You may or may not have heard, but the world saw the first robot obtain citizenship last fall. Although this was a historic milestone in the history of robots, it hasn’t come without its lot of controversies (both about the citizenship and the praise for the robot). This left many a […]
Posts Tagged: Humanoid
NASA in on a “Journey to Mars”. According to the space agency, we should see the first humans landing on Mars by 2033. Along this journey, NASA is planning to send robots to prepare the big landing. In 2013, NASA unveiled four sister robots which are the first of the next generation of robots in […]
This past Saturday the team from South Korea which designed, built and programmed their humanoid robot DRC-HUBO took home the $2 million dollar first-place prize as part of the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge. The focus of this year’s challenge was to create a robot which could complete a variety of […]
What has a pair of seven degree of freedom robotic arms, 360 degree sonar and inherited a bunch of robust features from its industrial “father”? Why, the Baxter Research Robot of course! This next generation educational / research tool combines features normally found only on expensive industrial robots with highly […]
When we first saw Robotis release their new line of professional (and large) Dynamixel Pro servo motors, we knew it would not be long until they were used to create larger humanoids. So, not long after their release, “THOR” was revealed; Robotis’ child-sized humanoid entry into the DARPA humanoid challenge. […]
HRP-4C, HRP-4‘s older sister, did a nice dance demonstration along with some human fellows. The female robot (or gynoid) comes form a large humanoid robot family made by Kawada. The HRP-4C nevertheless, is by far the most human-like of all the brothers. Via BotJunkie.
This Japanese robotic ice cream making machine must be the most expensive and slowest way of making ice cream. One can imagine that if the robot big (actually huge) head is filled with computational power, it must be a very bored and depressed robot, just like Marvin. Via Botropolis.