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Category: Robots

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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Bartendro Cocktail Mixing Robot: Bender’s Best Bud

Bartendro Cocktail Mixing Robot: Bender’s Best Bud
While Boston Dynamics and DARPA are out engineering our extinction, a small company called Party Robotics has been working on a robot with far more awesome prime directive: to get you drunk.…
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Xenex Robot Exterminates Germs, Not Humans

Xenex Robot Exterminates Germs, Not Humans
When I hear about robots exterminating stuff, I immediately think about our robot overlords, which we will all serve in a near future if we’re not careful enough. The Xenex robot isn’t designed to be the…
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Kibo the Robot is Going to Space

Kibo the Robot is Going to Space
If science fiction films are to be believed, when an astronaut needs company in space, a robot can be a good companion. In keeping with that idea, Kibo the robot will soon join the crew of…
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Pneupard Robotic Leopard Not as Fast as Robotic Cheetah

Pneupard Robotic Leopard Not as Fast as Robotic Cheetah
We’ve seen plenty of robots based on animal designs. Nature knows what it is doing after all. Researchers, much like leopards, don’t change their spots. They are still working on robot designs that will run us…
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