SoftBank on Thursday launched a new kind of robot that it claims can read people's emotions and communicate in a human-like way. The 120-cm-tall bot is set to go on sale in February, complete with a 198,000-yen ($1935) price tag.
TeamColorBlind, a two-man indie game development studio from Phoenix, Arizona, programmed a robot to play Threes perfectly and they are streaming their creation’s exploits on the Twitch channel right now.
Step aside Agilus, there's a new (robotic) Ping-Pong player on the block. As Kuka Robotics prepares to pit Agilus against table tennis champ Timo Boll on Tuesday, another very impressive bat-wielding bot has shown up on YouTube.
Though you may not have seen it coming, the idea that Google and Foxconn are reportedly in talks about helping each other out with the development of robotics-related technologies obviously makes a certain amount of sense.
Robonaut, the humanoid helping out astronauts on board the International Space Station, is about to get fixed up with a pair of legs. Besides making him eight-feet tall, the new pins will finally enable him to break free from his fixed pedestal.
A research team at Manchester University has digitally reconstructed the walking style of the biggest creature ever to have walked the planet, the Argentinosaurus dinosaur. The team says its work could be used in the future development of robots.
An eight-foot, one-ton robot built in the 1950s went under the hammer at Christie's of London recently, fetching an impressive £17,500 ($27,695). Known as Cygan, the aging aluminum bot comprises 300,000 parts though sadly no longer works.
Definitely a creative way to circumvent DRM restrictions on Amazon books, a professor in Vienna has built a robotic device from a LEGO Mindstorms set in order to automatically take pictures of book pages.