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Tarzan Robot Will Swing over Crops

Tarzan Robot Will Swing over Crops
Some farmers are already using drones to monitor their crops, but researchers from Georgia Tech think they have a better solution. They have created a robot inspired by the sloth and named it Tarzan, after the way he swings from vine to vine.

Giant Robot Battle Going Down this August!

Giant Robot Battle Going Down this August!
Remember last summer when some robot builders from America challenged robot builders from Japan? Well the Japanese accepted that challenge, and the robot battle is now scheduled for sometime this August. I’ll be watching this robot beat down for sure, as the two giant mechs go head to head for a battle to the death.
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Domino’s Now Delivering Pizza by Robot in Europe

Domino’s Now Delivering Pizza by Robot in Europe
Domino’s pizza continues its world domination of the pizza delivery business, by unleashing a new set of pizza delivery drones. This time it is happening in Germany and the Netherlands. The company is using autonomous rovers developed by Starship Technologies, but they are still working on their own delivery drones.

Little Girl’s Robot Pal is Alas, Nothing but a Water Heater

Little Girl’s Robot Pal is Alas, Nothing but a Water Heater
Little kids can be both annoying and adorable. With two kids I can tell you this from experience. Sometimes they really are like tiny drunk adults with some of the things they do and say. This little girl called Rayna lives on a street where – in her little mind – a robot has come to hang out.

Robots Rap About Their Artificial Intelligence: Binary Solo!

Robots Rap About Their Artificial Intelligence: Binary Solo!
These robots have mad skills bro. Robot’s Delight is a music video where robots rap about all of their great qualities to the tune of The Sugarhill Gang‘s 1979 hit song Rapper’s Delight. Yes, it’s as crazy and awesome as it sounds.

Jeff Bezos Tests out Gigantic Robot Suit

Jeff Bezos Tests out Gigantic Robot Suit
It must get boring being a billionaire. What do you do when making money is not a challenge anymore? Well, you could become a super villain. Looks like that is the route that Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame has taken.

Guy Rips Alexa’s Skin and Muscles off, Revealing Only a Talking Skull

Guy Rips Alexa’s Skin and Muscles off, Revealing Only a Talking Skull
Sometimes Amazon’s Alexa gives creepy responses. Just do a Google search. You know how to make it even creepier? By turning Alexa into a talking skull. No, that’s not creepy at all. Mike McGurrin created this abomination – it’s the virtual assistant you never ever wanted.

Dueling Robots Controlled by Left and Right Brainwaves

Dueling Robots Controlled by Left and Right Brainwaves
Split Brain Robotics is an interactive art project by San Francisco artist Kal Spelletich, in which a pair of custom-built robots are able to plug into the left and right brain waves of audience participants. It is pretty wild to watch.

Burger-Flipping Robot: Bot’s Burgers

Burger-Flipping Robot: Bot’s Burgers
This specialty robot from from Miso Robotics is ready to put fast food workers out business and it does not care. It’s called “Flippy,” and it’s basically a smaller and more dexterous version of a typical robotic arm.

Arpeggio Robotic Piano Player Tickles the Ivories

Arpeggio Robotic Piano Player Tickles the Ivories
Arpeggio is an impressive self-driven robotic player piano system developed by Nick Morris of Majestic Pianoworks. This robot performs at a virtuoso level and it actually does so while sitting at the piano, just like a human does.

This Robot Delivers Bottles to Babies with Horrible Consequences

This Robot Delivers Bottles to Babies with Horrible Consequences
Wouldn’t it be great if we had a robot that could deliver bottles to babies, so parents could do something else with their time? You would think so, but no. Do not want. Trust me on this one.

Robot Sorts Objects by Reading Human Minds

Robot Sorts Objects by Reading Human Minds
Sorting objects is a real boring task if you have lots of items, so it makes sense for robots to do the job for us. Engineers at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT have developed a robot that can do just that, though this one does it in a pretty creepy way.

Robots Now Wearing Human Skin: It Puts the Lotion on!

Robots Now Wearing Human Skin: It Puts the Lotion on!
So this is happening. Biochemical researchers Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy and Andrew Carr at The University Of Oxford in England want to start growing skin and muscle tissues onto robots before transplanting them to humans. What could possibly go wrong?

Autonomous Snowplow Robots Compete for Snow-clearing Supremacy

Autonomous Snowplow Robots Compete for Snow-clearing Supremacy
I’ve been through enough harsh winters to know that a snowplowing robot is a great idea. An even better idea is an autonomous snowplowing robot competition to see which bot can clear the most snow. My only question is where can I get one for my driveway?

Ghost Robotics’ Minitaur Robot Explores the Great Outdoors

Ghost Robotics’ Minitaur Robot Explores the Great Outdoors
Ghost Robotics‘ compact and nimble Ghost Minitaur robot is both exceptional and frightening at the same time. Now the company has released a video of the robot while it explores the outdoors. This little robot climbs, jumps, and flips over and through obstacles with ease.

Boston Dynamics Releases Official Footage of Handle Robot

Boston Dynamics Releases Official Footage of Handle Robot
You might remember that leaked footage of Boston Dynamics’ latest killer robot, Handle. Well now they’ve released an official video of Handle so we can all be officially terrified. This wheel-legged robot is the stuff of nightmares.
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