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A Robotic Hand That Can Throw, Catch & Grasp At High Speed [VIDEO]
The video below features a robotic arm that performs a skillful & precise manipulation of fingers based on high-speed camera and sensors. It was designed to throw, catch & grasp at high speed. Take A Look!  
"Robot" Actress Takes Leading Role In A Japanese Play
Japanese have been creating realistic robots for years, and now one robot was deemed emotive enough to have a stint on stage. Hiroshi Ishiguro's Gemenoid-F is co-starring in a Japanese play where she plays the role of a caretaker assigned to a dying girl. Most of the action is done behind...
Drones recognise and follow forest trails in search of lost people
A team of Swiss researchers have taught drones to recognise and follow forest trails. Drones are an efficient complement to human rescuers and can be deployed in large numbers, are inexpensive and prompt, and thus minimise the response time and the risk of injury for those who are lost or...
This Robot Makes One Hamburger Every 10 Seconds
It seems like the fast food industry will soon face serious disruption at the hands of mechanization. Momentum Machines has invented a device that makes burgers. Trouble is that these devices are designed to replace workers rather than assisting them in their jobs. These burger bots are far from being humanoid,...
New Japanese Robots Can Aid Elderly and Disabled
"Helpful Robots"— they aren't exactly a new concept. After all we have a slew of home-robots designed to aid with household chores, most of which are Japanese-made. While more recently the robots coming out of Japan have been pretty bizarre to say at the very least — there's a...
Natural Interaction With Flying Robots Using Microsoft Kinect [VIDEO]
Controlling Robots through gesture based commands is now a reality!! Folks from the The Flying Machine Arena at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control ETH Zurich have successfully controlled a quadrocopter robot with gestures using Microsoft Kinect. The flying robot is controlled by a puppeteer who waves his hands to give commands. The...
These Flying Quadrotors May Build Your Next House 1
With automation being the hottest of the fields undergoing rapid advancements, the need for human labor is declining day by day. Automation has hit every industry and architecture is not an exception. This interesting news article is not about cranes getting more advanced but something much more than that. FRAC center...
A Robot That Can Walk On Water 1
A new robot has been made of ultralight carbon-fiber that can stand or slowly walk on water. The principle it uses is borrowed from insects, which is: surface tension tends to prevent the water’s surface from breaking, and the robot’s legs from sinking in. Carnegie Mellon University mechanical engineer Metin Sitti (inspired by...
Ball-Throwing Robotic Seal With 99% Accuracy
Engineers from National Chiao-Tung University of Taiwan have built a robotic arm dressed in furry seal outfit for throwing a ball into a basket. The percentage of successful ball-throwing was found to be approximately 99%. "A stereo vision system is used to measure the position of the target in 3D space.The ball-throwing transformation between...
China will Phase in Mass Automation by 2020
In 2014 alone the sales of robots spiked to 229,261 units, up 29%. It was a record jump from year-to-year, and much the same is expected when data becomes available for 2015 and 2016. In 2014 alone, China accounted for 25% of global market share, and recent figures have expanded that lead dramatically. These...

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