Category Archives: Humanoid

QB Orders a Scone

An engineer from Anybots was hungry and decided to send his QB robot out for a scone. I love the part where someone thinks the robot is part of Google. What impact will using robots like this have on society? … Continue reading

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Anybots Shipping

Anybots have announced that there QB telepresence robots are now shipping.  The future is here. No more needing to actually go to work.  You can now work from home, but still be at the office thanks to these cool robots.  … Continue reading

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Heartland Robotics

Heartland Robotics, founded by Rodney Brooks , formerly of iRobot,  has been operating in stealth mode for a couple of years now. On 11/30 of last year, Heartland Robotics announced they had received an additional $20 million in funding. After … Continue reading

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Robot Uses Obstacles Instead Of Avoiding Them

Sébastien Lengagne and his colleagues at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology are working with an HRP-2 robot.  Most robots try to avoid obstacles, but the goal here is to get the robot to use obstacles in … Continue reading

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First Chopsticks, Then On To Beethoven

Well, we don’t know if this robot will ever actually learn Beethoven, but this is the first humanoid robot playing a piano we can recall.  Alyssa Batula and Dr. Youngmoo Kim from Drexel University in Pennsylvania have taught a Robonova … Continue reading

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