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Cubiebot, a little robot made from hobbyist robot parts and cardboard is directing and filming its own documentary. As a matter of fact, many of these filmmaker robots are on the loose interviewing humans about their relationships with other robots. As shown in the video below, these cute robots capture the attention of the participants and invite them to […]

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Dmitry Itskov, a Russian mogul, recently launched the “2045 Initiative“. His main goal is to promote the development of technology aimed at achieving immortality. As shown in the image above, the project has very ambitious milestones that can be arguably a bit too optimistic. The initiative expects to be able to produce an android (humanoid robot with […]

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2045 Milestones

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The SyFy Channel recently launched the new “Robot Combat League“; a new series featuring large, ~2m tall humanoid robots fighting against each other one on one (almost identical to the robots in the movie “Real Steel”). Each robot is controlled by two operators (one for the upper torso and and the other for the legs). Take a look at […]

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Bots High Remember BattleBots? The TV show where two remote controlled robots would enter a weaponized arena and fight it out for 3 minutes or until one stopped moving. The name “Bots High” is a combination of “Robots” and “High School”. Well, even though the show ended, the competitions have continued. More so, there’s a […]

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Author Lynn Messina imagined a world where robots are the norm and humans are convenient appliances to do menial chores around the house. In her book Henry and the Incredibly Incorrigible, Inconveniently Intelligent Smart Human the author brings to life a world were the roles of robots and humans are reversed and shows how a simple switch can change our perspective on a […]

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Henry and the Incredibly Incorrigible, Inconveniently Intelligent Smart Human

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Nao, the popular humanoid robot, has some holiday wishes for all humans as shown in the video below. We understand that it is not the new year yet, so for those who want to keep celebrating Christmas, we invite you to sing Jingle bells rock along with the little robot. Anybody else noticed the funky french accent? Almost as if an […]

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Nao Celebrates the Holidays

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General Electric has released what might be the most epic robot-themed TV ad ever. Take a look below. The ad features many well known real robots as well as robots from science-fiction. The fictional robots include Robbie, B-9 (Lost in Space), the original K.I.T.T. (Knight Rider) and Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation). Real robots include Nao, a […]

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Minds + Machine TV Add

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Students from Victoria University (Toronto, Canada) created a real-life version of the Disney Pixar lamp and called it “Pinokio”. This playful robot can detect and track faces and also express emotions using its movements and reactions. It uses servo motors to actuate its segments and OpenCV for the vision processing. The only thing missing is probably an […]

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Pinokio Face Tracking Lamp