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First It Was A Biped, Now A Quadruped Robot Can Pull Off Backflips Too

Here’s a video of a four-legged robot called Mini Cheetah developed by Biomimetic Robotics Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) doing backflips – a skill yet to be accomplished by any fellow quadruped robot. Cool, right. Well, for now, it is sure fun to see them performing circus act. Just wait till they get enough artificial intelligence and it will be their turn us do the same – at photo-gun-point. Here’s to hoping that won’t happen. Continue reading First It Was A Biped, Now A Quadruped Robot Can Pull Off Backflips Too

Is Festo BionicSoftArm Robotic Arm The Beginning Of Humanoid?

Movies often portrayed robot apocalypse with robots that were as sophisticated as humans with respect to agility and dexterity. The truth is, we do not have worry about such “robot apocalypse” because, it takes a lot more than bolts and nuts, and circuit boards to make a robot as capable as humans. But we can’t say for sure if Germany’s automation company, Festo, keep making progress like this. What you see here is Festo BionicSoftArm, a robotic arm that uses compressed air (AKA pneumatic) to serve as its “muscles,” allowing it pick up a variety of objects and shapes without crushing it. And because it is soft, it won’t pose any danger to its fellow human workers. Continue reading Is Festo BionicSoftArm Robotic Arm The Beginning Of Humanoid?

After The HomeBrew, LG Is Introducing A Capsule-based Ice Cream Maker Too

South by Southwest (SXSW), though not about gadgets and emerging technology, is no stranger to gadgets, but this year’s festival goers had more gadgets to ogle at – thanks to LG. LG had hit up SXSW for the first time, bringing along some really cool stuff, including a series of new AI robots, unique smart lighting solutions, the world’s first rollable TV, the new LG HomeBrew capsule-based craft beer maker and a concept, a connected ice cream maker called Snowwhite. Continue reading After The HomeBrew, LG Is Introducing A Capsule-based Ice Cream Maker Too

Rejoice, Toilet-Scrubbing Haters. This Robot Will Scrub The Toilet For You

It will be a while before an environment sensing, filth-picking, toilet-scrubbing robot becomes a reality, but not all hopes are lost for those who loathe the dirty chore of scrubbing the toilet because, there is the Giddel Toilet Cleaning Robot which your hard-earned money can buy. So, yeah, toilet cleaning robot is a reality now, well, kind of, cos’ it is not quite the kind of robot like PAL Robotics toilet-scrubbing robot. But really, it shouldn’t be a major surprise as Giddel costs ‘just’ 500 bucks (or $499.99, to be exact) before discount. Continue reading Rejoice, Toilet-Scrubbing Haters. This Robot Will Scrub The Toilet For You

FedEx Autonomous Delivery Bot Will Make Same Day Door-to-Door Delivery

What you see here is FedEx autonomous delivery robot called FedEx SameDay Bot. FedEx SameDay Bot the latest ‘staff’ to join FedEx SameDay City service that operates in 32 markets and 1,900 cities by branded FedEx vehicles and unformed FedEx employees. FedEx SameDay Bot is an autonomous delivery device that will deliver goods from retailers directly to customers’ homes or businesses on the same day. The bot is developed in collaboration with DEKA Development & Research Corp. base on the company’s FDA-approved iBot mobility device for disabled people. Continue reading FedEx Autonomous Delivery Bot Will Make Same Day Door-to-Door Delivery

Cute Humanoid Robot Little Sophia Teaches Your Kids Coding, Not Vanity

Can you imagine Kate Upton in a lab coat, working on a rocket? Probably not. Some ladies are just born to be models, but then again, fine ladies like Upton probably played with Barbie dolls, not Little Sophia, when she was a kid. If she had Little Sophia, who knows? Things might turn out differently. Might. So what exactly is Little Little Sophia anyways? Well, for starter, Sophia is NOT a doll; it is a robot. She is the little sister of Hanson Robotics’ Sophia the Robot. Continue reading Cute Humanoid Robot Little Sophia Teaches Your Kids Coding, Not Vanity

CleanseBot Is The Roomba For Beds That Kills Germs And Bacteria

Seriously, we don’t need studies to tell us the world out there is loaded with germs and bacteria. We already know that. Neither do we need researchers to tell us that a hotel room’s bed is a hot bed for germs. We are aware that the bed is the microscopic nasties’ dance floor, playground, and restaurant. And they are there without paying hundreds a day. I am not overly concerned about something which I have no control over, but if you are paranoia about germs on hotel beds, or any temporary accommodation for that matter, the CleanseBot is here to save your day. Continue reading CleanseBot Is The Roomba For Beds That Kills Germs And Bacteria

iRobot Introduces The Company’s First Robot Mower Called Terra

The pioneer of robotic vacuum cleaner, iRobot, is stepping outside into the garden. It is long overdue progression, but at least, it is here, like, finally. The company has announced its very first robotic lawn mower called, iRobot Terra Robot Mower. Obviously, robot mower is no news. Companies, including Honda, has introduced it as far back as 2012, but this little guy from iRobot sets itself apart by borrowing its proven small area navigation technology used by Roomba. Continue reading iRobot Introduces The Company’s First Robot Mower Called Terra

These Robots At A Supermarket Chain Are Different, They Have Googly Eyes

Deploying robots to do things like checking on shelves for stock levels, pricing and detecting misplaced items in supermarket is not new. But still, I think this little guy, called Marty (yes, it has a name!), deserve some mentions because, googly eyes. Marty is one of the hundreds of robots which retail giant, Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize USA, put into service at its GIANT/MARTIN’s and Stop & Shop stores across the United States. Continue reading These Robots At A Supermarket Chain Are Different, They Have Googly Eyes

Japan’s Robot-staffed Hotel “Fires” Robots, Employs Humans

Henn-na Hotel, a hotel chain in Japan that lauded as the first hotel in the world to be staffed largely by robots, made waves back in 2015. We caught on with the news back in 2017 when it opened the second robot-staffed hotel. Back then, we thought, this is it. The future is here, but nearly four years on, the robots over at Henn-na Hotel, if they had emotions, they would be feeling rather flabbergasted because, they are being replaced by humans. Continue reading Japan’s Robot-staffed Hotel “Fires” Robots, Employs Humans