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Category: Future Tech

Hrp-4c Singing Robot: Robo-Tune

Hrp-4c Singing Robot: Robo-Tune
Just like humans, singing is a (synthesized) talent among robots. Some have it, and some don’t. AIST’s HRP-4C, a relative of the HRP-4 humanoid robot, was born to sing like a human being. An in-house developed…
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Turkish Iron Man Robot Will Hopefully Not Go Crazy and Kill Us All

Turkish Iron Man Robot Will Hopefully Not Go Crazy and Kill Us All
I didn’t expect Turkey to come up with its own Iron Man, but it looks like they did. It was created by a research team at the Sabanci University in Istanbul and is Turkey’s first humanoid…
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Diminished Reality: Now You See It and You Also Don’T

Diminished Reality: Now You See It and You Also Don’T
A couple of students at the Ilmenau University of Technology in Germany are developing the video equivalent of the Content-Aware Fill feature in Photoshop CS5. In other words, their software can make objects invisible, and it…
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Apple Patent Hints at Magsafe Connector for iPhone and iPad

Apple Patent Hints at Magsafe Connector for iPhone and iPad
I use an iPhone, but I am not a huge fan of Apple’s computers. I prefer Windows, but I will admit to being jealous of the cool MagSafe connector that MacBooks have. I have snagged my…
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Japanese Gardeners Rejoice With Docomo’S New Sensor Stick

Japanese Gardeners Rejoice With Docomo’S New Sensor Stick
Are you a Japanese vegan gardener? Well good for you, because DoCoMo has just released the perfect new device for you. So, this thing is actually called a Garden Sensor. It will ensure that your veggies…
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IPhone + Ds = Fujitsu Concept Phone

IPhone + Ds = Fujitsu Concept Phone
Fujitsu seems to be a staunch believer in the saying that more is better. The company showed off a dual-touchscreen smartphone concept at CEATEC 2010. Seeing it in action, it’s not that far out, allowing for…
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Traccia Mobile Phone Concept Looks Like a Ponytail Holder

Traccia Mobile Phone Concept Looks Like a Ponytail Holder
Today must be day of the phone concept designs. I mentioned the virtual iPhone concept a bit ago and now I run across this mobile phone concept called the Traccia, designed by Andrea Ponti. This thing…
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IPhone Merges With Palm

IPhone Merges With Palm
I look a good design concept as much as the next guy, but the designer of the iPhone Next Generation concept has balls bigger than an iPad to rip off Steve Jobs’ gadget. Samuel Lee Kwon,…
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Berkeley Bionics’ Elegs Medical Exoskeleton: Letting Paralyzed People Walk Again

Berkeley Bionics’ Elegs Medical Exoskeleton: Letting Paralyzed People Walk Again
I have to say that this is an amazing piece of technology. It’s called a medical exoskeleton and promises to make physically-challenged people walk again. eLEGS is going to be an exoskeleton made for the general…
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This Magnet That Will Make You a Lefty. Say What?

This Magnet That Will Make You a Lefty. Say What?
Apparently this magnet can make you left-handed, if you’re right-handed. Sounds kind of crazy, but it makes sense how this could help people who have either lost some function in their right arm. According to a…
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Augmented Reality App Lets Women Try on Swimsuits Virtually

Augmented Reality App Lets Women Try on Swimsuits Virtually
Any man who has ever ended up shopping at the mall with his wife/girlfriend is very familiar with the guy chair. The lone chair sitting there so the guys outside the dressing room holding a purse…
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Move Over Sci-Fi, Robot Exoskeletons Are Coming Thanks to Raytheon

Move Over Sci-Fi, Robot Exoskeletons Are Coming Thanks to Raytheon
Ah Raytheon, just the name scares some guys silly. Raytheon is a defense contractor and they’ve released some new information and videos of their new exoskeleton called the XOS 2. And no, this isn’t science-fiction. This…
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Robot Archer Hits Bulls Eye by 8th Try: Can You Learn to Dodge Perfectly in 7?

Robot Archer Hits Bulls Eye by 8th Try: Can You Learn to Dodge Perfectly in 7?
Dr. Petar Kormushev and his colleagues at the Italian Institute of Technology’s (IIT) Advanced Robotics Dept. love to teach human skills to robots. At first they were satisfied with harmless activities, like flipping pancakes, but now…
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Delivery Robot Pulls Carts, but Not Your Groceries

Delivery Robot Pulls Carts, but Not Your Groceries
While this robot is designed to be used in hospitals to transport drugs, I think that something like this could be used in grocery stores to take care of your grocery shopping too. The MKR-003 is…
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Brother Video Glasses Beam Images Right Onto Your Retina

Brother Video Glasses Beam Images Right Onto Your Retina
I have never traveled anywhere and ran across anyone actually using video glasses in public. I think this is mostly due to the fact that the average video glasses today suck and you look like a…
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Kawada Humanoid Robots Get Ready to Take Over Japan

Kawada Humanoid Robots Get Ready to Take Over Japan
Japan’s population is getting older, and they need robots to take care of all of them. This is almost a plot out of Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society, but it’s actually reality because AIST…
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