This is pretty cool …. a couple of 4DOF robot arms controlled by a Kinect.
An additional pair of arms …. just like General Grevious - article at Design News.
Interesting story/video about using additional robotic ‘fingers’ to help with everyday tasks …. story originally from MIT News.
Companion robot technology …. research at University of Newcastle based around the DARwIn-OP.
Interesting article at IEEE Spectrum about a new Humanoid from a Japanese company known as the ASRA C1.
Story at Robot Dreams: Japan Robot Stocks Surge on Rumors of Government Initiative
SMH have an article on Epson’s new 4-axis dual armed robot. Apparently Epson lead the world in sales on 4-axis robots ….
Time have a photo gallery from the Tokoyo Toy Fair on their site …. this is a particularly cool quadcopter - 'QuatroX', worlds smallest quadcopter (635mm square by 254mm high).
Interesting article in 'The Conversation' - "Building the nation will be impossible without engineers" ….
‘We have too few students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects at higher levels at high school, too few going onto engineering at university, and a shortage of engineering skills across the economy as a consequence.
We can’t just look to immigration to fill this gap; engineers are in demand across the world. Recent national efforts to promote STEM education are good news and are gaining ground, but we need to proactively continue to support capacity building’