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Toyota Built Robot To Help Paralyzed Army Vet With Tasks Around Home

The Human Support Robot (HSR) has been created several years ago but remained in the lab until the team has recently decided to try it in the real world, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Digital Trends. These robots are already used in

Mars Robot Curiosity Making Decisions on Its Own

In 2012, the Curiosity rover began its slow trek across the surface of Mars, listening for commands from Earth about where to go, what to photograph, which rocks to inspect. Then last year, something interesting happened: Curiosity started making decisions on its

In China, a robot has started delivering packages to people

Jingdong, or JD.com, China’s second-biggest e-commerce company after Alibaba, sent robots to deliver items for the first time yesterday (June 18), on the last day of a two-week-long shopping bonanza that recorded sales of around $17.6 billion, according to a spokesman with

Japanese team develops snake-like robot to help in disasters

It is the first snake-shaped robot in the world that can move with its front tip off the ground, according to the team, which includes members from Tohoku University in Sendai, according to The Japan Times. The Tohoku region was devastated by

Soft 3D-Printed Robot Is Agile Even on Sand and Rocks

The robot's ability to reliably walk across different types of surfaces is unique, and so is the fact that its elaborately shaped legs were created with a 3D printer, according to the engineers who developed the bio-inspired creature, Joinfo.com reports with reference

Russia unveils Terminator-style robot amid World War 3 fears

Christened FEDOR – Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research – designers claim the futuristic sharpshooter would initially be deployed during search and rescue missions, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Daily Star. "FEDOR was designed as an android able to replace humans in high-risk

Genius human teaches robot to shoot lasers into his eyes

This robot was created by a 19-year-old university student Michael Reeves, according to The Verge. Reeves coded the software for the robot in C# using an off-the-shelf facial recognition database, and built the targeting apparatus from a webcam, a pair of servos,

Disney brings humanoid robots to park

Disney Enterprises Inc. announced it has filed a U.S. patent for a 3D printed, interactive, soft robot, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Fox News. The application describes the new “soft body” robot to be built specifically for “physical interaction with humans.” Disney has

Toyota Wants to Use Robots for Keeping Elderly Moving

Japanese automakers are looking beyond the industry trend to develop self-driving cars and turning their attention to robots to help keep the country's rapidly graying society on the move, Joinfo.com reports with reference to U.S. News. Toyota said it saw the possibility

Chinese AI engineer marries robot he created

31-year-old Zheng Jiajia married a robot he named “Yingying” in a traditional informal Chinese wedding ceremony, Joinfo.com reports with reference to South China Morning Post. A Chinese engineer has “married” a robot he created after failing to find a human spouse, according