Electric mobility chairs make life a lot easier for all kinds of people, but whether it's brain fade or just from a failure to pay attention, these people sometimes make stupid mistakes like driving down stairs. This smarter mobility chair aims to avoid that problem.
Japan is famous for creating some of the most advanced rescue robots available, so we've been wondering why they haven't been more visible during the still unfolding crippling disasters. Now there's word that technicians at the Fukushima nuclear plant have sent in Monirobo, a cute little robot designed for just this purpose.
As Japan does its best to recover from the energy plant disaster at Fukushima, we took the opportunity to travel to other parts of the country, in this case Hiroshima, where we found what looks to be a solar-powered replica...
Meet Chef Cui, the noodle shaving robot. Chef Cui Runquan was sick and tired of having to shave noodles by hand and pouring them into a pot of boiling water, so he built a robot to do the job for him.
This complex machine you see here isn't a bomb strapped to three cellphones. It's actually a robotic machine made by a guy named Mok Young Bak to press every button on the cellphones from anywhere in the world. Why? So he's never left out of the loop!
While NASA plans to send the businesslike Robonaut 2 up to the International Space Station, the Japanese have developed their own far more social robot for the ISS.
Japanese artist Akira Nakayasu created a robotic plant with 169 motion-sensing artificial leaves. Showcased at Ars Electronic 2010, this interactive installation was inspired by grass blowing in the wind....
Ever seen a window cleaner trying to clean windows up on the 50th floor of some metropolitan skyscraper? My legs would snap off if I was the one wiping glass that high. Have no fear, the Roomba of windows is here: the Windoro.
Microsoft's Kinect controller is rapidly becoming a hacker's favorite, but I'm pretty sure this is the first humanoid robot which uses a Kinect to follow every move you make.
Sometimes there's a pretty thin line between happiness and smugness, and this smiling new workerbot from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute reacts in ways that just might rub its human coworkers the wrong way.