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Tag: Robot

Bat Robot Can Fly and Walk

Bat Robot Can Fly and Walk
This bat inspired robot can crawl around on all fours and it can fly. Just like a real bat. That makes them already superior to us. Now picture the skies filled with these things. Thanks science.…
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We Are All Screwed: Spider Robot with Snakes for Legs

We Are All Screwed: Spider Robot with Snakes for Legs
I think we all know who is responsible for ushering in the apocalypse. It’s those scientists at Carnegie Mellon’s Biorobotics Lab. Not content with snake-bots alone, they have now attached some modified snake-bots to a body…
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Trobo Storytelling Robot Gets Kids Interested in STEM

Trobo Storytelling Robot Gets Kids Interested in STEM
Growing up, my parents used to buy me these books that had my name in them. I thought they were the most awesome books ever written and I used them to dominate many Show-and-Tell days in…
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This Turtle Robot Creates Works of Art on the Beach

This Turtle Robot Creates Works of Art on the Beach
This is Beachbot, the world’s first autonomous sand art robot. It was developed by ETH Zurich and the Zurich division of Disney Research. Basically, it’s a Disney Mutant Robot Turtle – further proof that Disney wants…
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Own Your Own Mech: Kuratasu Starter Kit hits Amazon Japan

Own Your Own Mech: Kuratasu Starter Kit hits Amazon Japan
Having grown up playing Mechwarrior games you can bet that I want this Kuratasu Starter kit that has turned up on Amazon Japan really badly. The problem is that it’s only a starter kit that isn’t…
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Robot Hand Masters Beer Pong: Because It Can’t Handle the Consequences

Robot Hand Masters Beer Pong: Because It Can’t Handle the Consequences
If you happen to be at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 6, drop by Empire Robotics‘ booth for a chance to challenge its robot to a game of beer pong. Spoiler Alert: it…
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This Emergency Response Drone Carries a Defibrillator

This Emergency Response Drone Carries a Defibrillator
The ambulance drone was invented by 23-year old Dutch student Alec Momont. Good idea Alec, but outfitting a drone with a defibrillator inside immediately makes me think that it will be used for evil purposes. Like…
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1:4 Scale Transforming Robot Car: Project J-deite

1:4 Scale Transforming Robot Car: Project J-deite
We’ve featured Kenji Ishida’s progress regarding his transforming robot over the years. The first three models we saw were already coveted toys, but Kenji made it clear early on that his ultimate goal was to create…
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Ping Pong Playing Robot Has Two Eyes, Three Arms and Lots of Mercy

Ping Pong Playing Robot Has Two Eyes, Three Arms and Lots of Mercy
Earlier this year I featured a homemade ping pong playing robot… or so I thought. It turns out that it was merely a hoax made by two animators. But this robot made by automation expert Omron…
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Octobot: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Water

Octobot: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Water
The Octobot is a new robot designed to attack those who flee the land robots for the sea. Now there is nowhere to run. Nowhere to swim. Everywhere to scream in terror.…
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This Robot Crawls Through Acid, Ice and Fire: Is Squishy

This Robot Crawls Through Acid, Ice and Fire: Is Squishy
This robot, developed at Professor George M. Whitesides’ lab at Harvard University has recently become untethered, so it is off the leash. This creepy crawler is super tough and can function in subzero temperatures, 40 km/h…
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Robot Rides Hoverbike, We’re All Doomed

Robot Rides Hoverbike, We’re All Doomed
Malloy Aeronautics in the UK is developing a flying quadcopter designed for human riders. Right now they are testing a 1/3 scale model proof-of-concept vehicle called the Drone 3 that has a robot riding it. Now…
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hitchBOT Tweets Adventures as it Hitches Rides across Canada

hitchBOT Tweets Adventures as it Hitches Rides across Canada
If you built a robot that was complex enough to be able to talk with people and then left it on the side of the road, you might expect to never see the robot again. A…
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This Creepy Scarecrow Robot Can Tase You

This Creepy Scarecrow Robot Can Tase You
This is one of the wackiest and most terrifying robots that I have seen in ages. It is a robotic scarecrow built by a Turkish farmer. The idea is that it will keep bears from destroying…
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Robots Let You Visit Art Museum without a Crowd

Robots Let You Visit Art Museum without a Crowd
Let’s say you love to go to museums and galleries and look at all of the art, but you hate the crowds and the noise. As usual, robots are the solution. Yes, one gallery now allows…
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Robot Folds Itself into a Usable Form and Walks Away

Robot Folds Itself into a Usable Form and Walks Away
A group of researchers working together from Harvard and MIT have created a cool folding robot that can transform itself from a flat sheet to a functioning robot and walk away without human intervention. Inspired by…
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