Random Robot Roundup

Posted 19 Jan 2009 at 19:38 UTC by steve Share This

Berick Cook wrote to let us know about a new electromagnetic robot actuator he's patented. He calls it the dynamic magnet flux actuator. He's granting a non-commercial use license to robot hobbyists and has provided DIY instsructions for building your own flux actuators. Another reader sent us a link to a Reuters story with video on the Japanese elderly care robot, Twendy-one. Roschler posted a review of the WowWee Lightstar, a sort of flying robot lightshow. The Swirling Brain has rounded up quite pile of stories: there's a New Scientist story on Tofu the hairy dancing robot from MIT, photos from the robot revolution in the UK's theFirstPost, a CNN Health story on a smart exoskeleton that helps the paralyzed walk, and a Popular Mechanics story on robots at CES. Also spotted at CES is the first mass-market toy to include a working brain interface, the Star Wars Force Trainer from Uncle Milton Industries. It includes a simple EEG-like headset designed by NeuroSky that looks ideal for adapting into a DIY cyborg project. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please.

See more of the latest robot news!

Recent blogs

30 Sep 2017 evilrobots (Observer)
10 Jun 2017 wedesoft (Master)
9 Jun 2017 mwaibel (Master)
25 May 2017 AI4U (Observer)
25 Feb 2017 steve (Master)
16 Aug 2016 Flanneltron (Journeyer)
27 Jun 2016 Petar.Kormushev (Master)
2 May 2016 motters (Master)
10 Sep 2015 svo (Master)
14 Nov 2014 Sergey Popov (Apprentice)
Share this page