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Apparently that sexual harassment suit had a big payoff for Aiko: she's getting a hand. The developers of the fembot have created a hand for her botness, with five movable fingers, 15 movable joints, feedback sensitivity, low power consumption and palatable material cost of $1800. Oddly enough, the...

August 10th 2008 at 3:40am 0 Comments
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We'll be honest -- we've seen more snake-like robots than we care to count, but a new creature slithering out of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology is noticeably different than most. As you can see above, there's a distinct lack of treads, tracks or wheels on Aiko, as it actually pu...

March 6th 2008 at 11:28am 0 Comments
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Ok we get it Dr. Trung, you're trying to show off Canada's supposed "first android." But did you really have to go for the jiggly bits to prove your point? If she hadn't taken a swat at your jaw, we might have. Check the video assault after the break while we prepare a robot ethics charter for the...

November 19th 2007 at 6:56am 0 Comments
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Square Enix's much anticipated -- at least on our end -- cooperative ARPG hits Japanese stores next week, half a year before we see it here in North America. New commercials advertising Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates have already started to air, featuring music from Japanese pop sta...

August 14th 2007 at 1:10pm 0 Comments