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Sushi Chef Robot Stirs a Crowd at the International Food Machinery and Technology Expo

Sushi Chef Robot Stirs a Crowd at the International Food Machinery and Technology Expo

A slew of robots performed delicate acts of edible showmanship this week at the International Food Machinery and Technology Expo in Tokyo, Japan. Creations perhaps destined someday to bring to life a Jetsons-style future of ubiquitous robotics demonstrated their ability to handle food. Among the crowd pleasers stood a rather beefy, industrial looking robotic arm with […]

Programmable Matter Could Create Shape Shifting Robots

Programmable Matter Could Create Shape Shifting Robots

Programmable matter could be used to create shape-shifting robots capable of changing their shape and adapting to their environment.

Garbage Robot, ‘Dustbot’, Will Take Your Trash Away

This unique Italian grown robot has no problem taking out the trash. “Dustbot,” as the trash bot is called, provides a garbage disposal solution for older cities built with narrow streets that modern garbage trucks cannot navigate. The user calls a Dustbot over a telephone when they have trash. The robot navigates to the person’s […]

Lethal Military Robots will have Ethics.

Lethal Military Robots will have Ethics.

Military robots show no fear in the face of enemy fire, and squeeze the trigger with no remorse. But their effectiveness does not end there. These lethal robots will be built with a deeper understanding of how best to kill their opponents.

Robot Follows You, Can Understand Gestures

Robot Follows You, Can Understand Gestures

This robot from Brown University can read human gestures. While most of us may only think about futuristic robots interacting with us through speech, researchers at Brown have created a robot which responds to human gestures. These non-verbal commands include arm signals which indicate “follow,” “halt,” “wait” and “door breach.” The robot also understands verbal commands, and […]