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Tag: Humanoid

Deal: Alpha 1s Humanoid Robot

Deal: Alpha 1s Humanoid Robot
Have you ever wanted your own robot? The Ubtech Alpha 1s is an impressively agile 18″ tall humanoid robot that can walk, dance, perform kung fu moves, and even do yoga positions, thanks to his 16…
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Lampster is a Bipedal LED Lamp of Awesome

Lampster is a Bipedal LED Lamp of Awesome
One glance at the Lampster and I automatically thought of the Lensor creatures from the Riddick franchise. Those were the weird people with the giant lens things on their faces. Lampster won’t see where you are…
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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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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…
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Durus Robot Walked 2h 35m on a Charge

Durus Robot Walked 2h 35m on a Charge
My Hector fears spawned by ’80s horror/sci-fi flicks aside, robots are really cool. DARPA really wants robots to come to the mainstream for all sorts of uses from carrying heavy gear for the military to saving…
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Plen2 Robot Has Open Source Software and 3D Printed Parts: Options Aplen2

Plen2 Robot Has Open Source Software and 3D Printed Parts: Options Aplen2
Japanese company Plen Project recently unveiled the next version of its Plen hobby robot. Plen2 is not only more affordable than its predecessor, it’s open source too. Plen Project will even release the 3D files for…
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Pepper, The Creepy Emotion-Sensing Robot, Will Hit the Market Within 12 Months

Pepper, The Creepy Emotion-Sensing Robot, Will Hit the Market Within 12 Months
Technabob has written about Pepper before, and the words published were the mixture of disgust and fear that only the uncanny valley and faux-telepathic robots can inspire. The basic premise is that this eerie, white robot’s…
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Here Come the Robot News Anchors: Tonight’s Top Story: Robopocalypse!

Here Come the Robot News Anchors: Tonight’s Top Story: Robopocalypse!
Some news anchors already look and act like robots, but that isn’t good enough for Japan. They want actual robots giving us the news. Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan just unveiled Kodomoroid and…
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Intel Robot Kits Let You Roll Your Own Robotic Overlord

Intel Robot Kits Let You Roll Your Own Robotic Overlord
Robotics is a very interesting field, but buying a decent robot that is already built can be well out of reach for many folks. To address this, Intel and Trossen Robotics have announced that it will…
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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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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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Atlas Humanoid Robot Attempts to Walk on Rubble, Struggles

Atlas Humanoid Robot Attempts to Walk on Rubble, Struggles
Creating a humanoid robot that can walk over all kinds of junk, like a parent traversing a child’s LEGO explosion of a room, is no easy task. The idea is the same for both the parent…
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AMBER 2 Robot Mimics Human Foot Movements

AMBER 2 Robot Mimics Human Foot Movements
We all know that humanoid robots roaming the streets aren’t that far away, but there are still plenty of kinks to be worked out of the designs. The AMBER 2 Robot does its best to emulate…
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Samsung Roboray Robot Maps Its Own Environment and Walks Just Like a Human

Samsung Roboray Robot Maps Its Own Environment and Walks Just Like a Human
Roboray is the latest humanoid robot created by Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology. Using visual recognition software developed by a team University of Bristol, the ‘bot can now build real-time, 3D visual maps of its environment.…
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SCHAFT Humanoid Robot is a Bad Mother… Shut Your Mouth!

SCHAFT Humanoid Robot is a Bad Mother… Shut Your Mouth!
Humanoid robots can be pretty creepy, but most of them aren’t that strong. That’s because their electric motors they use are pretty limited due to size. However scientists are working on making humanoid robots more powerful.…
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Petman Robot Tries on Some Clothes

Petman Robot Tries on Some Clothes
If there’s one company that has the best chance of bringing the robopocalypse to reality, it has to be Boston Dynamics. Between BigDog, AlphaDog, Cheetah and Sand Flea, they’re building a veritable army of robo-animals on…
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