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Category: Robots

Temi Robot Telepresence Follows You Around with Alexa Onboard

Temi Robot Telepresence Follows You Around with Alexa Onboard
While we are waiting for robots that can cook us dinner and clean the toilets, we have to get by with robots that perform more mundane tasks. A robot is on the floor at CES 2019 from called the Temi.

Ubtech’s Walker Robot Butler Gets Arms

Ubtech’s Walker Robot Butler Gets Arms
Ubtech is once again trotting out its Walker bipedal robot. Pun intended. But this time out, the previously limbless robot has a pair of arms so that it can grab and pass objects to you, like a proper robot servant.
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ShopPal is a Cute Robot Shopping Companion

ShopPal is a Cute Robot Shopping Companion
Is the act of shopping getting a bit too lonely for you? Do you have no friends that you can take with you to the mall as you spend money? Never fear, a new friend is here.

“Lost in Space” B-9 Robot is Stright from the Opposite World

“Lost in Space” B-9 Robot is Stright from the Opposite World
Lost in Space fans will want this collectible B-9 robot action figure based on the episode of the sci-fi series called “The Anti-Matter Man.” The robot has different colors than the similar toy we talked about back in 2015, because this one is from the opposite world.

Lovot Robot Just Wants Hugs (and $3,000 of Your Money)

Lovot Robot Just Wants Hugs (and $3,000 of Your Money)
Worried about the robot apocalypse? We all are. Here’s something different. Rather than trying to kill you or take your job, this new Japanese robot just roams around your house and asks you for hugs. That’s a refreshing change.

Save $100 on The Coolest Dinosaur Robot Ever

Save $100 on The Coolest Dinosaur Robot Ever
It seems like it has been a very long time since Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was in theaters. If you have kids that are fans of dinosaurs and the movie, they will love this Alpha Training Blue RC robot.

Micro Drones Work Together to Open a Door

Micro Drones Work Together to Open a Door
Any thoughts that you had about running through a door to find safety from killer robots is now useless. These drones are no bigger than the palm of your hand, but they can work together to open a door.

This Finned Robot Can Maneuver Over Land and Through Water

This Finned Robot Can Maneuver Over Land and Through Water
Scientists often use nature as a guide when creating new robots, making machines that mimic the behavior and movements of animals. But if you are copying a fish, that won’t do any good on land. Just like a robot based on a lizard won’t do you any good in the water.

This Vending Machine Serves Up Fried Chicken

This Vending Machine Serves Up Fried Chicken
Food dispensed from a machine is usually not the freshest, but what if we’re talking about a vending machine that serves up fresh fried chicken? That’s what the Lawson Karaage-kun robot does. Naturally, the machine looks like a chicken too, because Japan.

Walmart’s Industrial Floor Cleaning Robot Doesn’t Make $15 An Hour

Walmart’s Industrial Floor Cleaning Robot Doesn’t Make $15 An Hour
Walmart is always looking for ways to save, and with its $15 an hour minimum wage, it should come as no surprise that some workers are due to be replaced by automation. The first replacements were cashiers, with most Walmart locations now offering self-checkout lanes where you don’t have to listen to the cashier talk when all you want to do is pay and leave.

This Toilet Scrubbing Robot Is The Hero We Need

This Toilet Scrubbing Robot Is The Hero We Need
Household chores suck. If you ask me, the worst chore is scrubbing toilets. We all dread it. If only there were a robot that would do the job for us. Well, there is. A team of researchers from the University of Koblenz-Landau have created a robot that specializes in the dirty job.

These Guys Built a 13-Foot-Tall Walking Robot in Their Garage

These Guys Built a 13-Foot-Tall Walking Robot in Their Garage
It might not be the flying mech that games like MechWarrior and Titanfall have tempted us with over the years, but a team of engineers in Japan have gotten pretty far with the construction of a massive robot that’s still quite intimidating.

This Window Washing Drone Gets The Job Done Safely

This Window Washing Drone Gets The Job Done Safely
Drones can do all kinds of things, and now you can add window washing to the list. After all, washing windows is a dangerous job. Humans can die if they fall while working on a skyscraper.

Teddy Ruxpin Returns to Terrify a New Generation

Teddy Ruxpin Returns to Terrify a New Generation
I remember one Christmas all my brother wanted was a Teddy Ruxpin. I hated those things, they were super creepy bears with mechanical animatronic eyes that blinked. I was pretty sure it would eat my soul during the night.

Google Gives SCHAFT Robotics Unit the Shaft

Google Gives SCHAFT Robotics Unit the Shaft
Bad news for some folks in the robotics business, but great news for mankind. Google is shutting down its SCHAFT robotics unit. This means that humans just got a longer lifespan. The apocalypse may not be canceled, but it is certainly delayed for now.

Cassie Humanoid Legs Robot Becomes an AT-ST

Cassie Humanoid Legs Robot Becomes an AT-ST
Meet Chicken-Walker 2.0 everyone. This past Halloween, the weird looking Cassie humanoid-legged robot donned a Star Wars AT-ST costume made by members of its build team at Oregon State University’s Dynamic Robotics Lab. So basically these engineers are Imperials, now creating the Empire’s latest toys.
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