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RoboSculpt creates clay molds with ease and precision

RoboSculpt, a robot created by Mathew Schwartz and Jason Prasad at the University of Michigan College of Achitecture, uses an industrial robot to sculpt clay molds. Using the robot to shape the molds allows for a custom design to be made more quickly and with less waste.

Rat Brain Controls Small Cyborg Robot! With Video!

Rat Brain Controls Small Cyborg Robot! With Video!

Robot is controlled entirely by lab grown rat brain cells. The team grows neurons on an electrode array, which via wireless (bluetooth) communication receives signals from the robot’s ultrasonic sensors.

Surgical Robots With Tactile Force Feedback Allow Surgeons to Feel Their Cuts.

Surgical Robots With Tactile Force Feedback Allow Surgeons to Feel Their Cuts.

Surgical robot ‘Sofie’ has force feedback to allow surgeons to feel their cuts. An important advancement for medical science and robotic surgery.

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 […]

59-foot Tall Japanese Gundam Robot Looks Menacing

59-foot Tall Japanese Gundam Robot Looks Menacing

Crazy pictures from Japan show a nearly 60ft tall life-size “Gundam” robot. Word so far is that the rocket packs are NOT operable. What a relief.

Medical Robot Helps Teach Aspiring Dentists

A robot named Simroid allows dental students to interact with a realistic, robotic patient. Simroid can sense pain, listen to the student, and even talk back to the student, making it a very realistic robot.

Ember Military ‘LANdroid’ Robot Video Update

‘Ember’, is their book-sized autonomous robot made for the LANdroid program.Ember’s ad-hoc network maintains communication between soldiers on the battlefield.

KOBIAN: Emotional Humanoid Robot

KOBIAN: Emotional Humanoid Robot

Finally, a humanoid robot that does emotions well. KOBIAN doesn’t just do facial expressions like most other humanoid robots. This bot uses its whole body to convey emotion, much like how we humans display body-language. We’re one step closer to having the friendly, humanoid robotic housekeeper we were all supposed to have by now. KOBIAN, make […]

Are Electronics-Free Robots the Future?

Are Electronics-Free Robots the Future?

The main advantage of the chemical robots is that they do not need an electrical source of power. The robots gain energy through chemical reactions with their environment.

iRobot’s Tiny ‘Ember’ Bot Creates an Ad-Hoc Network for Soldiers.

iRobot’s Tiny ‘Ember’ Bot Creates an Ad-Hoc Network for Soldiers.

One of Ember’s duties is to keep soldiers in communication. In urban environments, buildings and angle of incidents between wireless devices can greatly affect signal propegation. LANdroids are tasked with autonomously seeking a position that keeps the network alive, while still maintaining other missions objectives