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Category: Robots

Ed Zarick’s Life-size BB-8 Has Everything but the Lighter

Ed Zarick’s Life-size BB-8 Has Everything but the Lighter
We’ve seen a BB-8 made by a young maker on a budget. Now let’s check out a more sophisticated replica. This one was made by Ed Zarick, who we love for his awesome console laptop mods.…
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Golf Robot Makes Hole-In-One

Golf Robot Makes Hole-In-One
Not satisfied with taking all of our other jobs, robots now want to put pro golfers out of business. Watch this derpy robot’s face as the crowd cheers. I can’t tell if it’s satisfied or just…
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Jolly Roger Telephone Co. Anti-telemarketer Robot: Fight Spam with Spam

Jolly Roger Telephone Co. Anti-telemarketer Robot: Fight Spam with Spam
We’re all fed up with telemarketers and robocallers. For Roger Anderson, the last straw was when his young son was harassed by a telemarketer. This motivated him to create the Jolly Roger Telephone Company, software that…
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Soft Grip Robot Fingers Can Lift Eggs without Cracking Them

Soft Grip Robot Fingers Can Lift Eggs without Cracking Them
I want a robot in my house that can clean, cook, and do laundry. That will free me up to watch movies and play Fallout 4. The catch is that robot hands today can’t really pick…
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LEGO Mechatronic Wings: Mindstorms Give You Wings

LEGO Mechatronic Wings: Mindstorms Give You Wings
In 2014, fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht made a robotic spider dress that can brandish its spiky appendages when something comes too close to the wearer. Anouk’s new wearable wings have a similar feature. Since they’re made…
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Crawling DVD Drive Robot: RIP

Crawling DVD Drive Robot: RIP
The Shitty Robots subreddit is filled with hilarious reminders that robots have a long way to go before they rule our fleshy butts (and could be one of the reasons why they will overthrow us). This…
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DIY Color-sensing Nerf Turret Sees Red, Green, Blue…

DIY Color-sensing Nerf Turret Sees Red, Green, Blue…
A couple of years ago, we featured the Pixy, a compact image sensor that can tag hundreds of objects based on their color. Electronics company RobotGeek combined Pixy with a couple of its robot kits to…
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Otto the Robot Draws on Walls

Otto the Robot Draws on Walls
Jurg Lehni has created a wall-mounted robotic drawing tool named Otto. This robot can draw and color vector shapes that have been entered into a computer. Otto is just a fun robot that people can admire…
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Build a Life-size, Functional BB-8 for Just $120

Build a Life-size, Functional BB-8 for Just $120
What if I told you that you could have a fully functional BB-8 droid for just $120(USD)? 17-year-old Angelo Casimiro wanted a BB-8 droid, but the diminutive $140 Sphero version just wasn’t enough. So he invested…
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Robot-staffed Smartphone Store Coming to Japan

Robot-staffed Smartphone Store Coming to Japan
Softbank is about to open a smartphone store in Japan that’s fully staffed with its Pepper robots. These humanoid robots will take care of customers and assist them just like their human equivalents. The Pepper robots…
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DIY Exoskeleton Lifts the Rear of a Mini Cooper

DIY Exoskeleton Lifts the Rear of a Mini Cooper
I’m looking forward to the day when exoskeletons will give me super powers. I want to be able to jump up on the roof without needing a ladder, and carry hundreds of pounds without getting a…
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Win a Sphero BB-8 and Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray!

Win a Sphero BB-8 and Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray!
Star Wars fans will want to hop on over to the Technabob Shop right now, for a chance to win some awesome goodies worth almost $250! One lucky entrant will win a Sphero BB-8 robotic droid,…
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Rubik’s Cube Solving Robot Does the Deed in about a Second

Rubik’s Cube Solving Robot Does the Deed in about a Second
Remember that kid that solved a Rubik’s Cube in 5.25-seconds? He’s a sloth compared to the robot that Jay Flatland and his pal Paul Rose created. The motorized ‘bot has a 3D-printed frame, and is controlled…
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Miniature Autonomous Blimp is No Airhead

Miniature Autonomous Blimp is No Airhead
Instructables employee DJ aka Aleator777 – the genius behind the Apple II and retro phone watches – recently promoted the Intel Edison by creating the Miniature Autonomous Blimp. This brainy balloon can stay afloat and avoid…
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Toshiba Robot to Help Clean up Fukushima

Toshiba Robot to Help Clean up Fukushima
Toshiba is showing off a robot that will be performing a task that no human can safely do themselves. Sometime next year, this big crane-like robot will be lowered into the cooling pool of Japan’s Fukushima…
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Boston Dynamics’ Atlas Robot Cleans House

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas Robot Cleans House
In this new video, we see Boston Dynamics’ imposing, but capable Atlas Robot doing a bit of house cleaning. It’s about time robots did something useful, instead of just learning new ways to kill us. Or…
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