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Category: Robots

This Insect Spies All: Miniature Surveillance Drones

This Insect Spies All: Miniature Surveillance Drones
Ah, insect drones. They’ve been used so much in movies and televisions shows that it was bound to become a reality someday. I remember this particular scene in that old Richie Rich movie (the one where…

Robot Learns from Smiles, Frowns – Won’t Kill Us as Long as We Keep a Happy Face on

Robot Learns from Smiles, Frowns – Won’t Kill Us as Long as We Keep a Happy Face on
All the signs of the robopocalypse are starting to coalesce. We’ve got robots that look like people, ones that can butcher, and even one that can self-replicate. Put these all together and you’ve got yourself the…
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Robot Makes Like a Gecko, Climbs Walls, Won’t Try to Sell You Insurance

Robot Makes Like a Gecko, Climbs Walls, Won’t Try to Sell You Insurance
The gecko. Nature’s car insurance salesman, climber of walls, rocks and trees everywhere. Roboticists are finally getting a handle on how to mimic this creatures characteristics in robot form.…

Robot Venus Fly Trap Eats Bugs, Can’t Digest Them

Robot Venus Fly Trap Eats Bugs, Can’t Digest Them
Hey, bugs. I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that two prototype Venus Fly Trap robots have been designed with the ability to capture and eat real bugs and use…

Cardboard Clone Trooper is a Perfect Clone

Cardboard Clone Trooper is a Perfect Clone
Check out this amazing Clone Trooper Halloween costume, that was made for a 10-year old by his Star Wars-loving dad Parrster. The most amazing thing is that it’s mostly made out of cardboard and papier-mâché. It…

How Many Tiny Helicopters Does It Take to Lift a Human? 16, if the Human Goes Willingly

How Many Tiny Helicopters Does It Take to Lift a Human? 16, if the Human Goes Willingly
Robots are taking our jobs, sure, but look at that image. They are also taking our humans. This guy went willingly, but one day they will join together just like these little helicopters and carry us…

Spider Robot is Creepy, But Helpful

Spider Robot is Creepy, But Helpful
The disaster in Japan early this year showed people that robots are often needed in the wake of a massive catastrophe like the tsunami and earthquake. When the nuclear plant started to meltdown and radiation leaked…

EVOLTA Robot Completes Hawaii Ironman Triathlon

EVOLTA Robot Completes Hawaii Ironman Triathlon
Last month we told you about Evolta’s latest quest and how he was training for the event. We have news that everyone’s favorite little robot from Panasonic has now completed the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii.…

HyQ Quadruped Robot Kicks, Trots and Rears Up

HyQ Quadruped Robot Kicks, Trots and Rears Up
If they create anymore quadruped robots, we are going to need to build some robotic zoos to house them. We have BigDog, AlphaDog and now HyQ. HyQ was developed at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT),…

Robot Hopes to Dress Humans One Day, Sticks to Dummies for Now

Robot Hopes to Dress Humans One Day, Sticks to Dummies for Now
One day robots will enslave us, then kill us. I can’t see it going any other way. The only way it could be worse is if they captured us and dressed us up in uniforms first,…

Denso Five-Axis Robot Serves Ice Cream

Denso Five-Axis Robot Serves Ice Cream
I am not a germophobe by any means, but if I had the option of that pimple faced teen in the mall scooping my ice cream or getting it from a robot lacking the extra skin…

RIBA II Robot Carries Frail Humans, Doesn’t Pile Them Like Cordwood

RIBA II Robot Carries Frail Humans, Doesn’t Pile Them Like Cordwood
News of the RIBA II robot has been around for quite a while, but I don’t think we’ve really had a quality video of it in action until now. The bot is designed to work in…

Passive Walking Robot Walks on Its Own

Passive Walking Robot Walks on Its Own
If you thought that you would be okay just running away from robots, think again. This one won’t get tired, won’t run out of power and won’t stop until it catches you. That’s because it’s walking…

Primer-V2 Robot Rides a Bike, No Training Wheels Needed

Primer-V2 Robot Rides a Bike, No Training Wheels Needed
We’ve seen robots that are capable of riding bikes (and unicycles) before, but usually they are slower than this guy. PRIMER-V2 also seems to have a ton of confidence. It’s crazy how good this little ‘bot…

Rotundus GroundBot: Rolling Surveillance Robot from the Future

Rotundus GroundBot: Rolling Surveillance Robot from the Future
I don’t know why robotics experts haven’t thought of this before, but this tire-like surveillance robot is the way to go for mobile and autonomous operations. Even better since it looks like it’s right out of…

Beeri: Siri-Controlled Robot Serves Beer

Beeri: Siri-Controlled Robot Serves Beer
Apple’s Siri voice assistant is quite clever and very accommodating, but it can’t make things happen in the real world. Not yet anyway. But when combined with Arduino, it’s capable of just about anything. Like controlling…
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