Satellite radio is already a huge success stateside, with Krueger heavily involved in the popular satellite subscription service Sirius.
When you need to shift something big around outdoors and a wheelbarrow or trolley just won’t cut it, Honda’s HP450 power carrier could be just what you need.
This petrol-powered carrier has strong rubber treads and its 4-stroke engine punches out 5.5 horsepower. It can carry up to 450kg when running on level ground, or 250kg on a slope of up to 25 degrees…
The morality if capitalism is a complex business. On the one hand it turns millions of poor people into what is essentially slave labour, but on the other hand it lifts millions of others out of poverty and into an unsustainable consumer lifestyle like we enjoy in the rich countries. Honda, the Japanese car maker, is trying its best to make this an even cloudier moral minefield by despite being an evil polluting car maker, inventing cool technology that could help the disabled to walk.
Jonathan Weinberg writes… One of the UK’s leading scientists reckons terrorists could soon be using robots to attack their targets – so should we all be worried and run for cover?
Well, I’ve already battened down my hatches, took the tin hat out of storage and stocked up on tins of corned beef and baked beans. Annoyingly, I don’t even like corned beef, but I’m told it lasts.
Anyhow, robots are without doubt one of the biggest technological advances and one of the biggest techno-tests we face in the future. If they can be used for good, it stands to reason they can be used for evil. Anyone who’s seen Steven Spielberg flick Artificial Intelligence: AI starring Jude Law will know how terrifying a world with ultra-realistic human-like robots could be…
Part of our series of festive posts looking back at the key happenings in 2007… Alas, poor AIBO. He was put to metaphorical sleep just as consumers started to get properly excited about robots. Rumour has it he’ll return in 2008, but until then, Honda’s Asimo is undisputed top dog in the robot world. And he didn’t have to lasergun anyone to achieve it.
Honda’s definitely gunning for the whole ‘green’ thing, claiming that 10% of all the company’s car sales will be of hybrid models by 2010. That’s over 400,000 cars.
This is thanks to newer, cheaper hybrids it’s planning on introducing, plus sales of the existing Civic Hybrid…
This is what consumer robotics is all about: humanoid waiters that serve us hot beverages. I’ve just been writing about the new features for Honda Asimo, but there’s also a video showing the bot flaunting his new barista skills. Watch it above.
No, we hadn’t forgotten about it. We were just giving the final bots in our Robot World Cup a few weeks to rest their bones (well, mechanical joints) before rejoining battle. And what a battle it is. We’re at the semi-final stage, which means the last four robots in the competition. Three of ’em are humanoid: Honda’s Asimo, WowWee’s Robosapien RS Media, and KornTech’s Rogun. The quartet is completed by iRobot’s military Packbot, which swaps legs for tank treads.