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Tag: Legs

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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Varibike: Trains Your Arms as Much as Your Legs

Varibike: Trains Your Arms as Much as Your Legs

Cycling has always been a good way to exercise, but the Varibike aims to make it even better, by working out a larger number of muscle groups simultaneously. The Varibike was designed as a work-out solution…

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Robot Octopus Hits the Water: Doc Ock Junior

Robot Octopus Hits the Water: Doc Ock Junior

I don’t know about you, but I hate swimming in the sea. Why should I risk getting eaten by a shark or strangled by an Octopus when I can be safe on land? Now there is…

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Robotic Wheelchair Can Use Its Wheels as Legs: Clearly an Autobot

Robotic Wheelchair Can Use Its Wheels as Legs: Clearly an Autobot

A group of researchers at the Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan have figured out how to make an off-road wheelchair. They created a robotic wheelchair that can use its wheels as legs, thanks to its…

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Kickstart Kinetic Orthosis Aims to Help Disabled Walk Again

Kickstart Kinetic Orthosis Aims to Help Disabled Walk Again

Helping people who can’t walk walk again is an admirable goal, and that’s what the Kinect Kinetic Orthosis is supposed to do. It’s specifically designed for people suffering from neurological disorders that affect the strength of…

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Tetris Leggings Attract Geeky Attention to Your Legs

Tetris Leggings Attract Geeky Attention to Your Legs

Tetris is a wonderful retro game that has been recreated throughout the ages. There’s real life Tetris, Tetris Soap, and even Tetris Furniture! These Tetris Leggings are just another manifestation of the love that we geeks…

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Landcrawler Robot Wobbles but it Won’t Fall Down

Landcrawler Robot Wobbles but it Won’t Fall Down

This funny lookin’ fella weighs just 27 pounds, has 12 legs, and can carry you around on its back if you let it. The Land Crawler xTreme robot offers its master a ride on top of …

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Floppy Drive Protects Itself From Its Natural Enemy

Floppy Drive Protects Itself From Its Natural Enemy

What happens when you spill a full cup of coffee under your old Apple 5-1/4″ floppy drive? I’d expect it to either damage the mechanism, or at least make a mess you had to wipe off…

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IPod Nano 6g Sprouts Legs and Walks

IPod Nano 6g Sprouts Legs and Walks

Remember the guy who created those goofy walking iPad and iPhone robots? Well, Terasaki-san is back with a new addition to his i-Family, the iPod nanobot 6G. By building one of his walking contraptions onto the…

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Walking iPad and iPhone Robots Are Completely Ridiculous, but We Love Them Anyhow

Walking iPad and iPhone Robots Are Completely Ridiculous, but We Love Them Anyhow

Not only do these iPad and iPhone have googley eyes, they have legs! Built by Terasaki-san, the iPad Walking Robot and iPhone Walking Robot are so cute we wanna puke. Check ‘em out in all their…

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Weta Legs Let You Act Out Your Creature Fantasies

Weta Legs Let You Act Out Your Creature Fantasies

Created by Weta Workshop, the guys responsible for the props and production design of  Lord of the Rings, Avatar, and District 9, these incredible appendages let you strut around looking like an animal or giant insect.…

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Spiderpodium: Let Your iPhone and iPod Do the Walking

Spiderpodium: Let Your iPhone and iPod Do the Walking

I’ve seen some strange looking cases and stands for media players in my days, but this one is definitely unique among the crowd. Assuming you’re not an arachnophobe, you might enjoy one of these Spiderpodium stands…

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Kikkerland Wind-Up Bots have More Legs Than You

Kikkerland Wind-Up Bots have More Legs Than You

These fun wind-up desktop critters from Kikkerland are the perfect addition to any cubicle toy collection. Designer Chico Bicalho’s MxyKikker crawler is my personal favorite, what with its dozen or so spinny elbow macaroni looking legs…

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Bandai Phone Braver 7 is a Phone With Attitude (and Limbs)

Bandai Phone Braver 7 is a Phone With Attitude (and Limbs)

I’m not sure if you can actually make phone calls with the Bandai Phone Braver 7, but I don’t mind. I mean really, it’s a cell phone with bendable arms and legs, so what’s not to…

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Table of Sound Integrates Speakers Into Its Legs

Table of Sound Integrates Speakers Into Its Legs

Everyone has surely heard of bookshelf speakers. But have you ever heard of coffee table speakers? Well now you can say you have. The innovative Table of Sound (ToS) coffee table was created by designers Wout…

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Roller-Walker: the Real Rollerskating Robot

Roller-Walker: the Real Rollerskating Robot

A while back I had a very popular post about Plen, a little bipedal humanoid robot who happened to be able to rollerskate. While that was all for show, this robot actually skates around as one…

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