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Aldebaran Robotics Releases NAO Next Gen

by Johan on December 12, 2011

Aldebaran Robotics Releases NAO Next Gen

Aldebaran Robotics has recently introduced the NAO Next Gen. The robot is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel processor, which is capable of handling two HD video streams simultaneously. This processor also enables the robot to recognize objects and faces faster that its predecessors. The NAO Next Gen also features smart torque control and self-collision avoidance. Watch the video after the jump to get more details. Read more

Honda Introduces Smarter Version Of ASIMO Humanoid Robot

Honda Motor has proudly introduced the all-new ASIMO humanoid robot that is equipped with the world’s first autonomous behavior control technology. The smarter version of ASIMO is able to change its behavior and interact with its surrounding situations. This robot uses pre-set space sensor to predict the direction a person will walk within the next few seconds to avoid collision. The all-new ASIMO also features faces and voices-recognitions technology, allowing it to speak with multiple people simultaneously. What’s more, the ASIMO is equipped with a highly functional multi-fingered hand. [Honda]

High-precision Eye Surgery Robot

by Johan on October 30, 2011

High-precision Eye Surgery Robot

Thijs Meenink from the Netherland’s Eindhoven University of Technology has developed a smart eye-surgery robot that enables ophthalmologists to operate with a higher precision on the eye’s retina and vitreous humor. The eye surgeon operates this robot using two joysticks with a haptic feedback, allowing the surgeon to feel any of the resistance put up by the patients’ tissues. The robot also has two robot arms that will copy every movements of the surgeon’s hands and carry out the actual operation. [Gizmag]

Kibo 2.0 Unveiled At Robot World 2011 In South Korea

The Kibo 2.0 has debuted at the Robot World 2011 in South Korea. Measuring 120cm tall and weighing 48kg, this robot has a similar design to the Asimo robot from Honda. What makes the Kibo 2.0 more interesting is that it features expressive faces such as moving eyes, eyelids and lips. Watch the video after the jump. Read more

Rotundus GroundBot Surveillance Robot

by Johan on October 23, 2011

Rotundus GroundBot Surveillance Robot

The Rotundus GroundBot is a remote-controlled spy robot that has the ability to go offroad in snow, mud, sand and water. The robot features a pair of cameras that produce images in 3D quality. What’s more, the spy robot has a maximum speed of only 6mph. The Rotundus GroundBot can be used for urban mapping, remote terrain exploration, and post-disaster search and rescue operations. Watch the video after the jump to get more details. Read more