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Category: Robots

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…
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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…

Freaky Robot Hides in Walls Only to Punch Through When Necessary

Freaky Robot Hides in Walls Only to Punch Through When Necessary
Hollywood leaves little to the imagination, especially when it comes to the future of the human race. Artificial intelligence, mechanical extraterrestrial creatures, and even man-made robots that eventually “grow” a brain and decide to go against…

Datamatrix QR Code Clock Helps Robots Tell Time

Datamatrix QR Code Clock Helps Robots Tell Time
This clock wasn’t just designed for people to scan with their cellphones, it was actually made for robots, who could easily scan the time with their computer vision. Robots or not, it’s an interesting concept to…

Recycled Steel Ravage Transformer: An Oldie but a Goldie

Recycled Steel Ravage Transformer: An Oldie but a Goldie
For his day job, Alan Yang sells hand-painted bone China wares, but this robot is anything but that. He’s also one of those Chinese guys who likes to make awesome steel Transformers, and is part of…

iCub Robot Acts Like a Baby, Now Crawls

iCub Robot Acts Like a Baby, Now Crawls
Robots today are such babies. Especially the ones designed to mimic babies. iCub thankfully doesn’t cry all of the time. He does however now crawl on the floor like a baby. Though not very well.…

T.A.R.D.I.S. Prime T-Shirt: More than Meets the Time

T.A.R.D.I.S. Prime T-Shirt: More than Meets the Time
It’s Tardimus Prime! The Sonic Screwdriver will be the least of the Time Lord’s enemies’ worries if the TARDIS actually transformed into Optimus Prime. It’ll still be bigger on the inside though.…

BigDog Gets Bigger with AlphaDog

BigDog Gets Bigger with AlphaDog
You might recall earlier this month we talked about the BigDog robot that was designed to carry gear for the military on patrol across uneven terrain to allow soldiers to carry more with them on a…

Omni-Crawler: Has the Wheel Finally Been Reinvented?

Omni-Crawler: Has the Wheel Finally Been Reinvented?
At the recently concluded Innovation Japan 2011, a group of researchers from the robot–obsessed, ever–innovative Osaka University in Japan presented the Omni-Ball, a ball-shaped wheel that can move in all directions.  They then used the Omni-Ball…

LEGO Robot Helps Test iPad Apps, Promises Not to Make Any In-App Purchases

LEGO Robot Helps Test iPad Apps, Promises Not to Make Any In-App Purchases
Developers, what do you do when you don’t feel like testing your apps yourself? You built a LEGO Mindstorms robot to do the job for you. That’s basically what researchers and developers at the Pheromone Lab…

Panasonic’s HOSPI-Rimo Assistance Robot Wants to Help, Not Hurt, Humans

Panasonic’s HOSPI-Rimo Assistance Robot Wants to Help, Not Hurt, Humans
Panasonic has announced a new communication assistance robot called HOSPI-Rimo. Don’t worry, he quite literally isn’t armed. That means that it should be harder for this guy to kill you either – intentionally or by accident.…
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