Harbin Hosts International Humanoid Robot Olympics

As the eyes of the world bore hungrily into the London 2012 medal table, China Daily’s Wang Kaihao reports from the International Humanoid Robot Olympic Games in Harbin and talks to the competition’s executive...

Foxconn to Build Army of Robots

Foxconn plans to address problems with increasingly expensive and sometimes suicidal workers by replacing many of them with robots, increasing the number it uses a hundredfold over the next three years. Xinhua reports: The...

Chinese Navy Mission Reveals Secret Drone

Wired magazine’s Danger Room blog reports the first confirmed sighting, by a Japanese patrol plane, of a Chinese Unmanned Aerial Vehicle: The drone (pictured above) appears to be small, possibly no more than a dozen feet...

Cyborg Flying Rats Invade China – Wired

From People’s Daily by way of Wired News: Scientists with the Robot Engineering Technology Research Center of east China’s Shandong University of Science and Technology say they implanted micro electrodes in the brain of a pigeon so they can command it to fly right or left or up or down. The implants stimulated different areas […]



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