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Breathing Robot With Perfect Posture Patented by Samsung

Samsung this week was issued several patents (1, 2, 3, 4) relating to walking robots. The patents describe a walking robot that moves in a natural, human way, and maintains a good posture. Of course, the robot, which you can …

Remote-Controlled Robot Dogs That Won’t Pee on Your Rug Remote-Controlled Robot Dogs That Won’t Pee on Your Rug

If you’re starting to feel like you’re never going to be able to get that dog of yours housebroken, there’s now hope for tomorrow – not hope for your mammalian dog, really, but help for you, the mammalian human. By …

DARPA Develops Robotic Arm Controlled By Thoughts DARPA Develops Robotic Arm Controlled By Thoughts

The things that man can continually do these days never ceases to amaze me. A lot of the stuff lately seems to come from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). They recently started a competition to have companies make more …

Dancing Robots Get Down To Korean Pop Dancing Robots Get Down To Korean Pop

While everyone is currently convinced that recent acts of cannibalism committed across the country point to the imminent zombie apocalypse, I’m maintaing my due diligence regarding the real threat to our civilization as we know it – the imminent robot …

Robots on the Rise: An Infographic Guide Robots on the Rise: An Infographic Guide

Beware, there’s a robot trend on the rise. This wonderful new infographic from Onlineschools.com explains how robots are invading almost every aspect of our lives, but most importantly, education. It’s true, kids seem to be obsessed with robots and robotic …

Zombie Robots Dancing to ‘Thriller’

Okay, so these aren’t zombie robots. Technically a thing has to be alive before it can die and come back to life as a zombie. But they are robots and they are dancing to thriller, which in itself is pretty …

Robotic Lifeguard Currently Being Tested in Los Angeles Robotic Lifeguard Currently Being Tested in Los Angeles

As a naturally morbid human being, I’ve always dreamed of being rescued by someone curvy and female should I find myself drowning in the middle of the ocean. And if my would-be rescuer is attempting to reach me while running …

Robot Fish Will Clean Polluted Waters, Render Pool Boys Irrelevant Robot Fish Will Clean Polluted Waters, Render Pool Boys Irrelevant
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In every science fiction movie or book or television show, this is where it always starts. We build intelligent robots to help us out with things but, by the end, we end up working for them. Before we get cozy …

Transformers Are Now Real Courtesy Of Japan

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had somewhat of a fascination with Transformers. While I may have been more of a G.I. Joe fan, Transformers at least made me think. How could a robot twist and turn like that …

Do You Want Your News Written And Personalized By Robots? Do You Want Your News Written And Personalized By Robots?

I find Narrative Science to be a fascinating company for a variety of reasons, and the more I read about them, the more fascinated I am. I really don’t know if what they’re doing is going to change the future …

How You Can Survive A Robopocalypse [Video]
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(image) Zombies? Fake. Vampires? Not real either. There is one science fiction scenario that could take place one day: killer robots like Cylons or Skynet. Humans for years have been tinkering with the idea of true artificial intelligence, but if …

Robot Rumble/Dance-Off at RoboGames 2012

Every year robots from around the world come to San Fancisco, California to compete in the worlds largest robot competition, the RoboGames. Robots compete in over 50 events including combat, hockey, walking humanoids, fire-fighting, and sumo. The event is open …

Sex Robots Get The NMA Treatment

Last week was all about sex robots. Ok, maybe not all about sex robots, but the concept definitely grabbed the our attention after two Victoria University researchers published a paper detailing a possible future world where prostitution was largely the …

Sex Robots: Prostitution As A Science, Not An Art Sex Robots: Prostitution As A Science, Not An Art
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We can relegate this one to the realm of science fiction for the moment, but two researchers from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand suggest that in the near future, we could all be looking at a world where prostitution …

Meet Robo-guard: South Korea’s Robotic Corrections Officer Meet Robo-guard: South Korea’s Robotic Corrections Officer

For those of us who grew up on science fiction films involving robotic police officers who are programmed to serve the public trust and uphold the law, the idea of an electronic cop isn’t too far fetched. However, most of …

Little Robocopters Can Spy Pirate Ships Little Robocopters Can Spy Pirate Ships
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Navy unmanned aircraft will be able to distinguish small pirate boats from other vessels when an Office of Naval Research (ONR)-funded sensor starts airborne tests this summer, officials said April 5. Called the Multi-Mode Sensor Seeker (MMSS), the sensor is …

Robotic Jellyfish Swims With ‘Smart Material’ Bell

A robotic jellyfish dubbed “Robojelly” was created by a team of researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas and Virginia Tech. The robot runs on hydrogen, and so might theoretically run forever in an underwater environment. The study, which …

Futuristic Neural Networks Get Closer Futuristic Neural Networks Get Closer

As computer scientists this year celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the mathematical genius Alan Turing, who set out the basis for digital computing in the 1930s to anticipate the electronic age, they still quest after a machine …

MIT Brains Work On “Smart Sand” Robots MIT Brains Work On “Smart Sand” Robots

Researchers at MIT are working on a project that could bring sci-fi fantasies to reality. But, then again, when aren’t they? Nowadays, if you want something built, you take wood or other materials and build or cut it out of …

New DARPA Grand Challange For More “Human Like” Robots New DARPA Grand Challange For More “Human Like” Robots

It looks like the United States government is getting back into the human robotics game big time. This time we have DARPA coming out with a new Grand Challenge for robots. The challenge consists of several parts and the winning …

US Navy Unveils New Recruitment Center For Robots US Navy Unveils New Recruitment Center For Robots
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The United States Navy has really picked up research on robotics in the last few years. Recently the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research(LASR) unveiled a 50,000-square-foot complex on the campus of the Naval Research Laboratory. The lab is going to …