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Ory Lab’s OriHime-D robot allows those with disabilities to control it remotely for work at Tokyo’s Dawn ver. Beta cafe. (Image credit: KYODO)   Ory Laboratories describe their OriHime robot line as “your new body that you can easily control remotely,” and for a good reason, as the company’s OriHime-D is being employed in Tokyo’s Dan ver. Beta cafe, allowing those with physical disabilities to work as waiters.    The anthropomorphic robot stan ...
These flexible robotic skins were created with elastic sheets embedded with sensors and actuators. These robotic skins can turn everyday objects into robots. (Photo via Yale University)   Robots have come a long away over the years. Some of them are massive humanoid machines, others are so small they’re hard to see with the naked eye. Despite this, they’re still pretty limited to what they can do and what they look like. But what if there was a way to create a robot that could ...
WPI’s robot uses computer vision to identify lionfish and jabs them with buoyant spears, which float the fish to the surface to be harvested by fishermen. (Image credit: WPI)   Lionfish are a venomous species of the Pterois genus native to the Indo-Pacific region of the Pacific Ocean. Besides being venomous, they are also an invasive species that are threatening coral reefs and marine ecosystems in areas the shouldn’t be, such as the Caribbean and the east coast of the US. Lio ...
Purdue University’s roll-to-roll laser-induced superplasticity fabrication method is capable of printing metals at nano-scale levels. (Image credit: Purdue University)   Researchers from Purdue University have developed a new manufacturing technique that prints nano-scale flexible metals that’s similar to newspaper printing in an effort to make ultra-fast electronic devices. It’s a low-cost process that merges existing fabrication tools in the manufacturing industry with t ...
  At some point, you've probably sat down and rifled through a 'Where's Waldo' book. Some of us technical types probably wondered if there could be an automated way to find Waldo.   A new robot named 'There's Waldo' has mastered the art of finding our red-and-white striped shirt and beanie hat, Waldo in just 4.5 seconds.   'There's Waldo' was created by Matt Reed, a creative technologist at RedPepper. Reed and his team developed the robot using an Arm Swift Pro which is contr ...
Researchers from French and Swiss institutions find mean robots helped people concentrate and performed better on a Stroop Task. The experiment had participants take a Stroop Test after interacting with both a nice and mean robot. (Photo via Spatola)   Years of science fiction movies have altered our view on robots, and this latest study doesn’t help matters. Researchers from French and Swiss institutions recently discovered that a mean robot can help people concentrate. Led by Nicol ...