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Yearly Archives: 2009

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Robot Hand from Shadow Continues to Impress (Video)

Remote controls for robots can be big and bulky, they can be integrated into your phone, and occasionally they even fit like a glove. The Shadow Dextrous Hand is a robotic arm that allows...
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100th Video of i-SOBOT Antics is Hilarious

With great power comes great responsibility. With great amounts of free time comes great hilarity. YouTube user Paxshikai has filmed 100 videos featuring TOMY's i-SOBOT toy robot. To celebrate, or maybe just to release...

Facial Recognition Door Lock and Time Clock for Less than $500

Ditch the keys and throw away the time cards, now all you need is your face. Wholesale electronics giant Chinavision is offering a facial recognition door lock for around $465. The device uses two...

Muscle Suit – Cool New Exoskeleton, But Still Behind Cyberdyne (Video)

The cool developments out of IREX 2009 keep coming. At the recent conference, Kobayashi Lab at Tokyo University of Science displayed its Muscle Suit, a light weight cybernetic exoskeleton that augments users' strength for...

LG Gearing Up For CES 2010 With World’s Thinnest LCD TV (Pics)

It's hard to get excited about world records when they get broken every few months. The world's thinnest TV last year was around a quarter of an inch thick. According to a recent press...

So You Think Your Robot Can Dance (Videos)

When nerdy robots attend high school dances, do they do "the human" or just the "electric slide"? If you've never heard of the Robo-One Gate Competition, boy are you in for a really weird ride....

World’s Largest Digital Photo is 26 Gigapixels of Dresden Skyline

If you printed it out you would have an image 105 meters long and 35 meters high, almost the size of a football field. It's the world's largest photo ever taken and it displays...

SAMURAI Project – Smart CCTV Security (Video)

The eye-in-the-sky is about to get a brain. Researchers led by Professor Shaogang (Sean) Gong at Queen Mary University of London are developing a system to enhance the capabilities of CCTV. Termed the Samurai...

A Review Of The Best Robots of 2009

2009 has been an amazing year in the world of robots and Singularity Hub is here to tell you all about it!  Thats right, its time to unveil our second annual roundup of the...

One Step Closer to Suspended Animation for Wounded Soldiers in 18 Months?

It's known as the golden hour. After a bullet wound or other massive trauma, soldiers in the field have about one hour to get intense medical attention. After that time, the chances of survival...

Facial Recognition on Facebook (Video)

I met somebody who looks just like you. And someone who looks just like me. And someone who looks just like our friend... As a means of promoting Coke Zero, the Coca Cola company hired...

Broadcast Streaming Video – iPhone Finally Has an App for That

Technology is turning us all into miniature media moguls. For those that want to share moments of their lives as they happen, recording video and uploading it later is simply too slow of a...

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