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Category: Robots

Honda’s New ASIMO Robot Shows Off

Honda’s New ASIMO Robot Shows Off
Honda has been busy, and not on new versions of the Civic or Accord. Today, the company has unveiled their new ASIMO robot, improving upon the 10 year-old design. Now ASIMO can kick balls, (hopefully not…
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Robots Do the Darnedest Things

Robots Do the Darnedest Things
Robots have been among us in various ways for hundreds of years – from the earliest automata in the 15th century to today’s modern humanoid ‘bots. But if you think that robots are only used for…
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Telesar V: Your Next Telepresence Robot Avatar

Telesar V: Your Next Telepresence Robot Avatar
Can’t make it to the big meeting in person? Send a robot in your place. Everybody’s going to be doing it, until board rooms are full of nothing but robots. Why not just use the phone…
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Robo-Dog: An AT-AT Walker for the Blind

Robo-Dog: An AT-AT Walker for the Blind
Those who are short of sight can now be led by a miniature AT-AT walker instead of a proper guide dog. If they only knew what kind of monstrosity was leading them, they would no doubt…
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This Insect Spies All: Miniature Surveillance Drones

This Insect Spies All: Miniature Surveillance Drones
Ah, insect drones. They’ve been used so much in movies and televisions shows that it was bound to become a reality someday. I remember this particular scene in that old Richie Rich movie (the one where…
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Robot Learns from Smiles, Frowns – Won’t Kill Us as Long as We Keep a Happy Face on

Robot Learns from Smiles, Frowns – Won’t Kill Us as Long as We Keep a Happy Face on
All the signs of the robopocalypse are starting to coalesce. We’ve got robots that look like people, ones that can butcher, and even one that can self-replicate. Put these all together and you’ve got yourself the…
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Robot Makes Like a Gecko, Climbs Walls, Won’t Try to Sell You Insurance

Robot Makes Like a Gecko, Climbs Walls, Won’t Try to Sell You Insurance
The gecko. Nature’s car insurance salesman, climber of walls, rocks and trees everywhere. Roboticists are finally getting a handle on how to mimic this creatures characteristics in robot form.…
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Robot Venus Fly Trap Eats Bugs, Can’t Digest Them

Robot Venus Fly Trap Eats Bugs, Can’t Digest Them
Hey, bugs. I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that two prototype Venus Fly Trap robots have been designed with the ability to capture and eat real bugs and use…
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Cardboard Clone Trooper is a Perfect Clone

Cardboard Clone Trooper is a Perfect Clone
Check out this amazing Clone Trooper Halloween costume, that was made for a 10-year old by his Star Wars-loving dad Parrster. The most amazing thing is that it’s mostly made out of cardboard and papier-mâché. It…
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How Many Tiny Helicopters Does It Take to Lift a Human? 16, if the Human Goes Willingly

How Many Tiny Helicopters Does It Take to Lift a Human? 16, if the Human Goes Willingly
Robots are taking our jobs, sure, but look at that image. They are also taking our humans. This guy went willingly, but one day they will join together just like these little helicopters and carry us…
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Spider Robot is Creepy, But Helpful

Spider Robot is Creepy, But Helpful
The disaster in Japan early this year showed people that robots are often needed in the wake of a massive catastrophe like the tsunami and earthquake. When the nuclear plant started to meltdown and radiation leaked…
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EVOLTA Robot Completes Hawaii Ironman Triathlon

EVOLTA Robot Completes Hawaii Ironman Triathlon
Last month we told you about Evolta’s latest quest and how he was training for the event. We have news that everyone’s favorite little robot from Panasonic has now completed the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii.…
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HyQ Quadruped Robot Kicks, Trots and Rears Up

HyQ Quadruped Robot Kicks, Trots and Rears Up
If they create anymore quadruped robots, we are going to need to build some robotic zoos to house them. We have BigDog, AlphaDog and now HyQ. HyQ was developed at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT),…
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Robot Hopes to Dress Humans One Day, Sticks to Dummies for Now

Robot Hopes to Dress Humans One Day, Sticks to Dummies for Now
One day robots will enslave us, then kill us. I can’t see it going any other way. The only way it could be worse is if they captured us and dressed us up in uniforms first,…
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Denso Five-Axis Robot Serves Ice Cream

Denso Five-Axis Robot Serves Ice Cream
I am not a germophobe by any means, but if I had the option of that pimple faced teen in the mall scooping my ice cream or getting it from a robot lacking the extra skin…
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RIBA II Robot Carries Frail Humans, Doesn’t Pile Them Like Cordwood

RIBA II Robot Carries Frail Humans, Doesn’t Pile Them Like Cordwood
News of the RIBA II robot has been around for quite a while, but I don’t think we’ve really had a quality video of it in action until now. The bot is designed to work in…
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