Robotics

RoboPorter Carries Your Luggage Without Singing Slave Spirituals

Johnny Cash, rest his soul, might need to have someone release a new version of his song “Hey Porter” to better survive the test of time, because this porter doesn’t have a pulse. The RoboPorter holds your luggage for you and transports it to your beckon call. The Kita Kyushu airport in Japan offers RoboPorters to guide you and your ...

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File Under Menial Tasks: Gas Pumping Robot

While there seems to be plenty of Pedro’s Bill’s and Achmed’s Jim’s to pump my gas for me while I clean off the face of my Rolex (here in Jersey we still don’t have self-serve, huzzah for laziness), someone seems to think that a robot could complete the task much better than a minority upstanding citizen. Costing a tremendous $110,000, ...

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Robovie Will Show You The Way To The Good Stuff

Shopping malls can be pretty overwhelming. Most of them have adopted little “you are here”-type maps to help provide some prospective on where you are located within their twisting corridors. If that isn’t enough for your liquid mind, the Osaka-based Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute has unveiled a crowd-monitoring bot which can scope out lost souls and guide your way to ...

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M-Tran From Japan Is A Real Transformer

Researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan have developed a modular robot, called M-Tran, which changes its shape depending on the situation it is in. The robot is compiled of a number of different modules which each contain different sensors and uses depending on the situation. M-Tran ...

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Sperm Powered Nanobots? I Offer My Services As A Fuel Tank

What would you say if we told you that scientists believe that future nanobots might be powered by the energetic little baby makers which live in the darkness of your scrotum? In fact, researchers have issued a preliminary report that states that sperm might be the perfect fuel to light a fire in the asses of nanobots. A research project ...

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Gizmo: The All-Purpose Bot

No this is not a list of helpful first aid gadgets, but rather an introduction to a robot named “Gizmo”. Designed by college graduate student Javier Rodriguez Molina, Gizmo could one day help collect and transmit real-time communications in real life emergency situations. While we’ve seen an over-abundance of life saving robots (and some not so life-saving), we’re not quite ...

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The Robot That Refused To Fall

Bullies beware. This new robot designed by Sarcos runs on new software that allows for it to keep its balance, even with an attempt to intentionally knock him over. The new robot is an attempt from Japanese scientists to create a bot that could have a more successful time integrating into crowds. Special software makes use of sensors in the ...

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Toyota Makes Violin-Playing Robot: Violin Music Still Depressing As Hell

A new addition to the Toyota Partner Robots project, a campaign to integrate robots into everyday life. How a 56 kg violin-playing robot could be useful to us in everyday life is beyond us. In fact, we might even shoot the damn thing since we can hardly stand professional violin playing. Equipped with 17 joints it its legs and arms, ...

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Korea Launches First Preventive Mobile Phone Addict Program

A civic group called School Beautiful Movement, together with the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion and SK Telecom has launched a program to teach the young proper cellphone use, in preparedness of protecting them from the harsh recesses of mobile addiction. Twelve Korean elementary, middle and high schools were selected for the pilot program and for the next ...

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Robot Camel Jockey Takes The Place Of Children

Up to a year ago when it was outlawed, Qatar camel racers were using children as jockey’s because of their small frames. Not to mention those poor, poor midgets. Weighing only 57 lbs, this Robotic Camel Jockey is much lighter and more aerodynamic then a human, no matter how much you might use the sandpaper on the midgets head. Both ...

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