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Category: Robots

Incubot Shiroi USB Drives: Buy a Robot, Save Japan

Incubot Shiroi USB Drives: Buy a Robot, Save Japan
The mainstream news outlets may have moved on to cover more current issues, but the damage done by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan will take years and millions of dollars to repair. If you want…

FoxConn to Replace Workers with 1 Million Robots?

FoxConn to Replace Workers with 1 Million Robots?
Despite the fact that having gadgets made in China already is one of the most economical ways to produce technology at scale, the nation is constantly thinking of new ways to make it even cheaper and…
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Motorized LEGO R2-D2: This One Has a Good Motivator Unit

Motorized LEGO R2-D2: This One Has a Good Motivator Unit
Frequent readers of Technabob know that we love LEGO and we love Star Wars, so when the two universes collide, magic often happens. While this LEGO R2-D2 might not be as big as this version, it…

5-Axis Milling Machine Carves Helmet from Block of Solid Aluminum

5-Axis Milling Machine Carves Helmet from Block of Solid Aluminum
I’ll start out by saying that this video has been floating around for a couple of years now, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it and thought it would be worth sharing for those of…

Wall-E Toy Hacked into a Real Robot

Wall-E Toy Hacked into a Real Robot
I thing one of the better kids movies that have come out in a while was WALL-E. My kids loved that movie and last Christmas my daughter wanted one of those little WALL-E robot toys, but…

Digger D-3 Robo Tank Exterminates Landmines

Digger D-3 Robo Tank Exterminates Landmines
While this isn’t something new, since the British developed these types of tanks in WWII, the robotic Digger D-3 is a modern-day take on the mine-sweeping tank. The D-3 is remote-controlled and will crawl around a…

Robot Jet Ski Patrols Harbors Looking for Baddies

Robot Jet Ski Patrols Harbors Looking for Baddies
Sometimes it seems like the military wants to shed all the people from many aspects of its operations. We will always need eyes on the ground, but many tasks are now being handed over to robots…

Star Wars Cubism: Obi-Wan Picasso

Star Wars Cubism: Obi-Wan Picasso
Star Wars art is pretty hot right now (when has it not been?) and artist Tommervik has created some awesome Star Wars-inspired paintings, done in the Cubist style brought to the forefront by Pablo Picasso.…

Stanford Engineers Create JediBot, Slowest Jedi Ever

Stanford Engineers Create JediBot, Slowest Jedi Ever
Some engineering students at Stanford get to take a class that might be the coolest class ever called Experimental Robotics. Being the geeks they are, some of the students opted to build a robot arm that…

EOL Robot Band Plays Marilyn Manson

EOL Robot Band Plays Marilyn Manson
Last time we heard from a robot band, they were known as the Bit-52s, and they were playing Rock Lobster. But if that was too bubble-gum for you, here’s something with a little more of an…

Daleks Invade London: Sanctioned by the BBC

Daleks Invade London: Sanctioned by the BBC
It was a strange sight on London’s Westminster Bridge when people saw Daleks rolling about, getting ready to exterminate everyone. The procession included four generations of Daleks, showing how the mutant creatures had evolved during the…

From Trashcan to R/C Android ‘Bot

From Trashcan to R/C Android ‘Bot
I think the Android OS is pretty cool and I like the ecosystem of devices that Android spawned. I have seen more than a few robots and toys that look like the little green Android mascot…

Spazzi Dancebot Gets His Robot Groove On

Spazzi Dancebot Gets His Robot Groove On
If I were a dancing robot, I would be like Spazzi. I don’t get into all-out dancing like you see in clubs. The most dance you are going to get out of me is a little…

Willow Garage Studies Ways to Help the Disabled Using its PR2 Robot

Willow Garage Studies Ways to Help the Disabled Using its PR2 Robot
From the time I was born, my grandfather was paralyzed from the waist down and spent his days sitting in a wheelchair. I never really thought it was strange that he couldn’t walk growing up; it’s…

FitBot Shape-Shifting Mannequins: These are the Droids that You Look Like

FitBot Shape-Shifting Mannequins: These are the Droids that You Look Like
A company called Fits.Me has invented robotic mannequins that can emulate thousands of different body types. The – wait, eager commenter. Before you launch into an immaculately-spelled, benevolent and profanity-free tirade deriding the laziness of man,…

Guy Builds Robot Arm to Play Coin Dozer: Gold Farmer

Guy Builds Robot Arm to Play Coin Dozer: Gold Farmer
Many iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad owners are addicted to Coin Dozer, the virtual arcade coin-pushing game. I apologize in advance to those who are going to be addicted to it because of this post. YouTuber …
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