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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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UBR-1 Hackable Robot: Brainwashable Buddy

UBR-1 Hackable Robot: Brainwashable Buddy
Move over Omnibot 2000. Unboundable Robotics is selling a “mobile manipulation platform” called UBR-1. Robotics enthusiasts can turn it into an exercise buddy, go for a stroll with it and most of all use it as…
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Anki Drive: Artificial Intelligence Brings Video Game Racing to the Real World

Anki Drive: Artificial Intelligence Brings Video Game Racing to the Real World
Have you ever wanted to race some RC cars, but just ended up crying because no one was there to play against you? Anki Drive, a new toy (and technological marvel) coming out on October 23rd,…
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RoboRoach Kit Lets You Control a Living Roach With Your Smartphone

RoboRoach Kit Lets You Control a Living Roach With Your Smartphone
I’m not particularly fond of roaches, but I don’t exactly hate them either. I’d just rather not come face to face with any one of these insects because creepy crawly insects just give me the heebie…
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This Isn’t an Alien Invasion… They’re Just Smog-Cleaning Robot Jellyfish!

This Isn’t an Alien Invasion… They’re Just Smog-Cleaning Robot Jellyfish!
Most modern cities have bad air, it just comes with the fact that when people live very close together, and they have a lot of cars and industrial complexes, they pollute the environment. Heavy traffic doesn’t…
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Automee S: A Roomba for Touchscreens

Automee S: A Roomba for Touchscreens
At the 2013 Tokyo Gift Show, Takara Tomy unveiled a toy that’s at the cusp of being practical. The company calls it the Automee S, a tiny disk-shaped robot designed to clean the touchscreens on mobile…
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Japanese Robot Mimics Complex Calligraphy

Japanese Robot Mimics Complex Calligraphy
It takes years for a person to learn how to write Japanese or Chinese characters. There’s good news though. Robots can do it a lot quicker. A research group has developed a ‘bot that can identify…
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Flexible Starfish Robot Can Camouflage Itself

Flexible Starfish Robot Can Camouflage Itself
In November of 2011, we talked a bit about a soft, flexible robot that was powered by compressed air. The Harvard University team that designed that soft and flexible robot is back with an updated version…
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Romo Romotive Robot: Remote Rontrolled Ry RiPhone

Romo Romotive Robot: Remote Rontrolled Ry RiPhone
There’s an app for that. I’ve actually said that today, while I was teaching a class, and yep, there actually was an app for that. Las Vegas startup Romotive takes this to another level with their…
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Wi-Fi Extending Robot: Not the Hero We Deserve, But the One We Need

Wi-Fi Extending Robot: Not the Hero We Deserve, But the One We Need
A group of students from Boston’s Northeastern University have built a robot that should become every gadget lover’s best bud. Why? Because this unnamed hero is a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. It can even extend its network…
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Trash Can Chases After Garbage, Renders an Office Game Obsolete

Trash Can Chases After Garbage, Renders an Office Game Obsolete
If you thought the remote-controlled trash can was neat, wait ’til you see this ingenious invention. It actually catches anything you throw in its vicinity, aim be damned. It wasn’t made in Soviet Russia though –…
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Joggobot: The Flying Quadrocopter Jogging Companion

Joggobot: The Flying Quadrocopter Jogging Companion
It’s not always easy staying motivated when you train alone. This is one of the reasons why I find the Joggobot interesting. It’s kind of like a robotic coach, that follows you around as you run.…
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Table Fighting: Two Tables Enter, One Table Leaves

Table Fighting: Two Tables Enter, One Table Leaves
What do you get when you combine robotics with art, engineering, sport and a love of furniture? You get table fighting. The crazy sport where tables face off in the ring. Tables fight to the death…
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Robot Prison Guard Being Tested, Swears It’s Not Preparing to Enslave Humanity

Robot Prison Guard Being Tested, Swears It’s Not Preparing to Enslave Humanity
While it isn’t quite as bad-ass as Alex Murphy, South Korea’s robot prison guard promises to uphold its prime directives: watch over prisoners and snitch to their human colleagues if needed.…
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NAO Robots Programmed to Collaborate: Next Up, Forming a Giant Super NAO Robot

NAO Robots Programmed to Collaborate: Next Up, Forming a Giant Super NAO Robot
If robots and humans are to work together, we need to destroy all copies of The Matrix, The Terminator and other media portraying robotic uprising. That’s the first thing we should do. Only after we have…
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Robojelly Underwater ‘Bot Powered by Hydrogen: Hopefully it Won’t Explode!

Robojelly Underwater ‘Bot Powered by Hydrogen: Hopefully it Won’t Explode!
Didn’t I see something like this in an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars? This automaton kind of looks like an alien, but that’s because it’s based upon a jellyfish. That’s not the only surprising…
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