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April 10th, 2014 at 8:58 am

BionicKangaroo – a robot that mimics the movements of kangaroos

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BionicKangaroo

A team of engineers in Germany have completed work on a new robotic kangaroo that mimics the movements of the real-life flesh and blood kangaroos. (Video)

 

 

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March 21st, 2014 at 8:20 am

The Cubli: a cube robot that can jump up, balance, and walk

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Cubli robot

Cubli is a cube-shaped robot made with off-the-shelf parts that can jump up, balance on a single corner and “walk” itself across a desk. (Video)

 

 

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March 12th, 2014 at 10:40 am

Kuka robot plays table tennis world champion Timo Boll

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Kuka Agilus robot

We expected a fair fight when robot maker Kuka announced that it would be pitting its Agilus robot against table tennis star Timo Boll last month. Conditioned professional human athlete against a cold, merciless, bright orange mechanical arm on a small wooden field, both wielding the same armament: a miniature bat. Boll was once ranked world number one, but Kuka claimed its robot was the quickest in the world. The Agilus was named for its lightning-fast movements, and would presumably be able to rapidly spin into position and return Boll’s balls from anywhere on the table. (Video)

 

 

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February 17th, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Air Hockey Robot built from 3D printer parts

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Air Hockey Robot

The Air Hockey Robot, developed by Jose Julio out of some spare 3D printer parts and a PS3 camera, is a tough competitor to beat. The robot uses its camera and an Arduino Mega to correctly predict the trajectory of the puck, even when it’s rebounding haphazardly across the table. With freedom of motion on two axes, the robot can even predict how best to return your last futile attempt to score against its robo-defense. (Video)

 

 

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February 13th, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Dyson enters race to provide ‘advanced household androids’ for all

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Dyson Vacuum entrepreneur to announce new robotics laboratory in London.

Sir James Dyson, the British entrepreneur,  has outlined his vision for a new era of household android robots that will be able to clean the windows, guard property – and, presumably, vacuum the carpet.

 

 

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January 28th, 2014 at 11:50 am

Almost half of American jobs today will be automated ‘in a decade or two’

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Baxter, the flagship robot by Rethink Robotics in Boston.

Computerization. Automation. Artificial intelligence. Technology. Innovation. Robots. These are the many names of an invisible force that has been stoking progress and killing jobs for centuries. But it’s different now because nearly half of jobs in America today could be automated in the next 10 to 20 years, according to a new paper by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne, discussed recently in The Economist. The question is: Which half?

 

 

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January 10th, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Topy Industries Crawler Robot makes exploration possible in small areas

Topy Industries Crawler Robot at CES 2014

Crawler Robots from Topy Industries, Ltd is one of the most noteworthy robots at CES 2014 this year. The Crawler Robot is a small Unmanned Ground Vehicle that makes exploration possible in disaster areas and narrow spaces. (Pics)

 

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January 9th, 2014 at 11:55 am

Robostep – a self-balancing personal transporter

Robostep at CES 2014

The Robostep is an advanced travel tool that can reach speeds of up to 12.5 miles per hour and offers reliable security and unique driving technology.
 

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January 9th, 2014 at 9:13 am

Grillbot – a grill-cleaning robot

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Featured this year at CES 2014 , there is the Grillbot, an easy-to-use and fully automatic robot that cleans the grill with just a push of the button.

 

 

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January 8th, 2014 at 5:11 pm

MantaroBot TelePresence Robot offers low-cost video communication via Skype: CES 2014

Deb Frey trying out the MantaroBot Telepresence Robot at CES 2014.

The MantaroBot TeleMe TelePresence Robot is a mobile platform where you can plug in your own Apple iPad, iPhone or Android Tablet. The TeleMe is plugged into Skype or any other audio and video conferencing application and allows a user to remotely interact with co-workers and associates and their environment.

 

 

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