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Category: Robots

Simone Giertz Builds a Westworld Robot

Simone Giertz Builds a Westworld Robot
Westworld is known for its lifelike robot “hosts” that you can’t tell from humans. Simone Giertz, on the other hand, is known for building really crappy robots. In fact, she’s the Queen of Shitty Robots. So…

Learn About Programming for AI and Deep Learning Tech

Learn About Programming for AI and Deep Learning Tech
Artificial intelligence is poised to play a more and more significant role in many industries, including search engines, finance, robotics, and much more.
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Trouble Building IKEA Furniture? These Robots Can Help!

Trouble Building IKEA Furniture? These Robots Can Help!
You already know how things go when you and a friend try to build IKEA furniture. Now you can see how two robots do it. Watch as two ‘off the shelf’ industrial robotic arms put together…

What Is My Purpose? You Bend Pipe Cleaners.

What Is My Purpose? You Bend Pipe Cleaners.
Pipe- and wire-bending machines make it easy to create metal shapes that twist in various ways. Yoshihito Isogawa’s pipe cleaner bending robot works in the same basic way. It just bends those little fuzzy wires instead…

Build Your Own Cardboard Quadruped Robot

Build Your Own Cardboard Quadruped Robot
Check out this creepy walking robot which was made using an unlikely material – cardboard. Maker Raz85 decided to build it out of cardboard, rather than 3D print it because “Corrugated cardboard is a stiff, strong,…

This 15-Foot Tall Exoskeleton is Made for Racing, But Is Still Taking Baby Steps

This 15-Foot Tall Exoskeleton is Made for Racing, But Is Still Taking Baby Steps
This is the Furrion Prothesis exoskeleton.  It is a giant 8,000-pound mech that should be saved for our defense when Godzilla and his enemies show up. Apparently, it’s designed for mech racing, but it could also…

Two Robots Do Some Dirty Dancing

Two Robots Do Some Dirty Dancing
Actually, what you are about to watch is a video from Agility Robotics of Cassie, a two-legged, ostrich-inspired robot and one of Boston Dynamics’ Spot quadruped robots. They are having a creepy little playdate. Awww. Isn’t…

This Robot Can Do Splits with Its Jet-Powered Feet

This Robot Can Do Splits with Its Jet-Powered Feet
Great. Here’s another thing a robot can do something that I can’t – splits. Robotics engineers at Guangdong University of Technology’s School of Automation in China have developed a new robot that has jet-powered feet. This…

Burger Flipping Robot Loses Job Because of Humans

Burger Flipping Robot Loses Job Because of Humans
Wow, that title must be a first for humanity. Normally it’s the human losing jobs because of robots. Remember Flippy? He’s an industrial robotic arm capable of grilling and flipping up to 2,000 burgers a day.…

This Tiny Robot Will Play Chess with You

This Tiny Robot Will Play Chess with You
Do you like to play chess, but don’t have anyone around to play against you? Then you need a chess robot! That’s exactly what one DIYer made, and it’s pretty awesome. Not only can the Chess…

Robotic Carpenters Use Power Tools to Build Furniture

Robotic Carpenters Use Power Tools to Build Furniture
You can add carpenters to the list of occupations that robots are going after now. A team of carpenter hating researchers from MIT‘s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory built this woodworking robot system. It goes…

These Tiny Robots are Ready to Invade Your Neckline

These Tiny Robots are Ready to Invade Your Neckline
If you are a fan of robots, or just want to ingratiate yourself to them before they take over the world, check out Tiny Robots. Their shop is loaded with all kinds of cool robot accessories…

Sizes of Famous Movie Robots Compared

Sizes of Famous Movie Robots Compared
If you thought ED-209 from Robocop was big, he’s nothing compared to some of the huge robots in movies. I’m just hoping that life doesn’t imitate art, because if it does, the robot uprising is going…

Drones Fly Over the Runway at Milan Fashion Week

Drones Fly Over the Runway at Milan Fashion Week
Ooh-la-la! Who’s that sexy drone strutting its stuff?.. and who is he wearing? Yes, even fashion models are getting their jobs taken away by robots. At the recent Milan Fashion Week, Dolce & Gabbana showed up…

Learn About Robotics with This Bionic Lizard

Learn About Robotics with This Bionic Lizard
Interested in learning more about robotics? The DIY Bionic Robot Lizard is a perfect way to make robotics education really fun. Designed for STEM education, this mechanical lizard can provide hours of amusement to both beginners…

Robots Go Skiing, Fall on Their Shiny Metal Asses

Robots Go Skiing, Fall on Their Shiny Metal Asses
Many of us are on the lookout for the impending robot uprising, but once you see this video of skiing robots falling on their butts, you may not be so worried. The footage comes from the…
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