Talk about robots taking over our jobs… now even milk tea aka boba tea is not spared from robotic takeover. China’s vending machine specialist, Guangzhou Aiwan Network Technology aka iPlaysmart, is now selling Robotic Arm Smart Milk Tea Vending Machine. It is a robot, alright, albeit not the kind we may have imagined.
There must be many lonely souls in Japan. How else would one find crazy number of life-like sex dolls and bizarre inventions like hologram girlfriend (and someone even marrying it), and a Woman’s Hand iPhone Case? Speaking woman’s hand iPhone case… a university in Japan has taken the concept of holding a girl’s hand even […]
This is a video of the 1:1 scale Gundam robot taking a few steps and kneeling down. Not going to lie. I was impressed for a second before realizing the video was sped up 4x. You know what that means, don’t you?
Boston Dynamics Spot is cool and all, but it is pricey robot for average Joes to be experimenting with. There are other options emerging from China, like AlphaDog and Unitree A1, for examples.
Imagine a future where humans are appreciating art… created by A.I. robots. Wait a minute. Don’t need to imagine, because that is already happening. The world’s first ultra-realistic humanoid AI robot artist, Ai-Da, not only held her first solo exhibition; she already selling her work of art too.
Want your very young ones to pick up drawing, but don’t want to commit to a flesh-and-blood drawing coach? Well, you know what? We are in the future and the future needs no drawing tutor because, there’s Quincy.
There is a couple of stumbling blocks when developing tiny robots. Propulsion and power source. How do we get an insect-size robot to move with clunky servos and motors, and also with battery taking the space and weighing it down? Well, it looks like researchers of Autonomous Microrobotic Systems Laboratory (AMSL) at University of Southern […]
With the pandemic showing no sign of slowing down, let alone stopping, it calls for a new normal. Part of the new normal is continual social distancing and donning of face mask. In Japan, something else is happening too.
It is a good thing that Boston Dynamics Spot is available now, albeit only for businesses. Because, there are more competitions joining the party. In addition to the Unitree A1 robot dog, there is the Weilan AlphaDog.
If you cringed at the prospect of a robot cutting your hair with a pair of scissors, then you better look away from this research project by John Whitney at Northeastern University. John Whitney and his students have a submitted a paper entitled “Series Elastic Force Control for Soft Robotic Fluid Actuators.”