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Category: Robots

MIT Mini Cheetah Robot Can Do Backflips

MIT Mini Cheetah Robot Can Do Backflips
Robots. Right now we make them do all kinds of crazy stuff and we point and say “cool” or we laugh, but just remember that laughter is going to turn to screaming in our near future.

This Tiny Robot Wants to Play Chess with You

This Tiny Robot Wants to 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 Bot play chess against you, but it’s super cute because of its diminutive size.
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TOMY Soccerborgs Let Kids Play Robot Soccer

TOMY Soccerborgs Let Kids Play Robot Soccer
Is there anything better than robots playing sports? I think not. The latest in miniature robot sports games is TOMY Soccerborgs. These interactive robot toys for kids let them play a game of soccer, and battle it out on your table.

MIND KIT Is a Highly Modular Robotics Building Platform

MIND KIT Is a Highly Modular Robotics Building Platform
A new modular robotics kit was recently launched via Kickstarter and it is called the MIND KIT. It’s an easy-to-use development kit for robotics. The modular robot is designed as an easy click-together system, so you can get down to programming quickly.

Woodworker Builds Automatic Dog Petting Machine

Woodworker Builds Automatic Dog Petting Machine
Petting dogs is tough work. And when you pet them, they just want more and more. This can be tough on our wimpy 21st-century arms that are only used to holding smartphones. What can we do?

Battle Your Friends with Liphier Cavalry Robots

Battle Your Friends with Liphier Cavalry Robots
Liphier Cavalry Robots are robotic toys which are designed for battle. The little robots can be controlled via the accompanying mobile app to defend or attack head-on. These interactive robots are described as self-balancing, but they look like they just spin around on wheels.

The iRobot Terra is a Roomba For Your Lawn

The iRobot Terra is a Roomba For Your Lawn
I don’t know about you but I really hate mowing the lawn. I’d rather be inside in the air conditioning, relaxing. Well, it looks like iRobot has finally unveiled a robot for lawn mowing that is like the Roomba you use inside your home.

This Little Robot Is Designed to Clean Toilets

This Little Robot Is Designed to Clean Toilets
We’ve seen machines designed to clean bathrooms before, but this one is an actual tiny robot that you lift up and put in your toilet. Altan Robotech’s invention, named “Giddel” has a humanoid shaped head so that you can feel extra weird about putting a small being into a toilet bowl.

Robotic Comedy Duo Use AI to Perform Their Routine

Robotic Comedy Duo Use AI to Perform Their Routine
AIchan and GONta are the world’s latest comedy duo. These two funny robots were created by a lab at Japan’s Konan University and use an AI program to respond to one another and tell jokes. They do Japanese stand-up comedy routines, which usually involves a “straight man” and a “funny man” who trade jokes back and forth based on misunderstandings, puns, gags, and wordplay.

Ford Made a Sweaty Robot Butt to Simulate Sweaty Human Butts

Ford Made a Sweaty Robot Butt to Simulate Sweaty Human Butts
If you’ve ever gotten into your car after a big workout or on a really hot day, you and Ford’s latest robot likely have something in common. A sweaty butt. To make sure that your car seat will stand up to such things, Ford engineers in Europe are going all out.

This Robot Will Beat You at Jenga

This Robot Will Beat You at Jenga
When not building robots that we kill us and take over the world, researchers at MIT are working on robots that will just demoralize us and make us feel like losers. For example, this specialized robot combines vision and touch to teach itself to play Jenga.

Amazon’s Adorable Scout Autonomous Delivery Robot Being Tested

Amazon’s Adorable Scout Autonomous Delivery Robot Being Tested
Look at this cute little six-wheeled robot. It’s pretty adorable and is designed to deliver small goods. Specifically, Amazon’s Scout robot is delivering packages to customers in a neighborhood in Snohomish County, Washington. The ‘bot is about the size of a drink cooler and rolls along sidewalks at walking pace.

Artie 3000 Robot Teaches Kids to Code by Making Art

Artie 3000 Robot Teaches Kids to Code by Making Art
This little robot is called Artie 3000, which sounds like a bad 1980s robot movie. Created by Educational Insights, it’s a programmable robot that encourages kids to code through art. There are plenty of toys for kids that encourage problem-solving, but this one is kind of unique.

Indian City to Get Robotic Traffic Cop

Indian City to Get Robotic Traffic Cop
This robot here looks like some kind of mask-wearing bandit, but he’s actually one of the good guys. If you can consider robots good guys that is. Apparently, this robot will soon be turned loose on the streets to help manage the chaotic traffic in the Indian city of Chennai.

Googly-eyed Robots Are Coming to Grocery Stores

Googly-eyed Robots Are Coming to Grocery Stores
Pay no attention to the robots that want to wipe out humanity and enslave any survivors. Instead be distracted by this silly looking googly-eyed robot. Isn’t he adorable? Giant Food Stores, a supermarket chain popular in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, will soon getting some silly looking robots in their stores.

Watch a Hexapod Do an ’80s-style Aerobics Routine: Botercise!

Watch a Hexapod Do an ’80s-style Aerobics Routine: Botercise!
Shut the internet down! I have finally seen everything. If you have ever wondered how robots stay in shape, we have the answer. Apparently, it all goes back to the 1980s. This video shows us that robots keep fit by doing aerobics Jane Fonda style, complete with 1980s aerobics studio film set.
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