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Category: Robots

Disney Super Robot Chogokin: Defender of the Magic Kingdom

Disney Super Robot Chogokin: Defender of the Magic Kingdom

As if hanging out with videogame characters wasn’t cool enough, Mickey Mouse and his Disney pals are connecting with geeks even more with the introduction of this awesome Bandai Chogokin action figure.…

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U.S. Navy Robot Dances Gangnam Style: PSYBot

U.S. Navy Robot Dances Gangnam Style: PSYBot

You might know CHARLI-2 as Virginia Tech’s five-foot tall humanoid robot who is designed to be a firefighting robot. What you probably didn’t know is that this bot can also dance to Gangnam Style.…

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Robot Walks a Tightrope: Robot Circus is One Step Closer

Robot Walks a Tightrope: Robot Circus is One Step Closer

Well, there goes my plan of hiding on a rock cliff from robots who can’t get me because they don’t know how to walk a tightrope. It appears they can now walk tightropes with the greatest…

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Dalek Plush Baby Toys are Too Cute to Exterminate Us (or Are They?)

Dalek Plush Baby Toys are Too Cute to Exterminate Us (or Are They?)

If there’s one word you don’t usually picture when you think about Daleks, it’s “cute”. But these plush Daleks are the cutest Daleks I’ve ever laid eyes on.…

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Robotic Wheelchair Can Use Its Wheels as Legs: Clearly an Autobot

Robotic Wheelchair Can Use Its Wheels as Legs: Clearly an Autobot

A group of researchers at the Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan have figured out how to make an off-road wheelchair. They created a robotic wheelchair that can use its wheels as legs, thanks to its…

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X1 Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Astronauts Exercise and Could Benefit Paraplegics on Earth

X1 Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Astronauts Exercise and Could Benefit Paraplegics on Earth

A lot of the technology we enjoy here on Earth started out as tech created for the space program. NASA has a very cool robot working on the International Space Station right now called Robonaut 2.…

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Japanese Robot Mimics Complex Calligraphy

Japanese Robot Mimics Complex Calligraphy

It takes years for a person to learn how to write Japanese or Chinese characters. There’s good news though. Robots can do it a lot quicker. A research group has developed a ‘bot that can identify…

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Musical Spider-Bot Will Keep You up at Night

Musical Spider-Bot Will Keep You up at Night

I’ve got enough problems with spiders. They just creep me out. I can handle the occasional daddy long-legs or jumping spider, but giant spiders – forget about it. And giant metal robot spiders are the stuff…

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Thermite Firefighting Robot Puts out Flames (and Looks Awesome Doing it)

Thermite Firefighting Robot Puts out Flames (and Looks Awesome Doing it)

Looking like a military version of Wall-E on steroids, Howe and Howe Technologies‘ latest robot is ready to extinguish fires while keeping human firefighters at a safe distance.…

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Quadrocopters Programmed to Throw and Catch Balls, Still Working on Swinging a Bat

Quadrocopters Programmed to Throw and Catch Balls, Still Working on Swinging a Bat

In the future, when quadcopters develop a hive mind and eventually come after us with their machine guns and tasers, they’ll be able to rub salt in our lethal wounds by playing catch with our heads,…

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Robot Carries Objects on Serving Trays: Robo-Butlers Around the Corner

Robot Carries Objects on Serving Trays: Robo-Butlers Around the Corner

After watching the Woody Allen classic, Sleeper for the 1000th time, I assumed that we’d all have cold, impersonal robot butlers in our homes by now. Well, it turns out that one of the main challenges…

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Beam Remote Presence Robot Debuts, Putting Your Big Head on Wheels

Beam Remote Presence Robot Debuts, Putting Your Big Head on Wheels

If you have $16,000 lying around and I hankering to virtually cruise the halls of some distant office, Suitable Technologies has something suitable that it has just debuted. The company has new telepresence robot called the…

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Allergic Second-Grader Sends Robot Avatar to School in His Place

Allergic Second-Grader Sends Robot Avatar to School in His Place

Devon Carrow is a fairly normal kid, except for the fact that his allergies are so severe that he has been compared to David Vetter, the boy who inspired the film The Boy In the Plastic…

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Valve Portal Turret Replica Not a Lie, Not for Sale Either.

Valve Portal Turret Replica Not a Lie, Not for Sale Either.

We finally have more details on the extremely faithful Portal turret replica that Valve showed off last week. It turns out that it was commissioned by Valve from Weta Workshop, the award-winning special effects, design and…

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Baxter Industrial Robot is Human-Friendly (Thank Goodness.)

Baxter Industrial Robot is Human-Friendly (Thank Goodness.)

Would you believe that friendly-looking robot giving that guy a hug is an industrial robot? You probably thought they were all just arms that weld and move heavy objects. Well, most are. Baxter obviously is different.…

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Robot Tuna to Protect America’s Watery Borders?

Robot Tuna to Protect America’s Watery Borders?

Are you worried about the safety of America’s waters? Rest easy. The overly paranoid folks at the Department of Homeland Security have a plan. Robotic tuna to the rescue! If that doesn’t work, we can try…

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