Tech Digest's Robot World Cup: Quarter Final
Yes, okay, so there’s been a bit of delay between Round Three of our Robot World Cup and the quarter finals. They needed some oil after three rounds of knockout action (and besides, if the Cricket World Cup can last for what seemed like 17 years, I don’t see why our robo-contest can’t be strung out a bit).
Tech Digest's Robot World Cup: Round Three
Since I started this World Cup, Japanese scientists have probably invented about 76 new bots even more deadly / cool / ridiculous than the ones featured here. Ah well. No late entries or byes are permitted, even if someone creates a British TennisBot capable of winning Wimbledon. Which is frankly unlikely.
CES 2007: iRobiQ ubiquitous home robot
Definitely one of the big trends in consumer robotics – at this CES at least – is the convergence between robots, home entertainment and wireless networking. Take iRobiQ, which maker Yujin Robot describes as an 'ubiquitous home robot'. And he…