A large beetle-shaped robot named "Kabutom RX-03", made by Japanese engineer Hitoshi Takahashi, is demonstrated at the Tsukuba Festival in suburban Tokyo. The Kabutom, 11 meters in length and weighing 17 tons, can "walk" with its six legs powered by diesel engines, and can also blow smoke from its nose.
Reuters (July 18, 2012) Scientists in Japan have developed what they say is the world's most advanced swimming robot, designed to improve performance in the pool. Called 'Swumanoid', the robot isn't yet ready for a role in ... watch video
Reuters (June 29, 2012) A robot developed in Japan is finding fame as the "never lose" Rock, Paper, Scissors expert. But the robot has the advantage of high-speed sensors that can predict human ... watch video
AFP (Oct. 7, 2015) A ping pong playing robot, a flying origami bird and a mirror that some might find a little too honest for comfort are on display at a huge tech show in Japan.
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Reuters (Aug. 5, 2013) Researchers in Switzerland are developing a flying robot designed to navigate and collect data in cluttered environments. The robot is equipped to stick to vertical surfaces, as well recover and ... watch video
Reuters (Aug. 9, 2012) A team of Colombian students is developing a bomb deactivating robot that responds to human muscle movement. Using sensors and wireless technology, the students say their robot, called Prometheus, ... watch video
Oct. 12, 2015 Researchers have developed a dielectric film that has optical and electrical properties similar to air, but is strong enough to be incorporated into electronic and photonic ... read more
Oct. 12, 2015 Magnets are well-known from the physics lessons at school, but they are hardly covered in chemistry lectures; and it is still a chemical process by means of which researchers ... read more
Oct. 12, 2015 The burgeoning field of optogenetics makes it possible for scientists to control brain activity using pulses of light. Now, researchers have developed an optoelectronic device which opens the ... read more
Oct. 12, 2015 When scientists began making tiny organic circular structures using carbon atoms, the idea was to improve carbon nanotubes for use in electronics or optical devices. Now they ... read more
Oct. 9, 2015 The shortest electron bunches ever produced have emerged in new research. The bunches were produced by focusing a high-power laser pulse into a supersonic helium gas jet. These 'bullets' of charged ... read more
July 15, 2015 A team of Japanese scientists found and described a new species of scarab beetle from Cambodia. The beetle was named after Venus -- the Roman goddess of beauty and love -- to complement a previously ... read more
Mar. 11, 2013 Strokes are the most common cause of physical disability among the elderly. This often result in paralysis of one side of the body, and many patients suffer much reduced physical mobility and are ... read more
July 26, 2012 The first bio-inspired microrobot capable of not just walking on water like the water strider -- but continuously jumping up and down like a real water strider -- now is a reality. Scientists have ... read more
Mar. 21, 2012 Researchers have created a robotic jellyfish, named Robojelly, which not only exhibits characteristics ideal to use in underwater search and rescue operations, but could, theoretically at least, ... read more