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Category: Robots

Drones For Journalism Not War

Drones For Journalism Not War
Drones are starting to be used for more than war and espionage these days. Even journalism schools are trying to harness them, by offering classes on drone reporting, despite that this practice is illegal for professional…
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Stealthbot: The Sam Fisher of Robots

Stealthbot: The Sam Fisher of Robots
There are plenty of robots roaming around these days, but researchers have developed a robot that is designed to be the sneakiest robot out there. It uses background noises to mask its actual presence, which is…
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LEGO Mindstorms Robot Aims to Crack Elusive Tamago Egg in 37 Hours

LEGO Mindstorms Robot Aims to Crack Elusive Tamago Egg in 37 Hours
As we already know LEGO robots can do all sorts of things, both useful and useless. This particular build falls into that latter category – unless you consider solving the completing the silly Tamago Egg app…
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Robotic Bat Wing Developed: Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?

Robotic Bat Wing Developed: Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?
This robotic bat wing was developed by Wayne Enterprises – I mean Brown University. Because you need a wing if you want to build a bat. In fact, you need two. Right now, it is just…
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10-Foot-Tall Cardboard Optimus Prime: Boxes in Disguise

10-Foot-Tall Cardboard Optimus Prime: Boxes in Disguise
What do you do with all of those boxes left over from your countless Amazon orders and other cardboard lying around your house? Don’t just throw them into the recycling bin. Do like this guy did,…
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Grillbots Are Ready to Get Up in Your Grill

Grillbots Are Ready to Get Up in Your Grill
So you like to grill when the weather is nice, but you hate cleaning all of that grime off of your grill. It’s tough. The grease and dirt always sticks to the grate and it can…
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Robot Mannequin Mimics Passersby: Mirror v0.5

Robot Mannequin Mimics Passersby: Mirror v0.5
We’ve already seen how the fashion industry can make use of robotics to make life easier for shoppers. But a Japanese clothing chain called United Arrows also found a way to use robots to make things…
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The World’s Cutest Drone: No Bombs on Board

The World’s Cutest Drone: No Bombs on Board
Drones have often been used in war theaters, but that doesn’t stop this little military drone from being pretty cute. It was deployed by the British Army in Afghanistan and it measures only four inches by…
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Giant Robotic Monsters Now Train Rugby Players

Giant Robotic Monsters Now Train Rugby Players
No, the robot invasion hasn’t begun. This six-legged robotic simulator is being used to train rugby players as a part of the management-transition training program at Thales. It is called the Thales Scrum Simulator. It was…
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Japan Uses Robot Rats to Terrorize Real Rats

Japan Uses Robot Rats to Terrorize Real Rats
Lab rats have it bad enough having to jump through hoops and perform in order to be studied, but now life just got worse for the furry rodents. Scientists at Japan’s Waseda University have created a…
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Hive-Minded Robots Swarm in the Water

Hive-Minded Robots Swarm in the Water
We have robots that can swarm on land and in the air and now they have invaded swimming pools. These robotic boats from the University of Pennsylvania are pretty neat and kind of cute too. Each…
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Transformers Metroplex Stands 2-Feet-Tall: It’ll Be Hard to Disguise this Giant Robot

Transformers Metroplex Stands 2-Feet-Tall: It’ll Be Hard to Disguise this Giant Robot
One of the cooler toys to rear its head at the 2013 New York Toy Fair was this gigantic new Transformer, which stands a whopping 24-inches-tall.  …
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HexBug Nano V2: A Habitrail for Robo-Bugs

HexBug Nano V2: A Habitrail for Robo-Bugs
First there was the HexBug. Then there was the HexBug Nano. Now there’s HexBug Nano V2. Those creepy-crawly little self-propelled robots are back, and they’re better than ever. The latest iteration of these little robo-insects now…
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Scottish Hospital is a Robot Shop of Horrors

Scottish Hospital is a Robot Shop of Horrors
There’s nothing new about robots helping doctors learn their craft, but normally they are satisfied with just a CPR robot or just a robot that simulates a heart attack. However, the Forth Valley Royal Hospital’s high-tech…
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Badminton Playing Robot Will Smash Your Shuttlecocks

Badminton Playing Robot Will Smash Your Shuttlecocks
I don’t get badminton. Isn’t it basically just tennis played like volleyball, while hitting something called a birdy? The birdy is also called a shuttlecock, which sounds like an astronaut chicken. I don’t get it. However,…
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Automee S: A Roomba for Touchscreens

Automee S: A Roomba for Touchscreens
At the 2013 Tokyo Gift Show, Takara Tomy unveiled a toy that’s at the cusp of being practical. The company calls it the Automee S, a tiny disk-shaped robot designed to clean the touchscreens on mobile…
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