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Category: Robots

R2-D2 Hip Flask: Don’t Drink and Droid

R2-D2 Hip Flask: Don’t Drink and Droid
R2-D2 is one versatile maintenance droid. He can hack security systems, distract stormtroopers, project holographic messages from princesses in need, and even navigate swamps. But did you know he also serves booze?…
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Robot Book Scanner Can Scan 250 Pages in a Minute, Has No Idea What It’s Reading

Robot Book Scanner Can Scan 250 Pages in a Minute, Has No Idea What It’s Reading
It’s awesome what robots can do these days. They’ve certainly come a long way from the first robots that people put together many, many decades ago. Case in point? The U.S. Navy’s robot that can dance…
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Happy Thanksgiving from Robo-Turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving from Robo-Turkey!
It’s rare that we take a day off here at Technabob, but instead of researchin’ and ‘ritin (and ‘rithmatic) we’re going to gather ’round the table for some turkey, gravy, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, pie, more…
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Honda’s HEARBO Robot Listens Better Than Most of Us

Honda’s HEARBO Robot Listens Better Than Most of Us
While more and more devices are beginning to be able to understand what we’re saying, one problem that we face is that not everything that we communicate is in the form of a verbal cue. With…
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U.S. Navy to Replace Dolphins and Sea Lions with Robots

U.S. Navy to Replace Dolphins and Sea Lions with Robots
The U.S. Navy’s Marine Mammal Program began in the ’60s. The idea was that dolphins and sea lions would help defend harbors, retrieve sunken equipment and, even identify mines for deactivation. Now they have changed their…
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DreamVendor Prints 3D Objects, Not Dreams

DreamVendor Prints 3D Objects, Not Dreams
3D printing is the bee’s knees, but we’re not printing our masterpieces yet – 3D printed essays! Yeah! – because 3D printers are still quite expensive, and of course 3D modeling isn’t exactly common knowledge. Virginia…
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Takara Tomy Robo Fish: Wall-E Meets Nemo

Takara Tomy Robo Fish: Wall-E Meets Nemo
Halt, citizen! Put the goldfish down. You cannot take care of it, and it will not fill the hole in your heart that your ex punched through when she left. But if you already bought an…
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2013 Robot Calendar: A ‘Bot for Every Month

2013 Robot Calendar: A ‘Bot for Every Month
Robots can serve a wide variety of purposes, ranging from security, to surveillance to making breakfast. So why not celebrate robotic diversity next year with this awesome 2013 robot calendar?…
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Robot Tea Infuser: Bending Unit Twenty-Tea

Robot Tea Infuser: Bending Unit Twenty-Tea
I recently had to quit caffeine for health reasons, so I’m always on the lookout for tasty beverages that I can substitute for my old cup of coffee. One of my personal favorites – especially on…
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Zoe, the Custom Astromech Droid Gives R2-D2 Some Serious Competition

Zoe, the Custom Astromech Droid Gives R2-D2 Some Serious Competition
Don’t get me wrong, I love R2-D2, but Podpadstudios‘ Astromech droid is plain beautiful. Just look at the detail and all of those lights. Her name is R11:E1, a.k.a. Zoe. Her creator named her after Zoe…
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LEGO Big MaK Mech: I’m Lovin’ It

LEGO Big MaK Mech: I’m Lovin’ It
In the future, when the inevitable and literal fast food wars break out, we’ll all be too fat and unhealthy to fight for our chain of choice – which is why these fast food chains should…
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CIROS Robot Makes a Salad, Promises Not to Stab You

CIROS Robot Makes a Salad, Promises Not to Stab You
I know that many of us have dreamed about the day when a robot that could cook a meal for us, despite the fact that it requires a robot to handle a knife or other deadly…
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BeBionic3 Prosthetic Gives You a Hand That Luke Skywalker Would Want

BeBionic3 Prosthetic Gives You a Hand That Luke Skywalker Would Want
Prosthetic limbs are getting more and more advanced. Between Oscar “Blade Runner” Pistorius, also known as “the fastest man on no legs”, and mind-controlled mechanical legs, it’s only a matter of time before full cybernetic replacement…
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MR-808 Naturalizes the TR-808 Synthesizer

MR-808 Naturalizes the TR-808 Synthesizer
Moritz Simon Geist has an unusual name. He’s also a electronic musician who has been getting bored with the production of electronic music, probably because the technology has reached a stage when you can call up…
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R2-D2 Scooter Rides for Princess Vespa not Leia

R2-D2 Scooter Rides for Princess Vespa not Leia
If you’re waiting for me to say something about “This is the scooter you’re looking for,” don’t. I’m doing my darnedest not to use that overused droid meme ever again.…
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Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg Helps Man Climb 103 Floors of Willis (Sears) Tower

Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg Helps Man Climb 103 Floors of Willis (Sears) Tower
Advancements in biotechnology continue to amaze me. We’re rapidly approaching the point where human/cyborg combinations are becoming more and more plausible, as is evidenced by this recent accomplishment by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. This past…
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