Diego-san the Infant Robot by Machine Perception Lab.

Diego-san the Infant Robot by Machine Perception Lab.

His name is Diego-san and he is an android infant developed by the Institute for Neural Computation’s Machine Perception Laboratory, based in the UCSD division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit). The lab is funded by the National Science Foundation. For the hardware, the lab collaborated with Kokoro Co. Ltd. and […]

Robot boy, roboy will be born soon

Robot boy, roboy will be born soon

University of Zurich Artificial Intelligence Lab is trying to give birth to a humanoid robot boy, called Roboy, which is actuated by tendons mimicking human muscles. It is a smaller counterpart to Kenshiro Humanoid Robot,  about which we had made a news entry just recently. It is an upgrade version of the ECCE robot, which […]

Nao Robot in educational use

Nao Robot in educational use

As in any field we can think of, robots are slowly but surely gaining their place in our classrooms too. Use of robots in classrooms has benefits for many reasons. First of all, it is a very effective way of introducing students to mathematics, engineering and science, in addition to Robotics, which can be considered […]

DRC Robot for DARPA Grand Challenge

DRC Robot for DARPA Grand Challenge

Under its Maximum Mobility and Manipulation (M3) program, DARPA is trying to achieve advances in robotics that will enable better design and fabrication of robots, which will have enhanced mobility and manipulation in natural, undefined environments. Another goal is improve the capabilities of robots by better design tools, fabrication methods and control algorithms. More details […]

The most humanoid robot

The most humanoid robot

Researchers at the University of Tokyo came up with an extremely humanlike robot. Called Kenshiro, the robot is 158 cm tall, weighs 50 kg and is supposed to resemble the body of a 12 year old male. The robot mimics 160 major muscles in the human body which is the biggest number achieved in a […]

More “Humanlike” Robots Are On The Way

Robots are becoming more “humanlike”. Dennis Hong’s team at Virginia Tech introduced a new technology which is a Gangnam Sytle Dancer Charlie-2. This robot has titanium springs as leg muscles. These act as real muscles because it can be thiner and longer or thicker and smaller according to motion without changing any volume. Actually, there […]

Little Soccer Robot has been developed

NimbRo-OP, with a length of 95 cm and weight 6,6 kg, is a robot which is specifically developed to play football. Computer scientists from Bonn University announced this new robot at IROS (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) Conferance in Portugal. They states to compete in RoboCup, is a robotic competition which is organized every […]

Zeno robot from Hanson Robokind

Zeno robot from Hanson Robokind

27 inch tall Zeno, one of Hanson Robokind latest humanoid robot creations, has been built on several years of research and promises potential. Zeno’s has a total of 36 degrees of freedom, weighs 5.7 kg and is 69 cm tall. The robot is capable of having conversations that shows compassion and provides help with education […]

A Four Fingered Robot

A Four Fingered Robot

  Since the advent of robotics, the scientists have befuddled over the possibility of inventing a robotic hand that can perform the same tasks as a human. The researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have taken steps to replicate the original structure of human hand in their new four-fingered robots. The design is made of high […]

DARPA Robotic Challenge Seeks Humanoid Rescue Worker

DARPA Robotic Challenge Seeks Humanoid Rescue Worker

The world of Asimov’s i-Robot may be just around the corner thanks to DARPA’s new robotic challenge. Details of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s new $2 million challenge have been unveiled, revealing a highly ambitious project aimed at developing sophisticated, humanoid robots capable of doing tasks that, to date, only humans have been able to […]