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Researchers from the Vere project are using an fMRI machine to “read” thoughts from a human user and use those signals to control the motion of a small humanoid robot as demonstrated in the video below. This project is very interesting because the use of an fMRI machine (which monitors mental activity by reading the blood flow inside the […]

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Hairygael has put together an amazing project. He 3D printed an entire robot hand and forearm and used hobby servo motors and an Arduino board to drive it. As you can see in the picture above, the hand looks amazing and if you watch the video below, you will see it moves very smoothly and it is actually quite strong. […]

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3D Printed Animatronic Hand

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During this end of the year, we could remember all the amazing robots 2011 brought to us including the new Asimo, the awesome bionics projects and incredibly popular Tankbot. But instead, we would like to show you a single picture that might inspire you, or more likely instill some fear into your soul: You might remember Robonaut 2 from earlier this year. It was […]

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Centaur 2

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Honda Robotics released a new version of ASIMO which is much faster and much more agile than its predecessors. The new ASIMO, is capable of running much faster, has dexterous hands and can even jump on one foot. This robot is clearly the most advanced humanoid there is. Here are the specs of the new ASIMO and a summary […]

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New ASIMO gets all the ladies

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PETMAN has to be the most physically capable humanoid robot in terms of flexibility, range of motion and robustness. It has been developed by Boston Dynamics, the same people who created BigDog, and is intended to tryout military equipment. Check out this video in order to see the robot, walk, move and get kicked. Kicking […]

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The August issue of National Geographic magazine features a fascinating article on robots, find it on newsstands July 26th 2011. In “Making Robots Human,” the author Chris Carroll explores the world of robotics, and the advances in technology that allow robots to speak, blink, smile and perform such tasks as folding clothes and cooking. From childcare provider to chef, roboticists […]

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The Fit Bot by fits.me started as a human male-shaped robot that would adjust to a man’s body size in order to test fit clothes when buying at on-line retailers. Now, they developed a female version of the robot that can don ladies’ clothes in a “prettier”way. As shown in the video, the robot can adapt to take pretty much […]

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Fits Me Robot Detail

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Thomas Nierhoff, a masters student at the Technische Universität München (TUM) programmed a humanoid robot to play pool. Of course we have seen PR2 play pool in the past but this robot does not need any special accessories to hold the pool cue. As shown in the video below, the robot can be very accurate […]

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