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Category: Robots

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…
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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…

German Church Creates Robot Priest: The Humans Are Saved!

German Church Creates Robot Priest: The Humans Are Saved!
As part of a celebration to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, a church in Germany has created a robot priest. Why not? Robots are going to kill us all dead one day, they might…

Old Spice S.Q.U.I.D.: 8 Guys, 1 Cephalopod

Old Spice S.Q.U.I.D.: 8 Guys, 1 Cephalopod
If you’ve ever played the video game Octodad, you know how difficult it can be to perform tasks using tentacles. Sure, a real octopus can open a jar with its spindly legs, but you’re not a…

Open a World of Technological Possibilities with Arduino

Open a World of Technological Possibilities with Arduino
Arduino is taken the open-source hardware and software community by storm, and it’s on the forefront of bringing electronics prototyping into the home – letting you build complex communication systems between electronic devices. It’s easy to …

Planar Elliptical Runner Robot Can Run Faster Than You Can

Planar Elliptical Runner Robot Can Run Faster Than You Can
As humans are getting fatter and lazier in general, robots are learning to run faster and faster. Does this concern anyone else? No? Just me? Stay in shape if you want to outrun the robots of…

Drunk Guy Tackles Robot, Robot Calls for Help

Drunk Guy Tackles Robot, Robot Calls for Help
Apparently, a drunk guy got into a scuffle with a Knightscope K5 security robot, and by scuffle I mean he knocked the 330-pound robot over. Maybe in an effort see if Weebles really do wobble, but…

Guy Plays Five Finger Fillet with a Knife-Wielding Robot

Guy Plays Five Finger Fillet with a Knife-Wielding Robot
Nope. Just nope. You won’t catch me playing the dangerous game of five finger fillet with a robot. I won’t even let a robot hold a knife around me. Are you crazy? Well, this guy must…

LEGO Mindstorms TrotBot Walks Like an 8-Legged Horse

LEGO Mindstorms TrotBot Walks Like an 8-Legged Horse
This TrotBot was created by Ben Vagle. It is an 8-legged robot built out of LEGO Mindstorms and despite its looks, it uses a walking mechanism inspired by the gait of a galloping horse. You can…

Check out These Remote-Controlled Star Wars Mouse Droids

Check out These Remote-Controlled Star Wars Mouse Droids
While attending WonderCon 2017 in Anaheim, Norman Chan of Tested talked with Mike Senna and Michael McMaster about their custom built Mouse Droids. In case you don’t remember, Mouse Droids are known for roaming the halls…

Robots Help Japan’s Volleyball Team Test Their Spikes

Robots Help Japan’s Volleyball Team Test Their Spikes
Japan is doing what Japan does best to give its national volleyball team an edge: using robots. They are using some high-tech training robots to help out. These bizarre-looking ‘bots mimic the opposing team’s defense and…

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…

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…

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…

The Octopus Gripper Robot Is Bendy and Mindbendy

The Octopus Gripper Robot Is Bendy and Mindbendy
German industrial automation company Festo has another creepy creature to add to its menagerie. The Octopus Gripper. The origin of Doctor Octopus, Spider-Man’s foe, is right here people. Octopus tentacles are a “muscular hydrostat,” like your…
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