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Category: Robots

Transformers Masterpiece Custom Cartoon Paint Job: Figures in Disguise

Transformers Masterpiece Custom Cartoon Paint Job: Figures in Disguise
Last year we checked out an awesome Gundam model that was painted to look like it was an anime drawing. Transformers action figure painter LEK Custom Toys did the same trick to Takara Tomy Masterpiece Optimus…

The Alpha 2 Robot Wants to Be Your New Best Friend

The Alpha 2 Robot Wants to Be Your New Best Friend
There’s a new contender in the field of humanoid household robots. Ubtech Robotics has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its new Alpha 2 humanoid companion-bot. It wants in your life and in your house so it…
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This Robot Keeps Store Shelves Stocked

This Robot Keeps Store Shelves Stocked
Grocery shopping is a necessity, but not particularly fun – especially when you discover that a store hasn’t stocked what you want to buy. This robot will help keep store shelves stocked to make your shopping…

Starship Robot Wants to Deliver Groceries to Your Door

Starship Robot Wants to Deliver Groceries to Your Door
Grocery shopping can be a hassle. There are the crowded aisles, getting in line to pay, then you have to put it all in the car and drive back home. We need a robot to do…

Student Knocks a Drone out of the Sky with Soccer Ball

Student Knocks a Drone out of the Sky with Soccer Ball
Humans are getting better at taking out drones in all sorts of ways. Like shooting them with hockey pucks, or with a special drone rifle. I’m proud of our people. Keep training, and one day, when…

Yamaha Creates Motorcycle Riding Robot

Yamaha Creates Motorcycle Riding Robot
The only thing worse than the thought of a robot like Hector from Saturn 3 lumbering down the hall after me is the thought of Hector riding a motorcycle at 200 mph coming after me. To…

Guy Sweeps His Patio Using a Drone

Guy Sweeps His Patio Using a Drone
We are always complaining that we should have robots that will do our chores by now. Well, the truth is that we do, we just have to think outside of the box. Why not let your…

This Japanese Hotel Is Run by Robots

This Japanese Hotel Is Run by Robots
We all know that Japan is crazy about robots. They have robots to care for the elderly, robots that sell them stuff, robots, robots, robots. All marching along toward the apocalypse where they will be the…

Diego-San Robot Baby Smiles, Learns, Eats Souls

Diego-San Robot Baby Smiles, Learns, Eats Souls
If Hector from Saturn 3 mounted the Atlas robot and had a baby, I think Diego-San is exactly what their love child would look like. It’s intensely creepy with its chubby-cheeked smiling face and mechanical body.…

Researchers Teach Robots to Fall without Breaking

Researchers Teach Robots to Fall without Breaking
Robots are really cool, but before they can start selling robots that will clean our houses and tend to our kids, they have to perfect them and make them safe and robust. Part of keeping an…

ZeroPi Helps You Build Robots with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

ZeroPi Helps You Build Robots with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Robots are awesome, and if I had the time and hardware, I would definitely build some cool ‘bots to amble around the house and scare the crap out of my kids. That would be awesome. If…

Makerarm Industrial Robotic Arm: One Stop & One Armed Shop

Makerarm Industrial Robotic Arm: One Stop & One Armed Shop
Last month we featured the Dobot, a precise robotic arm that can plot, laser engrave and pick and place objects. But if you’re looking for something even more versatile, the Makerarm might be for you. It…

R2-D2 Gets Pumped up: Swole2-D2

R2-D2 Gets Pumped up: Swole2-D2
Do you think R2-D2 gets mad that everyone writes him off as a little guy and makes him stay behind? Sure he saves the day a lot, but I bet he would rather be in the…

Walking Robot Has Drone Scout: Banjo-Kazooiebot

Walking Robot Has Drone Scout: Banjo-Kazooiebot
A couple of weeks ago we checked out ETH Zurich Autonomous Systems Lab’s walking robot that had a drone launching pad. That combos nicely with one of the Lab’s latest projects: a similar pair working together…

Sharp RoBoHoN is a Walking, Talking Robot Phone

Sharp RoBoHoN is a Walking, Talking Robot Phone
I’ve seen some strange gadgets out of Japan over the years, and the latest oddity is the Sharp RoBoHoN. It’s a robot that has a phone built in. It has the ability to make calls and…

Best Buy Has a Robot Salesperson

Best Buy Has a Robot Salesperson
Here’s another job that robots have taken – Best Buy employee. That’s right, Best Buy is experimenting with full automation, at least when it comes to selling old media like CDs and DVDs. This New York…
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