New technology invented at Stanford University may allow Robots to gain touch sensitive skin in the future. Remember Data from Star Trek? Data had always pushed towards becoming more human and one part of it was to feel emotion and sensations. There were some episodes where Data had the chance to receive skin grafts that allowed him to feel the same skin sensations that humans could.read more
This guy named Jason Huggins built a robot in his home which ended up playing a game of Angry Birds. He named the robot ‘BitBeamBot‘ and built it out of wood, Lego, and servo motors. The robot uses an Arduino board and likely runs custom software that he made himself. Right now the robot has to be controlled by a person, but with some creative programming I believe it will become hands free and able to play by itself. Check out the video inside.read more
With robotics becoming a growing part in society, Robotic Trends, a division of EH Publishing unveiled today a new website made to serve the masses of people interested in robots and robotics technologies. RoboNexus.com is a site which will allow users to keep informed about the on-goings of robotics with various pages to keep all robot enthusiasts occupied for hours.
Some of the more popular pages on the site are; Robot News , Cool Bot Roundup, Up Close & Personal interviews with Robotics Industry Leaders , Robotics Industry Events and Competitions, and You-Post-It Pages- For DIY robots, Robot Clubs, Competitions, Universities and Events.
“Robots are cleaning our homes, fighting our wars, even operating on Uncle Sid, and in the near future, they may be driving our cars and caring for our elderly,” states Ellen Cotton, editor-in-chief, RoboNexus.com. “The technologies being created by universities and intelligent systems developers around the world are just so cool and exciting that now is the perfect time to have a site that educates and informs everyone about these breakthroughs and how they will change our lives. People love robots, it’s as simple as that, and RoboNexus will be the site for all of those people,” adds Cotton.read more