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[24 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on LOLA Robot Is Able To Detect And Avoid Obstacles | ]

Robot technology is always cool, and now the folks by at the Technical University of Munich and the Institute of Technology Autonomous Systems are developing a robot called LOLA. that robot has been six-years in the making, and is currently able to plan its own walking trajectory through a room in real day using image info. That being said, the robot seems to need some serious number crunching potential, as it’s hooked up to three computers that do all the thinking for it. With all that computing ability, LOLA is …

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[12 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Beijing Humanoid Robot on display | ]

The Beijing Institute of Technology who receives funding from the CMST (Chinese Ministry of Science & Technology), has developed at least three different models of the BHR (Beijing Humanoid Robot). The BHR-2, being the successor of the BHR-1, is plus known as Huitong and stands a proud 158cm tall, tipping the scales at 76kg while featuring 32 degrees of freedom. What makes Huitong different from the other robots would be its ability to perform the ancient arts of shadow boxing (Taijiquan), and Tai Chi, while swinging a broad sword inone …

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[3 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Lip reading technology unveiled | ]

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has come up with a way that makes room for soundless calling, where it is on exhibition at CeBIT 2010. To sum it up in their own words, here it is below.

The Institute for Anthropomatics has developed a technology that enables citizens to speak soundlessly and still to be understood by the conversation partner. that technology is based on the principle of electromyography, that is the acquisition and recording of electrical potentials generated by muscle activity. that muscle activity is measured in the face. Four …

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[7 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on e-NUVO Robot To Help Students | ]

The folks by at the Nippon Institute of Technology, ZMP, ZNUG Design, and Harada Vehicle Design have come up with the e-NUVO patents, and we’ll see supply knowledge on robots. The purpose of the e-NUVO is to help give children a better understanding of robots, and serve as a teaching aid for elementary and junior high school students. The e-NUVO is about 4foot 6 inches. The robots are controlled by the usual gyro sensors, cameras, so with some class. The robot of capable of interacting with humans, and the robot …

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[14 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on Camera With 158 Lenses | ]

What would you do just to get into the Guinness World Records? You could always trying growing your fingernails for 20 years without cutting them to see whether you get in, or you could come up with a camera that sports 158 lenses. That’s precisely what the folks by at the Nagoya Institute of Technology of Japan did. The good news is that the each lens only cost $2.10, so it’s not like they spend half a million dollars to build that, right? Cheap or not, it did take them …

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[30 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Thermeleon prototype roof tiles | ]

A team of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduates recently picked up the third annual MIT MADMEC (Making and Designing Materials Engineering Contest) thanks to their efforts in creating the Thermeleon prototype roof tiles – a thermally-activated, color-changing, roofing material. Relying on these phase-change polymer gel-filled tiles, light energy transmission properties of the roofing material can be controlled, where the roofing material becomes white to reflect heat during a hot day, while becoming transparent and absorbing heat on a cold day. that ought to help your home save some energy …