U.S. media use robots

The “robot journalists” or “algorithms”, a set of programmed processes to develop a function,  are marking a milestone in the history of communication. Los Angeles Times has already used them to publish an instantaneous exclusive of the California...
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Z-Machines, a band of robots, considered the “music of the future”

An electronic music band made up by three robots, called Z-Machines, made its first public concert at the event hall Yonetsuka Liquid Room in Tokyo, before hundreds of spectators. Referred as “the music of the future”, behind this initiative are Yoichiro Kawaguchi, a...

Robot avatar body controlled by thought alone

”The ultimate goal is to create a surrogate, like in Avatar, although that’s a long way off yet,” says Abderrahmane Kheddar , from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tsukuba, Japan. Even though teleoperated robots have existed around for...
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Kurata, the New Personal Robot

The Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industry has developed the first robot that can be piloted from a cockpit, an iPhone or using a remote control. The Kuratas are androids of 13 feet tall and a weight of 6 tons, these are capable of moving at 10 kilometers per hour. The...

Robots Would Watch Convicts in South Korea

In March a contingency of robots would join the guards of a prison in the western city of Pohang. The robots will supervise convicts that show an irregular conduct, hence they would make the human guards job easier. The robots created by Asian Forum for Corrections have a height...

Harvard University Creates Flexible Robot

Researchers of Harvard University, in United States, created a flexible robot inspired in a squid and a sea star. This unique robot was made with materials that allowed it to move through different terrains on the contrary to the more rigid models. Investigators used soft...

Panasonic to Unveil New Robots

At the upcoming International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition (HCR 2011) scheduled for October 5-7, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan, Panasonic Corp. will reveal the new HOSPI-Rimo robot, Hair-Washing Robot and RoboticBed. These machines were specially designed to support people...