MABEL: Running bipedal robot with knees

On August 30, 2011, in Robotics, Technology, by Mike Jefferson

Robots have proven that they can do all sorts of things, from singing and playing instruments, to learning on their own, but the only limitation that robots have is their running speed and movement, but this latest robot could change that.

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First dual-armed robot that plays pool

On June 8, 2011, in Robotics, by Mike Jefferson

We know that robots are capable of all sorts of things, and now we have the first robot that can actually play a game of pool. This robot comes from Technische Universität München (TUM) and Thomas Nierhoff, a master’s student from the university, created it.

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Badminton, believe it or not, it’s one of the fastest sports in the world, with birdies routinely traveling at speeds of 300 kph.

Regrettably, the clip below of what claims to be the world’s first badminton robot shows limited footage of the robot playing badminton, but still its functionality is very impressive.

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P2 robot companion for bachelors

On August 24, 2010, in Robotics, Technology, by Mike Jefferson

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, robots are the future. Over the years, we saw that robots can do almost anything, but not well as humans though. They are very skillful and useful and they can even be great companions as well. After the robotic child Aimec, here’s the latest robotic find that will keep company to bachelors.

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Bina48: First human like robot that can chat

On July 13, 2010, in Robotics, Technology, by Mike Jefferson

We are seeing more robots with each day and it’s really a surprise what they can do. Some of them are playing instruments, some of them are practical and some are just looking like us. Now for the first time we have a robot that will actually talk directly with us.

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Geminoid F: Humanoid robot that laughs and smiles

On April 6, 2010, in Robotics, by Mike Jefferson

Another humanoid robot comes from Japan, and this time it can smile and it can laugh. Developed by Hiroshi Ishiguro it looks exactly like average 20 year old girl and because it can mimic human facial expressions it’s quite hard to make a difference between real person and the android.

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