30 Best AR Games for Android and iOS

Augmented reality (AR) has come a long way since its inception, with both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store filled with AR games available for you to download....

15 Best SNES Emulators for PC, Mac, and Android

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or simply SNES, truly stands as a shining symbol of the golden age of gaming, its staggering catalog encompassing hot classics like Final Fantasy VI,...
Android-Based Satellite Sports Nexus 1 Phone

Android-Based Satellite Sports Nexus 1 Phone

First the Japanese send a humanoid robot into space and now Surrey Satellite Technology, Ltd. have announced the successful launch of the STRaND-1 nano satellite, a small robotic spacecraft that's based on a Nexus One phone running the...
Diego-San: An Expressive Android Child

Diego-San: An Expressive Android Child

A UCSD news release touts their new android child that is designed to mimic the expressions of a one year old human child as it learns to control its body and interact...
Handroid – robotic hand

Handroid – robotic hand

The very cleverly named Handroid is a new robotic hand made by Japanese company ITK. It uses a system of tendon-like wires and their differential contraction moves every digit with precision. The hand...

Robots, Cyborgs, and Androids of A-Kon 22

I attended A-Kon 22 recently and tried to spot all the robots, androids, and cyborgs among the 18,000+ cosplayers and anime fans wandering the downtown Dallas Sheraton. There were plenty of bots...
Truckbot: An Autonomous Robot based on Android

Truckbot: An Autonomous Robot based on Android

The robot builders over at Cellbots have been busy cranking out robots based around the Google Android OS. Their latest effort is Truckbot, an acrylic differential drive robot that relies on a Google...
Day of the Androids at Hanson Robotics

Day of the Androids at Hanson Robotics

I got to spend some time at Hanson Robotics a while back, talking to David Hanson and his staff and shooting photos for Robot Magazine (see the Jul/Aug issue for more). My hope is...
Robot Control Console for Google Android

Robot Control Console for Google Android

We reported a while back on Forknife, a cupcake-crazed robot that could be tele operated from any phone using the open source Android OS. Howard Gordon of Surveyor writes to...