I Am Not Talking on a Human-Shaped Phone That Feels Like Skin

Japanese researchers at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International seem to think that making a humanoid-looking phone and covering it in a material that feels like skin will make us feel closer to whoever we're talking to. Judging from that photo, I'd be seriously weirded out. » 3/03/11 9:40pm 3/03/11 9:40pm

RoboPhilo Features Twenty Programmable Parts for Under $500

With 20 programmable servos, which can be with a PC or included remote, the RoboPhilo looks like a sweet weekend hobby project. At first glance, RoboPhilo looks like that RoboSapien which is all looks and no performance. But according to Technabob, RoboPhilo is highly advanced for only costing $499, and if the video… » 12/08/07 1:25pm 12/08/07 1:25pm

Sarcos's Exoskeleton is More Amazing Than We Thought

We have had our eyes on Sarcos for quite a while, as they are the wonder kids that have been promising us super powered exoskeletons. Well, true to their word, they have just released a video of a prototype exoskeleton in action; the result is simply amazing. The device will primarily be made available for military… » 11/25/07 12:45pm 11/25/07 12:45pm

Anybot's Humanoids Designed to Bully Other Bots and Not Trip


Ok, so they may not look like the Terminator, but still, there's something remotely disturbing about watching these robots "learn" to walk and shove. Developed by Anybots, the humanoids are being designed to help with industrial and household tasks and they're made in such a way that they won't tip over and fall … » 2/28/07 9:33am 2/28/07 9:33am