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Category: Robots

DARPA Shows Robot Hand That Can Do Delicate Work on the Cheap

DARPA Shows Robot Hand That Can Do Delicate Work on the Cheap
DARPA is showing off a new robotic hand that is advanced enough to perform very delicate, precise maneuvers. That’s impressive by itself, but the main thing here is that it costs just 1/16th the price of…

Soft-bodied Robot Snakes Are the Future of Robo-snakes

Soft-bodied Robot Snakes Are the Future of Robo-snakes
We have seen plenty of robot snakes before. Sometimes they climb trees, or slither in the grass, maybe take a swim in the pool. I’m always on the lookout for them, since I know they will…
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Baseball-playing Robot Has a Real Fake Brain

Baseball-playing Robot Has a Real Fake Brain
Researchers at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology have built a small humanoid robot. Nothing unusual there. Everybody is building robots these days, and one day soon we…

K-9 USB Hub: The Laser Nose Knows

K-9 USB Hub: The Laser Nose Knows
Doctor Who’s dog, K-9 might look kind of cute and cuddly as robot dogs go, but he can definitely hold his own. Now, you can have K-9 standing guard over your desktop – in USB hub…

Custom Star Trek Transformer Action Figure: Enterprise, Roll Out!

Custom Star Trek Transformer Action Figure: Enterprise, Roll Out!
Artist TJ Wilferd aka Unicron9 loves making custom action figures. Last year he boldly went and took Star Trek where the franchise hasn’t gone before – to the world of Transformers. He made an action figure…

LEGO Evangelion Unit-01: You Can (Not) Top This

LEGO Evangelion Unit-01: You Can (Not) Top This
We’ve seen the father of this LEGO mech hybrid; now it’s time to meet its mother. It’s a scale model of Evangelion Unit-01 from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. Eva Launch!…

Smart Skin Could Give Robots a Sense of Touch

Smart Skin Could Give Robots a Sense of Touch
Like most of you, I’m patiently waiting for the day when I can buy a robot that will take care of all the irritating things around house I want to deal with. I want a robot…

Flipperbot Robotic Sea Turtle: Teenage Robot Ninja Turtle

Flipperbot Robotic Sea Turtle: Teenage Robot Ninja Turtle
Scientists and researchers continue to emulate animals when designing and building robots, since animals know what they are doing. For instance, if you want a robot that can crawl over sand really fast(Just because) you should…

Kid’s Walker NT: Mini Mech

Kid’s Walker NT: Mini Mech
Can’t afford the sweet Kuratas mech? Maybe you can pass on your dream of riding a robot to your kid. Japanese company Sakakibara Kikai recently released a video showing an updated version of its Kid’s Walker…

Finally, a Robot That Can Help You Build IKEA Furniture

Finally, a Robot That Can Help You Build IKEA Furniture
Assembling that new cabinet or entertainment center can be a real pain in the butt. Mostly because you need an extra pair of arms. It helps if you are an octopus. If you are tired of…

Having a Ball with the Sphero Robot

Having a Ball with the Sphero Robot
I first saw the Sphero robotic ball about 2 years ago at CES, but I never really got a chance to play with one hands-on until now. When I first saw it in action, all I…

Cyberpunk Robot Skull: the Borg Assimilate the Walking Dead

Cyberpunk Robot Skull: the Borg Assimilate the Walking Dead
What the hell happened here? Did a Predator go hunting the Borg and take a trophy? Did the Borg assimilate a zombie? I have no idea. I just know that skulls are cool. Robot skulls are…

SCHAFT Humanoid Robot is a Bad Mother… Shut Your Mouth!

SCHAFT Humanoid Robot is a Bad Mother… Shut Your Mouth!
Humanoid robots can be pretty creepy, but most of them aren’t that strong. That’s because their electric motors they use are pretty limited due to size. However scientists are working on making humanoid robots more powerful.…

Animatronic Ray Charles Performs on the Streets of Osaka: Hit the Road, Jack!

Animatronic Ray Charles Performs on the Streets of Osaka: Hit the Road, Jack!
You expect to see robots in Japan, but nowadays even their street performers are animatronic. Now, someone in Osaka has developed his own life-size singing Ray Charles robot. He may have Georgia on his mind, but…

MAKI: Print Your Own Robot Using a 3D Printer

MAKI: Print Your Own Robot Using a 3D Printer
Most of us don’t have a 3D printer. But if you do – or use a service like Shapeways – and you want to build your own robot, check this out. You can build a humanoid…

Giant Steampunk Dragon, Enough Said

Giant Steampunk Dragon, Enough Said
I don’t know about you, but I need a giant steampunk dragon in my home. One that doesn’t actually breath fire, because, well… no more home if it were to breath fire in my living room.…
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