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Category: Robots

Robot Mouse Randomly Moves & Clicks While Online: Stumbleupon, Analog Edition

Robot Mouse Randomly Moves & Clicks While Online: Stumbleupon, Analog Edition
Between ad trackers, Google’s deeply integrated services, and our social media presence, it’s not that hard to gather facts about both our online and offline lives by tracking our browsing habits. But that’s not the case…
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Robotic Rhythmic Gymnastics: Creepy and Beautiful

Robotic Rhythmic Gymnastics: Creepy and Beautiful
It’s bad enough that we have to worry about science giving robots weapons, even making them into weapons. Now they will be competing against us in sports. Check out this rhythmic gymnastics bot. The robot twirling…
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LEGO Robot Motion Controlled with LEGO Exosuit: LEGO Build Fighters Try

LEGO Robot Motion Controlled with LEGO Exosuit: LEGO Build Fighters Try
A few years ago we checked out a motion-controlled robot. LEGO designer Daniele Benedettelli also came up with a motion control setup for his Cyclops robot, but instead of using a motion sensor he made a…
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Yaskawa Motoman Industrial Robot Cooks an Egg Sandwich

Yaskawa Motoman Industrial Robot Cooks an Egg Sandwich
This is what I’m talking about. Robots who cook for humans, not robots who cook humans. Check out this video of a Yaskawa Motoman SDA10 Dual Arm Robot with Robotiq Universal Grippers as it gathers all…
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DIY Low Budget BB-8 Puppet: CHPSK-8

DIY Low Budget BB-8 Puppet: CHPSK-8
We’ve seen how you can make a robot replica and a 3D printed figure of Star Wars‘ new droid BB-8. Here’s Caleb Kraft’s low budget version: a BB-8 hand puppet. Caleb made the puppet using a…
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R2-D2 Purse Hides Your Rebel Candy Booty

R2-D2 Purse Hides Your Rebel Candy Booty
Growing up, when we went to the movies, my mom always smuggled in candy and drinks because she was too cheap to buy them at the theater. That means she had a special big purse that…
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Robot Swans Measure Water Pollution: NUSwan

Robot Swans Measure Water Pollution: NUSwan
Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) are testing robotic swans that can track water quality and upload collected data in real-time. The system is called NUSwan, a nod to the university but also short…
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Electric Knife Orchestra Plays “Stayin’ Alive”

Electric Knife Orchestra Plays “Stayin’ Alive”
I can’t help thinking that The Electric Knife Orchestra is the beginning of a robot that kills by chopping humans into pieces to a catchy soundtrack. Like, say, the Bee Gee’s Stayin’ Alive. Yeah, this is…
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Japan Responds to Robot Battle Challenge: It’s on!

Japan Responds to Robot Battle Challenge: It’s on!
A robot battle challenge was made last week by MegaBots, Inc. and now Suidobashi Heavy Industry in Japan has responded. It seems that the company likes the idea of pitting their giant robots against each other…
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U.S. Challenges Japan to a Mech Duel

U.S. Challenges Japan to a Mech Duel
There are several kinds of robots; those that are built scientific research, those that are built for factory tasks, rescue robots, and more. Some are built simply to fight other robots and then laugh at the…
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This Opera Stars a Robot

This Opera Stars a Robot
In one of the stranger turns in the world of opera, the Berlin Komische Oper and performance group Gob Squad added an unusual member to its performance troupe for a recent show. They brought in a…
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Deal: Cherokey 4WD Basic Arduino Robotics Kit

Deal: Cherokey 4WD Basic Arduino Robotics Kit
If you’ve been thinking about playing with robotics, then you’ll want to read on. The Cherokey 4WD is a mobile platform which works with an Arduino based microcontroller so you can build intelligent vehicles on wheels.…
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Sony Stopped Fixing Aibo Robotic Dogs: Time to Go to Sleep, Boy.

Sony Stopped Fixing Aibo Robotic Dogs: Time to Go to Sleep, Boy.
I’m not much of a pet person, and because of that it’s rather hard for me to understand how attached people get to pets to the point that they treat them like kids. So the idea…
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Durus Robot Walked 2h 35m on a Charge

Durus Robot Walked 2h 35m on a Charge
My Hector fears spawned by ’80s horror/sci-fi flicks aside, robots are really cool. DARPA really wants robots to come to the mainstream for all sorts of uses from carrying heavy gear for the military to saving…
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Robot Tries to Feed a Dog Pop-Tart, Does Not Go as Planned

Robot Tries to Feed a Dog Pop-Tart, Does Not Go as Planned
Watch as this presumably drunk $8,000 humanoid NAO robot tries to feed a dog a Pop-Tart. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned. The owner hands him the toaster pastry, and the robot is all impressed saying,…
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Official LEGO Wall-E Set is Better than Pizza Plants

Official LEGO Wall-E Set is Better than Pizza Plants
UK store Smyths Toys jumped the gun and posted a few shots of the official LEGO Wall-E set on its website. The set is based on the LEGO Ideas submission of Pixar animator Angus MacLane. LEGO…
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