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Category: Robots

SoftBank Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, with Help from Robots

SoftBank Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, with Help from Robots
The ALS ice bucket challenge seems to live on and on and on. Someone always has a new twist to how they do the challenge, entertaining us all over again. Now it is SoftBank’s turn.…
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Transformers Autobot USB Light: Lampus Minimus

Transformers Autobot USB Light: Lampus Minimus
Make light meet your eyes at night with the Transformers Autobot light. It grabs power through USB, so you won’t need to look for Energon cubes. The lamp measures about 8 “x 8″x 3″, is made…
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Robot Drinks Creator’s Blood, Then Uses It to Draw His Picture

Robot Drinks Creator’s Blood, Then Uses It to Draw His Picture
Robots are taking our jobs, but they are satisfied with that, so they now have to draw our very life-blood from our veins. That’s what this robot does. Ghost In The Machine is a robot programmed…
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The Capsule Has Electronic Fish that Don’t Die

The Capsule Has Electronic Fish that Don’t Die
I’m not sure why, but my daughter has a thing for fish. The problem with fish is that I am the person who has to clean the tank and remember to feed them. The next time…
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hitchBOT Tweets Adventures as it Hitches Rides across Canada

hitchBOT Tweets Adventures as it Hitches Rides across Canada
If you built a robot that was complex enough to be able to talk with people and then left it on the side of the road, you might expect to never see the robot again. A…
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1,024 Robots Form Shapes: Art of the Swarm

1,024 Robots Form Shapes: Art of the Swarm
We’ve seen dozens of small robots create structures and light shows. Harvard University’s Self-organizing Systems Research Group recently upped the ante with a swarm made of 1,024 robots called Kilobots. According to New Scientist, which shared…
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Savioke “Botlr” Robot Butler Goes into Service at California Hotel

Savioke “Botlr” Robot Butler Goes into Service at California Hotel
Going on a trip can be expensive not only because you need money for travel and food, but because so many people expect tips. A hotel in California is rolling out a new robot butler that…
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This Creepy Scarecrow Robot Can Tase You

This Creepy Scarecrow Robot Can Tase You
This is one of the wackiest and most terrifying robots that I have seen in ages. It is a robotic scarecrow built by a Turkish farmer. The idea is that it will keep bears from destroying…
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LEGO Robotic Hand & Arm: Mindstormsminator

LEGO Robotic Hand & Arm: Mindstormsminator
LEGO enthusiast Diavo Voltaggio won the Best Mindstorms award at this year’s BrickFair Virginia for his sweet robotic hand and arm. Powered by the Mindstorms EV3, it has four buttons – one for each finger –…
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Robots Let You Visit Art Museum without a Crowd

Robots Let You Visit Art Museum without a Crowd
Let’s say you love to go to museums and galleries and look at all of the art, but you hate the crowds and the noise. As usual, robots are the solution. Yes, one gallery now allows…
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Star Wars Stormtrooper Robot Mini Statuette: Robo Fett

Star Wars Stormtrooper Robot Mini Statuette: Robo Fett
Aren’t you a little big for a stormtrooper? This one certainly isn’t your run-of-the-mill Empire cannon fodder. Made by Hidden Fortress, the 6″ tall Storm King Machine Mini Edition sees the foot soldier transformed into a …
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Robot Folds Itself into a Usable Form and Walks Away

Robot Folds Itself into a Usable Form and Walks Away
A group of researchers working together from Harvard and MIT have created a cool folding robot that can transform itself from a flat sheet to a functioning robot and walk away without human intervention. Inspired by…
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Samsung’s Robot Vacuum Cleaner Can Follow Laser Pointers: Watch out, Cats

Samsung’s Robot Vacuum Cleaner Can Follow Laser Pointers: Watch out, Cats
Because a robot vacuum cleaner isn’t unique enough nowadays, Samsung equipped its upcoming VR9000H with a few tricks to make it stand out. The most interesting of which is a feature called Point Cleaning, which will…
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This LEGO Castle Turns into a Walking Robot

This LEGO Castle Turns into a Walking Robot
Most castles, LEGO or otherwise, stay put. During a siege you can rain arrows and hot oil down on your enemy, shoot from catapults and use murder holes to get rid of the closest foot soldiers,…
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3D Printed Walking Robot: Johnny 5 Walker

3D Printed Walking Robot: Johnny 5 Walker
A 17-year old maker named Alexander Maund designed and 3D printed a robot that just keeps on walkin’. But instead of anthropomorphic legs, Alexander’s robot has four short legs and looks more like a small bench.…
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Extra Robot Fingers Could One Day Help the Disabled, Elderly & StarCraft Pros

Extra Robot Fingers Could One Day Help the Disabled, Elderly & StarCraft Pros
Last month we saw MIT’s prototypes for wearable robot arms. Two mechanical engineers from the same university recently presented a similar robot, but on a smaller scale. Made by mechanical engineering professor Harry Asada and his…
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