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Category: Robots

Robot Fires Ping Pong Balls as a High Tech, but Fairly Boring Prank

Robot Fires Ping Pong Balls as a High Tech, but Fairly Boring Prank
A member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Modlab spent the summer at Willow Garage, makers of the door-opening, self-plugging PR2 robot. Either the Modlab guy was really good friends or secretly annoyed with one of the…
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Nils Voelkher’S Light-Drawing Robot: Makin’ Things With Light!

Nils Voelkher’S Light-Drawing Robot: Makin’ Things With Light!
When things like drawing with light gets too complicated for humans, robots need to be used to make things easier. Lightdrawing is a light-drawing robot! When I first saw this, I was wondering what I was…
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Merry Robot Christmas From Korea

Merry Robot Christmas From Korea
Here’s a wonderful little bit of robotic choreography and general weirdness from a recent Christmas special featured on a South Korean television show. Highlights include a robot chorus line and surreal reactions from Korean boy band…
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Humanoid Robots to Go on Sale: Skynet Coming Soon

Humanoid Robots to Go on Sale: Skynet Coming Soon
Now this isn’t just another cool-looking humanoid robot from Japan, this robot will actually go one sale! For now, this robot is so new that it doesn’t even have a name. It’s the result of a…
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Yotaro Baby Simulator: an Interactive Robot to Teach About Parenting

Yotaro Baby Simulator: an Interactive Robot to Teach About Parenting
The Yotaro baby simulator is a new kind of interactive robot that is used to teach people about childcare and parenting. This is nothing new, as there are small baby-simulator dolls available to do this to…
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Ghost in the Shell: Scientists Working on Programming Morality Into Machines

Ghost in the Shell: Scientists Working on Programming Morality Into Machines
Earlier this year, Luís Moniz Pereira of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in Portugal and Ari Saptawijaya of the Universitas Indonesia published a paper describing what they think is a stepping stone to having artificial intelligence…
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Robovie-Ii: the Grocery Shopping Robot From Japan

Robovie-Ii: the Grocery Shopping Robot From Japan
Robovie-II is the latest robot coming out of Japan. It helps you do your grocery shopping. This is perfect if you have a lot of groceries to lug around, if you are older, or disabled. Plus,…
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R2-D2 Statue Armed With All of the Tools an Astromech Needs

R2-D2 Statue Armed With All of the Tools an Astromech Needs
Ah Artoo. Fixer of robots and ships, hacker of computers, opener of doors, bleeper of bloops, carrier of Death Star schematics, witness to the Skywalker legacy. If there’s one word that I associate with that lovable…
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Morphius Robot Case Mod Freaks Me Out

Morphius Robot Case Mod Freaks Me Out
Not since the Bender case mod has there been such an awesome robot computer case mod. Master modeler and modder Maciel Barreto conceptualized this robot PC as a war-damaged ‘bot, with guts and wires hanging out…
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Auto(Mated)Tunes: Robot Jams With iPhone App

Auto(Mated)Tunes: Robot Jams With iPhone App
Shimon is one of the musical robots at Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology. While it’s not quite up to par with Daft Punk, Shimon’s ability to improvise and provide accompaniment in real-time is simply amazing.…
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Best Breakdancing Robot Video You’Ll See Today

Best Breakdancing Robot Video You’Ll See Today
This breakdancing robot video clip should really be titled Breakin' 2: Electronic Boogaloo. I can't decide if I'm more mesmerized bye the Japanese dance music or his headspins more. I only wish there were some poppin'-and-lockin'.
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Robot Hand Accurately Mimics Human Hands: One Step Closer to Daimos!

Robot Hand Accurately Mimics Human Hands: One Step Closer to Daimos!
UK-based Shadow Robot recently showed off their Shadow Dextrous Robot Hand at the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo Japan. The hand “provides 24 movements, allowing a direct mapping from a human to a robot.” This means…
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Noodle Robot Makes Perfect Pasta

Noodle Robot Makes Perfect Pasta
This new technological innovation from Japan is a single-purpose robot with a simple mission – make the best pasta and noodles without lifting single human finger (except to push the power button). The Buckwheat Noodle Robot…
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Walky Lets You Control Robots via Finger Gestures, Turns iPhone Into a Wii

Walky Lets You Control Robots via Finger Gestures, Turns iPhone Into a Wii
Yuta Sugiura and his colleagues at the Graduate School of Media Design in Keio University had a valid starting point – most of the software or hardware input systems today have no direct correlation to the…
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Roombas Only Clean Houses to Support Their Sumo Wrestling Careers

Roombas Only Clean Houses to Support Their Sumo Wrestling Careers
That’s right, by day Roombas are just plain ol’ cleaners, but at night, they sneak off to Lithuania and compete in underground sumo competitions. Okay actually the 2009 Baltic Robot Sumo Cup wasn’t illegal; in fact…
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Robot Plays Rockband on the iPhone, Drowns Music Out With Its Squeaky Fingers

Robot Plays Rockband on the iPhone, Drowns Music Out With Its Squeaky Fingers
Why, or why not, that is the question. Wait what? Yeah that’s right; Joe Bowers is a free man in a free land, so if he wants to build a robot that plays Rock Band on…
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