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
Oct. 26, 2016 Imagine an urban neighborhood where most of the cars are self-driving. What would it be like to be a pedestrian? Self-driving cars are programmed to obey the rules of the road, including waiting for ... read more
Oct. 26, 2016 Brain functions are controlled by millions of brain cells. However, in order to understand how the brain controls functions, such as simple reflexes or learning and memory, we must be able to record ... read more
Oct. 24, 2016 A new method to increase the energy density of lithium batteries has now been created by a researcher. He has built a trilayer structure that is stable even in ambient air, ... read more
Oct. 25, 2016 Researchers have used state-of-the-art computer simulation to test a theory from the 1950s that when atoms organize themselves into 3D pentagons they supress crystallisation. The theory has been a ... read more
Oct. 25, 2016 Americans waste up to $19 billion annually in electricity costs due to "vampire appliances," always-on digital devices in the home that suck power even when they are turned ... 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