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Category: Robots

ED-7270 Robot Looks Like ED2-D2

ED-7270 Robot Looks Like ED2-D2
R2-D2! It is you! It is you! No wait. Sorry, I got the wrong droid. I’ve been confused ever since that old man worked his wizardry on me when I was on duty at Mos Eisley.…

Boston Dynamics BigDog Robot: Will it Eat PIGORASS for Lunch?

Boston Dynamics BigDog Robot: Will it Eat PIGORASS for Lunch?
A reader pointed out that the PIGORASS four-legged robot I mentioned yesterday was somewhat flimsy (I don’t agree) compared to this more sturdy offering from Boston Dynamics. They call it the BigDog and it will most…
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PIGORASS 4-Legged Robot Jumps and Gallops on Its Own

PIGORASS 4-Legged Robot Jumps and Gallops on Its Own
Walking is hard enough for robots, but check out this ‘bot that can do so on four legs. He might become your future dog, if all goes according to plan for its Japanese inventors.…

Rollerskating Robot Chariot is the Rickshaw of the Future

Rollerskating Robot Chariot is the Rickshaw of the Future
What do you get when you combine robots, roller skates and a chariot? The Solar Electric Robot Chariot of course. Can robot chariot races be far behind? That I want to see.…

LG Roboking Triple Eye: Robot, Vacuum, Cleaner, Spy

LG Roboking Triple Eye: Robot, Vacuum, Cleaner, Spy
We have robot vacuum cleaners. Can we just pause for a second and really think about that fact? Robots equipped with lasers and complicated algorithms just to clean a room. They can even recharge themselves! As…

Darwin-OP Robot Likes Beer, Needs Counseling

Darwin-OP Robot Likes Beer, Needs Counseling
Darwin has a problem. The first step to dealing with the problem is admitting that he has one, which he won’t do. He likes the drink too much. When he doesn’t get it, well, he hurts…

Robonaut 2 Tweets from Space

Robonaut 2 Tweets from Space
Well, it took a few months, but now it looks like NASA’s Robonaut 2 is finally tweeting from space. We knew that it had arrived on the ISS a few months ago, and now it looks…

MABEL: Running Robot Rocks it

MABEL: Running Robot Rocks it
Most of the bipedal robots I’ve seen over the years are pretty pokey. But this robot can run at a peak speed of 6.8 MPH, which is definitely about the point where I fall down and…

ETRO Robot Gives You an LED Wink

ETRO Robot Gives You an LED Wink
This new model of the ETRO robot comes with an animated LED faceplate, allowing it to fake simple emotions. The ETRO ‘bot was exhibited at the Daejon National Science Museum where it interacted with visitors. ETRO…

Toshiba Smarbo Ready to Take on the Roomba

Toshiba Smarbo Ready to Take on the Roomba
The robot vacuum wars are now heating up, thanks to humans being too lazy to clean their own floors. And so Toshiba has announced the Smarbo robot vacuum. I hope it is better than it’s name.…

Robot Worm Slithers Around Obstacles, Wants to Be Your Hero

Robot Worm Slithers Around Obstacles, Wants to Be Your Hero
Robot makers are always drawing from nature to create new and interesting robots that can handle earth’s environment. The latest comes from a University of Leeds researcher, who wants to build a better worm. One that…

Jetty the Duct-cleaning Robot Cleans with Dry Ice

Jetty the Duct-cleaning Robot Cleans with Dry Ice
Criminals and special ops guys will now have something new to tangle with in ventilation ducts. Jetty, the duct-cleaning robot. And though this bot looks and acts harmless, it would be pretty scary running into it…

Giant Gundam in Pieces, World Comes to an End

Giant Gundam in Pieces, World Comes to an End
Japan’s Giant Gundam sculpture was one of my favorite man-made since I started writing this here site. So when I stumbled onto these images and video footage of the recently-dismantled Gundam statue, I wept. Okay, so…

Ice Cream Robot Made Sundaes in Japan (and I Missed Out!)

Ice Cream Robot Made Sundaes in Japan (and I Missed Out!)
I love my home country of the good old U.S. of A., but sometimes it seems as if Japan seems to get all the good stuff before we do. For instance, I can’t walk down the…

Steampunk Robocop Sculpture: Your Move, Creep!

Steampunk Robocop Sculpture: Your Move, Creep!
Etsy sculptor Kreatworks is back with another monstrous metal artifact. This time, it looks like Robocop is ready to invade the Victorian era. The last time we mentioned his work, he had built a 1000-pound Jack…

Gemini-Scout Robot: Miner 2049er

Gemini-Scout Robot: Miner 2049er
It’s one thing to have people and dogs helping out in search-and-rescue operations, but it’s really interesting when robots start doing even better than your two- or four-legged friends, thanks to some of their sensors and…
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