Mudskipper Robot Mimics Ancient Land Animals' First 'Steps'

A robot modeled after the mudskipper fish that "walks" short distances over rocks and mud is helping scientists understand how animals moved millions of years ago, when they first emerged from the water and transitioned to walk on land.

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Robots come to each other's aid when they get the signal

Sometimes all it takes to get help from someone is to wave at them, or point. Now the same is true for robots. Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden have completed work on an EU project aimed at enabling robots to cooperate with one a

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The homosapiens who desire home automation . . .

“At the bottom, robotics is all about us. It is the discipline of emulating our lives, of wondering how we work”- Director, Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics, University of Massachusetts. In a way, all of roboting and computing involves emulatin

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Social robot interacts naturally with young children

In cooperation with a consortium of European universities and companies, researchers at the Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) at Tilburg University are developing a social robot that is designed to interact naturally with young childre

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Geek Speak: The insatiable thirst of Curiousity . . .

The truest fruit of technology lies in the way it empowers the human race. A technology is usually considered empowering when it can reach out to the youngest minds of the society and inspire them to add to its value. This is a fact that is reiterated day

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Olive robotic suitcase brings new meaning to carry on luggage

Air travel is already stressful enough without having to trek long distances through what are essentially giant coach stations while dragging a bag on wheels behind you. There have been a number of attempts to relieve this situation in recent years with f

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Geek Speak: When pupils become masters . . .

Kidobotikz is a place of where one gets to discover wonderful realities. When one enters Kidobotikz classrooms, it is usually a beehive of robotic nonchalance. Students are generally oblivious to the surroundings and spend their time learning the essentia

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Yamaha designs an autonomous boat optimised for dam surveying

Dams have a variety of roles including irrigation, flood prevention, and power generation. When it comes to maintaining a dam, there's more to worry about than stopping the walls from falling down. Silt buildup can damage a dam's ability to effectively co

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Scientists make Robotic ray with rat cells and steer it with light

Soft robots are nothing new, but they're generally made with a mix of circuitry and silicone or other rubber-like materials. Researchers from a variety of universities have just announced in the journal Science that they took a different approach. A team

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Geek Speak: Jeffin Sam

7 days and counting ! That’s how we at Team Kidobotikz are now keeping track of the news articles that have sprung up around the city commemorating the unique achievement of our kids. The news has spread across the country as a wildfire and we’ve received

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