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Robot to sell Nestlé coffee and accessories in Japan (Video)

Tokyo - Nestlé, the Swiss-based company, has said that its unit in Japan will soon be hiring 1,000 emotion-reading robots as sales clerks at stores across the country. The first batch of robots, answering to the name Pepper, will start work by the end of 2014.

Real life Transformer introduced at Tokyo expo

Tokyo - If you are a Transformer fan who dreams of someday owning your own transforming robot, Project J-deite will soon make your dream a reality.

New robot can perform brain surgery with needle through cheek

Nashville - Engineers at Vanderbilt University have developed a surgical robot capable of performing intricate brain surgery by inserting a needle through the patient's cheek.

Robot hitchikes, travels 4,000 miles with strangers

If you were driving in certain parts of Canada this summer that wasn't your imagination. That really was a robot, called HitchBOT, hitchhiking, trying to get a ride with you or any driver who would give him one.

Robots cook, serve food at restaurant in China

No, it's not in a science fiction movie or an old Jetsons cartoon. If you go to one restaurant in China your food will be prepared and served by robots.

Sonar loaded underwater robot to hunt for MH370

Sydney - A torpedo-shaped mini-sub could provide conclusive proof that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 crashed into the Indian Ocean, but the task is set to push the machine to its limits.The Bluefin-21, a 493 centimetre (16.

Japan robot suit firm lists on stock market

Tokyo - Cyberdyne, the maker of a battery-powered exoskeleton robot suit, made its stock market debut on Tuesday, as the firm looks to raise money to boost its research.The Japanese robot venture provided 10.85 million shares, which did not trade in the early ...

Marius Macrobius creates 'ever-changing' motion picture EENDAG Special

Has it been a while since you watched your favorite movie because you already know every scene by heart? A South African artist decided to create his own favorite motion picture that will keep "transforming" for many years to come.

South Korea plans to open a new robot theme park in 2016

Seoul - A massive world robot theme park project is underway in South Korea, a family friendly amusement park that will also double as a robotics grad school.

Japan robot astronaut talks Santa in first chat with spaceman

Tokyo - The world's first robot astronaut has begun chatting to the Japanese commander of the International Space Station, in what was being billed as the first conversation of its kind.

Wall-climbing robot inspired by a Gecko

The European Space Agency (ESA) together with Canadian scientists has designed climbing robots that mimic the stickiness of gecko lizard feet in order to work in space.

Japan's robot astronaut docks at International Space Station

A robot launched into space last week from Japan safely docked at the International Space Station on Friday. The robot named "Kirobo" will now get to work.

Video: Wired's giant robot befriends 10-yr-old girl at Comic-Con

San Diego - Wired's giant robot "WIRED Mech" is creating a stir at San Diego Comic-Con. The robot, built at the Stan Winston School of Character Arts in collaboration with Legacy Effects, forged a defense alliance with a little superhero Zooey after a chance meeting.

Video: BionicOpter, a robotic dragonfly that can smoothly fly

Automation company Festo shows its technologies and expertise by creating robot versions of animals. Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs

Robotic Mantis: A two-ton turbo diesel hexapod you can drive

Micromagic Systems has been working steadily over the past four years to design and build a walking robot that's big enough to carry a human passenger.

Rapyuta, Roboearth's collective brain for robots goes live

It’s not quite the Borg Collective of Star Trek fame but this week, the prospect of sentient, reasoning robots took a step closer as the European Roboearth project deployed its alpha version of a standardised knowledge base for robots.

Video: In Japan, robots are your friends

Osaka University Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro talks about the importance of robotics in modern day Japanese culture. Ishiguro compares and contrasts robots in regards to western culture vs. eastern culture.

Driver not required: How robot cars will revolutionize our roads

Every day, millions of people of every age and background put themselves in an incredibly dangerous object and operate it at high speeds around masses of other people.

Robot bartenders to serve your favorites 30,000 miles in the air

What would you like to drink today? Don't tell me, tell it to the droid that's serving it to you! Thanks to the latest technological advancements, robots are projected to serve drinks on planes.

EcoBot-III turns human waste into electricity

Bristol - In a collaborative effort between Wessex Water and Bristol Robotics Laboratory, scientists in Great Britain have developed a robot capable of transforming human waste into usable energy.

Is robot sex and 'longevity orgasms' the new health craze?

The "health benefits" of sexual intercourse is a topic that has long been discussed, but a new study says that having sex with robots can extend a woman's lifespan even longer.

Robot used to assist heart surgery

London - The most advanced robotic assisted heart surgery has taken place, using a remote controlled robot. The robot was used to help to repair a hole in a woman's heart.

Video: Watch RoMeLa's CHARLI-2 robot dance Gangnam Style

The Robotics & Mechanism Laboratory (RoMeLa) at Virginia Tech. recently posted to YouTube a video of their latest humanoid robot of the CHARLI series, CHARLI-2, doing "Gangnam Style."

RoboThespian delivers science lesson to Israeli kids

Technology is making a bigger and bigger impact in the classroom and this summer, RoboThespian, a robotic actor, got a summer job as a guest science teacher for a group of grade 5 and 6 students in Israel.

Newly designed life-sized WALL-E loved by all ages

It took over two years for Mike Senna to build a working life-sized robot --- a lovable WALL-E trash compactor robot --- simply for the joy of his children. It ended up becoming an adorable working robot who could say his own name, loved by all ages.

Meet Bina48, 'mindfile' digital clone of a real person

One the world's most sophisticated humanoid robots at the moment is Bina48. The robot, built by Terasem Movement Foundation in Bristol, Vermont, is described as capable of independent thought and emotion.

Op-Ed: Robot hand wins rock-paper-scissors via super-fast cheating 

Japan's Ishikawa Oku Lab has come out with the Janken robot hand that can never be defeated at rock-paper-scissors. Even so, this next glimpse into the future seems if anything, bittersweet.

Video: DARPA robot can climb stairs, do push ups

A DARPA funded project has tested a robot that can climb stairs and do push ups. The robot, according to its designers, can "balance itself, move freely; walk, do a variety of suit-stressing calisthenics during exposure to chemical warfare agents."

Robot created with real muscles to help scientists study humans

The expectation that robots and humans will interact closely is common, but predictions about how robots and people will relate and experiments testing the shapes future bots might take continue to proliferate. Will mechanical helpers look like ECCERobot?

Dick Tufeld, voice of 'Lost in Space' robot, dead at 85

For those of a certain age, he was always there to warn his human friend of "Danger! Danger, Will Robinson!" Now, Parkinson's disease and cancer survivor Dick Tufeld is gone at age 85.
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WALL-E robot
WALL-E robot
Pixar
In the International Space Station s Destiny laboratory  Robonaut 2 is pictured on Jan. 2  during a ...
In the International Space Station's Destiny laboratory, Robonaut 2 is pictured on Jan. 2, during a round of testing for the first humanoid robot in space
NASA
Patient mockup of surgical robot designed to treat epilepsy by entering the brain through the cheek.
Patient mockup of surgical robot designed to treat epilepsy by entering the brain through the cheek.
Laboratory for the Design and Control of Energetic Systems / Vanderbilt
The Pars robot  shown here  may soon be replacing human lifeguards at beaches all over the world.
The Pars robot, shown here, may soon be replacing human lifeguards at beaches all over the world.
by RTS Labs
PhotonQ-Bicentennial Man
PhotonQ-Bicentennial Man
PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE
Robotland
Robotland
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Robotland
Robotland
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A programmable workbot rented out to do office work  as depicted in EENDAG.
A programmable workbot rented out to do office work, as depicted in EENDAG.
MooiFlieks.Com
Robotland
Robotland
LATimes
The two powerful fingers on the device are used to hold a variety of items.
The two powerful fingers on the device are used to hold a variety of items.
YouTube, MIT
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Picture of RobotLand
Engadget
The J-deite Quarter
The J-deite Quarter
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Jibo can record information and  if the video is to be believed  control parts of your home such as ...
Jibo can record information and, if the video is to be believed, control parts of your home such as the lights.
Jibo Project, YouTube
Here the robot itself stands up after being given the signal to activate.
Here the robot itself stands up after being given the signal to activate.
YouTube, New Scientist
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An amazingly lifelike robot that evokes a psychological effect that many refer to as the  uncanny va...
An amazingly lifelike robot that evokes a psychological effect that many refer to as the "uncanny valley".
YouTube
EcoBot-III
EcoBot-III
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Picture of RobotLand
Engadget
One of the Abigaille wall-crawler robot s six feet is shown  with six degrees of freedom for agile c...
One of the Abigaille wall-crawler robot's six feet is shown, with six degrees of freedom for agile climbing and dry adhesives on its footpad to keep it stuck to surfaces
Simon Fraser University

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