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Category: Robots

Only in Japan: Giant Robot Rhinoceros Beetle

Only in Japan: Giant Robot Rhinoceros Beetle
The classic anime series Patlabor was set in the late 90’s/ early 2000’s. In it, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police use giant humanoid robots to fight crime. While they’re not quite there yet,there is absolutely no doubt…
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Eyeborg: Canadian Filmmaker Installs a Red LED Into His Prosthetic Eye

Eyeborg: Canadian Filmmaker Installs a Red LED Into His Prosthetic Eye
Filmmaker Rob Spence lost his eye when he was 11 years old. He was playing with a shotgun back in his grandfather’s farm in Ireland when it backfired. Now he and his partners in the Eyeborg…
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USB Robot Flash Drives Lose Their Heads

USB Robot Flash Drives Lose Their Heads
What better way to store your important files than inside the body a tiny little robot? These USB flash drives sort of remind me of Futurama’s Bender Bending Rodriguez, what with their bendy metallic arms. But…
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Fishbot: Like a Fish but More Robotic

Fishbot: Like a Fish but More Robotic
Robots can be really neat, or useful, or even both. And then sometimes, robots can be fish. Whether that’s neat or useful depends mostly on how you feel about fish. Or about robots that look like…
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Gakken Kagaku No Tamago Sound Activated Ufo Robots Dance to the Beat of a Different Drummer

Gakken Kagaku No Tamago Sound Activated Ufo Robots Dance to the Beat of a Different Drummer
These little UFO-shaped robot dudes respond to the sound dance around your place, guided by the sounds they hear. The Gakken Kagaku No Tamago UFO Robot (say that 10 times fast) comes in easy-to-assemble kit form,…
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Advertise With This Gorilla Robot

Advertise With This Gorilla Robot
When I first heard there was a business called Gorilla Robot Factory, I assumed they’d be some sort of hipster design company, a recording studio, or maybe some Web 3.0 startup. I never figured that they’d…
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Mesicopters: Tiny Flying Robots to Take Over the World (Someday)

Mesicopters: Tiny Flying Robots to Take Over the World (Someday)
Stanford researchers have designed these incredible little robots are about the size of a quarter for use in atmospheric research on Earth (and one day) on Mars. I just want them for conducting research in my…
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Machine Pp3 and Bob Battery Bots: 9-Volt Robot Goodness

Machine Pp3 and Bob Battery Bots: 9-Volt Robot Goodness
What do you get when you take a couple of bright red LEDs, a tiny circuit board, a few wires and strap them to a couple of batteries ? I’ll tell you what you get. You…
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Robots + Classical Music + Horror = Robotic Piano Hand

Robots + Classical Music + Horror = Robotic Piano Hand
I think Gomez and Morticia should get this robotic hand piano to keep Thing company. Like Thing, the robotic hand piano doesn’t talk. Actually it can’t talk. Anyway, although it can’t talk, it can play classical…
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Strenco St-2 Steambot: Your Own Steam Powered Robot

Strenco St-2 Steambot: Your Own Steam Powered Robot
Batteries schmatteries. Electricity shmelectricity. Who needs modern energy sources when you can have scalding hot steam to power your gadgets? This unique robot from Germany gets its juice from good old H2O. Strenco’s ST-2 Steambot lumbers…
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Elekit Tornader Robot is Really a Ball

Elekit Tornader Robot is Really a Ball
This robot kit from Japan lets you build your own ball shaped robot that can pull off all sorts of wild and crazy moves as it gyrates around your floor. While the Tornader robot from Elekit…
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Build Your Own Robot Arm!

Build Your Own Robot Arm!
Red5’s aptly named Robot Arm helps budding Dr. Wilys work on their assembling skills. £30 (appx. $44.23 USD) gets you a kit which you have to put together to form the arm, but I don’t think…
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Giant Asimo at Rose Bowl Parade

Giant Asimo at Rose Bowl Parade
Honda’s hand-shaking, stair-climbing, head-bowing, face-not having robot ASIMO has been exposed to Gigantor rays and has been blown up to 12 times it’s size. But don’t expect any Double Blizzards coming out of it: Robert over…
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Cam-Baby Robot Cries When It Falls Down – Waaaaaaa!

Cam-Baby Robot Cries When It Falls Down – Waaaaaaa!
Remember that time the Honda ASIMO robot took a spill? At least it maintained its composure and dignity after the fall and just laid there. Not so with this new desktop robot. Japan’s CUBE Works decided…
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Jumping and Rolling Robot Can Handle Any Terrain

Jumping and Rolling Robot Can Handle Any Terrain
Rhodri Armour, a PhD student from the University of Bath, has invented a robot that he hopes will be a model for future space exploration and land surveying robots. Called the Jollbot, it’s a spherical robot…
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Santa Bender and Robot Santa Wish You Happy Holidays

Santa Bender and Robot Santa Wish You Happy Holidays
Call me a dork, but Futurama has always been one of my favorite programs on the old idiot box – at least when it comes to animated programs. Now, just in time for the holidays, I’ve…
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