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Giant teddy bear robot can pick you off the floor

Too tired to get up? Get a leg up from Riba II, the latest teddy bear robot nurse from Japan. No, you can't take it to bed.

By Aug. 2, 2011


Japanese create teddy bear robot nurse

Researchers have unveiled an improved nurse robot called Riba that can lift patients from beds and wheelchairs. It has a teddy bear face.

By Aug. 28, 2009


Toyota plans nursing robots for aging Japan

Toyota's Assist machines are designed to ease the burden on caregivers and help people with mobility.

By Nov. 3, 2011


Rest your snoring head on a robot bear pillow

Bears are good sleepers, what with all the hibernating they do. So what better robot animal to climb into bed with you and give you a loving little smack when you start snoring?

By Nov. 16, 2011


Hair-washing robot leaves your locks silky-smooth

Still washing your own hair? Lie back, think of Japan, and let Panasonic's hair-washing bot do the job.

By Sep. 24, 2010


The 404 418: Where it's Dong Ngo we're talking about here

This is Dong Ngo we're talking to here!

By Sep. 3, 2009


BOL 1053: Stay healthy, stay fat

Sure Apple has made their September 9 announcement official, and yeah Disney is buying Marvel and will soon own Spider-man. But we're most concerned about RIBA the robot bear who's coming to get our unhealthy thin humans. Protect yourself! Keep out of b

By Aug. 31, 2009


Charlie the robot joins rest home staff

As part of a three-year study into robots' role in senior health care, New Zealand retirement village welcomes Korean robot that will take vital signs, dole out medication reminders.

By Nov. 23, 2009


Panasonic's Robotic Bed transforms into wheelchair

Company develops a bed-shaped robot that transforms into a wheelchair, allowing people with disabilities or the elderly to get up without help.

By Sep. 18, 2009