Robot

  • Missing Malaysian Airlines: Robotic submarine completes third search mission 17-04-2014 01:36 PM

    A mini-submarine deployed to locate the missing Malaysian plane's wreckage on the floor of the Indian Ocean has completed a full 16-hour mission mission at its third attempt, authorities said on Thursday. Two previous missions by autonomous underwater vehicle Bluefin 21, a US Navy probe equipped with side-scan sonar, to...
  • Madurai: Indigenous borewell robot saves 3-year old 17-04-2014 11:24 AM

    It was "borewell robot", an indigenous device developed by a Madurai-based social worker, that saved a 3-year old boy who fell into an abandoned borewell in a village in Tirunelveli in southern Tamil Nadu. For M Manigandan, who along with his team is involved in operations to save children who...
  • Robot sex to determine how life began 15-04-2014 06:07 PM

    This may come straight from Ripley's Believe It or Not! Scientists have performed robot sex to find how life began on earth. Scientists used rat-sized robots to study evolutionary patterns over thousands of generations without them growing old in the process. They programmed a small bots with the need to...
  • Robotic submarine deployed in search for missing Malaysian plane 14-04-2014 09:35 PM

    Perth: Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday to begin scouring the seabed for the missing Malaysian airliner after failing for six days to detect any signals believed to be from its black boxes. Meanwhile, officials were investigating an oil slick about 5,500 meters...
  • Good news: This lap dancing robot shakes her hips like Beyonce. Bad news: She's really creepy looking 09-04-2014 11:56 AM

    This robot has moves that Beyonce wants back. Created as a one off by artist Jordan Wolfon with help from special effects company Spectral Motion, the robot is currently being exhibited at David Zwirner Gallery in New York.She wears a tiny dress and follows the owner around. The cyborg with...
  • India's Iron man? IIT Roorkee students develop 'soldier' robots to fight wars 01-04-2014 11:31 AM

    Picture this: Robots braving bullets while ferrying weapons and ammunition to soldiers on the battle front. Or, a robotic arm resembling the human variety that can work in hazardous areas like blast furnaces. Students at IIT-Roorkee are swotting to turn these ideas into reality. At the leafy Indian Institute of...
  • SociBot-Mini: A robot that can wear any face, predict your mood 30-03-2014 03:46 PM

    London: Researchers have developed a 'spooky' robot that can put on your friend's face, predict your mood and even guess your age. The 60-centimetre-high robot, called SociBot-Mini, was built by Will Jackson and his colleagues at Engineered Arts in Penryn, UK. The robot has a transparent plastic face with contours...
  • Android to Nest: Google's forays beyond the search box 15-01-2014 10:58 AM

    San Francisco: Google Inc announced plans to acquire smart thermostat maker Nest Labs Inc for $3.2 billion, signalling the Internet company's intention to expand into a broader array of devices and bringing valuable hardware design expertise in-house. The Internet giant has in recent years ventured further afield from its roots...
  • Watch: First humanoid robot in space chats with Japanese astronaut 20-12-2013 12:49 PM

    Tokyo: The first humanoid robot in space made small talk with a Japanese astronaut and said it had no problem with zero-gravity on the International Space Station. Footage released by the robot's developers on Friday showed Kirobo performing its first mission on the station, talking in Japanese with astronaut Koichi...
  • Google gearing up to build robots 17-12-2013 06:43 AM

    San Francisco: Google may be gearing up to build robots that resemble props in science-fiction movies as the ambitious Internet company expands into yet another technological frontier. To gather the expertise and research it needs, Google has purchased eight companies that specialise in robotics this year. The acquisitions are being...
  • NASA’s 6 ft superhero robot that may one day go to space 14-12-2013 01:28 PM

    The National Aeronautics Space Agency has yet again wowed the world with its entry for this year's DARPA Robotics Challenge - a real-life Iron Man! The agency has built a 6ft 2in 'superhero' robot called Valkyrie 1. The robot, which can walk by itself, pick up things and even use...
  • Google's former head of Android Andy Rubin now heading a robotics project: Report 05-12-2013 05:47 PM

    San Francisco: Google Inc has quietly acquired more than a half-dozen companies for a new robotics groups led by Andy Rubin, formerly in charge of Google's popular mobile software, according to a report in the New York Times on Wednesday. The new group is focusing on developing robotic technology that...
  • Robots let doctors 'beam' into remote hospitals 18-11-2013 04:46 PM

    Carmichael: The doctor isn't in, but he can still see you now. Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam" themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies. A growing number of hospitals in California and other states are using telepresence robots to expand access to...
  • Build your own smartphone-controlled robots with MOSS 11-11-2013 03:29 PM

    London: Engineers have developed magnetic robot construction kits which enable you to build your own smartphone-controlled toy robots that can drive and wiggle. The robot construction system called MOSS uses over-molded neodymium, "rare earth," magnets and carbon steel ball bearings to build a wide variety of tiny robots. The system...
  • World's first fully bionic man walks, talks and breathes 20-10-2013 04:45 PM

    New York: Scientists have developed the world's first robot human made entirely of prosthetic parts and he can walk, talk and even has a beating heart. The robot, which cost almost $1 million to build, was assembled from prosthetic body parts and artificial organs donated by laboratories around the world....
  • 'Bionic man' makes debut at Washington's Air and Space Museum 18-10-2013 10:36 AM

    Washington: A first-ever walking, talking "bionic man" built entirely out of synthetic body parts made his Washington debut on Thursday. The robot with a human face unveiled at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum was built by London's Shadow Robot Co to showcase medical breakthroughs in bionic body parts...
  • Engineers comes tantalisingly close to a true 'bionic man' 14-10-2013 09:43 AM

    New York: Gentlemen, we can rebuild him, after all. We have the technology. The term "bionic man" was the stuff of science fiction in the 1970s, when a popular TV show called The Six Million Dollar Man chronicled the adventures of Steve Austin, a former astronaut whose body was rebuilt...
  • A robotic arm that helps children to improve handwriting 07-09-2013 11:37 AM

    London: Researchers have developed a robotic arm that helps children to practise and improve their hand coordination. The innovative new technology has been trialled for the first time in a UK school. Researchers from the University of Leeds, Bradford Institute of Health Research and University of Indiana (US) have been...
  • Now, robot that is a stand-up comedian 18-08-2013 04:40 PM

    London: Scientists have developed an interactive life-sized robot that acts as a stand-up comic and has already garnered many laughs from the audience during its unique performance here. RoboThespian, a robot designed by Engineered Arts of Cornwall in the UK, told jokes that were well received in a recent performance...
  • Kirobo the talking robot blasts into space on historic mission 04-08-2013 04:06 PM

    Washington: Kirobo, a knee-high talking robot with red boots and a black and white body, has blasted off from Japan for the International Space Station to test how machines can help astronauts with their work. The Japanese-speaking robot, equipped with voice- and facial-recognition technology, was packed into an unmanned cargo...
  • News briefs: Seven test-tube babies take birth on same day in Bhopal 28-07-2013 10:53 PM

    Seven test-tube babies took birth on the same day at Bhopal Test Tube Baby Centre. These seven children include three pairs of twin. The doctor of the hospital Dr. Randhir Singh said that out of four mothers, three gave birth to twins. However, this is not the first time that...
  • Now, a robot artist that can paint 'masterpieces' 15-07-2013 04:43 PM

    Berlin: Scientists have developed a new artist robot that can choose from five brushes and 24 colours to create a vibrant piece of art and can even decide where to add the next stroke. The robot cleans the brushes itself and takes pictures of the canvas so that it can...
  • Russian multimillionaire seeks to make the human mind immortal by 2045 18-06-2013 03:36 PM

    New York: Can the City That Never Sleeps become the City That Never Dies? A Russian multimillionaire thinks so. Dmitry Itskov gathered some of humanity's best brains - and a few robots - in New York City on Saturday to discuss how humans can get their minds to outlive their...
  • Now, a four-legged robot that runs like a cat 17-06-2013 03:06 PM

    London: Catbot! Swiss scientists have developed a four-legged cheetah-cub robot that runs like a cat and could be used for search and rescue missions. Thanks to its legs, whose design faithfully reproduces feline morphology, the robot has the same advantages as its model: It is small, light and fast. The...
  • DRDO to develop robotic soldiers to replace humans in warfare 09-06-2013 10:49 AM

    New Delhi: With futuristic warfare in mind, India is working to develop robotic soldiers as part of efforts to boost unmanned fighting capabilities, joining a select group of countries in this endeavour. Under the project being undertaken by DRDO, robots would be developed with very high level of intelligence to...
  • UP govt not providing funds for projects initiated by Mayawati: BSP 01-06-2013 11:02 AM

    Amid protests over increase inpower tarrif, BSP on Saturday accused the ruling Samajwadi Party inUttar Pradesh of not providing fund for the projects initiatedby the previous Mayawati regime to increase power generation. "The BSP government had worked to increase generation toabout 8000 to 12,000 MW, but today, all of it...