May 17, 2017

France Bed unveils robot baby for dementia patients

Japanese furniture maker France Bed Co. said Tuesday that it has developed a robot baby for people with dementia. The realistic-looking robot cries and laughs like a real baby when its hands and feet are touched. The product is expected to invigorate patients' emotional expression and ...

Technological fun for the home

| Apr 16, 2017

Technological fun for the home


Gadget maker Cerevo has taken advantage of the hype surrounding this month's release of the Hollywood version of "Ghost in the Shell" by producing a 1/8 scale robot model of the original anime's AI combat-vehicle Tachikoma.

Apr 11, 2016

HAL opens up a new horizon

Cyberdine Inc.'s Hybrid Assistive Limb exoskeleton suit holds great promise for mobility-challenged people in rapidly graying Japan.

Creators of destroyed hitchBOT may try to rebuild it

Aug 4, 2015

Creators of destroyed hitchBOT may try to rebuild it

The Canadian talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in the United States over the weekend might be given another chance at life. HitchBOT's co-creators, Frauke Zeller and David Smith, said Monday that they've been overwhelmed with support and offers to revive ...