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Category: Robots

Teotronico, the Well Dressed Robot Pianist

Teotronico, the Well Dressed Robot Pianist
Some robots build cars in a factory, some rescue people during disasters and some just want to have fun. Teotronico just likes to get dressed up and play some piano for his human audience. This 19-fingered,…

FoamBot Builds More Robots Out of Foam

FoamBot Builds More Robots Out of Foam
Robots that have the capability to build other robots sound pretty freaky. I mean, there have been so many sci-fi movies released that somehow all end up having the same basic storyline: man invents powerful robot,…
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Senseless Drawing Bot: Truth in Advertising

Senseless Drawing Bot: Truth in Advertising
With silly product names like “Wii”, “PSVita”, “Siri”, and “Xperia,” sometimes it’s nice to be able to look at the name of something, and then when you see it, you say “that’s exactly what I expected”. …

CubeStormer II LEGO Robot Now Holds World Record for Solving the Rubik’s Cube

CubeStormer II LEGO Robot Now Holds World Record for Solving the Rubik’s Cube
I can’t solve a Rubik’s Cube to save my life. Robots don’t have that problem. There are smart humans out there that can solve it fast though. The current official human record for a Rubik’s cube…

Robot Programmed to Pick Up Poop: It’s Sh*t Like This That Will Bring Skynet on Our Asses

Robot Programmed to Pick Up Poop: It’s Sh*t Like This That Will Bring Skynet on Our Asses
The nerds at the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Laboratory seem to be fond of acronyms. As you may have guessed, GRASP itself is an acronym for General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception. These are the guys…

Blaster Transformer Speaker Booms His Way into Our Hearts

Blaster Transformer Speaker Booms His Way into Our Hearts
If you’re a fan of Transformers, you probably already known that Blaster is an Autobot who spends his days disguised as a boom box. This handmade version of the Audiobot Autobot looks like he’d fit in…

Raytheon Heavy Lifter Prototype: Is Anyone Else Thinking of Aliens?

Raytheon Heavy Lifter Prototype: Is Anyone Else Thinking of Aliens?
This Raytheon-Sarcos modified DitchWitch is basically lifter with large robotic arms, allowing the operator to lift and manipulate large loads. It reminds me a lot of those robots in the movie Aliens. This robot could someday…

Meka’s Robot Girl May Be the Girl of Your Dreams/Nightmares

Meka’s Robot Girl May Be the Girl of Your Dreams/Nightmares
The field of robotics has come a long way from the early days. We have built robots that can do any number of things, but what we are still lacking are robots that can truly interact…

Nao Robots Can Now Charge in Their Nest, Take Imaginary Dumps

Nao Robots Can Now Charge in Their Nest, Take Imaginary Dumps
Nao, that lovable robot that has entertained us by dancing and doing all kinds of other awesome tricks, now has another capability. Aldebaran Robotics has created, the makers of Nao, have created a sort of home…

South Korean Quadruped Robot Dog Goes for a Walk

South Korean Quadruped Robot Dog Goes for a Walk
We’ve seen plenty of footage of BigDog and AlphaDog, but there’s a new robot dog in town, this time coming from South Korea’s SimLab. What’s interesting and at the same time creepy about this one, is…

Robots Playing Ping-Pong: The Future’s So Bright…

Robots Playing Ping-Pong: The Future’s So Bright…
Playing table tennis is not something that should be easy for robots to do, so I was actually surprised that these ping-pong playing bots were unveiled in China. These smart ‘bots will play till 21, and…

Hull Bug: An Underwater Roomba for Barnacles

Hull Bug: An Underwater Roomba for Barnacles
Apparently, barnacles are a big problem for ships, which is why the Navy deployed their own version of an underwater Roomba to take care of the hulls of their ships. The Hull Bug is a robotic…

CLASH Cloth-Climbing Robot Cockroach: Headed to a Couch Near You

CLASH Cloth-Climbing Robot Cockroach: Headed to a Couch Near You
UC Berkeley has a history of creating insect-inspired robots for future humans to swat and kill and run from in horror. The latest is CLASH, a robot designed to speedily climb up vertical or near-vertical cloth…

Panasonic Shampoo Robot is Like a Car Wash for Your Head

Panasonic Shampoo Robot is Like a Car Wash for Your Head
Panasonic’s new Shampoo robot, recently shown off at CEATEC 2011, has hairdressing salons scared. Okay, not really. They don’t have anything to fear from this thing just yet. Although it looks like it might feel like…

PR2 Robot Fetches Sandwiches, Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Well Spent

PR2 Robot Fetches Sandwiches, Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Well Spent
We’ve seen the PR2 robot do all sorts of amazing and whimsical things over the years. This time, PR2 has been trained to do something we could all use from time-to-time – fetching sandwiches. There are…

US Army Orders a Bunch of Rolling Recon Scout XT Robots

US Army Orders a Bunch of Rolling Recon Scout XT Robots
The military is quickly adopting all sorts of robots and unmanned hardware for the battlefield in an effort to protect soldiers as much as they can be protected while fighting. One of the things that the…
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