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DARPA Robot Climbs Stairs Like a Boss, Another Does More Pushups Than I Can

DARPA Robot Climbs Stairs Like a Boss, Another Does More Pushups Than I Can

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, it’s looking more and more like Boston Dynamics will be a shoe-in for the competition with its latest bi-pedal robots. A recently released video…

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Preliminary Details of New DARPA Grand Challenge for Humanoid Robots Surface

Preliminary Details of New DARPA Grand Challenge for Humanoid Robots Surface

Robots can be awesome (and more than a little creepy at times). DARPA is about to start up a new Grand Challenge that involves robots that can walk among other things. DARPA’s Dr. Gill Pratt recently…

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Honda’s New ASIMO Robot Shows Off

Honda’s New ASIMO Robot Shows Off

Honda has been busy, and not on new versions of the Civic or Accord. Today, the company has unveiled their new ASIMO robot, improving upon the 10 year-old design. Now ASIMO can kick balls, (hopefully not…

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Robot Learns to Clean Whiteboard, Still Won’t Help If You Used a Sharpie

Robot Learns to Clean Whiteboard, Still Won’t Help If You Used a Sharpie

After teaching a robot to flip pancakes and shoot arrows, Dr. Petar Kormushev decided to instruct his robot in a new skill that could come in handy at your next meeting – cleaning whiteboards.…

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AFFETTO Robot Head Will Creep You Out

AFFETTO Robot Head Will Creep You Out

I know that this isn’t really supposed to have anything to do with Halloween or scaring people, but what the heck guys, this robot baby head is really disturbing, especially when the guy starts moving the…

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Kinect Controls Humanoid Robot: Giant Robotic Army Not Far Away

Kinect Controls Humanoid Robot: Giant Robotic Army Not Far Away

Another day, another Kinect hack. This particular hack is quite cool, mapping the body movements of a human onto the joints of a humanoid robot.…

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Reem-H2 Humanoid ‘Bot Aims to Scare the Life Out of You

Reem-H2 Humanoid ‘Bot Aims to Scare the Life Out of You

I don’t know why, but this scary robot isn’t from Japan, no siree, it’s from Spain. It’s safe to say that if these humanoid robots with faces like these take over the world, we’ll all be…

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Honda’S Asimo Robot Turns Ten

Honda’S Asimo Robot Turns Ten

I remember the first time I saw the ASMIO robot from Honda. I wondered why a car company was building a robot to begin with. It has now been a decade since the first ASIMO robot…

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Hrp-4c Singing Robot: Robo-Tune

Hrp-4c Singing Robot: Robo-Tune

Just like humans, singing is a (synthesized) talent among robots. Some have it, and some don’t. AIST’s HRP-4C, a relative of the HRP-4 humanoid robot, was born to sing like a human being. An in-house developed…

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Turkish Iron Man Robot Will Hopefully Not Go Crazy and Kill Us All

Turkish Iron Man Robot Will Hopefully Not Go Crazy and Kill Us All

I didn’t expect Turkey to come up with its own Iron Man, but it looks like they did. It was created by a research team at the Sabanci University in Istanbul and is Turkey’s first humanoid…

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NASA’s Robonaut 2 Will Tweet His Way Into Space

NASA’s Robonaut 2 Will Tweet His Way Into Space

The spaceship Discovery will leave Earth on its final mission on the 1st of November. It will take along something entirely different, a robot! This is the robot that we’ve heard about before, the Robonaut 2,…

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Myon Humanoid Robot Looks Cute, but Only has One Eyeball

Myon Humanoid Robot Looks Cute, but Only has One Eyeball

It looks like another company is working on a cute humanoid robot. This time, the ‘bot comes from Germany, and he’s some kind of walking cyclops. The Myon robot is about 50 inches tall and weighs…

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Hitachi Emiew2 Robot: Ready to Assimilate You With Cuteness

Hitachi Emiew2 Robot: Ready to Assimilate You With Cuteness

Hitachi just unveiled an updated version of its humanoid robot, the EMIEW2. This interesting acronym stands for Excellent Mobility and Interactive Existence as Workmate2, which probably sounds way better in Japanese.…

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LEGO Mindstorms Walking Robot Legs: What’S Next, a LEGO Terminator?

LEGO Mindstorms Walking Robot Legs: What’S Next, a LEGO Terminator?

I’m always amazed at what some people can do with LEGO building blocks. This is definitely impressive. It’s a LEGO Mindstorms robot that can walk like a human. The robot is called Pinocchio and the aim…

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Omg, Run, It’S Hector! Oh Wait, It’S Just Lola

Omg, Run, It’S Hector! Oh Wait, It’S Just Lola

When I was a kid, there wasn’t any parental supervision over what I watched on TV. I once watched a flick called Hotel Hell and couldn’t go into the meat area in the grocery store for…

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Isamaro: Another Pricey Japanese Robot

Isamaro: Another Pricey Japanese Robot

Even if this robot might seem like it’s too expensive for us, those nutty Japanese apparently have money to burn on robots. At least this new robot was built for people to actually play with, not…

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