Robotic News:

07:53 - 2017/06/12

Motobot Robot: Motorcycle-Riding Humanoid Robot

Yamaha produced somewhat of a surprise at the Tokyo Motor Show today when it showed a motorcycle-riding robot. Unlike most two-wheeled debutants, Yamaha's new Motobot isn't starting out on a small capacity motorcycle, but release images show the humanoid robot riding Yamaha's most sporting motorcycle, the 1000cc R1M.
07:23 - 2017/06/12

Vipir Robot: Enormous Eyes for Repair

In October 2015, one of RRM’s latest technological debuts, the Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot (VIPIR), had an opportunity to move from the training camp of RRM to helping a real client. This is a big moment for the team that developed these technologies, says Benjamin Reed, deputy project manager of NASA’s Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO).
14:14 - 2017/06/11

U-CAT Robot: Sea Turtle Robot

U-CAT is autonomous, so it doesn't require a control cable that could get snagged or tangled. It also has an onboard video camera, which records video that can later be used to visually map out the inside of the shipwreck. Plans call for the technology to be tested at underwater archeological sites in the Mediterranean Sea and the Baltic Sea. The idea is that U-CATs could ultimately be used in conjunction with other underwater robots that are too large to enter wrecks, and too expensive to risk losing within them.
08:12 - 2017/06/11

Gourmia Robot: Smart Kitchen Robot

Whether it's dinner for two or an entire family, preparing multiple dishes can challenge chefs when it comes to space, available stove burners, and time/temperature maintenance. And with only one pair of hands, the cook has to be vigilant so that food doesn't overcook or scorch. The latest appliance from Gourmia is designed to fill the role of kitchen assistant. This 10-in-1 Multi-Function Robotic Cooker offers a selection of cooking styles and controls to help make meal preparation easier.
07:40 - 2017/06/11

Tipron Robot: Transforming Projection Robot

The Tipron, developed by Japanese smart device maker Cerevo, looks like a white eye on a sleek robotic stalk and wheeled base — a child's friendly sidekick droid in some '70s science fiction movie. It has one purpose: to move around your house and project things on walls. I assume there is a segment of the population that has always wanted a mobile robot projector; in fact, another one debuted two years ago. The rest of us can enjoy it for what it is: the prototypical weird CES gadget.
11:30 - 2017/06/10

Alpha II Robot: Smart Home Robot

Alpha 2 has a whole bag of tricks that range from activating your smart home lights to practicing yoga. Voice control wasn't turned on during our demo here at the CES show in Las Vegas, but I was able to use the app (for Android and iOS) to control the robot's movements, like turning around, waving, sitting, nodding and so on. The same applies to its other functions, too. It's pricy and questionably useful, but the Alpha 2 is darn cute.
06:57 - 2017/06/10

Atlas Robot: Humanoid Service Robot

It's a bipedal humanoid robot primarily developed by the American robotics company Boston Dynamics, with funding and oversight from the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The 1.8-meter robot is designed for a variety of search and rescue tasks, and was unveiled to the public on July 11, 2013.
11:25 - 2017/06/07

ACTUV Robot: Anti Sub-Marines Robot

ACTUV is built with submarine fighting in mind. “Optimized to robustly track quiet diesel electric submarines,” in DARPA’s words. There are lots of ways to hunt submarines, and no particular reason a sub hunter is better without any people on it. But why not make it unmanned? DARPA estimates using an unmanned vessel instead of a similarly-sized manned one will be save an order of magnitude on the cost of daily operation.
08:53 - 2017/06/07

Jia Jia Robot: Woman Humanoid Robot

Adorned with long black hair and traditional Chinese garb, Jiajia was able to realistically blink and smile throughout the dialogue, but largely failed to answer the questions Kelly posed, speaking after seconds-long delays. For instance, she was unable to respond to questions about the number of letters in the English alphabet, and answered a question about the Great Wall’s location in China with the reply: “China”.
07:40 - 2017/06/07

Xianer Robot: A Robot Monk

In an unexpected synthesis of ancient and modern, a Buddhist temple on the edge of Beijing has developed a robot monk who can chant mantras and and explain basic tenets of faith. At 2ft high, Xian’er is encased in saffron-yellow robes and has a shaved head. Despite spending much of his time closeted in the spiritual calm of Longquan Temple, he wears an expression of permanent surprise.