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Category: Robots

BigDog Gets Bigger with AlphaDog

BigDog Gets Bigger with AlphaDog
You might recall earlier this month we talked about the BigDog robot that was designed to carry gear for the military on patrol across uneven terrain to allow soldiers to carry more with them on a…
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Omni-Crawler: Has the Wheel Finally Been Reinvented?

Omni-Crawler: Has the Wheel Finally Been Reinvented?
At the recently concluded Innovation Japan 2011, a group of researchers from the robot-obsessed, ever-innovative Osaka University in Japan presented the Omni-Ball, a ball-shaped wheel that can move in all directions.  They then used the Omni-Ball…
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LEGO Robot Helps Test iPad Apps, Promises Not to Make Any In-App Purchases

LEGO Robot Helps Test iPad Apps, Promises Not to Make Any In-App Purchases
Developers, what do you do when you don’t feel like testing your apps yourself? You built a LEGO Mindstorms robot to do the job for you. That’s basically what researchers and developers at the Pheromone Lab…
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Panasonic’s HOSPI-Rimo Assistance Robot Wants to Help, Not Hurt, Humans

Panasonic’s HOSPI-Rimo Assistance Robot Wants to Help, Not Hurt, Humans
Panasonic has announced a new communication assistance robot called HOSPI-Rimo. Don’t worry, he quite literally isn’t armed. That means that it should be harder for this guy to kill you either – intentionally or by accident.…
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Metal Wall-E Assembled from the Scrap Heap He Was Made to Clean Up

Metal Wall-E Assembled from the Scrap Heap He Was Made to Clean Up
We’re suckers for Wall-E. The little robot from the distant future is just the robot we can stake the future of humanity on. Now, assuming you’ve got the money to spare, you can have your very…
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EVOLTA Trains for World Challenge IV and the Hawaii Triathlon

EVOLTA Trains for World Challenge IV and the Hawaii Triathlon
By now most of us into robots have heard of Panasonic’s EVOLTA robot. They have a new challenge for the little robot every year. This year Panasonic has EVOLTA World Challenge IV.…
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R2-D2 Soy Sauce Dispenser Helps You Find the Condiment You’re Looking For

R2-D2 Soy Sauce Dispenser Helps You Find the Condiment You’re Looking For
There are a few awesome things about this product. First of all is Geek Stuff 4 U’s insistence that this is a “soy sauce dispenser.” I’m not sure what will happen should you have the gall…
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My Keepon Dancing Robot Ready for Pre-Orders

My Keepon Dancing Robot Ready for Pre-Orders
Remember that personal version of Keepon, the little dancing robot who took the Internet by storm, doing a little jig to Spoon’s I Turn My Camera On a couple of years back? Well he’s now available…
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Mechatronic Robot Tank Built by Father-Daughter Team Looks Bad-Ass

Mechatronic Robot Tank Built by Father-Daughter Team Looks Bad-Ass
This amazingly deadly robot was built by Robert Beatty and his daughters. Note to all of his daughter’s future suitors… Run! This thing is called Mechatron. It sports mecanum wheels and has a deadly electric gun…
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Robot Jumps from Tall Buildings, Has Nothing to Do with the Economy

Robot Jumps from Tall Buildings, Has Nothing to Do with the Economy
This new thrill-seeking robot actually base-jumps. That’s right, a robot seeking thrills and showing off. It will climb up the side of a building, then jump off and deploy a paraglider to fly back down to…
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adidas Stormtrooper and Other Fun Cosplay from Dragon*Con 2011

adidas Stormtrooper and Other Fun Cosplay from Dragon*Con 2011
This is kind of funny because I never thought that any company would sponsor The Dark Side, but here you have it, the adidas Stormtrooper, ready to die for Darth Vader, while promoting the popular athletic-wear…
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ED-7270 Robot Looks Like ED2-D2

ED-7270 Robot Looks Like ED2-D2
R2-D2! It is you! It is you! No wait. Sorry, I got the wrong droid. I’ve been confused ever since that old man worked his wizardry on me when I was on duty at Mos Eisley.…
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Boston Dynamics BigDog Robot: Will it Eat PIGORASS for Lunch?

Boston Dynamics BigDog Robot: Will it Eat PIGORASS for Lunch?
A reader pointed out that the PIGORASS four-legged robot I mentioned yesterday was somewhat flimsy (I don’t agree) compared to this more sturdy offering from Boston Dynamics. They call it the BigDog and it will most…
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PIGORASS 4-Legged Robot Jumps and Gallops on Its Own

PIGORASS 4-Legged Robot Jumps and Gallops on Its Own
Walking is hard enough for robots, but check out this ‘bot that can do so on four legs. He might become your future dog, if all goes according to plan for its Japanese inventors.…
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Rollerskating Robot Chariot is the Rickshaw of the Future

Rollerskating Robot Chariot is the Rickshaw of the Future
What do you get when you combine robots, roller skates and a chariot? The Solar Electric Robot Chariot of course. Can robot chariot races be far behind? That I want to see.…
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LG Roboking Triple Eye: Robot, Vacuum, Cleaner, Spy

LG Roboking Triple Eye: Robot, Vacuum, Cleaner, Spy
We have robot vacuum cleaners. Can we just pause for a second and really think about that fact? Robots equipped with lasers and complicated algorithms just to clean a room. They can even recharge themselves! As…
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