Sensopac Neural-Net Robot Hand May Be What Droids Will Shake Hands With

Robotic hands and arms may be getting more sophisticated, but they don't really rival what we think C3-PO would have poking out of his torso. That is until now: an European science team have been busy creating the Sensopac robotic limb, and it's arguably the most human-like robotic limb yet. And partly that's because… » 7/24/08 7:00am 7/24/08 7:00am

Opto-Isolator: An Arty Eye That Really Does Follow You Around the Room

Plugging right in to that eerie "they're watching me" feeling you're supposed to get from normal portrait paintings, Opto-Isolator is an artwork that takes the sensation into the scary, robotic 21st Century. Its realistic-looking eyeball actually responds to an onlooker's gaze with a bunch of human-like movements,… » 2/13/08 10:42am 2/13/08 10:42am

$75,000 Swami Conversational Robot is a Very Expensive Psychic

Sure we've covered other robotic fortune tellers in the past, but none of them have cost anywhere close to $75,000. Now, to be fair, as far as robotic swamis go, this one looks amazing. Utilizing "cutting-edge" AI and over 30 facial motors, this swami can learn his own name, wink at you as you walk by, or even answer… » 10/04/07 4:30pm 10/04/07 4:30pm