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iRobot 110: The Remote-Controlled Pocket Bot

August 19, 2011

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Simply put, the iRobot 110 is a “small, light, throwable robot that provides hasty situational awareness, performs persistent observation and investigates confined spaces.” Video after the break. Both the U.S. Army and Marine Corps are expected shortly to issue “urgent” battlefield requests for 3,500 to 5,000 of the micro machines. The idea that these new [...]

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Sarcos XOS 2: The Real-Life Iron Man Suit

August 1, 2011

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Called the XOS 2, this real-life Iron Man armor by Sarcos “is stronger, lighter, more damage resistant, and uses only half the power of its predecessor.” Continue reading for a video demonstration. Obviously the military will be getting first dibs on the initial production, but eventually we should be able to get what would be [...]

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Creepy Robot Talks Like a Human

July 14, 2011

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Researchers in Japan have developed a creepy robot that talks like a human. That’s right, “this model isn’t using software but a set of mechanical, human-like vocal organs, for example artificial vocal chords or a tongue and lips that are made of silicone.” Video after the break. The key element to make the robot speak [...]

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Robot Designed to Get Your Luggage

June 23, 2011

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You read that right, “the 20ft-tall robotic arm at the entrance to the Yotel hotel automatically places the suitcases in lockers for guests who want to wander round New York.” Continue reading to see it in-action. For the rooms at the Yotel, which is located on 42nd Street and Tenth Avenue, are tiny in order [...]

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Robotic Roommates Create Bavarian Breakfast

June 12, 2011

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More than just your standard robots, “James and Rosie were seen together cooking the traditional Weisswurst Frühstück, a Bavarian sausage breakfast.” For those who aren’t familiar with these two bots, “James is a PR2 robot, built by U.S. robotics firm Willow Garage, and it traveled to Germany as part of the PR2 Beta Program, an [...]

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