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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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Flipperbot Robotic Sea Turtle: Teenage Robot Ninja Turtle

Flipperbot Robotic Sea Turtle: Teenage Robot Ninja Turtle

Scientists and researchers continue to emulate animals when designing and building robots, since animals know what they are doing. For instance, if you want a robot that can crawl over sand really fast(Just because) you should…

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Omni VR Treadmill Interface: Work Hard & Play Hard at the Same Time

Omni VR Treadmill Interface: Work Hard & Play Hard at the Same Time

I’m sure many of you still dream about owning the so-called “Ultimate FPS Simulator.” If you can wait for a few more months, you just might have one in your home, albeit at a smaller scale.…

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Robot Salamander Crawls and Swims Its Way into Our Hearts

Robot Salamander Crawls and Swims Its Way into Our Hearts

Roboticists continue to take inspiration from animals to create new types of robot movement. This robotic salamander can swim, crawl and walk just like the real thing – only it’s not the real thing. It’s just…

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Robot Walks a Tightrope: Robot Circus is One Step Closer

Robot Walks a Tightrope: Robot Circus is One Step Closer

Well, there goes my plan of hiding on a rock cliff from robots who can’t get me because they don’t know how to walk a tightrope. It appears they can now walk tightropes with the greatest…

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WizDish Lets You Walk (Er, Shuffle) Through Your Favorite Games

WizDish Lets You Walk (Er, Shuffle) Through Your Favorite Games

As head-mounted displays and motion controllers improve, the possibility of truly-immersive virtual reality in our living rooms continues to get closer and closer to our reach. However one of the big challenges is that you’ll still…

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HOVIS Eco Humanoid Robot Charms Its Way Into Our Hearts

HOVIS Eco Humanoid Robot Charms Its Way Into Our Hearts

If you’ve ever wanted your own little humanoid robot to do your bidding, there’s a new kid in town you might want to check out. It’s called the HOVIS Eco, and it comes from Korea’s Dongbu…

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Students Creating a Rideable Hexapod, Probably Won’t Be Street Legal

Students Creating a Rideable Hexapod, Probably Won’t Be Street Legal

A bunch of students from Artistan’s Asylum in Somerville Massachusetts are creating a 2500 pound rideable hexapod robot. To accomplish this they will be using a 135 horsepower Toyota forklift engine. Where does a 2500 pound…

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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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Spatula Robot Walks and Wobbles, But Can’t Fix You Breakfast

Spatula Robot Walks and Wobbles, But Can’t Fix You Breakfast

A while back, we posted a robot that could flip pancakes, and duo that could cook breakfast too. Well, this little fella looks the part of a kitchen robot, but can’t cook his way out of…

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Robot Teaches Itself to Walk, Just Not Very Well

Robot Teaches Itself to Walk, Just Not Very Well

I recently showed you a video in which a Gundam mech taught itself to walk using some sort of “genetic algorithm”. Around the same time, it turns out engineers have been giving real robots the tools…

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Is This Robot the Greatest Toy in the Universe?

Is This Robot the Greatest Toy in the Universe?

Jaimie Mantzel is excited about the new toy that he invented. With good reason. He even has a toy company on board to help produce his walking robot toy. He’s calling this prototype robot the “greatest…

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Six Legged Insect Robot Picks Up Prey in Its Jaws of Death

Six Legged Insect Robot Picks Up Prey in Its Jaws of Death

It’s a good week for hexapod robots around here. First, we had the awesome Morphex transforming robot, and now we have this guy. It’s a six-legged robot that is dextrous enough to use two of its…

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Morphex Robot: Spherical Hexapod Robot Creeps Into Our Lives

Morphex Robot: Spherical Hexapod Robot Creeps Into Our Lives

The MorpHex Robot, much like a Transformer, is more than meets the eye. It’s a ball. It’s a bot. It transforms and then skitters around like a creepy crab. It also dances and can interact with…

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