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Category: Robots

Grizzly Robot Utility Vehicle: Watch Out, BigDog

Grizzly Robot Utility Vehicle: Watch Out, BigDog
A company called Clearpath Robotics Inc. recently unveiled its bot of burden, the Grizzly. The four-wheeled robot can go faster and carry much more load than its most famous counterparts, Boston Dynamics’ BigDog and Alpha Dog.…
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LEGO Strandbeest: Walk Like a Crustacean

LEGO Strandbeest: Walk Like a Crustacean
Despite the fact that I’m horribly allergic to shellfish, this LEGO creature that reminds me of some sort of crazy crab has still warmed its way into my heart.…
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Festo BionicOpter Robot Dragonfly Makes Quadcopters Look Clumsy

Festo BionicOpter Robot Dragonfly Makes Quadcopters Look Clumsy
Automation company Festo loves showing off its technologies and expertise by creating robot versions of animals. We’ve featured the company’s SmartBird before, and you may have also seen its AirPenguin in action. Now the company has…
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3D Printed Robot Hand Raises its Hand for Pledges on Kickstarter

3D Printed Robot Hand Raises its Hand for Pledges on Kickstarter
Ever wanted a robotic hand? Well unless you’re a Terminator, or this guy, you probably don’t have one. Well, thanks to 3D printing, and the wonders of Kickstarter, you can soon own your own robot hand…
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Sphero Peacekeeper Edition: My, What Big Balls You Have

Sphero Peacekeeper Edition: My, What Big Balls You Have
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that today is April Fool’s Day. Many of the items we’re posting on the site today aren’t real – but some are. This is one product that…
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Gundam Tempura: Deep-Fried Mecha

Gundam Tempura: Deep-Fried Mecha
You know, they say everything tastes better deep-fried, and I have to agree. My wife an I always talk about how you could fry up some old shoe leather, and it would taste good. I wonder…
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Mantis Ridable Hexapod Robot: Insecticon

Mantis Ridable Hexapod Robot: Insecticon
Last year we heard about a group of students planning to build a ridable hexapod. Now we get to see what such a robot could look like, albeit from a different inventor. This is the Mantis,…
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Flying Rescue Lifeguard Drone Could be a Real Life Saver

Flying Rescue Lifeguard Drone Could be a Real Life Saver
Looking for a lifeguard that won’t get all out of shape like David Hasselhoff? A research lab in Iran is working on one – a robotic lifeguard that can respond instantly to passengers and crew who…
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Quadcopter Fleet Forms Starfleet Insignia in London Sky

Quadcopter Fleet Forms Starfleet Insignia in London Sky
No, that is not a message sent from the future by James T. Kirk, warning us to treat the whales nicely. You’re looking at 30 lit quadcopter robots forming a Starfleet insignia in the night sky…
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Robot Salamander Crawls and Swims Its Way into Our Hearts

Robot Salamander Crawls and Swims Its Way into Our Hearts
Roboticists continue to take inspiration from animals to create new types of robot movement. This robotic salamander can swim, crawl and walk just like the real thing – only it’s not the real thing. It’s just…
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Famicom-Controlled Robot: Nintendo Needs to Make These, Now.

Famicom-Controlled Robot: Nintendo Needs to Make These, Now.
Back in the 1980s we had a little game system here in the States called the NES. In Japan, that system was called the Famicom. It looked mighty different, but played most of the same games.…
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CHIMP “Humanoid” Rescue Robot to Climb Ladders, Transform into a Tank

CHIMP “Humanoid” Rescue Robot to Climb Ladders, Transform into a Tank
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working on a rescue robot that can take on both humanoid and tank forms like a Transformer. No word on whether it is a Decepticon or an Autobot. It’s called…
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HERB the Robot Separates Oreo Cookies

HERB the Robot Separates Oreo Cookies
The latest contraption to separate the cookies and cream from Oreo cookies is a robot named HERB, Carnegie Mellon’s butler ‘bot. He was built for performing household tasks, and what task could be more important than…
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Robots Compete by Throwing Frisbees and Climbing Pyramids

Robots Compete by Throwing Frisbees and Climbing Pyramids
I’m sure that this is just a small taste of what we can expect from future robot competitions, just with less killing of humans. This competition is designed to attract more young students to the field…
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Grabit Robot Not Really a Robot, But Does Really Grab Things

Grabit Robot Not Really a Robot, But Does Really Grab Things
While there are literally a million pen and toothbrush caddies out there, most of them are pretty boring if you ask me. If you’re looking for a fun way to keep your stick-like objects organized, then…
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LEGO Automaton: LEGONardo da Vinci

LEGO Automaton: LEGONardo da Vinci
This awesome LEGO robot was inspired by 18th Century Swiss watch and automata creators Pierre Jacquet-Droz and Henri Maillardet. It is a LEGO automaton that draws sketches on paper and comes from the mind of Italian…
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