Sharp Smartphone Robot`s Affordable WiFi Version

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If you’ve been waiting for a price drop for Sharp’s super adorable robot phone, your wait is sort of over. As of October 6th, you can get a RoBoHon for 138,000 yen (excluding tax) which is about $1,230. That’s a notable 60,000 yen or $530 drop from the original price, […]

Robots to build canal bridge using 3D printing

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The latest sign robots are taking over the world: They’re building a bridge over an Amsterdam canal. That’s the plan at least, for an ambitious project that will use industrial robots to print a metal bridge over water by “drawing” steel structures in 3D. Dutch robotic printing firm MX3D is […]

Elon Musk Wants to Rein in the Robots

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Elon Musk Donates $10 Million to Make Sure Robots Don’t Kill Us If the thought of robots destroying humanity keeps you awake at night, you can sleep a little easier now. Billionaire Elon Musk wants to make sure the world will never face a robot uprising. Musk, the founder of […]

Here’s what robots are doing at this hospital

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Pricy robots ‘Tug’ hospital supplies The robots are pricy, but this hospital hopes to save labor costs. Traveling 115 miles, roving robots make their way around the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, transporting medication, linens and medical waste. “The hospital is set up almost as a virtual railroad. […]

These tiny robots have superhuman strength

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Imagine dragging a blue whale around on land without batting an eye. That’s similar to the strength of tiny robots being developed by engineers at Stanford University. These micro-robots, which are about the size of a Matchbox car, can pull 2,000 times their weight. They come in two sizes, and […]

National science museum unveils new androids

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The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo has unveiled what it calls the world’s most advanced humanoid robots. The museum invited media on Tuesday to show a girl android called Kodomoroid and an adult female android named Otonaroid. “Kodomo” means “child” in Japanese, and “otona” means adult. […]

Robotics to boost economic growth in Japan

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The Japanese government will promote the use of robots to start a new industrial revolution and double the size of the robotics market in the manufacturing sector by 2020. It plans to include measures to promote the robotics industry in its draft of its new growth strategy. The government says […]

NHK Robot Contest 2014

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Engineering students from more than a dozen Japanese universities have tested their skills and creativity in an annual NHK robot contest. The 18 finalist teams gathered in Tokyo. Each of them brought a set of parent and child robots they created to compete under the theme: “A Salute to Parenthood.” […]

KIT Karlsruhe: My friend the robot

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#technology The future of robotics Emptying the dishwasher or getting the apple juice out of the fridge – robots are already capable of performing smaller everyday tasks. But research is going much, much further. Will we someday become one with robots? Science fiction becomes reality Terminator, C-3PO and WallE – […]

KIROBO sets off to space on Kounotori

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KIROBO appears at pre-departure press conference. At Amlux Tokyo in Ikebukuro, Tokyo a pre-departure press conference for the “Robot Astronaut” was held. Although it was KIROBO’s first public appearance, he showed up escorted by development staff members, and proudly expressed his enthusiasm for the project. KIBO ROBOT Specifications Tomotaka Takahashi […]