Who ever thought only the Japanese knew how to make the best human like robots, here is a little update, think again. A few months ago, the Russia 2045 movement unveiled the first ultra realistic Russian android head, based on its founder Dmitry Itskov. He’s a big believer in the prophetic technological singularity, and claims that by ..read more..
Oh well, why dont we just hire some cool robots to design our new Vodka bottles? And so, for the stunning new Absolut Unique bottle designs, as the new edition is called, Absolut Vodka decided to really rely on robots, rather than on humans. Yes. Robots. Being unique is certainly one of the keys to ..read more..
‘Eccerobot‘, the first anthropomimetic robot torso, designed as a means of investigating machine consciousness by closely modeling the device’s skeletal and internal structure to that of humans. Earlier this year, new machinery framework for ‘eccerobot’ was awarded 1st place at the international cultural and academic meeting of engineering students. The development of ‘Eccerobot’ is led by robotics specialist ..read more..
With a team of friends, Chinese artist Zhu Kefeng has spent ten years constructing giant robots out of scrap metal, recycled steel and iron and 600 of their creations are now publicly viewable in the ‘Mr. Iron Robot’ sculpture park officially opened on march 20th, 2012 in an old abandoned factory. Originally using scrap automobile ..read more..
Robot Heart Stories – Experiential Education If you were worried about robots taking over the world one day, you’ll be interested to know they’re already teaching our kids. At least in a couple of classrooms. The robot in question is the central character of a new educational experience called Robot Heart Stories, developed by fellow transmedia ..read more..
The “Interactive Robotic Painting Machine” is an installation by Benjamin Grosser. The machine uses artificial intelligence to paint its own body of work and to make its own decisions. While doing so, it listens to its environment and considers what it hears as input into the painting process. I’m not sure why the idea of a painting ..read more..
The robot’s camera (bottom left) takes pictures of radioactive pipes while the 3D-printed Y-shaped valves propel it forwards (Image: Harry Asada/d’Arbeloff Laboratory) Fancy a job swimming through the radioactive pipes beneath a nuclear reactor? Probably not if you’re a human, but that’s just what this spherical robot is designed to do. Rather than using propellers ..read more..
According to Xinhuanet, Foxconn’s founder and chairman chose a workers’ party last Friday night to reveal plans for a surge in the company’s robot contingent. There’ll be 300,000 robots in operation by next year and a swarm-like 1,000,000 within three years — versus just 10,000 today. The bots will be required to spray, weld and not kill themselves. We ..read more..