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Category: Robots

Punching Pro: The Literal Punching Bag

Punching Pro: The Literal Punching Bag
Kris Tressiden is working on something with a lot of potential: a robotic punching bag that punches back. He calls it the Punching Pro. Apparently the current model is powered by a couple of 12-volt windshield…

Michael Jackson Meets the Transformers

Michael Jackson Meets the Transformers
If you ever wondered what it might look like if the Transformers got their groove on to The Funk of 40,000 Years, now’s your chance. This unusual Japanese animation from last Christmas features the Autobots getting…
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iRobot 110 FirstLook: The Little Spy Car That Could

iRobot 110 FirstLook: The Little Spy Car That Could
The iRobot 110 FirstLook is built to serve the military and law enforcement. From the looks if things, that’s pretty obvious from the get-go. Usually, you don’t need a robotic spy cam unless you are defusing…

Surgeon Uses Robotic Tools to Make Tiny Paper Airplane

Surgeon Uses Robotic Tools to Make Tiny Paper Airplane
The techniques used in medicine today have improved greatly over the last few years. Surgeries on the heart and other parts of the body that require you to be cut open and result in a long…

GENIBO Robot Dog Struts Its Stuff

GENIBO Robot Dog Struts Its Stuff
Remember AIBO, Sony’s now discontinued robotic pet dog? Well Sony’s loss is Korea’s gain, now that they have a corner on the market for dancing robot dogs. GENIBO has been around in Korea for a few…

iMobot Robot Adapts to its Surroundings

iMobot Robot Adapts to its Surroundings
Whether walking, crawling, climbing or rolling, most robots have a single form-factor. Not so with the iMobot, a robotic platform capable of taking on different forms based on the appropriate mode of movement for traversing its…

Festo SmartBird Flaps its Wings into the Sky

Festo SmartBird Flaps its Wings into the Sky
Man has been flying for a very long time and early in the development of aircraft, we tired designs that mimicked birds with flapping wings and things never worked out well. The cool part about birds…

Scrap Metal Transformers Join Megatron

Scrap Metal Transformers Join Megatron
Remember the Chinese dude who built himself a 5-ton Megatron? Well, the man going by the nickname “Steel Legend” is back and he’s made a bunch more scrap metal Transformers, from Autobots to Decepticons. He sure…

Unpowered Exoskeleton: James Cameron, Eat Your Alien Heart out

Unpowered Exoskeleton: James Cameron, Eat Your Alien Heart out
I’ve always wanted to see in real life the exoskeleton that Ripley used in Aliens. It looks like it almost has arrived. Skeletonics [JP] appears to be a college-level engineering project, but it does look pretty…

SolaR2-D2 Robot Has a Sunny Disposition

SolaR2-D2 Robot Has a Sunny Disposition
Assuming that R2-D2 is roaming the surface of Tatooine, what with its dual suns, this solar-powered R2 unit would probably never have to worry about running out of power. This remote-controlled, solar R2 unit was created…

R2-D2 iPhone Case: Turn Your iPhone into a Droid

R2-D2 iPhone Case: Turn Your iPhone into a Droid
R2-D2 has already made his way to smartphones, but only if you want to own a Motorola. But what if you want to make your iPhone look like a droid? And by droid, I don’t mean…

Robonaut 2 Finally Gets Unpacked

Robonaut 2 Finally Gets Unpacked
I have talked about our robotic pal from NASA and GM Robonaut 2 or R2 a few times. The last we spoke of R2 NASA and GM were talking up the bots dainty hands as the…

Combination Lock-Picking Robot: Where Was This in Middle School?

Combination Lock-Picking Robot: Where Was This in Middle School?
I have never had a great memory. I tend to pack my brain with all sorts of facts, and the facts least important to my daily life are the ones that stick. I really hated middle…

x-Ar Exoskeleton Arm Gives Arms Super Strength

x-Ar Exoskeleton Arm Gives Arms Super Strength
Ever since I saw an exoskeleton in Aliens, I wondered why there weren’t any real ones around. Over the last decade, actual working exoskeletons have started to appear, albeit in a smaller fashion. This one is…

Obsolete: Homeless ‘Bot Begs For Energy

Obsolete: Homeless ‘Bot Begs For Energy
Artist Pawel Hynek‘s striking image isn’t all that recent, but it’s thought-provoking to say the least. The image features an almost derelict robot begging for power in exchange for processing data. It’s funny, but uncomfortable at…

Kinect and Arduino-Controlled Delta Robot is the Crane Game of the Future

Kinect and Arduino-Controlled Delta Robot is the Crane Game of the Future
I am at times a crane game savant. You know the game at the store where you can win prizes by grabbing them with the gaping maw of a crane scoop. I once won two toys…
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