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Category: Robots

Prankster Messes with Drive Thrus Masquerading as a Robot

Prankster Messes with Drive Thrus Masquerading as a Robot
We all know that robots are evil and hell-bent on taking over the world so that they can kill us all and use our blood to lubricate their servos. So it is no wonder so many…

Microbot Push Robot for Pushing Buttons: For Semi-automated Homes

Microbot Push Robot for Pushing Buttons: For Semi-automated Homes
You know the old joke about how if someone ever invented a device that does everything at the push of a button, people would still ask for a device that would push the other device’s button…
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Boston Dynamics Shows off Its Latest Robots

Boston Dynamics Shows off Its Latest Robots
Watch this video now. Because robots are dangerous, and the cops always ask if you can identify your assailant. Of course, this advice does no good if a robot kills you, I guess. Never mind then.…

Anodos RAL 9000 Robotic Lamp: Luxo Jr.’s Evil Twin

Anodos RAL 9000 Robotic Lamp: Luxo Jr.’s Evil Twin
Back in 2012 we checked out Pinokio, an attempt at making a real version of Pixar’s mascot Luxo Jr. Anodos’ upcoming robotic lamp also appears to have a playful personality, although its name and appearance make…

Volkswagen’s Stroller Automatically Brakes & Follows: Das Kinderwagen

Volkswagen’s Stroller Automatically Brakes & Follows: Das Kinderwagen
We’ve seen a robotic stroller that can drive itself. Volkswagen Netherlands claims it came up with a similar project just for kicks. The project was accidentally inspired by a short VW commercial. In the ad, a…

MIT Making Robots with Human Reflexes

MIT Making Robots with Human Reflexes
In the DARPA Robotics Challenge, the idea is to create a robot that can navigate an obstacle course, using skills that could help save humans in an emergency. On the flip side, we may also be…

Tesla’s Robot Snake Charger: Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?

Tesla’s Robot Snake Charger: Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?
Check out Tesla’s prototype for an articulating metal snake that can charge a car. Basically it slowly bends down, finds the port and stabs into it as it injecting the car with alien parasites and venom,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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