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Category: Robots

Bandai “SmartPet” iPhone Robot Dogs Never Need to Go Walkies

Bandai “SmartPet” iPhone Robot Dogs Never Need to Go Walkies
If you’re thinking about getting a puppy, but don’t want to deal with the hassles of getting up from the couch to take it for a walk, or even feeding it, you might be in luck…
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NAO Robots Programmed to Collaborate: Next Up, Forming a Giant Super NAO Robot

NAO Robots Programmed to Collaborate: Next Up, Forming a Giant Super NAO Robot
If robots and humans are to work together, we need to destroy all copies of The Matrix, The Terminator and other media portraying robotic uprising. That’s the first thing we should do. Only after we have…
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Robot USB Hub: No Transformer But Still Cooler than Yours

Robot USB Hub: No Transformer But Still Cooler than Yours
USB hubs can be slightly boring, especially when you go through them quickly. It’s one of those pieces of hardware that easily breaks down due to either cheap construction, the constant plugging and unplugging of devices,…
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U.S. Navy Developing Fire Fighting Robot

U.S. Navy Developing Fire Fighting Robot
Fires on board vessels at sea are a pretty serious hazard. That’s why the U.S. Navy has been developing a firefighter for the fleet based on Virginia Tech’s CHARLI-L1 robot. The U.S. Naval Research Lab is…
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TacoCopter to Use Quadrotors to Offer Flying Taco Delivery?

TacoCopter to Use Quadrotors to Offer Flying Taco Delivery?
Quadrocopters have been used for all kinds of cool things, but the best may be yet to come. Now keep in mind that this may be a hoax, but it is an awesome premise. According to…
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Never Trust a Robot Barber

Never Trust a Robot Barber
There’s nothing quite like getting a haircut. First you have some mindless chit-chat with your barber, he snips away, you get a quick powder and your done. It feels good and you look good. It’s a…
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Mobile Frame Zero: Rapid Attack Miniature Wargame Uses LEGOs

Mobile Frame Zero: Rapid Attack Miniature Wargame Uses LEGOs
Miniature wargames are one of the more niche tabletop games, not only because they tend to be very technical, but because they can be very costly because of the figurines, terrain and other props needed to…
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Robojelly Underwater ‘Bot Powered by Hydrogen: Hopefully it Won’t Explode!

Robojelly Underwater ‘Bot Powered by Hydrogen: Hopefully it Won’t Explode!
Didn’t I see something like this in an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars? This automaton kind of looks like an alien, but that’s because it’s based upon a jellyfish. That’s not the only surprising…
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Pygmy Robot Rings: The Hands Have Eyes

Pygmy Robot Rings: The Hands Have Eyes
Humans and robots have been interacting for ages now, so why are we not palling around with R2-D2 and C-3PO yet? Because we still have a long way to go before we can interact with them…
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Robothespian Sings “Singing in the Rain”, Despite Never Having Been

Robothespian Sings “Singing in the Rain”, Despite Never Having Been
Robothespian must be a great actor. People seem to really respond to him. Plus he sings classics like “Singing in the Rain” despite the fact that he would start rusting immediately, in a very convincing manner.…
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Mech Warfare Launches Kickstarter Project to Build a New Robot Arena

Mech Warfare Launches Kickstarter Project to Build a New Robot Arena
One of my all-time favorite video games was MechWarrior. I played that game for hours on end and wished on more than one occasion I had a real robot with rail guns and missiles. That real…
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Robot Artist Draws Caricatures in Three Minutes

Robot Artist Draws Caricatures in Three Minutes
Not content to just take our medical and factory jobs, robots are now eying the art field, with an emphasis on creating caricatures. After robots one day hit the street and earn money by drawing people,…
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Battle Robot Controlled in Real Time Via Motion Capture: Real Real Steel

Battle Robot Controlled in Real Time Via Motion Capture: Real Real Steel
The evidence that Japan is working on making giant robots real continues to pile up. Naoki Maru is known in Japan for his King Kizer series of robots, has developed a motion-controlled version that he calls…
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Blackberry PlayBook Drives R/C Robot Car

Blackberry PlayBook Drives R/C Robot Car
Some video footage has surfaced of a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet being used as a remote control for a robotic car – complete with some soothing soul music. We don’t know much about this project, but we…
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Iron Man Mk. II Autopsy Movie Suit Up for Auction

Iron Man Mk. II Autopsy Movie Suit Up for Auction
Proof that even robotic suits have a corpse: a dismantled Iron Man Mk. II suit. I’m sure most of you who’ve seen Iron Man 2 can still remember the scene where James Rhodes (played by Don…
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3D Shape Creation System Could Lead to Transforming Buildings, Super Robots

3D Shape Creation System Could Lead to Transforming Buildings, Super Robots
Admit it Japan – you really are working on making giant mecha and super robots real. You started off with life-size robot statues. Now you’re working on scaffolding that can be programmed to change shapes and…
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