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Category: Robots

X1 Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Astronauts Exercise and Could Benefit Paraplegics on Earth

X1 Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Astronauts Exercise and Could Benefit Paraplegics on Earth
A lot of the technology we enjoy here on Earth started out as tech created for the space program. NASA has a very cool robot working on the International Space Station right now called Robonaut 2.…

Japanese Robot Mimics Complex Calligraphy

Japanese Robot Mimics Complex Calligraphy
It takes years for a person to learn how to write Japanese or Chinese characters. There’s good news though. Robots can do it a lot quicker. A research group has developed a ‘bot that can identify…
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Musical Spider-Bot Will Keep You up at Night

Musical Spider-Bot Will Keep You up at Night
I’ve got enough problems with spiders. They just creep me out. I can handle the occasional daddy long-legs or jumping spider, but giant spiders – forget about it. And giant metal robot spiders are the stuff…

Thermite Firefighting Robot Puts out Flames (and Looks Awesome Doing it)

Thermite Firefighting Robot Puts out Flames (and Looks Awesome Doing it)
Looking like a military version of Wall-E on steroids, Howe and Howe Technologies‘ latest robot is ready to extinguish fires while keeping human firefighters at a safe distance.…

Quadrocopters Programmed to Throw and Catch Balls, Still Working on Swinging a Bat

Quadrocopters Programmed to Throw and Catch Balls, Still Working on Swinging a Bat
In the future, when quadcopters develop a hive mind and eventually come after us with their machine guns and tasers, they’ll be able to rub salt in our lethal wounds by playing catch with our heads,…

Robot Carries Objects on Serving Trays: Robo-Butlers Around the Corner

Robot Carries Objects on Serving Trays: Robo-Butlers Around the Corner
After watching the Woody Allen classic, Sleeper for the 1000th time, I assumed that we’d all have cold, impersonal robot butlers in our homes by now. Well, it turns out that one of the main challenges…

Beam Remote Presence Robot Debuts, Putting Your Big Head on Wheels

Beam Remote Presence Robot Debuts, Putting Your Big Head on Wheels
If you have $16,000 lying around and I hankering to virtually cruise the halls of some distant office, Suitable Technologies has something suitable that it has just debuted. The company has new telepresence robot called the…

Allergic Second-Grader Sends Robot Avatar to School in His Place

Allergic Second-Grader Sends Robot Avatar to School in His Place
Devon Carrow is a fairly normal kid, except for the fact that his allergies are so severe that he has been compared to David Vetter, the boy who inspired the film The Boy In the Plastic…

Valve Portal Turret Replica Not a Lie, Not for Sale Either.

Valve Portal Turret Replica Not a Lie, Not for Sale Either.
We finally have more details on the extremely faithful Portal turret replica that Valve showed off last week. It turns out that it was commissioned by Valve from Weta Workshop, the award-winning special effects, design and…

Baxter Industrial Robot is Human-Friendly (Thank Goodness.)

Baxter Industrial Robot is Human-Friendly (Thank Goodness.)
Would you believe that friendly-looking robot giving that guy a hug is an industrial robot? You probably thought they were all just arms that weld and move heavy objects. Well, most are. Baxter obviously is different.…

Robot Tuna to Protect America’s Watery Borders?

Robot Tuna to Protect America’s Watery Borders?
Are you worried about the safety of America’s waters? Rest easy. The overly paranoid folks at the Department of Homeland Security have a plan. Robotic tuna to the rescue! If that doesn’t work, we can try…

Helios iPhone Telepresence Robot: Small, Cheap & Available Soon

Helios iPhone Telepresence Robot: Small, Cheap & Available Soon
Telepresence robots seem to be something that some people are starting to look at, and that’s one of the reasons why two Princeton students, Tianlong Wang and Xinyi Chen created the Helios robot. It turns your…

Valve Portal Turret Replica is Different from All Other Portal Turret Replicas

Valve Portal Turret Replica is Different from All Other Portal Turret Replicas
…by different I mean it looks exactly the same as the famous robot from Portal 2. An achingly short video of the replica was posted at Valve’s Facebook account, with no further details provided other than…

Alpha Dog Robot Can Move More Quietly (But You Can Still Escape It)

Alpha Dog Robot Can Move More Quietly (But You Can Still Escape It)
So we recently saw Boston Dynamics updated Cheetah robot which is now capable of outrunning humans, and now we have video of the latest improvements to their DARPA funded Alpha Dog robot. Alpha Dog is slower…

Combat Creatures Attacknid Robot Revealed: Get Ready for The Holiday Toy of the Year

Combat Creatures Attacknid Robot Revealed: Get Ready for The Holiday Toy of the Year
A few months back, robot/toy designer Jaimie Mantzel showed off an early prototype of a six-legged robot toy that looked pretty damned awesome. He announced at the time that he was working on it so a…

Cheetah Robot Can Outrun Usain Bolt

Cheetah Robot Can Outrun Usain Bolt
Remember the Cheetah robot, developed by Boston Dynamics for DARPA? It wasn’t long ago that the robot hit a top speed of 18mph, which seemed insanely fast for a hunk of metal with four legs. Now…
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