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GuardBot Develops Miliirary Amphibious Robot Guard Balls

Although it appears as kind of a stability ball, which you often come across at the gym, in fact, GuardBot is a spherical, amphibious robot characteristic of many potential applications in broadcasting, reconnaissance, as well as security use. Developed by the company with the same name of GuardBot, which was based at […]

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Harvard Develops Soft Robot that Keep Moving Even After Getting Run Over by a Car

You should be familiar with the typical images of robots with metal structures like Terminator or iRobot. However, you would be amazed at an X-shaped soft-bodied robot, moving around just like a headless toy. This kind of soft robot has been developed by Roger Wood’s lab at HarvardUniversity. With superb properties, […]

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Intel's Jimmy the Robot is shown in this publicity photo released to Reuters May 28, 2014.Image credit: REUTERS/INTEL/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS.

Intel 3D-Printed Bots Are Ready for Handy Consumers

Intel Corp announced the instruction of its walking and talking robot made from 3D-printed parts recently. The robot could be assembled by the consumers with a kit and it costs about $1,600. The robot named as “Jimmy” came to the stage at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California […]

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The left image shows a template for a humanoid robot, while the right image shows the completed self-folded humanoid shape.Image credit: Daniela Rus/MIT.

3D-Printed Robots Can Self-Assemble When Heated

3D-printed robots could fold into shape and be assembled after being heated. In order to allow a two-dimensional sheet of material to be assembled into a 3D machine, the scientists utilized heated sheets of a kind of polymer known as PVC (polyvinyl chloride). In the following step, such sheets of material […]

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Hospi, the hospital robot.

Panasonic’s Endeavor in Popularizing Hospital Robots

Hospitals are surprisingly “robot friendly” places. Now you know. It is common that when doctors at hospital need a certain drug, which is not available on spot, so somebody has to be sent to fetch it at the pharmacy downstairs. This should leave extra burden on doctors and medical staff […]

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Cheetahs are regarded to be the absolutely fastest land animals in the world. However compared with the size of its body, a small mite native to Southern Californian is much faster than cheetahs.  Image credit: Joachim Huber via Wikimedia Commons.

Small Mite, the World’s Fastest Land Animal, Size-For-Size

This is one fast invertebrate. Cheetahs are regarded to be the absolutely fastest land animals in the world. However compared with the size of its body, a small mite native to Southern Californian is much faster than cheetahs. Known as Paratarsotomus macropalpis, the mite can travel 322 body lengths in a […]

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Is It OK to Murder a Robot?

Is It OK to Murder a Robot?

You see a small, lovely dinosaur. It looks like a toy, but it moves its head gently in a box. When you take it out of the box, it acts like a helpless newborn puppy – it can’t walk and you need to teach it about the world. It turns […]

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