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Robots and Robotics

Robot Taxi Could Bring Us Johnny Cabs On The Spot

Japanese mobile internet company DeNA and Tokyo-based autonomous vehicle technology development firm ZMP Inc. have teamed up to form Robot Taxi, a joint venture company charged with laying the groundwork for driverless urban transportation.

Smart Artificial Skin Feels Rain and The Touch of a Hand

Although there have been many advancements made in the field of prosthetics down through the decades, the emphasis on aesthetics has been paramount in their development, at least until now. Read on to learn more about this amazing scientific innovation known as smart artificial skin.

GizmoSphere Gizmo 2 SBC Pairs PC-Class Power With Raspberry Pi's Size

Great things have been done with the Raspberry Pi's meager specs. For DIY'ers who just need more, though, the Gizmo 2 single-board computer squeezes an AMD dual-core processor and Radeon graphics into similar dimensions, while keeping the prerequisite array of hobbyist interfaces besides somehow adding many new ones.

The Spider Dress: One Good Wearable Tech Bite Deserves Another

Spider Man should move over, for a formidable adversary has found its way into pop cultural consciousness and the fashion marketplace. Read more about Anouk Wipprecht's Spider Dress and its built in sensors and mechanical limbs that attack when the wearer's perosnal space is invaded.

Control Him If You Can. Train Your Zoomer Dino

Dinosaurs might be extinct, but a child’s love for them is not. Kids love dinosaurs. Don’t ask me why. But I can tell you about the newest toy to keep the love affair going. Zoomer Dino is a remote control dinosaur that senses your presence and reacts to your touch and motions. You can even train him to dance and roar.

The Dare-Droid Dress: Edgy, Cool and Technosensual

Technosensual is the name of a Viennese exhbit that showcases fashion blending with cutting edge technology. Read on to learn more about this fascinating trend that still lingers in the innovative ether of the air.

Could China's "Dark Sword" Stealth Drone Be The World's First Supersonic UAV?

The Anjian (Chinese for “Dark Sword”) stealth drone China displayed as a conceptual model way back in 2006 has been stealthy indeed since then: no news, no views and no clues. A Chinese aviation expert has now broken the silence surrounding the dart-shaped aircraft, however, speculating a production version of the Anjian could emerge as the world's first supersonic UAV.

Robots Could Be The Key To Keeping Agriculture And Industry Running In Australia

Australia is a beautiful, largely untamed country. Though part of its appeal, that's also its greatest weakness. Although the its interior is incredibly rich in resources, few are willing to gather them. That's why the country's increasingly turning to robots - they'll do the jobs people won't.

Cats Always Land On Their Feet - And Soon Robots Will, Too

It's a well-established fact that cats almost always land on their feet. They're remarkably good at making a safe landing from heights at which they have no business doing so. That's why researchers at Georgia Tech are looking towards our feline friends to improve their robots.

DJI's Inspire One Drone Is Proof Positive That Big Things Come In Small Packages

If you know anything about the world of consumer drones, then you'll know that DJI's a pretty big name. They're responsible for the development of the Phantom, known to be one of the best drones on the market. Earlier this week, they topped it. Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the Inspire One.

What Do You Get When You Cross Paintball With Giant Robots? The Best Sport Ever Conceived

Paintball's a pretty awesome sport...but you know what would make it better? Giant robots. There's a company looking to make that a reality - check it out!

Ambulance Drone Could Boost Cardiac Arrest Survival Rate From 8% To 80%

An unmanned, autonomously navigating ambulance drone developed by a Dutch graduate student could someday be the first responder to countless instances of cardiac arrest, saving untold lives in the process.

China's New Mars Rover: Red & (Almost) Ready To Roll

Red rover red rover can China come over? A vermilion red, six-wheeled vehicle that just might be China's new Mars Rover took center stage recently at the 16th China International Industry Fair in Shanghai. The as-yet unnamed robotic rover could play a huge role in the next, unmanned stage of China's ambitious Mars exploration program.

Innovative Robotic Fabric Transforms Garments Into Automatons

Robotic fabrics mark an entirely new dimension in wearable technology. Developed by a professor of engineering at Purdue University, this may be the beginning  of a new era when clothing has a life of its own. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

According To The CEO Of iRobot, There's Too Much Stargazing In Robotics - And It's Holding Us Back

I like to think we've seen some pretty huge advances in the robotics world of late. Sure, maybe we don't have super-advanced robot butlers or artificial humans yet, but we're making great progress, right? Not if you askiRobot founder Colin Angle. According to him, we aren't even half as advanced as we should be - and he knows why.