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Pepper : The World’s First Personal Robot That Reads Emotions – Ready for Sale

Pepper : The World’s First Personal Robot That Reads Emotions – Ready for Sale

June 18, 2015 – SoftBank Robotics Corp. and SoftBank Mobile Corp. (“SoftBank”) today announced that ‘Pepper’, the world’s first personal robot that can read emotions, will go on sale in Japan starting June 20, 2015. With 1,000 units available for purchase in the month of June, customers will be able to place orders for Pepper […]

Robotics Competition Generated Groundbreaking Research

Robotics Competition Generated Groundbreaking Research

Robotic control algorithms based on cutting-edge theory. The last week was the final round of competition in the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s contest to design control systems for a humanoid robot that could climb a ladder, remove debris, drive a utility vehicle, and perform several other tasks related to a hypothetical disaster. The team […]

UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good  opens Entries for AED  1 Million Contest

UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good opens Entries for AED 1 Million Contest

The Organizing Committee of the first edition of the US$1 million ‘UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good’ has announced that it will start receiving submissions for the award from June 15, 2015. The award, which is open to individuals, teams, universities and companies from around the world, also offers AED 1 million for the winner at the […]

Using Robots, Scientists Assemble Promising Antimicrobial Compounds

Using Robots, Scientists Assemble Promising Antimicrobial Compounds

[Photo: Jessica Su, a UC Berkeley student who worked at the Molecular Foundry with Ron Zuckermann, next to Overture, a robot that assembles dozens of custom peptoids at a time.] There’s an urgent demand for new antimicrobial compounds that are effective against constantly emerging drug-resistant bacteria. Two robotic chemical-synthesizing machines, named Symphony X and Overture, […]

CHIMP Robot Gets Ready for DARPA Finals June 5-6

CHIMP Robot Gets Ready for DARPA Finals June 5-6

“Faster” is the byword for the Tartan Rescue Team from Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) as it makes final preparations for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals June 5-6. The team’s four-limbed robot, CHIMP, is capable of performing all eight tasks, including driving a vehicle, climbing stairs and using power tools, that […]

Weekly Robotics Video: DARPA Final Trainings, Robotic Cheetah, Farthest Hoverboard – Guinness World Records and Talks from ICRA-2015

Weekly Robotics Video: DARPA Final Trainings, Robotic Cheetah, Farthest Hoverboard – Guinness World Records and Talks from ICRA-2015

This week was full of excitement and state of art knowledge for robotics community due to one of the world’s best robotic conference – ICRA. 2,700 registered participants attended the conference at Seattle, USA and thousands of people watched planetries and keynote talks on live webcast. Next week one more mega event in robotics world […]

15-Foot MegaBot Combat Robot Demonstrated at Maker Faire

15-Foot MegaBot Combat Robot Demonstrated at Maker Faire

The first full-sized, mobile, dual-weapon battling MegaBot made its debut at Maker Faire Bay Area on Saturday, firing giant homemade paintballs at a helpless art car (donated for the purpose) and thrilling the crowd with its menacing height and ear-splitting pneumatic cannons. You’ve probably heard about MegaBots, the proposed giant robot combat league — yes […]