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Category: Robots

BBC Develops Daleks That Are Controlled by Doctor Who Episodes

BBC Develops Daleks That Are Controlled by Doctor Who Episodes
Daleks just got even scarier. The fine folks at the BBC’s R&D division have created a system in which Daleks in front of a TV can mimic the actions of the Daleks on the screen. In other words, when the Daleks on screen move towards their target, like the Doctor…

Simroid Dental Training Robot: Open Wide and Say Eee-aaaah!!!

Simroid Dental Training Robot: Open Wide and Say Eee-aaaah!!!
Being a dentist must be the weirdest job ever. You are looking into people’s gaping mouths all day and sticking your fingers in there poking around and drilling teeth up like they are Dexter doing some ritualistic DIY project. Well, your dental career just got weirder thanks to Simroid, another…
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Ant-Roach Inflatable Robot is Bizarre, Could Be Your Post-Apocalyptic Transport

Ant-Roach Inflatable Robot is Bizarre, Could Be Your Post-Apocalyptic Transport
It looks like a giant kids toy, but this 15-foot beast is actually an inflatable pneumatic robot. In the future, humans will ride these beasts across the wastelands of the apocalypse and wage wars with one another on their backs. Silly looking wars.…

Min7 Micromouse Robot Solves Maze Under 4 Seconds, Real Mice out of a Job

Min7 Micromouse Robot Solves Maze Under 4 Seconds, Real Mice out of a Job
Are you geek enough to realize that there is actually an annual Micromouse Robot Competition? It’s where a bunch of small robots face off against each other not in the ring, but in a labyrinth. The goal is to solve the maze as quickly as possible.…

California Students Participate in LEGO Robot Build Off

California Students Participate in LEGO Robot Build Off
When I was a kid, we didn’t have much in the way of competitions or anything to encourage the use of mechanical skills and engineering. I think one of the coolest contests a kid could do is something like this one – when kids from 9 to 14 years old…

Izac the Android Bartender Serves Up Drinks, Won’t Cut You Off

Izac the Android Bartender Serves Up Drinks, Won’t Cut You Off
The Android operating system has been an amazing tool for innovation in smartphones, tablets, and TVs. Now it is helping to revolutionize the bartending industry, with this cocktail-mixing robot bartender called iZac.…

Robot Made to Move Human Arm: You Are the Controlled

Robot Made to Move Human Arm: You Are the Controlled
You read that right. My dream of piloting giant mecha before I die just got turned on its head. A research team at French institute Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and Microelectronics has invented a system that enables a robot to manipulate a human arm.…

Japanese Robot Helps Humans Clean Offices, No Overtime Needed

Japanese Robot Helps Humans Clean Offices, No Overtime Needed
Japan’s Fuji Heavy Industries and Sumitomo have developed a robot that can help human workers clean offices. As a bonus it won’t judge what it saw you doing with your secretary and it won’t comment on that guy drinking himself senseless after hours.…

Titanoboa is 50 Feet of Slithering Robot Snake, Looks Hungry

Titanoboa is 50 Feet of Slithering Robot Snake, Looks Hungry
If this robot snake looks prehistoric to you, that’s because it is modeled after the actual prehistoric snake that shares the same name: Titanoboa. This 50-foot giant weighs over 2,000-pounds and yes it slithers around, making humans run.…

HexBug Larva Robots Ready to Squirm into Your Life

HexBug Larva Robots Ready to Squirm into Your Life
You may or may not know this about me, but I really dislike bugs. Not dragonflies or ladybugs, mind you, just the really creepy crawly type. And while it’s usually the ones with thousands of legs that really freak me out, larvae are about the next worst thing. Now, in…

Pillow Robot Stops You from Snoring, Promises Not to Kill You in Your Sleep

Pillow Robot Stops You from Snoring, Promises Not to Kill You in Your Sleep
Jukusui-kun is a robot in a pillow. But it’s not any ordinary pillow-robot. Jukusui-kun helps you stop snoring. If you’ve ever slept with someone that snores, you’ll know that getting a good night’s rest can be a challenge. Heck, sometimes being in the same house as a snorer can be…

Virtual iCub Robot Counts Like a Human

Virtual iCub Robot Counts Like a Human
The iCub robot is creepy enough, but now it turns out that there’s a virtual version of the robot that researchers are playing around with. This virtual version is capable of counting by linking its body to the numbers, just like humans.…

Mask-Bot: the Face-shifting Robot of Your Nightmares

Mask-Bot: the Face-shifting Robot of Your Nightmares
Most humanoid robots either have a silly face, or a cold emotionless one and certainly most only have that one face. How about a robot that can change faces whenever it wants? I’m talking creepy 3D faces that make them look human. It has arrived.…

Wappy Dog for Nintendo DS Hits Stores, Poop Bags Not Included

Wappy Dog for Nintendo DS Hits Stores, Poop Bags Not Included
It has been several months since we talked about the Nintendo DS game Wappy Dog. The game is now officially available to purchase just in time for holiday gift giving. If you have kid that wants a real pet, you might start them with this virtual pet simulation. Rather than…

Bionic Bopper Robot Cars: Real Steel Gets Real

Bionic Bopper Robot Cars: Real Steel Gets Real
If you are rich enough to afford your own battling robots, these Bionic Bopper Cars will be your next purchase. You and a friend can battle with these motorized robots. They allow you to stand inside the protective cage and throw punches like a large game of Rock ‘Em Sock…

Honda’s New ASIMO Robot Shows Off

Honda’s New ASIMO Robot Shows Off
Honda has been busy, and not on new versions of the Civic or Accord. Today, the company has unveiled their new ASIMO robot, improving upon the 10 year-old design. Now ASIMO can kick balls, (hopefully not human male’s) hop on a single leg and it can even predict the direction…
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