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  • Big Hero 6
    Review: 'Big Hero 6' is another Disney hero
    “Big Hero 6” is Disney’s most recent animated feature focusing on 14 year-old Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter) and a healthcare robot named Baymax (voiced by Scott Adsit). Baymax was created by Hiro’s older brother...
  • Ozobot Robot
    Play on, with the amazing Ozobot robot
    I'm a busy guy and don't have much time to waste. So anytime I get to play with the latest cool gadget under the pretense that I'm "testing" it, is quite a bonus.Enter the Ozobot.The Ozobot is the universe's smallest...
  • Robot that kills Ebola and Enterovirus D68 showcased at IDWeek 2014
    Robot that kills Ebola and Enterovirus D68 showcased at IDWeek 2014
    A 5-foot-5 superbug-slaying robot is being featured at IDWeek 2014 in Philadelphia from October 8 to 12, 2014. IDWeek is a combined meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the HIV...
  • World War 3 fought by remote control? Navy video shows swarming unmanned boats
    World War 3 fought by remote control? Navy video shows swarming unmanned boats
    Will World War 3 be fought from remote locations, weapons and "smart" munitions operated from afar? Although it is doubtful that a "boots on the ground" approach will always be necessary in future battle situations, it appears...
  • Robot writing
    Penguin issues new children's titles
    Penguin Press has issued some late summer children's titles.For three-to-five-year-olds come a whole crop of colorful books certain to charm preschoolers."R Is for Robot: A Noisy Alphabet" ($16.99) by Adam Watkins, is a book about...
  • Robot can assist autistic children learn and maintain life skills
    Humanoid robots encourage autonomy in children with autism
    Humanoid robots can be used the help autistic children develop social and life skills by practicing imitations of computer-demonstrated behavior, says a pilot study by the University of Southern California. Scientists hope that within a decade,...
  • Real Transformers
    Real robotic transformers
    For years, transformers have been a thing of the movies. Most children dream about having a real transformer of their own while they play with their toy ones. Every time a new transformer movie comes out on the big screen it tops the charts and...
  • Sendy
    4 Robot Apps for Creativity
    "Robots Are Everywhere!" is the well observed notion offered in a recent Huffington Post article about robotics for kids. Robots and robotics programs can be empowering aspects of STEM initiates in education (which are designed to infuse...
  • hitchBot
    Thumbing its way across Canada
    Let’s face it, hitchhikers are sketchy, but one robot who’s thumbing for a ride this summer may paint a different picture of the shady scene. Phys.org reported on Saturday, Aug. 2, a robot by the name of hitchBot is already halfway...
  • The Future for Teo Halm After "Earth to Echo"
    The Future for Teo Halm After "Earth to Echo"
    Teenage actor Teo Halm is receiving his first taste of stardom after starring in the highly anticipated family-friendly alien flick "Earth to Echo" of 2014. The young actor reportedly participated in 150 auditions before landing the role...
  • 'I, Robot' is very enjoyable
    'I, Robot' is very enjoyable
    Will Smith has fought virtually every kind of villain screenwriters can create. Among the villains he has fought are drug dealers (Bad Boys), nefarious evil scientists (Wild, Wild West), and intelligent, but dangerous aliens (Men in Black and...
  • Softbank's "Pepper"
    How to Make a Friend: Softbank In Search of the Human
    Japanese telecom firm Softbank revealed “Pepper,” a humanoid robot that is able to read and express human emotions. In addition to the voice-recognition capabilities that allow Pepper to understand what someone is saying and how the...
  • New telemedicine robot (far left) helps doctors communication remotely
    New telemedicine robots help doctors evaluate patients quickly from anywhere
    An advanced video teleconferencing technology on wheels that enables doctors to examine patients from anywhere was launched at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, Ca. on April 14, 2014. Doctors can now use a smartphone, tablet, or laptop...
  • CeBIT 2014 Technology Trade Fair Hanover,Germany
    US Navy robot SAFFiR will test fighting fires aboard ship
    SAFFiIR, the Shipboard Autonomous Fire-fighting Robot, built to withstand intense heat will be tested this summer by the US Navy, featured on the BBC this morning. Consider the level of difficulty in fighting a fire on board a Navy vessel. The...
  • Robot submarine joins hunt for missing aircraft.
    So, you say you lost your airplane ....
    Searchers combing the southern Indian Ocean for remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are hampered by a large array of natural factors. First, of course, is the large amount of "ground" to cover. It's a big ocean, and where to look...