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Category: Robots

Robot Riding Shotgun: Aida the in-Car Robot Companion

Robot Riding Shotgun: Aida the in-Car Robot Companion
Developed by researchers at MIT’s SENSEable City Lab in cooperation with Audi, AIDA (Affective Intelligent Driving Agent) is a drivers’ companion that offers useful information while interacting in a “socially appropriate and informative way.” AIDA will…
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Ropid Jumps and Runs and Steals Your Heart

Ropid Jumps and Runs and Steals Your Heart
Tomotaka Takahashi, creator of the high endurance EVOLTA robot, recently showed off his new robot, ROPID. The name is supposedly a combination of rapid and robot, so it was either ROPID or RABOT. The cute robot…
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Harop Loitering Munition: a Spy Drone With Suicidal Tendencies

Harop Loitering Munition: a Spy Drone With Suicidal Tendencies
It may not have a classy or intimidating name, but I’m sure that robots speak of the HAROP loitering munition with great respect – or perhaps fear –  when they… get together for, um, poker night.…
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Snackbot Snack-Delivering Robot: I Want One Now.

Snackbot Snack-Delivering Robot: I Want One Now.
I’ve always wanted a robotic butler. You know, like the personal service ‘bots in Woody Allen’s Sleeper. Except without the sexual harassment part. Turns out that a team of industrious scientists at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics…
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Quad-Rotor Autonomous Helicopter Eschews Gps in Favor of Lasers. Laz0rz!

Quad-Rotor Autonomous Helicopter Eschews Gps in Favor of Lasers. Laz0rz!
Here’s another one of them MAVs that’ll soon be flying all over the place. A group of MIT students – Abe Bachrach, Anton de Winter, Ruije He, Garrett Hemann and Sam Prentice (I think I got…
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Sega Saturn Joysticks Transform Into Insecticons, Apparently

Sega Saturn Joysticks Transform Into Insecticons, Apparently
I’d love to make some sort of Transformers/Allspark joke in reference to this Sega Saturn joystick, but unfortunately Gizmodo beat me to the punch. But that’s okay, ‘cause I can one-up their nerdiness by delving in…
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Teeny Tiny R2-D2 Ready to Hack Open Tiny Blast Doors

Teeny Tiny R2-D2 Ready to Hack Open Tiny Blast Doors
MAKE is calling this the world’s smallest R2-D2, and who knows? It might be. I’m not sure whether or not there’s a movement out there dedicated to fitting a beloved ‘bot into a tiny shell, but…
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Power Loader Exoskeleton: Alien Crusher Coming in 2015

Power Loader Exoskeleton: Alien Crusher Coming in 2015
Okay so Activelink‘s Power Loader is not really a weapon, it’s a tool for heavy lifting. But so was the loader in the Aliens movie from which the exoskeleton takes its name. That didn’t stop Ripley…
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Tetsujin 28-Go Statue in Kobe Finished, Misses Showdown With Tokyo Gundam

Tetsujin 28-Go Statue in Kobe Finished, Misses Showdown With Tokyo Gundam
Construction and erection of the 18-m (59 ft) Tetsujin 28-go (aka Gigantor) statue in Kobe, Japan wrapped up a few days ago, more than a couple of weeks after the Gundam statue – the Neil Armstrong…
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Roombas Make Dazzling Time-Lapse Light Paintings

Roombas Make Dazzling Time-Lapse Light Paintings
Ever wonder what sort of stuff was running through the electronic brain of your Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner? These wonderful time-lapse photos should give you a pretty good idea of what your Roomba has been up…
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Ric-Rolled: Mascots to Soon be Replaced With Robots

Ric-Rolled: Mascots to Soon be Replaced With Robots
If you thought that the derelicts they have walking around city streets donning smelly mascot costumes and trying to hand you flyers for hot dogs and prepaid cell phone cards weren’t creepy enough, have I got…
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Unicycle Robot by Murata has Much Better Balance Than Me

Unicycle Robot by Murata has Much Better Balance Than Me
This jolly little robot gets around not by walking or crawling, but by rolling along on a single unicycle wheel. Murata’s Seiko-chan (Murata Girl) self-balancing unicycle robot first came onto the scene back in 2008, but…
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Inventor: We Can All be Cyborgs 20 Years From Now. California Governor: Been There, Done That.

Inventor: We Can All be Cyborgs 20 Years From Now. California Governor: Been There, Done That.
In a recent article in The Sun, famous inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil makes a lot of bold claims about our future, saying that by 2029 humans will be able to halt and even reverse the…
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Giant Gundam Statue Loses Its Head, Still Keeps Its Cool

Giant Gundam Statue Loses Its Head, Still Keeps Its Cool
While Japan’s Giant Gundam statue is but a distant memory, that doesn’t mean his dismembered body parts can’t be used for good. It turns out that despite the dismantling of the Giant Gundam his head still…
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Wicked Evolution Jr: Half Van, Half Monster Robot, Half-Assed Transformation

Wicked Evolution Jr: Half Van, Half Monster Robot, Half-Assed Transformation
According to the list of Autobots at Wikipedia there are at least 8 Autobots that transform into vans or SUVs, including the popular ambulance Ratchet and the gutsy Ironhide. Unfortunately 0 out of those 8 Autobots…
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Robot Floor Tiles Make Sure You’Ve Always Got a Place to Walk

Robot Floor Tiles Make Sure You’Ve Always Got a Place to Walk
Here’s a way to truly feel the earth move under your feet. These robotic blocks are designed to automatically detect where you’re walking and constantly position themselves in front of your feet so you never fall…
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