Posts Tagged ‘ Robot ’

Robodance 4 software lets you control i-SOBOT with a Wiimote


Tomy’s i-SOBOT usually requires users to punch in one of 147 different keycodes on its monster handheld controller to get things moving, but a couple enterprising hackers have developed a control system that lets you get it on mo-cap style using a Wiimote and the nunchuk attachment. Continue reading

Robotex creating gun-toting robots to replace human soldiers


It’s not as if we haven’t seen weapon-wielding robots before, but Robotex is aiming to create a new breed of mechanical soldier that’s quick to build and cost effective. The Silicon Valley startup has garnered quite a bit of funding from angel investors, and apparently, it has already created a two-foot tall, motorized robot that can travel ten miles per hour, spin around “on a dime,” be controlled remotely and most importantly, “blow a ten-inch hole through a steel door with deadly accuracy from 400 meters. Continue reading

New AIBO PS Rumors Grow, PlayStation AIBO?


It looks like Kotaku’s word on a new AIBO was fairly solid, because a new [still rumor] from Stuff talks about an AIBO PS (or AIBO PlayStation as we read that). Controlled through a PS3, the AIBO PS will appear as an avatar on the PS3 XMB (menu system). Personalities will be downloadable off PSN and…wow, it just gets better (along with the mega-sized scan): Continue reading

Programmable RoboPhilo humanoid on sale now for $500


RoboPhilo — the self-proclaimed personal humanoid of your dreams — has landed just in time for the holidays after being announced months back, and yep, it will indeed sell for under five bills. Continue reading

Toyota presents the robots of the future!


The uses and functionalities of robots are constantly growing in many areas from industrial to domestic needs, with this in mind, Toyota R&D has been working hard on new robots that they kindly presented to us. Continue reading

Robot with soft hands can prepare meals, gently enslave humanity


Sure, this ET-looking robot from Japan called “Twendy-One” looks adorable, but that doesn’t mean we trust it — even if it does boast hands gentle enough to grip bread and enough smarts to respond to greetings and serve breakfast. Continue reading

RIBOGU Q, a robot identifying terrorists and fugitives


It is strange that this robot has not been a product 100% American. I brotando irony is, none of that is just a reality that I observed when I read the newspapers and hesitation in fear of American government on issues such as insecurity and terrorism.
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