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Military bots were well represented in the voting for the 2012 inductees. Left out in the cold: Robonaut and Johnny 5.
With a tour of duty in Japan's Fukushima under their belt, iRobot's military robots are now working at a U.S. nuclear plant as part of routine operations.
iRobot PackBots are working their way through the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, and recording the first look inside.
The battle-tested PackBot 510 will join soldiers, police, and drones to keep the World Cup safe from threats. Will these 30 bots kick a ball around too?
Meister has two arms and a toolkit for cutting pipes and taking radioactivity samples. Too bad it wasn't developed 10 years ago.
Still grappling with the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan is belatedly developing a robotic exoskeleton for first responders.
DARPA trials would apparently involve getting a robot to drive a utility vehicle, enter a locked room, and repair a pump. Eliminating members of the ragtag human Resistance comes later.
Police and military robots could soon get two arms instead of one with the MK2 system from HDT Global.
Japanese start-up ITK wants to market its basic robot hand for about $6,500, including a glove controller.
A blogger operating robots at Japan's leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant describes the difficulties of his work.