QA – Sleek Telepresence Robot By Anybots

QA - Sleek Telepresence Robot By Anybots 

QA by Anybots 

The folks over at Anybots have a telepresence robot that’s impressive inside and out. Called QA, the ‘bot has an attractively slim Apple-white exterior with big ‘n’ soft blue eyes, and its functionality doesn’t suffer for its good looks. It can cruise along on its wheels at up to six miles per hour and, if anything tries to knock it over, it can quickly right itself as it glides along.

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BaR2D2

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If you’re going to build yourself a robot, you could build one to do some manual labor for you. It would make sense, putting difficult tasks into the hands of an unfeeling robot. But that’s really no fun. Why not build a party robot to serve you drinks? Wouldn’t that make the effort a bit more worthwhile?

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Robotic Weather Planes Could Improve Weather Forecasts

Robotic Weather Planes Could Improve Weather Forecasts 

 Small, unmanned aerial vehicles, such as this 18-kilogram Boeing ScanEagle, could provide more precise data about weather systems.

Weather forecasters may not have the best reputation for accuracy, but with today’s computational modeling, it’s possible to make pretty reliable weather predictions up to 48 hours in advance. Researchers at MIT, however, believe that autonomous aircraft running smart storm-chasing algorithms could get that figure up to four days. Better weather forecasting could help farmers and transportation authorities with planning and even save lives by providing earlier warnings about storms and severe weather, says Jonathan How, principal investigator at MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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Robots Designed To Save Lives Of Construction Workers

Robots Designed To Save Lives Of Construction Workers 

Modern robots are designed to ensure that most tasks are made easy, comfortable and safe for us. The most important aspect of using robotics lies in fields which present extreme danger to human life or in cases where our organic body can no longer withstand the crushing forces of the elements around. It for this reason that fields like marine biology and cosmology working in extreme environments depend heavily on modern robotics. With the construction industry literally reaching whole new heights, robotics is entering the new field to save lives of construction workers who indulge in dangerous tasks at precariously high altitudes.

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Robo-Mate Aiko

Robo-Mate Aiko 

Aiko – Female Robot 

Are you shattered because you haven’t found a soul mate for yourself? Well, there’s a better way out than heading to the matrimonial: build a mate for yourself. Remember when the world witnessed the Canadian Fembot earlier, it didn’t like you touching her breasts and made sure you know that with a slap, we knew something more feminine could be expected here. Perhaps we weren’t wrong; here she is back in a perfect lady makeover.

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The Jollbot Robot

The Jollbot Robot

 Jollbot – Jumps like a grasshopper, stings like a bee

Jumping over hurdles and rolling through better surfaces is daunting. Similarly, maneuvering over on the lunar and extraterrestrial surfaces is equally challenging for the bots and machines alike. Making robots with ability to move about efficiently in all terrains is expensive and cumbersome, therefore Jollbot is a great introduction here. Created by Rhodri Armour, a PhD student from the University of Bath, the Jollbot is a robot that can jump like a grasshopper and roll like a ball. (w/Video)

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RoboClam

RoboClam 

Some of the best designs that man has conjured up through the ages have been inspired by evolution, and it is no shame in taking a cue from what evolution has perfected over a course of millions of years. Researchers from MIT have created their latest robotic marvel in the form of “RoboClam,” and this little robot akin to a cigarette lighter buries itself deep in the sea bed and can act as an electronic anchor for underwater submarines. The technology behind the design and execution came from razor clams, tiny and slender sea creatures that bury themselves deep into the ocean’s sandy bed when in danger.
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Motoman Robot Cooks With Manual Precision

Motoman Robot Cooks With Manual Precision

Motoman Robot

Fancy a cooking robot to help you roll out a gourmet treat this Christmas? We have earlier told you about some of the finest humanoid robots including the Chinese AIC-AI cooking robot that is capable of making Sichuan, Shandong and Canton cuisines along with thousands of Chinese dishes. (Video)

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