Category: Robotics

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OMRON’s New Ping-Pong Robot Unveiled

Omron Global, a Japanese electronics and engineering company has outdone themselves by building a ping-pong playing robot. The innovative machine that doesn’t just serve out balls, it can actually return them and rally with you. Omron points out that its ping-pong playing robot is no match for even a semi-skilled...

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Robotic Snake Now Shimmies Up Sand Dunes

Snakes never let a lack of legs keep them down. These limbless reptiles can climb trees, swim and even glide through the air, but even moving on the ground comes with its challenges, especially on sand.  Anybody who has tried to run through sand knows how difficult it can be. ...

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The Robot that Grabs Intelligently by Employing AI

Robots always lack some of the attributes and are not able to perform some tasks as well as humans could like composing music, or knowing if the literature is good enough or sometimes, something as simple as grasping objects with their fingers. There are a number of factors that allow...

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The UnderWater Digger – RoboClam

Robotics have come quite a far way from being something that we used to read about or see in sci-fi movies. Today, thanks to the advances in technology and science we are witnessing the dawn of robotic era. Keeping this in mind, it doesn’t come as a surprise that a...

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H.E.R.A.L.D. – Improved Rescue Robot

There was a time when robots were only a concept, but nowadays robots are becoming a part of our lives more and more by each day. What started as a concept is now incorporated in our life to such a level, that imagining life without them is quite difficult. Robots...

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OLLIE: A Smartphone Controlled Robot

With Christmas just around the corner, your kids or grandchildren are going to love you for this gift. Orbotix, the futuristic gizmo maker is launching its second remote controlled robot that you can control with an iOS or Android app.  This one is called Ollie.  Spinning around like a turbocharged...

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Westport Library Welcomes Humanoid Robots

Once you’re done reading this, the only thing you’ll be capable of saying is “Wow!” Robotics has really become the face of the future.  As we all know with the technology being so advanced, libraries are becoming a thing of the past.  When reference books and computers weren’t accessible, the...

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Autonomous Power Distribution System

Michigan Technological University researchers are developing a team of robots that can autonomously rebuild electrical networks in the event the power gets knocked out. The robots map out obstacles and string together power lines all on their own.  They can carry their own batteries, or could be outfitted with generators...

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Jetpack to Help Soldiers Run Faster on the Battlefield

When we think of jetpacks, we think of George Jetson flying over a futuristic city, but this is soon to become a reality. This new jetpack prototype might have soldiers flying while still on the ground.  The project, otherwise known as 4MM (4 Minute Mile), has been backed by the...

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Autonomous Robot For Underwater Inspection

Spotting concealed contraband at ports can now be a lot easier as researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed an oval-shaped submersible robot that can perform ultrasound scans. They may not be as quick or efficient as airport sniffer dogs, but robots are getting ready to take...

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NAO Robot Drives a BMW Z4…..WOW!!!

The NAO Robot produced by Aldebaran Robotics has long been capable of a variety of awesome robotic features, and now it’s also a car-driving robot too. Aldebaran Robotics and RobotsLab have partnered to unveil a version of the NAO that can autonomously drive a miniature BMW Z4….Sweet. The humanoid robot...

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YURA: The Flying Drone Bartender

Don’t you wish that a drone would meet you at the end of the day and be ready to serve you your favorite Spanish Margarita? Though it’s still a concept, the idea behind Yura the flying bartender is to serve you a beverage of your choice whenever you want.  It...

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Cheerleading Robots by Murata

Japanese company Murata Manufacturing unveiled a group of “next generation” robots that are shaped like miniature cheerleaders. They can communicate with one another and move in a swarm. The Kyoto-based manufacturer of electronics components created 10 identical robots called Murata Cheerleaders, each of which stands 36 cm high and weighs...

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Boris the Robot Will Load Your Dishwasher!

Developments in the field of robotics are growing like wildfire. Now we have something new, a UK research team has created one of the first robots capable of handling unfamiliar objects, and it may soon become capable enough to load a dishwasher.  Boris is his name and robotics is his...

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Scrobby: The Solar Panel Cleaning Robot

Robots are going to learn to all kinds of things for us in the future. Going solar is a great way to connect your home and be environment friendly at the same time, but when mom yells “Whose turn its it to clean the solar panels?”no one listens.  So, who...

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