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December 11, 2017  3:21 PM

“Good morning, how may I assist you?”

Zach Emmanuel Profile: Zach Emmanuel
Artificial intelligence, robot

Robots should be ideal at home or in the workplace, right? These fully co-operative, obedient and reliable machines should make all our lives easier, right? They can’t think for themselves, they can’t make decisions for themselves, they can’t take out the human race, right?! Whether or not...

November 19, 2013  12:05 PM

Moo-tiful solution

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Australia, Cattle, Dairy, robot

Technologists are keen to apply technological solutions to every problem and the challenge of rounding up cows on dairy farms is no exception. 

Researchers at Sydney University have put their heads together and come up with something that is udderly...


November 11, 2013  10:32 AM

Urine for a wee surprise, say UWE researchers

WAshford Profile: WAshford
robot, Urine

Researchers from the University of Western England (UWE) and Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL) are developing what they claim are the ultimately environmentally friendly robots or EcoBots. 

The...


October 4, 2012  10:24 AM

Beware the bee bots!

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Bee, robot, sheffield, Sussex


April 5, 2012  1:29 PM

Could we soon have flat pack robots?

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
3D Printing, BBC, robot

The BBC recently reported that a US-based project could see the average person designing and printing a robot within 24 hours. Surely this would be more fun than building flat park furniture from everyone's favourite Swedish...


March 29, 2012  1:11 PM

Military robot puts Olympic high jumpers to shame

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Afghanistan, robot, Sahara

The "sand flea" is not an insect you would find on a camel in the Sahara, it is actually a new robot being developed to help the US Military conduct reconnaissance missions. 


Although it does look a lot like a kids remote control car, the sand flea weights only 5kg...


March 8, 2012  10:11 AM

Oooooooh, would you like me to lap dance for you?

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
CeBIT, Germany, Hanover, robot

At this year's CeBIT expo in Hannover, Germany, British robot-designer/artist Giles Walker showcased his pole-dancing robots. 

Yes, you read that right. Pole-dancing robots. Alan Partridge would be proud. 

The...


February 10, 2010  9:42 AM

World’s first Arab robot

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
arab, Arabic, IbnSina, robot

The Interactive Robots and Media Laboratory has created the world's first Arabic speaking robot, called IbnSina.

 

Apparently his goal is to achieve harmonious and mutually...


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