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Category: Robots

Transforming Papercraft Robots: Fold Out!

Transforming Papercraft Robots: Fold Out!
Paperformed makes a variety of papercraft models that it sells as DIY kits. Two of its most advanced kits are the Changeable Robots. They’re scale models clearly inspired by Transformers, and like Hasbro’s toys these bots…
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Could Robotic Lawn Care Cripple Deep Space Exploration?

Could Robotic Lawn Care Cripple Deep Space Exploration?
Mowing the lawn is one of the more odious tasks homeowners have to deal with, especially during the hot summer months. But iRobot, the maker of the popular Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, wants to do away…
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Toshiba’s Aiko Chihira Humanoid Robot Gets a Retail Job

Toshiba’s Aiko Chihira Humanoid Robot Gets a Retail Job
If you happen to be shopping in Japan anytime soon, prepare yourself. You may run into the stuff of nightmares. Toshiba has just installed Aiko Chihira, a humanoid greeter robot, at Tokyo’s Mitsukoshi department store. They…
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Borderlands Lifesize Claptrap Replica: Hey Everybody! Check out My Package!

Borderlands Lifesize Claptrap Replica: Hey Everybody! Check out My Package!
Whether you find Claptrap annoying or endearing, I think we can all agree that we would like to own a lifesize replica of the smart-mouthed robot from the Borderlands games. At least this version won’t talk…
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Make Your Own Mini Star Wars BB-8 Droid

Make Your Own Mini Star Wars BB-8 Droid
Christian Poulsen liked the BB-8 droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens so much that he decided to make his own. He actually made the droid you see here in less than a day, which is…
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One-Toothed Robot vs. Two Flamethrower Robots: Place Your Bets!

One-Toothed Robot vs. Two Flamethrower Robots: Place Your Bets!
If you think robot fights are clumsy and silly, YouTuber Team Velocity is here to prove you wrong. He recently shared one of his matches at this year’s RoboGames, and it is a fast-paced and brutal…
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Star Wars BB-8 Droid Rolls into Real Life

Star Wars BB-8 Droid Rolls into Real Life
Sorry Artoo, but it seems like you’re not the most lovable droid anymore. When BB-8 was revealed in the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser, people’s reactions toward it were mixed. But the movie’s live…
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Life-size Iron Man Hulkbuster Statue: Age of Poverty

Life-size Iron Man Hulkbuster Statue: Age of Poverty
Beast Kingdom unveiled its LS-023 life-size Iron Man Hulkbuster figure on April Fools Day, but apparently the toymaker wasn’t kidding: this massive collectible is indeed for sale. It’s about 10ft. tall and weighs around 1500lb. Each…
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TARS Cosplay: Walk Like a Bot

TARS Cosplay: Walk Like a Bot
We’ve featured LEGO enthusiast Iain Heath aka Ochre Jelly numerous times before, but this time we’re not sharing one of his MOCs. Iain made himself an awesome TARS costume for this year’s Emerald City Comic-Con. It…
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UberBlox Modular System Lets You Make 3D Printers, Robots and More: Makerstorms

UberBlox Modular System Lets You Make 3D Printers, Robots and More: Makerstorms
UberBlox Systems has designed the industrial equivalent of LEGO Mindstorms. Uberblox lets you make machines such as 3D printers, CNC mills and robots using modular parts and controllers that are based on Arduino or Raspberry Pi.…
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mDrawBot 4-in-1 Drawing Robot : Deviant Artist

mDrawBot 4-in-1 Drawing Robot : Deviant Artist
If you love Evil Mad Scientist’s Eggbot, check out Makeblock’s mDrawBot. It’s a modular kit that you can assemble into one of four different forms, each suited to drawing on a particular surface. mEggbot draws on…
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Pray That These Praying Robots Don’t Kill Us

Pray That These Praying Robots Don’t Kill Us
Artist Kal Spelletich has created this series of strange life-size “praying robots”. What the heck is he doing? Surely he knows that humans are the ones that should be praying. Praying that robots don’t kill us…
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Plen2 Robot Has Open Source Software and 3D Printed Parts: Options Aplen2

Plen2 Robot Has Open Source Software and 3D Printed Parts: Options Aplen2
Japanese company Plen Project recently unveiled the next version of its Plen hobby robot. Plen2 is not only more affordable than its predecessor, it’s open source too. Plen Project will even release the 3D files for…
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Melchior Mechanical Timekeeping Robot: Roboclock

Melchior Mechanical Timekeeping Robot: Roboclock
I’m certainly not a timepiece connoisseur; I like my Pebble smartwatch and that’s enough for me. I have seen some of those high-end mechanical watches though, and I very much like the idea of a watch…
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Bubo Robot Owl Replica from Clash of the Titans

Bubo Robot Owl Replica from Clash of the Titans
As a kid, one of the best parts of the Clash of the Titans for me was the robot owl named Bubo. I wanted a toy of this guy so much, but sadly no one ever…
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Violin-playing Robot: RO-BOW

Violin-playing Robot: RO-BOW
Since retiring in 2002, mechanical engineer and bioengineer Seth Goldstein has spent a lot of his free time making kinetic sculptures. You may have heard of him before as the creator of the Why Knot?, a…
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