Twendy-One Has Man-Crushing Arms But a Featherlight Touch

Five feet tall, weighing in at 245 pounds, Twendy-One is all sensors and cybernetic muscle. Mechanical engineers at Waseda University in Japan developed the talking humanoid helper robot to be capable of lifting a handicapped person out of bed, but also handling a piece of toast or a straw without flattening them. The… » 11/27/07 4:49pm 11/27/07 4:49pm

Microsoft to Develop Cricket Umpiring Technologies

A bat is a bat, even if it flat, right? Microsoft seems to think so. Cricket officials have been receiving criticism from the International Cricket Council because the Indian umpires weren't too keen on international standards. This is where Microsoft steps in. Talks have began with Microsoft to develop a system that… » 7/17/06 2:44pm 7/17/06 2:44pm