Robots and Robotics

The Five Biggest Robotics Trends to Watch in 2013

This piece looks at five of the trends in robots that it will be important to watch in 2013, but citing ongoing projects and pairing it shows the future importance of robot recycling, student competitions and other important areas of the robosphere that observers, casual or professional, should keep an eye on to stay up to date.

Japan Is Bringing Robots To The Classroom To Learn

Robovie, a robot that was made by the folks over at the International Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute, will being making his way to the Higashihikari elementary school in order to help him learn how to speak better and perhaps to even learn some social skills. The robot will be joining a fifth grade classroom.

Japan's Automatic Robot Snowplow - An Update On Yuki Taro

Where's a cute automatic Japanese robot snowplow when you need one? When nasty nor'easters like February 2013's “Nemo” blanket huge stretches of America's northeast with up to three feet of snow, a GPS-equipped robotic snow shovel like Yuki Taro would come in mighty handy.

Rex Robot Shows Off Prosthetics Possibilities

A look at the new Rex robot, made by Shadow, that is designed to show off the forefront of  prosthetics  technology to the world. With more than half of the organs in the human body being simulated at this point. He will soon be on TV and then in a London museum for the public to see the advances for themselves.

Robots Keeping Hospital Rooms Safe

Vancouver Coastal Health announces the use of the Tru-D SmartUVC to help keep their rooms clean and reduce the risk of infection for patients, by adding UV light to the traditional cleaning mix. The new robot should help in lessening the risk of infections such as norovirus, influenza, and C. difficile.

CSA Space Refueling Robot Test Successful

The Canadian Space Agency announced a successful test of its newest collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The robot, which has managed to refill a mock satellite in space, on the international space station, may be used in the future to extend the life of satellites currently in space. 

Robosapien Toys May Be Play of The Future Today

With the Robosapien to, you have the chance to foster a child's interest in robots, and maybe set them on the path to an interest in one of the most future oriented of the developing scientists. The admittedly pricey toy has some great options for older kids who can enjoy the advanced features and the complex controls.

Robots and Restaurants and Travel In China

Robot servers may be closer than you think. Oh wait, they're already here. One restaurant in the nation of China is making the dream of a robot run eatery a reality. Just don't think that you are going to cry your way out of the check, after all your server is highly logical and unlikley to be swayed by emotions.

Robot Will Save (Some) Animals From Toxicity Testing



The big yellow robot in the picture above has the potential to save at least some innocent animals from being poisoned, and that's a start. The big yeller' is a high-throughput robot capable of testing thousands of cell-based chemical tests at a time, enabling toxicity results in a matter of hours, as opposed to years of animal testing. read more »