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NASA competition: Build a virtual Droid on Mars and win $1 Million

NASA R5 Robot
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has kicked off a brand new challenge for developing advanced robots. The renowned space agency has declared a prize money worth $1 million USD for the team creating the best droid. Registrations for the competition has been...

Foxconn replaces 60,000 workers with robots in China!

According to a South China Morning Post article dated 25th May, Foxconn fired 60,000 employees and employed robots instead. The factory strength has been reduced to 50,000 people. This is a part of a makeover that the company is undergoing since the industrial explosion...

Chinese scientists develop ‘Smart Skin’ to give robots human-like sense of touch

'Smart Skin'
Scientists have developed a self-powered, transparent smart skin that will make it possible for robots to touch and sense the things around them. With the new human-like sense of touch, robots and prosthetics is bound to immensely revolutionize these technology. Boosting the sensitivity of the...

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, IIT-B to host Humanoids at TechFest 2015

Humanoids
The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) will host humanoids in its upcoming technology event. The IIT-B tech festival that will take place between December 26 and 28 will host about 12 humanoids. Humanoids are robots whose design features evoke some human traits. Among the...

RoboBee: An insect-sized hybrid robot that can swim and fly

RoboBee
Researchers have developed a robot that is much akin to a seabird at least in its abilities if not design. The development of this robot will be a big leap in the industry of hybrid robotics. The robot has been aptly named RoboBee and...

Low cost voice controlled 3D robotic arm invented by 17 years old Indian-origin US boy

3D-printed-robotic_arm
California: The 17-years-old Indian-origin, Nilay Mehta from the US made India proud by inventing a low-cost 3D-printed robotic arm that can be controlled by voice commands for his school science fair project. Nilay Mehta, a pupil of Irvine High School in California, US has won...

Researchers come up with a transparent sensor to help robots read human expression

Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul - A team of Scientists in Seoul has developed a transparent and stretchable sensor that can enable robots to read human expression. As per reports, these expressions include everything from eye-rolling to brow-furrowing and smiling. If used properly, this sensor can...

NASA to replace Rovers by new breed of bouncing robots for future Mars mission

NASA - Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and NASA are trying to create a robust robot that can soon replace the rovers on regular NASA missions. The robot thus developed will be bouncy enough to be dropped on the planets and can...

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