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Category: Robots

MIT Creates Wearable Robot Arms: Paging Doctor Octopus

MIT Creates Wearable Robot Arms: Paging Doctor Octopus
In the future, people may wear robotic exoskeletons to give them increased strength and protection. But more power isn’t always the answer. Sometimes you just need an extra hand or two. That’s why researchers at MIT’s …
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Raptor Robot Can Run 28 MPH and Avoid Obstacles

Raptor Robot Can Run 28 MPH and Avoid Obstacles
I’d wager what most of us know of the velociraptor is what we learned from Jurassic Park. The Raptor is a smaller dinosaur that is believed to have hunted in packs. Scientists at the Korea Advanced…
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Life-Size R2-D2 Cake: The Droid Your Stomach Has Been Looking for

Life-Size R2-D2 Cake: The Droid Your Stomach Has Been Looking for
This life-sized R2-D2 cake is pretty impressive. And you know what? The best way to find the Death Star plans is to eat until your fork hits them. Then you take like 10 more bites until…
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Intel Robot Kits Let You Roll Your Own Robotic Overlord

Intel Robot Kits Let You Roll Your Own Robotic Overlord
Robotics is a very interesting field, but buying a decent robot that is already built can be well out of reach for many folks. To address this, Intel and Trossen Robotics have announced that it will…
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OutRunner Robot Can Run 20mph

OutRunner Robot Can Run 20mph
Eventually we will have to bow down to our robot overlords. We already know that robots of the future will be able to do just about everything that we can do. They will be stronger and…
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Most Functional Transformers Costume Ever

Most Functional Transformers Costume Ever
28-year-old street performer Joslyn Paige is giving kids in Ann Arbor, MI an amazing show thanks to his homemade Transformer costume. This autobot really transforms from a robot to a car. And while we’ve seen similar…
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DARwin-Mini Programmable Robot Kit: Survival of the Cutest

DARwin-Mini Programmable Robot Kit: Survival of the Cutest
The open source humanoid robot DARwin-OP is a tinkerer’s dream, but at $12,000 (USD) it’s going to remain just that for many. Fortunately Robotis released a more affordable version of the robot. The DARwin-Mini may be…
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Custom Farscape DRD Ring Box: How to Propose Aboard a Leviathan

Custom Farscape DRD Ring Box: How to Propose Aboard a Leviathan
This DRD reminds me how much I miss Farscape. At least we have news of a new movie coming our way soon. This DRD is a custom ring box made by Paul Pape and it puts…
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Parrot Bebop Drone has a Camera and Oculus Rift Support

Parrot Bebop Drone has a Camera and Oculus Rift Support
Parrot has been making automated flying drones for a while. The first of them was the AR.Drone. While at least one person has hacked their AR.Drone to be controlled using an Oculus Rift, Parrot has unveiled…
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Mario And Luigi Transformers: Nintendobots

Mario And Luigi Transformers: Nintendobots
You may or may not be aware, but in the Transformers Animated universe there were a pair of Cybertronian plumbers that look a whole lot like Mario and Luigi. Back in 2009, character designer Derrick J.…
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Giant Robot Slippers with Sound Effects: Stomp in Comfort

Giant Robot Slippers with Sound Effects: Stomp in Comfort
ThinkGeek already sells a wearable sound effects device, but if all you want is to stomp like a mecha check out the shop’s very own Giant Robot Slippers. They emit the appropriate sound effects when you…
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Pacific Rim Jaeger Arm Conference Table: Today, We Are Canceling the Board Meeting!

Pacific Rim Jaeger Arm Conference Table: Today, We Are Canceling the Board Meeting!
Like many of us, the folks at the new game development studio Robotoki love Pacific Rim. Unlike many of us, they had the funds to go big with their geekiness. Robotoki worked with Tom Spina Designs…
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Official Titanfall Atlas Action Figure Is En Route

Official Titanfall Atlas Action Figure Is En Route
The fan-made Atlas action figure is one of my favorite catches, but there’s nothing like an officially licensed and faithful replica of Titanfall‘s poster boy. The toy will be released by Threezero this year. It stands…
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Game Over: We Have Found the Ultimate R2-D2 Figure

Game Over: We Have Found the Ultimate R2-D2 Figure
R2-D2 remains one of the best characters from the Star Wars universe and we all love an R2 action figure in any form. However, R2 figures generally have disappointed. They never capture everything that the droid…
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Robotic ZiBear Wants to Sing, Play, and Possibly Eat Your Soul

Robotic ZiBear Wants to Sing, Play, and Possibly Eat Your Soul
Remember Teddy Ruxpin from back in the day? No matter how popular it was, that bear was creepy. My brother had one and it always stayed in a closet out of fear that it would wake…
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UBR-1 Hackable Robot: Brainwashable Buddy

UBR-1 Hackable Robot: Brainwashable Buddy
Move over Omnibot 2000. Unboundable Robotics is selling a “mobile manipulation platform” called UBR-1. Robotics enthusiasts can turn it into an exercise buddy, go for a stroll with it and most of all use it as…
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