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Dustbot takes out the Eurotrash

Posted April 12th, 2010 in News by Victor D

Push up those Armani shades and tighten your white trousers, the Dustbot is coming to wash the scum off the streets like a Segway riding Travis Bickle. Give him a call from your mobile and the Dustbot will come to your house and dispose of the rubbish. At least that’s the plan for this Italian disposal-bot fitted with GPS navigation, gyroscope, and a bevy of sensors meant to keep it from crushing the innocents. Look, we get that it’s a prototype and is meant to traverse the narrow streets of ancient cities, but a trash collecting robot with the capacity of just two kitchen cans seems like a serious limitation. Watch the long slow ride after the break.

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Aldebaran Robotics’ Nao

Posted April 12th, 2010 in News by Victor D

Last we heard from Aldebaran Robotics’ Nao robot it didn’t exactly have all that many skills to show off, simply waving to the camera and uttering a few words to prove that it was more than just an illustration. It looks like it’s been spending the last few months learning some new tricks though, with it now able to stand on its own two feet and walk across the room. As you can see in the video linked below, however, it isn’t all that graceful, and it certainly doesn’t look like it’ll be challenging PLEN to a skateboarding competition anytime soon.