start a One-Robot Revolution for Artificial Intelligence Movies
The brand new sentient-robot film is coming to theaters next March.
Electroadhesion: the Next Best Thing to Duct Tape?
A California-based company recently published several demo videos online to demonstrate the application potential and possibilities of electroadhesion.
Japanese Robots Playing Their Ways into Major League Baseball?
When throwing, tracking, batting, running, and catching a ball are no longer problems, how far are we to a fully grown robotic baseball player?