What excites your junior? Music, robots or the birds? Whatever it is, these colorful cushions shaped in a variety of forms could make them feel delighted to have and play with.
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Germany have developed a spider robot that navigates mimicking the movement of a real spider. The 3D printed robot has been created to provide assistance in reaching places where human intervention is not possible or dangerous as in chemical/industrial accident sites.
Roomba from iRobot has been quite popular around us. Now the same company brings you the world’s first floor washing robot. Called the Scooba 230, the robot features a three step cleaning process. It “washes”, “scrubs” and “squeezes”, all by itself. It’s super-portable too, at just 3.5 inches in height and 6.5 inches in diameter. Overall, an intelligent tiny robot that proves that we are one step closer to the Star Trek era.
Robots can do some really weird stuff, but only a few intelligent ones can do something sensible. Meet HRP-4C from Japan, the humanoid that can sing, for real. “In this year’s demo, the robot utilized a system for singing using a human singer as a model. This enables it to sing with a more natural voice and expression.”