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Category: Robots

Darpa FastRunner Robot: Who’s the Fastest of Them All?

Darpa FastRunner Robot: Who’s the Fastest of Them All?
Did you ever think that people would make a robot inspired by an ostrich? Well DARPA has those kinds of people and they think that their ‘bot will beat all others in terms of speed and…
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Vstone RPC-S1 Robot Has its Big Googly Eyes on You

Vstone RPC-S1 Robot Has its Big Googly Eyes on You
Real robots are far from cheap, and usually they are big and bulky so that they can be used for research and manufacturing. Not all research bots are massive things though, some are small like the…
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Robot Prison Guards Headed to Korean Jails

Robot Prison Guards Headed to Korean Jails
South Korea is set to test some new robot prison guards in their jails by as early as next year. The idea is to free up some of the human guards for other duties. The question…
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Cup Noodle Robotimer is the Most Awesome Thing to Come out of Japan in Years

Cup Noodle Robotimer is the Most Awesome Thing to Come out of Japan in Years
Japan is known for numerous technological innovations over the years, but none has ever made such an impact on me as this. This miracle of modern  technology is the world’s first fully robotic Cup Noodle timer.…
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BBC Develops Daleks That Are Controlled by Doctor Who Episodes

BBC Develops Daleks That Are Controlled by Doctor Who Episodes
Daleks just got even scarier. The fine folks at the BBC’s R&D division have created a system in which Daleks in front of a TV can mimic the actions of the Daleks on the screen. In…
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Simroid Dental Training Robot: Open Wide and Say Eee-aaaah!!!

Simroid Dental Training Robot: Open Wide and Say Eee-aaaah!!!
Being a dentist must be the weirdest job ever. You are looking into people’s gaping mouths all day and sticking your fingers in there poking around and drilling teeth up like they are Dexter doing some…
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Ant-Roach Inflatable Robot is Bizarre, Could Be Your Post-Apocalyptic Transport

Ant-Roach Inflatable Robot is Bizarre, Could Be Your Post-Apocalyptic Transport
It looks like a giant kids toy, but this 15-foot beast is actually an inflatable pneumatic robot. In the future, humans will ride these beasts across the wastelands of the apocalypse and wage wars with one…
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Min7 Micromouse Robot Solves Maze Under 4 Seconds, Real Mice out of a Job

Min7 Micromouse Robot Solves Maze Under 4 Seconds, Real Mice out of a Job
Are you geek enough to realize that there is actually an annual Micromouse Robot Competition? It’s where a bunch of small robots face off against each other not in the ring, but in a labyrinth. The…
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California Students Participate in LEGO Robot Build Off

California Students Participate in LEGO Robot Build Off
When I was a kid, we didn’t have much in the way of competitions or anything to encourage the use of mechanical skills and engineering. I think one of the coolest contests a kid could do…
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Izac the Android Bartender Serves Up Drinks, Won’t Cut You Off

Izac the Android Bartender Serves Up Drinks, Won’t Cut You Off
The Android operating system has been an amazing tool for innovation in smartphones, tablets, and TVs. Now it is helping to revolutionize the bartending industry, with this cocktail-mixing robot bartender called iZac.…
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Robot Made to Move Human Arm: You Are the Controlled

Robot Made to Move Human Arm: You Are the Controlled
You read that right. My dream of piloting giant mecha before I die just got turned on its head. A research team at French institute Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and Microelectronics has invented a system…
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Japanese Robot Helps Humans Clean Offices, No Overtime Needed

Japanese Robot Helps Humans Clean Offices, No Overtime Needed
Japan’s Fuji Heavy Industries and Sumitomo have developed a robot that can help human workers clean offices. As a bonus it won’t judge what it saw you doing with your secretary and it won’t comment on…
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Titanoboa is 50 Feet of Slithering Robot Snake, Looks Hungry

Titanoboa is 50 Feet of Slithering Robot Snake, Looks Hungry
If this robot snake looks prehistoric to you, that’s because it is modeled after the actual prehistoric snake that shares the same name: Titanoboa. This 50-foot giant weighs over 2,000-pounds and yes it slithers around, making…
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HexBug Larva Robots Ready to Squirm into Your Life

HexBug Larva Robots Ready to Squirm into Your Life
You may or may not know this about me, but I really dislike bugs. Not dragonflies or ladybugs, mind you, just the really creepy crawly type. And while it’s usually the ones with thousands of legs…
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Pillow Robot Stops You from Snoring, Promises Not to Kill You in Your Sleep

Pillow Robot Stops You from Snoring, Promises Not to Kill You in Your Sleep
Jukusui-kun is a robot in a pillow. But it’s not any ordinary pillow-robot. Jukusui-kun helps you stop snoring. If you’ve ever slept with someone that snores, you’ll know that getting a good night’s rest can be…
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Virtual iCub Robot Counts Like a Human

Virtual iCub Robot Counts Like a Human
The iCub robot is creepy enough, but now it turns out that there’s a virtual version of the robot that researchers are playing around with. This virtual version is capable of counting by linking its body…
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