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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.