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Category: Robots

CLASH Cloth-Climbing Robot Cockroach: Headed to a Couch Near You

CLASH Cloth-Climbing Robot Cockroach: Headed to a Couch Near You
UC Berkeley has a history of creating insect-inspired robots for future humans to swat and kill and run from in horror. The latest is CLASH, a robot designed to speedily climb up vertical or near-vertical cloth…
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Panasonic Shampoo Robot is Like a Car Wash for Your Head

Panasonic Shampoo Robot is Like a Car Wash for Your Head
Panasonic’s new Shampoo robot, recently shown off at CEATEC 2011, has hairdressing salons scared. Okay, not really. They don’t have anything to fear from this thing just yet. Although it looks like it might feel like…
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PR2 Robot Fetches Sandwiches, Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Well Spent

PR2 Robot Fetches Sandwiches, Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Well Spent
We’ve seen the PR2 robot do all sorts of amazing and whimsical things over the years. This time, PR2 has been trained to do something we could all use from time-to-time – fetching sandwiches. There are…
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US Army Orders a Bunch of Rolling Recon Scout XT Robots

US Army Orders a Bunch of Rolling Recon Scout XT Robots
The military is quickly adopting all sorts of robots and unmanned hardware for the battlefield in an effort to protect soldiers as much as they can be protected while fighting. One of the things that the…
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Freaky Robot Hides in Walls Only to Punch Through When Necessary

Freaky Robot Hides in Walls Only to Punch Through When Necessary
Hollywood leaves little to the imagination, especially when it comes to the future of the human race. Artificial intelligence, mechanical extraterrestrial creatures, and even man-made robots that eventually “grow” a brain and decide to go against…
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Datamatrix QR Code Clock Helps Robots Tell Time

Datamatrix QR Code Clock Helps Robots Tell Time
This clock wasn’t just designed for people to scan with their cellphones, it was actually made for robots, who could easily scan the time with their computer vision. Robots or not, it’s an interesting concept to…
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Recycled Steel Ravage Transformer: An Oldie but a Goldie

Recycled Steel Ravage Transformer: An Oldie but a Goldie
For his day job, Alan Yang sells hand-painted bone China wares, but this robot is anything but that. He’s also one of those Chinese guys who likes to make awesome steel Transformers, and is part of…
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iCub Robot Acts Like a Baby, Now Crawls

iCub Robot Acts Like a Baby, Now Crawls
Robots today are such babies. Especially the ones designed to mimic babies. iCub thankfully doesn’t cry all of the time. He does however now crawl on the floor like a baby. Though not very well.…
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T.A.R.D.I.S. Prime T-Shirt: More than Meets the Time

T.A.R.D.I.S. Prime T-Shirt: More than Meets the Time
It’s Tardimus Prime! The Sonic Screwdriver will be the least of the Time Lord’s enemies’ worries if the TARDIS actually transformed into Optimus Prime. It’ll still be bigger on the inside though.…
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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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