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Category: Robots

R2-D2 USB 3.0 Charging Hub: Power Droid

R2-D2 USB 3.0 Charging Hub: Power Droid
No single droid has proved to be as versatile as R2-D2. BB-8 has nothing on him. R2 has hacked into the Death Star Computer, rescued Luke by hiding a lightsaber in his body, carried the Death…

Ardu McDuino: Bagpipe Playing Robot

Ardu McDuino: Bagpipe Playing Robot
I’m always amazed when I see people playing bagpipes. That weird sack with pipes sticking out of it looks so complicated that I can’t believe anyone could master it. I’m just not musically gifted I guess.…
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Panasonic Companion Robot Likes to Talk and Play Movies, Should be Called “Egg-E”

Panasonic Companion Robot Likes to Talk and Play Movies, Should be Called “Egg-E”
Panasonic has shown off a new robot it simply calls “Companion.” It looks sort of like a cross between Mork from Ork’s spaceship and Wall-E. That is to say it is an egg-shaped bot with a…

Ewaybot Moro Humanoid Robot Assistant Can Grip Things: Moro, Grab Me a Beer.

Ewaybot Moro Humanoid Robot Assistant Can Grip Things: Moro, Grab Me a Beer.
In-home assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home are big right now. They can be pretty handy, but they are also limited: They can tell you where to find a can of beer, maybe how to…

Kuri Personal Robot Looks Like a Weeble, Won’t Fall Down

Kuri Personal Robot Looks Like a Weeble, Won’t Fall Down
This robot named Kuri resembles a Weeble or an oversize salt and pepper shaker, but even if the design is not very imaginative, it’s a helpful home robot. The interactive ‘bot wants to be your new…

Everybot RS500 Floor Mopping Robot: No More Buckets

Everybot RS500 Floor Mopping Robot: No More Buckets
Looking like a giant and uncomfortable mouse, this household robot wants to help eliminate the need of performing one of life’s unpleasant tasks: mopping floors. The Everybot RS500 robot will take care of this laborious task…

ASUS’ Zenbo Robots “Sing” a Holiday Classic

ASUS’ Zenbo Robots “Sing” a Holiday Classic
ASUS just held an event in Taiwan announcing the availability of its Zenbo robot. Starting on January 1st, customers in the country can get their own Zenbo robot for between $620 and $780(USD). At the launch …

This 65-foot Robot Arm Weighs Practically Nothing

This 65-foot Robot Arm Weighs Practically Nothing
The robot arms you see in most factories have a limited reach and they weigh several tons. The Giacometti Arm, however, can reach much further and extend over 65-feet. This is likely the longest robot arm…

This Life-size Mech Actually Works

This Life-size Mech Actually Works
For many years, I thought that the coolest video game ever made was Mechwarrior. I played that game so much it’s not even funny. I’m more than a little angry that no new Mechwarrior game has…

Panasonic’s New Checkout Machine Will Also Bag Your Items

Panasonic’s New Checkout Machine Will Also Bag Your Items
Self-service checkouts are not new in our grocery stores, but Panasonic has improved them in Japan, with a basket system that can detect the items you’re placing inside and then bag them up automatically. The only…

Deal: MOSS Zombonitron 1600 DIY Robot Bundle

Deal: MOSS Zombonitron 1600 DIY Robot Bundle
Learn about robots with this cool DIY robot kit from Modular Robotics. The Zombonitron 1600 is designed for older kids and adults who want to build robots without the need for soldering, or a knowledge of…

Ford’s Robot DJ Drops the Beats

Ford’s Robot DJ Drops the Beats
Ford introduced the all-new 2018 Ford Fiesta in style. The event took place in a big warehouse that they disguised as a club in Germany, so they did what anyone would have done. They had a…

Atlas Humanoid Robot Can Now Walk over Tricky Terrain

Atlas Humanoid Robot Can Now Walk over Tricky Terrain
Researchers at the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition have programmed Boston Dynamics’ Atlas humanoid robot to walk over partial footholds thanks to a new balancing algorithm. Essentially this means that it can handle rougher terrain…

Disney’s Animatronic Avatar Robot Is Impressive and Scary

Disney’s Animatronic Avatar Robot Is Impressive and Scary
Disney has been working for quite some time on an Avatar themed attraction, and they recently gave the world its first look at one of the animatronic Na’vi characters from the upcoming Pandora attraction at Disney’s…

Orpheus Sad Music Machine Robot

Orpheus Sad Music Machine Robot
Build your own robot. Not the evil killer kind that scientists like building, but a cool robot buddy for your desk. You can assemble this DIY robot from a kit from laser-cut wood pieces. He looks…

Roomba Caught in a Plastic Bag Commits Suicide

Roomba Caught in a Plastic Bag Commits Suicide
Being a Roomba is pretty depressing. You just roll along, picking up dirt for your whole life, never getting a thank you, never getting a pat on the back, but always getting a charge so you…
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