Japanese engineers have unveiled a robot that transforms into a car that can actually carry people on board, in what developers claim is a world-first. The 3.7-metre (12.1-feet)-tall two seater robot'J-deite RIDE' can transform into a sports car in a process that takes about a minute. It can walk at 18.6mph (30 km/h) or run on its four wheels but developers say they've never really tested it outside the factory cargo bay area. The 3.7-metre (12.1-feet)-tall two-seater robot'J-deite RIDE' can transform into a sportscar in a process that takes about a minute As a car, it measures 4 metres (13 feet) long and 1.4 metres (4.6 feet) high. During the transformation the car seats and hood lift up and the robot's head appears, writes Asahi.
Silicon Valley appears to have its eyes set on disrupting the paint industry. That's because, thanks to a new autonomous robot, you may never have to paint your own walls again. Scientists behind the robot, named Maverick, claim that it can paint walls evenly and with striking accuracy. Scientists behind a robot (pictured), named Maverick, say it can paint walls evenly and with striking accuracy. MIST, or mobile intelligent spraying technologies, is the team behind the robot and is made up of engineering students from the University of Waterloo.
A fire-breathing Dragon, which looks similar to a creature from Harry Potter's movie. The Alpha1S robots are 16 inches high, weighs just 1.63kgs, looks pretty much exactly what science fiction told us. It is developed at the National Institute of Technology, Nara College in Chiba, Japan. They are leading manufacturers of the various type of industrial robots. Spyce Robot delivers salads and grain bowls in three minutes or less.
A SoftBank Group Corp. subsidiary and two other firms have developed a prototype of a two-seat humanoid robot that can transform into a car for use in amusement parks, the companies said Thursday. Invoking the heroes from the "Transformers" movies, the experimental J-deite Ride can go from humanoid mode to vehicle mode in about a minute. The 3.7-meter, 1.6-ton robot can lumber on two legs at an agonizingly slow pace of 100 meters per hour but go 60 kph in vehicle mode. The electric car can be driven both manually and by remote control, according to a press release from the companies. The robot was developed by SoftBank's software subsidiary Asratec Corp., Tokyo-based start-up Brave Robotics Inc. and Sansei Technologies Inc., an Osaka-based game machine maker.
We have seen robots working alongside humans in so many movies. We also dream that someday such human companion robots will come into the market. These robots will not only assist us in the day to day activities but be a great companion as well. Talking about robots, remember W.A.L.L.E, the little adorable robot that emerged as the last hope for human civilization. How Much Human are Humanoid Robots?