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Category: Robots

Bloodbot Blood Sampling Robot: the Name Isn’T Exactly Endearing is It

Bloodbot Blood Sampling Robot: the Name Isn’T Exactly Endearing is It
Remember how in Wall-E how the humans got so lazy that they left everything in the hands of robots? Seems some people need to watch – or re-watch – that awesome movie, because it seems that…
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Little Robot Clock Tells Time, Holds on to Your Stuff

Little Robot Clock Tells Time, Holds on to Your Stuff
I always dreamed of the day that I could have my own tiny little robotic army that hangs out on my desktop to do my bidding. While these little robot clock dudes don’t exactly do all…
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The Old Robots Website: the Robot Geek’S Happy Place

The Old Robots Website: the Robot Geek’S Happy Place
Someone at Robot’s Dreams just posted a link and a tiny snapshot of The Old Robots Website, nothing else; no intro, not even a goodbye. After spending nearly an hour at said website, I think I…
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God Hand Robot Ready to Get You With His Kung-Fu Grip

God Hand Robot Ready to Get You With His Kung-Fu Grip
Give your robot a hand (or two) with these incredibly complex mechanical digits from Japan’s Crafthouse. Instead of the typical grippers you might find on a hobby robot, Crafthouse’s servo-controlled GOD HANDs give miniature robots a…
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Giant Robot Taekwon V Statue Will be Six Times as Large as Giant Gundam Statue

Giant Robot Taekwon V Statue Will be Six Times as Large as Giant Gundam Statue
I haven’t heard of Robot Taekwon V up until now, but I think he’s about to become a lot more famous because of South Korea’s soon-to-be-built robot-themed amusement park, Robot Land. The park will have a…
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Takaratomy Micropets-I Robots Will Kill You With Cuteness

Takaratomy Micropets-I Robots Will Kill You With Cuteness
Cuter than a bowl of kittens covered in marshmallows and sprinkles, these little electronic playthings are enough to make me want to puke a rainbow. Each of TakaraTomy’s Micropets-i miniature desktop robo-playthings has a tiny little…
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Wahha Go Go Laughing Machine Looks as Creepy as It Sounds

Wahha Go Go Laughing Machine Looks as Creepy as It Sounds
It’s a little after 2 am, and you’re heading home. It’s dark. You’re alone. Suddenly you catch the sound of gears turning, tightening some unknown part. The sound bounces off the walls around you, amplifying. You…
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Rodem Next-Gen Wheelchair Doesn’T Look Like a Wheelchair at All

Rodem Next-Gen Wheelchair Doesn’T Look Like a Wheelchair at All
Gundam fans! Veda (Vader?) is real! And it’s in Japan of course. Fortunately the Veda International Robot Research and Development Centre isn’t out to control or enslave humanity. It’s a joint project by robotics company Tmsuk…
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Pronto4 Strap-on Kit Converts Vehicles Into Real Life (Non-Transforming) Autobots

Pronto4 Strap-on Kit Converts Vehicles Into Real Life (Non-Transforming) Autobots
The Pronto4 strap-on kit from Utah-based Kairos Autonomi can turn any ordinary vehicle into an autonomous and unmanned one, able to follow waypoints and can go as fast as 90 mph. Of course, users also have…
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Robot Submarines Zip Through Obstacles, Fire Torpedoes, Ensure That We have No Place to Hide

Robot Submarines Zip Through Obstacles, Fire Torpedoes, Ensure That We have No Place to Hide
I’m sure you’ve seen the plethora of ground combat robots that we’ve featured here at technabob, and I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned at least a couple of aerial drones. Now, with the conclusion of the frighteningly…
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Segatoys Dream Squirrels: Do Androids Dream of Electric Acorns?

Segatoys Dream Squirrels: Do Androids Dream of Electric Acorns?
Nope, you’re not looking at Chip and Dale here. These fuzzy, furry creations are the latest robotic animal creations from the demented sick creative minds of SegaToys Japan. I suppose the Yumepet Dream Squirrel is actually…
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Gundam Statue in Tokyo: Because We Can Always Use More Gundam

Gundam Statue in Tokyo: Because We Can Always Use More Gundam
I know, I know, he’s been here several times already. But RJ Evans of Quazen was kind enough to scour Flickr to bring us more pictures of the best thing that has ever happened to Japan.…
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New Solar-Powered Rover Will Explore Apollo Moon Landing Site in 2011, Provided It Doesn’T Freeze to Death When It Gets There

New Solar-Powered Rover Will Explore Apollo Moon Landing Site in 2011, Provided It Doesn’T Freeze to Death When It Gets There
Carnegie Mellon roboticist Dr. William Whittaker collaborated with Astrobiotic Technology to create a solar-powered unmanned rover that will revisit the Apollo landing site in 2011. The robotic explorer will be sent to look at the materials…
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Robot Controlled by a Moth [Mothbot]

Robot Controlled by a Moth [Mothbot]
You know, after Mothra, after Godzilla–and let’s not forget Mechagodzilla–the Japanese ought to know better. By which I mean… making a moth bot? Way to go, guys. You’ve just killed us all. Japanese studies on insect…
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Tiny Robotic Bats Invade!

Tiny Robotic Bats Invade!
Next time you see a bat flying about the evening sky, you’d better look close to make sure you’re not being observed by one of these miniature flying robot bats instead of the real thing. Researchers…
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Crane Games Got Nothing on This: Wiimote-Controlled Giant Robot Arms

Crane Games Got Nothing on This: Wiimote-Controlled Giant Robot Arms
You could, if you are so inclined, go spend a few bucks trying to fish a cheap plushie out of some half-assed crane machine… orrrrr you could jack a pair of giant robot arms, do a…
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