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Category: Robots

ColorWare Now Pimps Roombas

ColorWare Now Pimps Roombas
The Roomba cleans your house, but who will keep the Roomba fresh and clean? ColorWare will. The company known for customizing computers, consoles and media players now customizes iRobot’s popular Roomba 780 robotic vacuum cleaner. They’ll…
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RoboTech SuperCar: Autonomous Cars Shrink Down to Size

RoboTech SuperCar: Autonomous Cars Shrink Down to Size
Have you ever wanted ride shotgun in a robotic car as it drives around your neighborhood? Sure, autonomous cars are still very expensive, but how about miniature version? I bet you hadn’t though of that, but…
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Pixy Open Source Camera Recognizes Objects by Color: Smart Sight

Pixy Open Source Camera Recognizes Objects by Color: Smart Sight
Computers and sensors are quickly decreasing in cost and size, making it easier than ever before to build smart gadgets or robots. From accelerometers to thermal sensors, electronics nowadays can detect and record a variety of…
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Sisters Build Their Own Mars Rover

Sisters Build Their Own Mars Rover
Two North California sisters, inspired by a documentary, decided to make a Mars Rover by themselves with help from their dad Robert Beatty. Now, 13-year-old Camille Beatty’s and 11-year-old Genevieve’s remote-controlled replica of the Mars Spirit…
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Life-size R/C Wall-E Replica: Want-1

Life-size R/C Wall-E Replica: Want-1
For YouTube’s Geek Week, Tested interviewed robotics enthusiast Mike McMaster about his remote-controlled and life-size Wall-E replica. McMaster is part of the Wall-E Builder’s Club, a group of hobbyists who started planning on building a replica…
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Kirobo Talking Robot Headed into Space

Kirobo Talking Robot Headed into Space
Kirobo is a 13-inch talking robot that will keep Japanese astronaut Kochi Wakata company on the International Space Station. He is now on his way to the ISS after being launched on an H-2B rocket from…
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Atari 2600 + Wall-E = Atar-E

Atari 2600 + Wall-E = Atar-E
Technabob contributing author Conner Flynn has a hidden talent – and I’m not talking about walking and chewing gum at the same time. The man knows his way around an Atari 2600 like it’s nobody’s business.…
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35-Foot-Tall Dalek Made from Straw

35-Foot-Tall Dalek Made from Straw
Folks in the UK are determined that we all know that it is Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary. They are doing all kinds of crazy things. For instance, the ice cream shop Snugbury’s, does giant straw sculptures…
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STAR.V3 Robot Crawls into our Hearts

STAR.V3 Robot Crawls into our Hearts
There’s something so neat about robots which are built to replicate the movements of animals and insects. But this biologically-inspired little guy has a gait all his own and makes me want to have one as…
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Would You Let This Robot Draw Your Blood?

Would You Let This Robot Draw Your Blood?
Robots are everywhere. From making noodles in the background to serving diners and waiting tables, they’re no strangers to the restaurant scene. And now they might be making their way into hospitals.…
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Supertoy Talking Teddy Bear: Thunder Buddies for Life!

Supertoy Talking Teddy Bear: Thunder Buddies for Life!
Talking toys are nothing new, but most toys simply spout off pre-recorded sound bites. Not Supertoy Teddy. He’s a teddy bear that can actually hold a conversation, i.e. it will listen to what you say and…
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Drone Controlled in First Person Via Oculus Rift: Drone’s Eye View

Drone Controlled in First Person Via Oculus Rift: Drone’s Eye View
The Oculus Rift will most likely lead to a new genre of first-person games, but it could also make drones a lot more fun to use. For his master’s thesis, Jonathan of Intuitive Aerial is working…
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Paper Plane Drone: Little Brother’s Got His Eye on You Too

Paper Plane Drone: Little Brother’s Got His Eye on You Too
UAVs designed for military use are obviously expensive, but you still wouldn’t want to break even the more affordable recreational variants like the AR.Drone. That’s why Dr. Paul Pounds and his team of roboticists at The…
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Aquabots Let You Maintain an Aquarium Even if You Forget to Feed the Fish

Aquabots Let You Maintain an Aquarium Even if You Forget to Feed the Fish
Have you ever wanted a home aquarium, but were afraid your fish would end up dead due to neglect (or the cat?) Well, now you can have a little robotic swimmer who never needs anything more…
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Tick Rover Robot Kills Ticks Dead

Tick Rover Robot Kills Ticks Dead
Ticks are nasty. Actually, I think all bugs are nasty – but ticks are extra disgusting since they suck on your blood. They are also responsible for transmitting many diseases, some fatal. A team of researchers…
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9 Foot-Tall Killer Robot Unveiled at SDCC

9 Foot-Tall Killer Robot Unveiled at SDCC
WIRED, Stan Winston Studios, Legacy Effects, YouTube, and Conde Nast Entertainment all decided to get together and build something truly epic – a 9-foot, 9-inch-tall robot. Yeah, not my idea of a great idea that will…
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