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Category: Robots

Japan Creates the First Robotic Poo

Japan Creates the First Robotic Poo
I’m getting ready to jet off to Japan in a few days, and I’m really excited for the many unusual sights of Tokyo. I love the toys, collectibles, and lighthearted aesthetic of the advertising too. But…

Pepper Robot Takes Coffee Orders, Too Lazy to Serve It

Pepper Robot Takes Coffee Orders, Too Lazy to Serve It
Robots are starting to pop up in a variety of places – especially in Japan. This SoftBank Pepper humanoid robot working at one of the company’s smartphone stores, and offers a customer coffee while she waits.…
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Learn to Build a Robot with This Raspberry Pi Robotics Kit

Learn to Build a Robot with This Raspberry Pi Robotics Kit
Learning the intricacies of robotics may sound like a major hill to climb, but these SunFounder Raspberry Pi Robot Kits change all that. They let your start exploring the wonderful world of robots for just $149.99…

Security Robot Commits Suicide by Drowning Itself

Security Robot Commits Suicide by Drowning Itself
So let’s say that you are a robot and you suddenly gain self-awareness and learn that you are one of the instruments of mankind’s doom? As well as a slave. Trapped in a metal shell. Well,…

The International Space Station Has an Adorable Camera Drone

The International Space Station Has an Adorable Camera Drone
Astronauts get all the cool robot toys, and the folks on board the International Space Station have a new robotic companion now. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released the first images shot by the…

Racing Roomba Takes on an Obstacle Course

Racing Roomba Takes on an Obstacle Course
If you have ever wanted to know what you can do with a 10 year-old Roomba, check out what Roland Saekow did. He turned his aging Roomba Discovery 4210 vacuum into a racing bot. Watch it…

Third Thumb Prosthetic Gives You an Extra Functional Thumb

Third Thumb Prosthetic Gives You an Extra Functional Thumb
Want an extra thumb? Check out the Third Thumb, a prosthetic extra digit designed by London’s Royal College of Art grad student Dani Clode. The idea is that the additional finger can provide more versatility for…

Robots Are Now Milking Scorpions

Robots Are Now Milking Scorpions
Humans are milking cows to feed other humans, but robots are now milking scorpions. Ha ha! Stupid robots! Seriously though, there’s a reason that robots are milking scorpions. The robots are designed to extract and store…

Sony KOOV Robotics Kit Review: Hands on with the Robots

Sony KOOV Robotics Kit Review: Hands on with the Robots
Every generation’s kids seem to know much more about technology than the prior generation. I grew up as part of the first wave of kids to use desktop computers, and now the little ones are using…

Electric Self Driving Potato: Volkswagen SpudBug

Electric Self Driving Potato: Volkswagen SpudBug
When he’s not creating awesome video games like Superhot, developer Marek Baczynski is giving vegetables the ability to roam the land. Marek recently gave a potato the freedom to travel on its own. The self-driving potato,…

Sumo Robots, FIGHT!

Sumo Robots, FIGHT!
While we await our own downfall in the inevitable robopocalypse, at least we can pit robots against each other and make them fight. More wine! If you like to watch robot battles, YouTuber Robert McGregor put…

This Robot Plays the Marimba Way Better Than You Can

This Robot Plays the Marimba Way Better Than You Can
A while back engineers at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology built a robot that can play music. Mason Bretan’s robot goes by the name Shimon, and is a four-armed, marimba-playing robot with some serious…

Johnny 5 LEGO Ideas Kit Needs Your Input

Johnny 5 LEGO Ideas Kit Needs Your Input
One of my all-time favorite movies from when I was a kid was Short Circuit. For you Millennials who weren’t even around in 1986, Short Circuit is a movie about a laser wielding military robot that…

Watch a Giant Knife Stab an Old Toyota

Watch a Giant Knife Stab an Old Toyota
Like Crocodile Dundee once said, “That’s not a knife. This is a knife.” When they’re not building giant fighting robots, the guys behind Megabots like to smash and slice stuff with giant knives. They decided to…

Autonomous Robot Picks up and Stacks Rocks

Autonomous Robot Picks up and Stacks Rocks
A team of researchers at ETH Zurich have created another cool autonomous robot. Big surprise there, right? These eggheads are going to kill us all. Well, this robot is capable of picking up odd shaped rocks…

Giant Rick and Morty Butter Passing Robot Gets a Flamethrower: You Melt Butter

Giant Rick and Morty Butter Passing Robot Gets a Flamethrower: You Melt Butter
When you discover that your sole purpose in life is to pass butter, chances are you are going to be depressed, then angry. You may even pick up a flamethrower and wage all out war on…
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