Healtcare with Telepresence Robots: RP-VITA

RP-VITA is a robot avatar designed as a telepresence robot which can be controlled by physicians remotely in order to communicate with patients even from miles away distance. The skills of RP-VITA were demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. Now, the robot has the clearance of the U.S. Food and […]

The Autonomous Vehicle of China: Fierce Lion 3

“Fierce Lion 3” won the prize in the contest of smart vehicles, the fourth Future Challenge by driving 114 kilometers  from Beijing to Tianjin in 85 minutes, with a top speed of 105 kilometers per hour. It passed a wide variety of tricky tests such as driving straight, pursuing traffic, changing lanes, managing with slower traffic […]

3D Printed Robot (DIY): InMoov

3D Printed Robot (DIY): InMoov

3D printing becomes popular in everything from bio-printing to architectural structures, and so does in robotics. With 3D printed parts InMoov is a humanoid robot designed and built by Gael Langevin of Factices Ateliers in France. InMoov which was designed with Blender is running on MyRobotLab and Arduino and it runs on batteries. It is a do-it-yourself printable […]

New Autonomous Indoor Vehicle: Adept Lynx

New Autonomous Indoor Vehicle: Adept Lynx

Adept Technology Inc. which is known with its autonomous mobile robots, launches Adept Lynx. It was demonstrated at the Automate 2013 and ProMat show in Chicago, Illinois. Adept Tech. Inc. realized that the cost of moving and delivering goods can be more than two-thirds of total production costs; and what is more, the time spent […]

Manufacturer robot with “common sense”: Baxter

Manufacturer robot with “common sense”: Baxter

Humanoid Robot called Baxter was launched by Rethink Robotics at a sale price of $22,000, which was designed by an Australian robotics and artificial-intelligence expert Rodney Brooks. Baxter is a complete system and there is no need for complex programming or expensive integration. As it has behavior based intelligence, it can be easily programmed in […]

Dexterous Humanoid Robot: Robonaut 2

Dexterous Humanoid Robot: Robonaut 2

Robonaut 2 -which was designed and built through the partnership of NASA and General Motors with assistance from Oceaneering Space Systems engineers- is on aboard the International Space Station. Robonaut 2 was launched in February 2011 with the last flight of Nasa’s discovery space shuttle and it started to work last March. Robonaut 2’s first […]

Anti-Accident Autonomous Research Vehicle by Toyota and Lexus

Anti-Accident Autonomous Research Vehicle by Toyota and Lexus

A new advanced active safety research vehicle was introduced by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Lexus (a sales division of Toyota) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the beginning of January 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The new vehicle is a step to combine the autonomous technologies and high-level driver assistance systems including vehicle-to-vehicle and […]

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 […]

Industrial Perception Inc.’s Robots with 3D Vision

Industrial Perception Inc.’s Robots with 3D Vision

Robots are increasingly coming out of the lab and taking their place in the public sphere. Industrial Perception, Inc. (IPI) is one of them and the company is focused on producing mainstream robots in order to be used in America’s manufacturing and logistics. A team of software engineers from a robotics research company, Willow Garage, […]

New generation of robotic programmed toys: LEGO Mindstorms EV3

New generation of robotic programmed toys: LEGO Mindstorms EV3

Lego Mindstorms was known as the first of the smart toys when it was unleashed in 1998. Lego releases the new generation of MindStorms in order to make younger generations acquainted with building robots and programming applications. The new Mindstorms EV3 is developed in three years by an international team consisting of designers from Europe […]