Robotics News

Sony Halts Support for Aibo, Still One of the Best Robot Toys Ever

If you have an Aibo, now is the time to start taking very good care of it

Thu 26 Feb 15 from IEEE Spectrum

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Robear robot care bear designed to serve Japan's aging population

Japan is facing an aging population in the coming decades and that means more people requiring care, and less people to provide it. In an effort to meet the shortfall, RIKEN and Sumitomo Riko ...

Thu 26 Feb 15 from Gizmag

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Aldebaran Robotics Founder and CEO Steps Down, SoftBank Appoints New Leader

Aldebaran Robotics has just announced that its founder and CEO Bruno Maisonnier is stepping down

Mon 23 Feb 15 from IEEE Spectrum

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Kagome Announces Wearable Tomato Feeder

Kagome Co Ltd announced "Tomatan," which is a "wearable tomato" developed in collaboration with Maywa Denki at Tokyo Marathon Expo 2015.

Thu 19 Feb 15 from Tech-On

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Print out 'Star Wars' pancakes worthy of a Jedi

PancakeBot returns with impressive flapjack designs of Boba Fett and R2-D2 for a full Force breakfast.

Tue 24 Feb 15 from CNET Crave

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Can an LED-filled "robot garden" make coding more accessible?

Here's one way to get kids excited about programming: a "robot garden" with dozens of fast-changing LED lights and more than 100 origami robots that can crawl, swim, and blossom like flowers.

Thu 19 Feb 15 from

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Robo-raven morphs its wings to back flip in mid-air

A flying robot that can move each wing independently is capable of precise aerial manoeuvres that mimic a real bird's abilities

Thu 19 Feb 15 from Newscientist

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US military is testing rolling eyeball robots originally designed for Mars

This roly-poly, bug-eyed robot may soon be pressed into military service. And although it might look a little goofy, American Unmanned Systems’ GuardBot is built to tackle serious surveillance ...

Thu 19 Feb 15 from

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If software looks like a brain and acts like a brain—will we treat it like one?

How we treat brain emulations may ultimately dictate how we treat ourselves.

Wed 18 Feb 15 from Arstechnica

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Robochop robots will carve foam blocks to online users' specs

How would you like to get an industrial robot to build something that you designed, which you then get to keep? Well, you'll have your chance next month. That's when Germany's GFT Group will ...

Tue 10 Feb 15 from Gizmag

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