John Roach , NBC News – 146 days A precious metal worker who lost his right forearm in an accident with an industrial blender has regained the ability to perform most two-handed tasks with the help of a robotic prosthesis. Nigel Ackland’s device is a bebionic3 robotic hand developed by RSLSteeper.
The Rollin' Justin robot and his counterpart DESIRE have been busy impressing humans since 2009, but Rollin Justin's latest achievements outshine his trash-tossing past.
When you meet your robot overlord , it may be wearing super-intelligent skin designed by a Stanford researcher --a solar-powered, super-sensitive, chemical-sampling covering that makes your meatbag covering look pathetic. Zhenan Bao is behind the advances, and the recent development centers on a stretchable solar cell system that can expand and shrink along two different axes, making it perfect for incorporation into artificial skin for robots, human prosthetic limbs, or even clothing. Bao's earlier successes with artificial skin have resulted in a highly flexible and durable material, which is part of a flexible organic-chemistry transistor, built on a thin polymer layer.
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Actroid F can speak in your place, using webcams to watch and mimic your facial expressions and movements. When you speak with your family over a webcam they may be able to see your face, but they don’t have a real body in the room with which they can interact. Why not give them a creepy robot to to talk to instead?
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Here at GeekTech, there have been a lot of great hacks for Microsoft’s Kinect, but this robot one has to be the best. This humanoid robot has been programmed to copy your every move via the Kinect. It does this by using the Kinect (connected to a PC) to map the human body; it then sends that data to Japanese robot Website V-Sido .
Video: Robot moves like a senior citizen Today's humanoid robots are able to run , somersault and even dance – now comes a robot that walks like a senior citizen. It leans on objects in its environment for support to help it move around and complete tasks.
Siemens Healthcare and Olympus Medical Systems Corporation are collaborating on the development of a technology for a magnetically guided capsule endoscope (MGCE) system (Image: Siemens)