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Category: Robots

3&DBot Robot 3D Printer: The World is Your Build Platform

3&DBot Robot 3D Printer: The World is Your Build Platform
Like ink printers, the size of a 3D printer limits the size of the objects it can print. Until now. Researchers from two different labs in Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) worked together…
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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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Dyson 360 Eye: It Sucks Way More Than a Roomba… In a Good Way

Dyson 360 Eye: It Sucks Way More Than a Roomba… In a Good Way
The idea of a robot vacuum is awesome. The fleshy human gets to sit around playing Team Fortress 2/reading awesome books/checking Technabob, and the soulless robot with no sense of boredom vacuums the whole house; it’s…
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DIY Motorized Omnidirectional Robot Couch: I’d Buy That for a Dollar!

DIY Motorized Omnidirectional Robot Couch: I’d Buy That for a Dollar!
We’ve seen a couch on wheels before, but this one made by Engineering students in University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia can drive in any direction and has a Raspberry Pi for a brain. Led…
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3D Printed Daft Punk Helmet: Plastic After All

3D Printed Daft Punk Helmet: Plastic After All
Adafruit’s been on a tear with its 3D printing projects lately. Their newest creation is a 3D printed replica of the helmet worn by Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. It has strips of programmable LEDs inside…
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Pepper, The Creepy Emotion-Sensing Robot, Will Hit the Market Within 12 Months

Pepper, The Creepy Emotion-Sensing Robot, Will Hit the Market Within 12 Months
Technabob has written about Pepper before, and the words published were the mixture of disgust and fear that only the uncanny valley and faux-telepathic robots can inspire. The basic premise is that this eerie, white robot’s…
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Giant Walking Dragon Invades France

Giant Walking Dragon Invades France
Art collective La Machine is known for huge, mechanical art installations that walk around and interact with people. They’ve made elephants, camels, and giant spiders among other things. Their latest piece may be the best. This…
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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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Homemade Elysium Exoskeleton Lifts 170 Pounds

Homemade Elysium Exoskeleton Lifts 170 Pounds
YouTuber The Hacksmith has been working on a special project for a long time – his Elysium-inspired exoskeleton. And now it is ready for action. This set of pneumatic-powered cyborg arms give him super strength and…
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Google Project Wing Drone Delivery Service: An Endless Waltz of Packages

Google Project Wing Drone Delivery Service: An Endless Waltz of Packages
Like Amazon, it appears Google has been mulling the use of drones to deliver goods. The company recently unveiled its Project Wing, a system that uses drones with the goal of delivering goods within two minutes…
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SoftBank Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, with Help from Robots

SoftBank Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, with Help from Robots
The ALS ice bucket challenge seems to live on and on and on. Someone always has a new twist to how they do the challenge, entertaining us all over again. Now it is SoftBank’s turn.…
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Transformers Autobot USB Light: Lampus Minimus

Transformers Autobot USB Light: Lampus Minimus
Make light meet your eyes at night with the Transformers Autobot light. It grabs power through USB, so you won’t need to look for Energon cubes. The lamp measures about 8 “x 8″x 3″, is made…
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Robot Drinks Creator’s Blood, Then Uses It to Draw His Picture

Robot Drinks Creator’s Blood, Then Uses It to Draw His Picture
Robots are taking our jobs, but they are satisfied with that, so they now have to draw our very life-blood from our veins. That’s what this robot does. Ghost In The Machine is a robot programmed…
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The Capsule Has Electronic Fish that Don’t Die

The Capsule Has Electronic Fish that Don’t Die
I’m not sure why, but my daughter has a thing for fish. The problem with fish is that I am the person who has to clean the tank and remember to feed them. The next time…
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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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1,024 Robots Form Shapes: Art of the Swarm

1,024 Robots Form Shapes: Art of the Swarm
We’ve seen dozens of small robots create structures and light shows. Harvard University’s Self-organizing Systems Research Group recently upped the ante with a swarm made of 1,024 robots called Kilobots. According to New Scientist, which shared…
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