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.
AP (July 19, 2016) A tiny, ingestible robot could be a new tool for healing serious stomach wounds. Researchers call it an origami robot because the accordion-shaped gadget is folded and frozen into an ice capsule, ... watch video
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
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 (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
TheStreet (Dec. 26, 2013) HTC's new One Max smartphone is HUGE - the phablet has a 5.9 inch 1080x1920 display. Compared to the original HTC One and the Apple iPhone, the size of the One Max is very noticeable. The One Max ... watch video
Aug. 25, 2016 A major therapeutic challenge, the retinal prostheses that have been under development during the past ten years can enable some blind subjects to perceive light signals, but ... read more
Aug. 25, 2016 Solar energy can be stored by converting it into hydrogen. But current methods are too expensive and don't last long. Using commercially available solar cells and none of the ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 Scientists have recently created new bio-inspired film-terminated structures with unique friction characteristics that could have positive industrial implications for, among ... read more
Aug. 22, 2016 The goal of a polymer dielectric material with high energy density, high power density and excellent charge-discharge efficiency for electric and hybrid vehicle use has been ... read more
Aug. 22, 2016 Biological growth along the bottoms of boats is more than just an eyesore. Biofouling, as it is known, slows down ships and impedes the readiness of emergency response and ... 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