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07/03/12 Ever wonder what the children would look like if an iPhone mated with the AIBO robot dog? It turns out that you won't have to wait long to find out. Bandai is about to release a cute little robot dog that uses the iPhone as its head and brain, while emulating quite a few of the AIBO general behaviors. The robot dog is supported by an iPhone app that will be downloadable free of charge (at least in Japan). According to the information released by Bandai, the robot can walk, dance, sing, take photos and videos, and is capable of…
05/26/09 Panasonic Corp. demonstrated an autonomous floor-cleaner robot last month at the Tokyo Fiber Senseware exhibition in Italy, which highlights innovative uses of artificial fibers. Panasonic’s Fukitorimushi, which translates as ‘wipe-up bug” is made of polyester fibers each of which is less than 1/7500th the width of a human hair, according to a report in Slash Gear. The autonomous unit “sees” using a blue-white light that can identify the difference between a spot of clean floor and dirt. When it spots dirt it flashes a red light and inchworms itself over to scrub out the spot by circling and rubbing with…