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Category: Robots

Hitachi’s Emiew 2 Robot Gets an Upgrade

Hitachi’s Emiew 2 Robot Gets an Upgrade
Hitachi’s office assistant robot EMIEW 2, has just gotten a batch of upgrades. On the outside he is still the same cute robot, but inside, some things have changed. The robot now uses the internet to help it recognize objects and it also has a database of existing image references.…

Robocop ED-209 Robot Recreated from Junk: Old Detroit Streets Still Not Safe

Robocop ED-209 Robot Recreated from Junk: Old Detroit Streets Still Not Safe
I just happened to catch Robocop on satellite yesterday again, and determined that it’s aged nicely from an cheesy, hyper-violent action flick into a hyper-cheesy, hyper-violent action flick over the years. Plus, it has the guy who played Dr. Romano on ER getting covered in toxic waste and splattered by…
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Truss Robots Could Be Our Future Construction Workers

Truss Robots Could Be Our Future Construction Workers
A team from Cornell’s Creative Machine Lab have come up with a new robot which can not only crawl along truss structures, but that can actually manipulate them and move them around.…

Make-A-Wish Foundation and Little Mountain Productions Build Little Boy R2-D2

Make-A-Wish Foundation and Little Mountain Productions Build Little Boy R2-D2
Here’s a story that will tug on your heartstrings and make you feel so good that you might actually forget about the prequels. At least for a minute. It is a touching tale of a boy and his droid.…

Mobee Robot Bees to Patrol the Skies of Our Nightmares

Mobee Robot Bees to Patrol the Skies of Our Nightmares
Robot bees are the real threat to humanity because they could potentially sting you dead and just fly off to find their next victim. If that happens you can thank the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) for their creation, the Mobee.…

NES Pillows and Cushions: Retro Relaxation

NES Pillows and Cushions: Retro Relaxation
Nothing can compete with this complete NES Bed set, but textile designer Emily’s cushions and pillows come close. She originally made these for her boyfriend as a Valentine’s Day gift but then the citizens of the Internet started throwing money at their screens and demanded that she make more. So…

Robot Shoots Hoops, Nothing but (Sky)net

Robot Shoots Hoops, Nothing but (Sky)net
This robot is clearly into sports, as it throws balls through hoops, bolts into boxes, and hits tiny plastic figures as if it were bowling. It even picks up a dart and throws it at the dart board.…

DarwinBot: The Robotic Dog Sitter

DarwinBot: The Robotic Dog Sitter
You’ve heard of telepresence, where you can attend meetings while not actually there by using a robot proxy, but using a robot proxy to play with Fido is a new one to me. That’s just what Jordan Correa and his wife have done here. They must really love their dog.…

R2-D2 Still Life: The Fruit Bowl You’re Looking for

R2-D2 Still Life: The Fruit Bowl You’re Looking for
R2-D2 is one of the most versatile maintenance droids out there. He can project holograms, repair spaceships, hack security systems, swim through swamps, and even vacuum your carpet. But I never thought about using R2 as a fruit bowl – until now.…

Is This Robot the Greatest Toy in the Universe?

Is This Robot the Greatest Toy in the Universe?
Jaimie Mantzel is excited about the new toy that he invented. With good reason. He even has a toy company on board to help produce his walking robot toy. He’s calling this prototype robot the “greatest toy in the universe.” Watch the video and you might even agree.…

Alpha Dog Robot Going to Boot Camp

Alpha Dog Robot Going to Boot Camp
Boston Dynamics‘ LS3 Alpha Dog robot was designed to help American soldiers as a way to carry almost 400 pounds of gear on difficult terrain in the field. Now Alpha Dog is finally ready to enter basic training. That’s because this quadruped robot has some refinement that need to be…

Ecobot III Robot Runs on Waste, Poops Itself

Ecobot III Robot Runs on Waste, Poops Itself
Batteries suck. You have to have the right kind for your device, they have to be charged and they are prone to failure way too often. Forget batteries. What we need is a robot that can generate power by eating leaves and dirt, maybe even urine and feces, since humanity…

The Hagent Robotic Heat Redistributor: I Come in Heat!

The Hagent Robotic Heat Redistributor: I Come in Heat!
If you’re like most of us, your home probably has uneven spots of heat and cold when you’ve got your heater runnning. The Hagent is a device which is supposed to redistribute heat from where it’s hot to the colder parts of your home. It was designed by Daniel Adendroth…

Gymbot, Your Future Exercise Enforcer: Your Move Punk!

Gymbot, Your Future Exercise Enforcer: Your Move Punk!
The idea behind Gymbot is that in 2020 humans will still be mostly fat and lazy. You will need a Robocop type figure to whip your flabby butt into shape. If you leave it to humans themselves, they won’t get fit, and it’ll be like Wall-E in real life.…

Crab-like Robot Removes Stomach Cancer, Doesn’t Crawl Sideways

Crab-like Robot Removes Stomach Cancer, Doesn’t Crawl Sideways
Researchers from Singapore have created a small robot designed to remove stomach cancer in its early stages. Ironically, this tiny robot looks like a crab, since it uses a pincer and a hook to do the job. A robot that fights cancer, that looks like a crab, which is the…

How Much is That Android in the Window?

How Much is That Android in the Window?
If you find yourself at the Takashimaya department store in Shinjuku, Tokyo, you will have a special treat this Valentines Day. There, you will find the Geminoid-F android just chilling out in the store window, seemingly waiting for a friend.…
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