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Category: Robots

3D Printer Turned into Air Hockey Robot: It Prints, It Scores!

3D Printer Turned into Air Hockey Robot: It Prints, It Scores!
A few years ago we found out about mighty Roombas that were moonlighting as sumo wrestlers. Jose Julio’s RepRap 3D printer also has a sporting spirit. The robotics enthusiast unlocked his gadget’s potential and turned it…
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Wall-E Toy Robot Mod Adds Voice Recognition & Proximity Sensors

Wall-E Toy Robot Mod Adds Voice Recognition & Proximity Sensors
Adriá García of DIYMakers augmented a Wall-E toy by making it work with voice commands and giving it the means to move on its own and avoid obstacles. It doesn’t compact garbage or collect curios, but…
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Geeky Willow Plates: Calamityware

Geeky Willow Plates: Calamityware
If you missed out on Olly Moss’ limited edition 8-bit willow plates, Don Moyer’s Calamityware might be the next best thing. Don creates humorous dinner plates by using the ancient willow pattern to depict modern subjects.…
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Two-Legged Quadcopter Can Perch, Walk & Stalk: Gerwalk Mode

Two-Legged Quadcopter Can Perch, Walk & Stalk: Gerwalk Mode
We’ve seen a hexacopter with six legs, but this quadcopter takes after birds instead of spiders. This particular quadcopter is Vishwa Robotics’ test unit. New Scientist reports that the company is developing leg add-ons for “small…
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uArm Desktop Robot Arm: Industrial Devolution

uArm Desktop Robot Arm: Industrial Devolution
A small robotics company called UFactory is working on the uArm, a small version of the industrial robot arms we often see tirelessly moving about in modern manufacturing assembly lines. The uArm is about the size…
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Robots Get Their Own Network Called RoboEarth (SkyNet Goes Online)

Robots Get Their Own Network Called RoboEarth (SkyNet Goes Online)
Robots that are made to perform certain tasks require a lot of processing power and lots of programming. If you bring in another similar robot, you have to complete that programming again. That may change in…
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iRobot Scooba 450 Scrubs the Crap off Your Floors

iRobot Scooba 450 Scrubs the Crap off Your Floors
When my wife and I moved a few months ago one of the reasons we chose out new place was because my wife liked the tile floors throughout the house. I hate tile floors because you…
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Ozobot Toy Robots Follow Lines, Not the Yellow Brick Road

Ozobot Toy Robots Follow Lines, Not the Yellow Brick Road
Ozobot gaming robots are basically spherical robots that follow lines. They also see color and interpret flashes of light to respond accordingly. The robots have five sensors on the underside that help them stay on the…
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Budgee Robot Carries Your Crap So You Don’t Have to: RoboButler

Budgee Robot Carries Your Crap So You Don’t Have to: RoboButler
I don’t mind shopping, by myself. I hate shopping with my wife because she expects me to carry everything. I think she waits all year until I go with her and then tries to buy everything…
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Look, up in the Sky!

Look, up in the Sky!
While flying drones are often associated with military missions or espionage, the ability to send small payloads through the air under remote control opens up possibilities for all kinds of other interesting applications. In fact, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could change everything from the way we provide emergency services in disasters to how your pizza is delivered. Here are just a few technologies in the works that could send tiny aircraft into our skies in the not-too-distant future.
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Cubli Robot Cube Balances, Jumps and Walks: A Better Companion Cube

Cubli Robot Cube Balances, Jumps and Walks: A Better Companion Cube
We’ve seen robots that move about using wheels, two legs, four legs and even ones that slither like snakes. The Cubli can move despite being just a cube. Actually it does have wheels, but they’re inside…
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Japan’s SCHAFT Dominates DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials: Shut Yo’ Mouth!

Japan’s SCHAFT Dominates DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials: Shut Yo’ Mouth!
DARPA’s Robotic Challenge Trials wrapped up earlier today, and the robot that reigned supreme is SCHAFT. The squat 209 pound, 4.85 foot-tall robot smoked the competition, scoring 27 points, besting its next closest competitor by 35%…
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Gingerbread Optimus Prime: Sugar in Disguise

Gingerbread Optimus Prime: Sugar in Disguise
I can never decide which side I’m on. Autobots or Decepticons. This amazing gingerbread Optimus Prime has swayed me. It was made by a friend of a friend of Redditor downvotedagain.…
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NASA’s 6-foot-tall Valkyrie 1 Robot: Not Quite Human

NASA’s 6-foot-tall Valkyrie 1 Robot: Not Quite Human
The DARPA Robotics Challenge is all about encouraging the development of humanoid robots that can complete the same tasks we humans do, but in more dangerous conditions – a robot that can get the job done…
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Pacific Rim Crimson Typhoon Cosplay Isn’t Worn by Triplets

Pacific Rim Crimson Typhoon Cosplay Isn’t Worn by Triplets
Peter Kokis aka Brooklyn Robot Works made a shiny costume based on Crimson Typhoon, China’s ace against the kaiju in Pacific Rim. The costume is far from perfect – the proportions and even the colors are…
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Amazon Prime Air Would Use Drones for 30-Minute Delivery: Fast Good

Amazon Prime Air Would Use Drones for 30-Minute Delivery: Fast Good
Drones are often thought of as weapons of war, but a few years from now people may come to know them as delivery bots. In a recent interview with CBS show 60 Minutes, Amazon founder and…
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