Tag Archives: Robots

Here’s the First Look At The New AI Race Car From Roborace

Roborace, the world’s first motorsports competition for human + machine teams, has offered the first look at the new competition vehicle for Season Alpha at the WebSummit conference in Lisbon, Portugal. The new race car, dubbed DevBot 2.0, is somewhat similar to the Robocar in technology, but with the addition of a cockpit to accommodate a human driver. You may remember Robocar from July when it made the first ever fully autonomous hillclimb at Goodwood Festival of Speed, relying only on sensors and artificial intelligence. Continue reading Here’s the First Look At The New AI Race Car From Roborace

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas Bipedal Humanoid Now Does Parkour Too

I am sure we all remember Boston Dynamics Atlas. The humanoid robot that is capable of letting itself out of the door and take a stroll around the grassy compound. Since its introduction two years ago, Atlas has advanced to be able to pull of back flip and now, it does parkour too. Obviously, dear Atlas is not as quick and agile as a parkour expert, but basing on a bunch of beginners’ parkour videos on YouTube, I conclude that Atlas is indeed pretty good at it. Continue reading Boston Dynamics’ Atlas Bipedal Humanoid Now Does Parkour Too

Oh, Great. Now There Is Humanoid Construction Robot Too

When I say humanoid construction robot, I do mean a biped, human form robot, not just a robotic arm. This robot, referred to as the Humanoid Robot HRP-5P Prototype, is the product of Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Institute (AIST), and it is here to take your job as a manual construction person and possibly, lord over us in distant future. Nah. I am just kidding. We are far from that – both taking over your job and lording over us. Continue reading Oh, Great. Now There Is Humanoid Construction Robot Too

Mattel’s Jurassic World Alpha Training Blue Robot Previewed

I am not sure if training a dinosaur is possible, let alone taming one that is reputed to be as ferocious as the infamous Velociraptor, but with the Jurassic World Alpha Training Blue Robot, you sure can. Based on “fan-favorite” Velociraptor from the Jurassic World franchise, this toy robot version of Owen’s pet dinosaur comes with a remote control that resembles Owen’s clicker in the movie and it boasts four modes of play, including Training Mode, Guard Mode, RC Mode, and Total Control Mode. Here are the details of what the different modes will do: Continue reading Mattel’s Jurassic World Alpha Training Blue Robot Previewed

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.

Maker Of AK-47 Wants To Make A Robocop’s ED-09-like Mecha Robot

Well, what do you know? Kalashnikov, the Russian arm manufacturer best known for its AK-47 assault rifle, is not just into making electric motorcycle for the military, it apparently also has the desire to build a mecha robot. That’s right, the statue-like mecha robot, that looked suspiciously like ED-209 from 1987’s Robocop, you see here is the concept mecha in question. Not exactly the prettiest sight, TBH. It looks a little rough on the edges. Continue reading Maker Of AK-47 Wants To Make A Robocop’s ED-09-like Mecha Robot

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

Relationship Apocalypse Begins With Gateway Virtual Home Robot

It has been a while. It was on pre-order started two years ago and it is now finally available to the masses. We are talking about the kinda sad gadget from Gatebox called Gatebox Virtual Home Robot. The name sounds harmless enough, but this ‘robot’ is in fact a virtual wife of sort (yes, you heard that right!). You see, while this device does home automation, let you in on news, weather and whatnot, it is capable of even more. Something more, well, humanly. Continue reading Relationship Apocalypse Begins With Gateway Virtual Home Robot

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