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Creepy Robot Talks Like a Human

Thursday, 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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PR2 Robot Will Scan and Bag Your Groceries

Sunday, May 15, 2011

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The PR2 robot isn’t your average bot, it “picks up each item with its articulated hand, then holds it up to scan the barcode and get the price; then it tosses the item into the waiting bag, just as if it were shooting hoops on the playground.” Video after the break. PR2 was developed by [...]

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Rollin’ Justin Robot Can Play Catch

Friday, April 29, 2011

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Need someone to play catch with? Look no further than Rollin’ Justin. This robot by DLR uses “stereoscopic cameras and advanced computer-vision software [to] track a flying ball through the air then position his hands to within 2 centimeters of the ball’s landing zone in as little as 5 milliseconds.” Video after the jump. His [...]

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Robot That Likes to Party

Saturday, January 1, 2011

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Named the THKR-4, this interesting Japanese robot “was created to perform all of your mundane party tasks like opening the fridge, pouring drinks, and greeting guests.” Continue reading to see it in-action. The robot won’t be entertaining guests with a dance routine or kissing you at midnight, but it can give you a back-rub to [...]

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Horror Mobie Robot Automatically Debones Ham

Monday, December 6, 2010

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The Mayekawa HAMDAS-R robot is one that looks to be straight from a horror movie, as it is capable of deboning “a ham at twice the speed of a human (that’s 500 hams an hour!).” Continue reading to see it in-action. Supposedly this robot is intelligent enough to distinguish the meat from the bone, which [...]

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