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Category: Robots

History of Super Mario Bros Tour: 25 Years Packed Into a Caravan

History of Super Mario Bros Tour: 25 Years Packed Into a Caravan
Yet more proof that awesome things never happen where I live. Vooks community member Excite posted these photos of the “History of Super Mario Bros.” caravan, which stopped at Parramatta in New South Wales, Australia. Even…

Windro Robot: This Roomba Does Windows

Windro Robot: This Roomba Does Windows
While I don’t have a Roomba, I used to have a boss who kept watching the infomercials a few years ago and finally got himself one. Love them or hate them, robot vacuum cleaners are here…
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Delivery Robot Pulls Carts, but Not Your Groceries

Delivery Robot Pulls Carts, but Not Your Groceries
While this robot is designed to be used in hospitals to transport drugs, I think that something like this could be used in grocery stores to take care of your grocery shopping too. The MKR-003 is…

Kawada Humanoid Robots Get Ready to Take Over Japan

Kawada Humanoid Robots Get Ready to Take Over Japan
Japan’s population is getting older, and they need robots to take care of all of them. This is almost a plot out of Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society, but it’s actually reality because AIST…

Robotic Grasshoppers Won’T Eat Your Crops

Robotic Grasshoppers Won’T Eat Your Crops
Sometimes I wonder why Japan needs all of these robots. Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have built a robotic grasshopper. It’s called the Air Hopper and it has four legs that allow it to…

Gundam Robot Phone: Only in Japan?

Gundam Robot Phone: Only in Japan?
If you don’t have an iPhone or an Android phone yet, why not get a Gundam Robot Phone instead? This phone will be released by Japan’s third biggest mobile phone carrier, SoftBank Mobile, who has 25…

The Yodeling Radio Man, a “Classic” Robot From the 1930s

The Yodeling Radio Man, a “Classic” Robot From the 1930s
Can you imagine why a robot would need to yodel? I’ve got no idea because yodeling is fricking annoying in my book. Radio Man was featured in the April 1939 issue of Popular Science, and was…

Eggbot Kit: for Geeky Easter Bunnies

Eggbot Kit: for Geeky Easter Bunnies
Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories recently introduced their latest non-diabolical creation – the Eggbot. It’s an “open source art robot” that can draw on spherical or ellipsoidal surfaces. The Eggbot can draw on objects with diameters ranging…

Robot From Miyazaki’s Castle in the Sky Comes to Life

Robot From Miyazaki’s Castle in the Sky Comes to Life
If you love Miyazaki’s animes, then you’ll love the fact that the gigantic robot from Laputa: Castle in the Sky can be seen in Tokyo, at the Ghibli Museum (FR). Apparently, this robot is life-sized, meaning…

Midbot Makes Your Notebook Into a Robot Controlled Online

Midbot Makes Your Notebook Into a Robot Controlled Online
I like robots, but I won’t really be interested in one for my house until they can clean for me or mow the lawn. Once that milestone is hit, I will get out the credit card…

Robots Ready to Take Over Your Home

Robots Ready to Take Over Your Home
Fresh off Nippon News Network, it seems that Japanese robots are ready to invade your home. However, they’re not coming to enslave you and become your robot masters, they’re supposed to make your life easier. At…

C-3PO USB Flash Drives (Sorta)

C-3PO USB Flash Drives (Sorta)
OK, these aren’t really C-3PO USB flash drives, but they do bear a resemblance. I’ve rarely seen golden robots of any kind, except in Star Wars. This cute ‘bot also looks like it’s got the body…

10-Foot Gundam Made From Leftover Model Part Trees

10-Foot Gundam Made From Leftover Model Part Trees
Ever wonder what to do with those stupid grids of plastic left over when you assemble a model? How about build a Gundam? That’s exactly what these guys did with their leftover bits and pieces. It…

Robo-Fish Gotta Swim

Robo-Fish Gotta Swim
I wasn’t able to find out too much information about this robotic fish, but it really is a pretty cool bit of engineering. From what I can tell, Sedensha Co. made this electric fish (link translated…

Upenn Pr2 Robot is the Loneliest Little One-Man (or One-Robot) Band

Upenn Pr2 Robot is the Loneliest Little One-Man (or One-Robot) Band
I’m a sucker for robots playing musical instruments. But despite the technical skill it took for the team to get a PR2 robot programmed to play both keyboard and drums at the same time, he just…

R2-D2 Finally Settles Down and Gets Married

R2-D2 Finally Settles Down and Gets Married
You read the headline already. This is a real thing, I kid you not. At least I think it is. During last week’s Star Wars Celebration V, our little droid buddy tied the knot with one…
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