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Watch Out, Small Space Autonomous Robotic Bartender Is Almost Here

Trade by trade, humans’ jobs are slowly getting replaced by robots. We have seen it happening to jobs including stuntman, pole dancers, burger flipping, sports coaching, and bartender. Speaking bartender, there will be new robotic bartender that is even more sophisticate coming to market in 2019. Called Yanu, by Estonia-based Robolab, it will be more versatile than the current operating robot found onboard the Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas cruise ship. Continue reading Watch Out, Small Space Autonomous Robotic Bartender Is Almost Here

Sony To Sell Limited aibo Companion Robot In The U.S.

The latest and the sixth generation aibo, Sony’s companion robot (dog) is finally landing on the U.S. shore. The special First Litter Edition of the autonomous robotic puppy in a limited, all-in-one aibo bundle will include aibo, a 3-year AI Cloud Plan, a fun assortment of aibo toys, plus an individually numbered commemorative dog tag. If you don’t already know, the latest aibo, which also made its appearance at CES 2018, features a new, cloud-connected AI engine and advanced image sensors that enable this robotic pup to learn and recognize faces. Continue reading Sony To Sell Limited aibo Companion Robot In The U.S.

Nothing Much Here. It Is Just A Robot Being Asked To Pick Up A Knife

We shouldn’t be alarmed when someone is teaching a robot to pick up a knife because, already, we have seen a robot that is perfectly apt in firing a pistol. Besides, at least this robot by Human Robot Interaction Laboratory at Tufts does not have legs. So, we are be safe… for now. Anyways, the basis of this research is not to teach a robot to wield a knife; it is part of the institute’s research called “Learning Interactions from Natural Language Instruction and Demonstration.” Continue reading Nothing Much Here. It Is Just A Robot Being Asked To Pick Up A Knife

There’s Waldo Robot Takes The Headache Out Of Finding Waldo

We have all kinds of robots. There are biomimicry robots. Robots that do dangerous stunt and then there are real-life Transformers robot. And now, there is a robot that will help you find Waldo. You got to admit finding Waldo can be a book-hurling kind of frustrating game. It is a ‘task’ that sometimes bring out the worst in a person. But not anymore because, There’s Waldo. There’s Waldo is a robot that can spot Waldo with incredible speed and accuracy. Continue reading There’s Waldo Robot Takes The Headache Out Of Finding Waldo

Festo Has Created A Robotic Fish That Swims Using Undulating Fins

These days, biomimicry is a big thing for Germany’s industrial control and automation company Festo. This eel-like robotic fish you see here, called BionicFinWave, is one of its newest robot in the company’s study into biomimicry and man, it is pretty darn creepy! Seriously, why do need to give them eyes? It has a camera on its ‘nose’ already, didn’t it? Anyways, The level of creep of this thing rivals that of the crawling robotic salamander. Continue reading Festo Has Created A Robotic Fish That Swims Using Undulating Fins

Rolls-Royce’s Idea Of Engine Maintenance Is A Swarm Of Tiny Robots

Michael Crichton’s Prey painted a grim picture of swarming robots. While grim, it presented a not so pleasant scenario, swarming tiny robots are probably the future and Rolls-Royce is one organization that shares this vision. The aircraft engine maker envision a swarm of collaborative miniature robots inserted into the engine to perform visual inspection of hard-to-reach areas. Each tiny robot measures around 10 millimeter in diameter and they will be deposited into the engine by another bold Rolls-Royce vision, a ‘snake’ robot called FLARE. Continue reading Rolls-Royce’s Idea Of Engine Maintenance Is A Swarm Of Tiny Robots

Robocar Made The First Ever Fully Autonomous Hillclimb At Goodwood

At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, something different have taken place. Among the usual hillclimb by avid motoring enthusiasts using a variety of different automobiles (including a lawn mower), one was made by no man. By “made by no man,” I meant to say the car wasn’t driven by anyone; it just went on its own autonomously. Continue reading Robocar Made The First Ever Fully Autonomous Hillclimb At Goodwood

Wait, What? Now, Even Stunt Man’s Job Is Threatened By Robots?

The need to protect actors during movie making lead to the creation of the job known as stunt doubles, AKA stuntman. Little do we know that a job normally reserved for the fearless could be at threat of robot takeover too. Believe or not, Disney is hatching a plan to let autonomous humanoids take on dangerous stunt. Continue reading Wait, What? Now, Even Stunt Man’s Job Is Threatened By Robots?

Cockroach-inspired Robot Bug Walks On Water, Land And Underwater Too

What you see in movies that depicted strange robots that are capable of doing just about anything are slowing materializing and the Harvard University’s Harvard Ambulatory Microbot, or HAMR, is a robot cockroach that is part of this realization. The development of HAMR has been going on and recently, we heard that it just got an upgrade. It can now walk on and under water. I am not sure if roaches walk on water, but this robot bug surely does. Continue reading Cockroach-inspired Robot Bug Walks On Water, Land And Underwater Too

This Rolling Surveillance Robot May One Day Replace Security Guards

This is Guardbot, a rolling surveillance robot that could one day replace security guards. Officially called “Spherical Amphibious Robotic Vehicle Systems,” Guardbot is an all-terrain bot that you could think of it as a giant-ass Sphero with cameras stuck to its sides. As demoed in the video, this thing is pretty much unstoppable, capable of traversing any ground terrain, swim in water, and roll on snow and sand. One thing we foresee is obstacle, but the biggest being 7 feet in diameter, I guess most obstacles are really not an issue for this futuristic surveillance bot. Continue reading This Rolling Surveillance Robot May One Day Replace Security Guards