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Worm biomimicry inspires more flexible slithering robots

By Damir Beciri
One Comment8 July 2011

leeds-worm-botA researcher from the University of Leeds has drawn inspiration from nature to build a robotic worm that can wiggle its way around obstacles. Dubbed worm-bot, the robot is modeled after the Caenorhabditis elegans nematode – a minuscule  free-living worm that uses a very simple nervous system of just over 300 neurons to control the… »

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LG Hom-Bot – a smart vacuum cleaning robot

By Damir Beciri
One Comment26 June 2011

lg-hom-bot-smart-vacuum-cleaning-robotIn one of our mini-series we started a while ago, we wrote about robotic vacuum cleaners that could take the throne from the ruler of that niche. In this article we’re going to write about LG RoboKing’s successor named Hom-Bot Smart Vacuum Cleaning Robot. The robot is developed for the European market, and it’s much better… »

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Finch – an affordable robot platform for novice computer scientists

By Damir Beciri
One Comment14 May 2011

finch-robotPrompting “Hello World” is among the first lessons of programming, but such simple programs aren’t able to catch the attention of young generations who grow surrounded by much more advanced and entertaining interfaces. A product of Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute – Finch was designed specifically to make introductory computer science classes an engaging experience… »

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DONA – a donation gathering robot

By Damir Beciri
4 Comments21 April 2011

dona-robot-1In some countries, begging is forbidden by the law and could lead to a heavy fine or even imprisonment. However, in order to counter the relatively low rate of donations made by individuals in South Korea, designer Min Su Kim created DONA – a charming little robot designed to gather donations for various charitable causes… »

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Insect biomimicry inspires HECTOR – robot hexapod

By Rob Aid
One Comment18 April 2011

hector-robotA team of biologists and engineers at the Bielefeld University Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) are developing the Hexapod Cognitive Autonomously Operating Robot (HECTOR) – a walking robot inspired by six-legged insects. Technologically, HECTOR implements the properties of its biological models better than ever before. When completed, HECTOR will be used as a… »

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Top 5 articles regarding robots in 2010

By Rob Aid
3 January 2011

top-5-2010-robots-articles-robaidThe main subject of our website is related to robots. After robots conquered the industrial applications, they are being developed to aid humans in their daily habits. The robots that are currently available for usage at home are either too clunky, or too expensive. Luckily, there are some cleaning robots that are affordable and useful,… »

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HRP-4 robot is more agile and slimmer than its predecessors

By Damir Beciri
21 September 2010

hrp-4-robotHere is an article with a theme this website mostly covers, and those are robots meant to aid in our everyday lives. Kawada Industries and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have recently revealed the latest version of a robot they have been developing for 10 years. The newest version of… »

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Lunar garden enables hydroponic growing of crops

By Damir Beciri
One Comment19 September 2010

tomatoesResearchers at the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) are demonstrating that plants from Earth could be grown hydroponically (without soil) on the moon or Mars, setting the table for astronauts who would find potatoes, peanuts, tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables awaiting their arrival. The technology shows a great potential for application on… »