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Category: Robots

This Tree-Pruning Robot Wields a Chainsaw

This Tree-Pruning Robot Wields a Chainsaw

Robots wielding dangerous weapons never seems like a good idea, but that doesn’t stop engineers from continuing to create them. Case in point, this “Pruning Robot With a Power-Saving Chainsaw Drive.”…

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Life-sized Titanfall Mech Surfaces in Germany

Life-sized Titanfall Mech Surfaces in Germany

If you find yourself near the Berlin Central Station today, you may have noticed a gigantic robot there before you decided to run for your life and hide in some corner. Nothing to fear. It’s just…

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Mocoro Rolling Mop Ball Gathers no Moss, Only Dust Bunnies

Mocoro Rolling Mop Ball Gathers no Moss, Only Dust Bunnies

It seems I can’t go more than a couple of days without finding another wacky Japanese gadget that seems to solve no real problem. Here’s another crazy product from the island nation. This robotic ball that…

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This Robot Can Beat You at Table Tennis with Just One Hand

This Robot Can Beat You at Table Tennis with Just One Hand

Back in 2011 we featured a couple of humanoid robots designed to play table tennis. Industrial mechanic Ulf Hoffman recently unveiled a similar robot that he and his friends have been working on for the past…

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Walking Robot Lamps are Light on Their Feet

Walking Robot Lamps are Light on Their Feet

Technology has changed not only how people do things, but how people perceive and create art as well. Take what researcher and artist Cassinelli Alvaro has done with his Toro-bots.…

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Optimus Prime Stained Glass Lamp: Light Bulb in Disguise

Optimus Prime Stained Glass Lamp: Light Bulb in Disguise

I’ve seen stained glass Transformers and lamps done up to look like helmets, but this is the first time I’ve seen the two combined. This awesome handmade Tiffany stained glass lamp is sure to make any…

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LEGO Xenogears Concept: Weltall Order

LEGO Xenogears Concept: Weltall Order

As I’ve mentioned before, Xenogears is one of my favorite games. So I was so excited when I heard that someone had proposed LEGO versions of the PlayStation classic’s mecha. Sadly, Diego Cabrera submitted his proposal…

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Plotclock Writes the Time by Hand: Useless & Depressing Machine

Plotclock Writes the Time by Hand: Useless & Depressing Machine

We’ve seen a handful of unique analog digital clocks, but the Plotclock has to be the most unusual of the bunch. It’s also a metaphor for a dozen sad things. Made by Thingiverse member joo, Plotclock…

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A Fish Drives a Car

A Fish Drives a Car

A while back we featured a robot vehicle that was made to be driven by a parrot. This one’s meant for fishes. Image recognition specialist Studio diip made Fish on Wheels to showcase its prowess in…

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Remote-controlled Snow Plow Robot Will Also Plow Through Your Savings

Remote-controlled Snow Plow Robot Will Also Plow Through Your Savings

This robot fights the winter blues. A company called SuperDroid makes large remote-controlled snow plow robots. Use them to clear your front yard, push your cat back to your house, destroy your neighbor’s snowman and more…

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3D Printer Turned into Air Hockey Robot: It Prints, It Scores!

3D Printer Turned into Air Hockey Robot: It Prints, It Scores!

A few years ago we found out about mighty Roombas that were moonlighting as sumo wrestlers. Jose Julio’s RepRap 3D printer also has a sporting spirit. The robotics enthusiast unlocked his gadget’s potential and turned it…

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Wall-E Toy Robot Mod Adds Voice Recognition & Proximity Sensors

Wall-E Toy Robot Mod Adds Voice Recognition & Proximity Sensors

Adriá García of DIYMakers augmented a Wall-E toy by making it work with voice commands and giving it the means to move on its own and avoid obstacles. It doesn’t compact garbage or collect curios, but…

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Geeky Willow Plates: Calamityware

Geeky Willow Plates: Calamityware

If you missed out on Olly Moss’ limited edition 8-bit willow plates, Don Moyer’s Calamityware might be the next best thing. Don creates humorous dinner plates by using the ancient willow pattern to depict modern subjects.…

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Two-Legged Quadcopter Can Perch, Walk & Stalk: Gerwalk Mode

Two-Legged Quadcopter Can Perch, Walk & Stalk: Gerwalk Mode

We’ve seen a hexacopter with six legs, but this quadcopter takes after birds instead of spiders. This particular quadcopter is Vishwa Robotics’ test unit. New Scientist reports that the company is developing leg add-ons for “small…

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uArm Desktop Robot Arm: Industrial Devolution

uArm Desktop Robot Arm: Industrial Devolution

A small robotics company called UFactory is working on the uArm, a small version of the industrial robot arms we often see tirelessly moving about in modern manufacturing assembly lines. The uArm is about the size…

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Robots Get Their Own Network Called RoboEarth (SkyNet Goes Online)

Robots Get Their Own Network Called RoboEarth (SkyNet Goes Online)

Robots that are made to perform certain tasks require a lot of processing power and lots of programming. If you bring in another similar robot, you have to complete that programming again. That may change in…

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