Humanoid robot Nao shows off its skills Video
It was only a matter of time before the Crave podcast was invaded by robots. Fortunately, this week's robot overlord is the insanely adorable, soon-to-be-available My Keepon robot by BeatBots. The pint-sized dance bot is joined by its co-creator Marek Michalowski, who explains the robots origins and its road to commercial viability.
In a March 21 interview, CNET News.com's Zamir Haider spoke with Trevor Blackwell, founder of Mountain View, Calif.-based Anybots, and saw humanoid robots that may one day be used to perform dangerous tasks. He got close to walking robot Dexter and its pneumatic limbs.
Yamaha's pint-size YST-FSW100 subwoofer is the ideal partner for its Digital Sound Projector virtual surround speakers.
At DemoMobile in La Jolla, Calif., Brother Industries releases a pint-size printer with built-in Bluetooth connectivity for mobile devices including PDAs and cell phones.
The Iriver LPlayer is a pint-size version of the well-received Clix. You get most of the same features in a smaller package offered at a pared-down price point.
There's supposedly a new iPad in the works. Apple is expected to unveil a pint-size version of the tablet on Tuesday at an event in San Jose, Calif. CNET's Sumi Das has a preview.
Robo Games are powering up in Northern California this weekend. The competition, now in its eighth year, attracts teams from all over the world, each hoping their homemade robot will out-duel the others. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.
The RoboGames competition, which pits bots from around the world in more than 70 challenges, hit San Francisco during the weekend of June 15. CNET News.com's Zamir Haider was on hand to speak with robot builders competing in the combat challenge.
The FIRST Robotics Competition takes place all over the world and showcases high school students passionate about robotics. Watch their contraptions in action as they compete under this year's theme: "Aim High," a combination of basketball, soccer and hockey--with robots as the players.
It's the Robot Fighting League's largest contest and CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi has a look at the action. Teams from Australia, Brazil, and elsewhere around the world battle for robot glory.