Back in late 2010 the company NEC gave there new PaPeRo robots to some Japanese elders to test if it impacted their daily lives. Each citizen got their own PaPeRo that fit into their daily lives by matching to their interests and hobby’s, and the the robot connected to a
A new way to build robots is among us today, with the new Modular Robotics’ Cubelets. Cubelets let you design and build your very own robot that moves about using motors built in to some of the cubes that come in the kit, and they react to temperature, light, proximity using a
If you’ve read my recent post on the hexbug nano, than you most likely know about hexbug. Well, now hexbug has introduced the toys shelves to the all new Hexbug Spider. This robot, however is not autonomous but you can control the bot with a remote control, The robot currently sells
Today most of us think robots that have arms and hands use claws and fingers to pick up objects, well that’s not the case for this robot, and instead it uses a balloon filled with coffee grounds. With the help of DARPA researches at the Cornell University, University of Chicago,
http://mechachan.com/r/src/13211441363.jpg If you think UAVs are lousy and wimpy, take a glance at MAARS (modular advanced armed robotic system), a robot developed from the North American company QinetiQ. This mean-looking robot is the first fully modular ground robot system that’s capable of gunning down enemies. When targeting enemies, first response
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Some people hate cleaning whiteboards, and that’s where HOAP-2 comes in handy. However this robot doesn’t actually know how to clean, but it can memorize the pattern in which to move its robotic arms. To do that a human has to come up to the robot, moves its arms to
http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/bird.jpg Engineers at AeroVironmen have constructed a new robot drone, with the help of DARPA. This robot mimicks the movements of a hummingbird and it is able to fly backwards, forwards, and rotate clockwise/counterclockwise. Although it is slightly larger than a real hummingbird it looks pretty impressive when its flying.