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Category: Robots

Exoskeleton Allows Paralyzed Berkeley Grad to Walk Across Stage

Exoskeleton Allows Paralyzed Berkeley Grad to Walk Across Stage
There is lots of research and money being poured into looking for a way to get people that are paralyzed out of a wheelchair and walking again. One of the places that is making some of…

Helios IX: Japan’s Radiation-Proof Robots to the Rescue!

Helios IX: Japan’s Radiation-Proof Robots to the Rescue!
It’s been confirmed that there was a nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan. That’s why I think that the Helios IX, which was developed by the Tokyo Institute of Technology, will certainly be able to help out…
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WALL-E Mobile PC Can Actually Move Around, Not Sure on Garbage Collection

WALL-E Mobile PC Can Actually Move Around, Not Sure on Garbage Collection
German tinkerer Thechoozen from Cologne built this incredible-looking WALL-E robot that has a mini PC inside. That’s not all. The whole thing was made out of sheet metal and also has an RC unit so that…

DLR Hand Arm System: The Dawn of the Terminator?

DLR Hand Arm System: The Dawn of the Terminator?
Some German researchers over at DLR have come up with an advanced robotic arm that’s actually really sturdy. Initially, the arm might look fragile, but that isn’t the case. Take a look at the video, in…

KURMET Bipedal Robot Jumps Like a Frog, But Isn’t Green

KURMET Bipedal Robot Jumps Like a Frog, But Isn’t Green
The fact that I am creeped out more than a grown man should be by some robots is well established. Hector did me in as a kid. There is more than a little creepy to KURMET…

Yaskawa Industrial Robots Have a Lightsaber Duel

Yaskawa Industrial Robots Have a Lightsaber Duel
If you have ever seen an assembly line at a big plant like GM or Ford where they use lots of robots for some aspects of the build, you will have seen some bots that look…

Cornell Ranger Robot Walks 40.5-miles on a Charge

Cornell Ranger Robot Walks 40.5-miles on a Charge
Last year, students and faculty at Cornell University built a robot called Ranger that walked around a track and set a distance record for miles with no battery change or charging. That record was 14.3-miles. This…

Luna Personal Robot Can Walk the Dog

Luna Personal Robot Can Walk the Dog
It’s hard to be a geek and not like robots. They have a lot of promise to free us from the mundane tasks that no one really wants to do. Things like mowing the yard, vacuuming,…

Give Parenting a Whirl with These Robotic Pneuborns

Give Parenting a Whirl with These Robotic Pneuborns
There are all sorts of robots everywhere these days. There are robots that perform surgery, spy robots, child-like robots that beg passersby for donations. Now there’s a whole new breed of robots that I think takes…

Robot Excels at Angry Birds

Robot Excels at Angry Birds
I have a confession to make. I’ve played through just about every Angry Birds level on every Angry Birds game out there. But still, I’ve not been able to get three stars on every level yet.…

CrazyFlie: Tiny Barebones Quadrocopter Weighs Less than an Ounce

CrazyFlie: Tiny Barebones Quadrocopter Weighs Less than an Ounce
While I think that quadrocopters are cool, they tend to be big devices. That’s why I like this tiny quadrocopter, which only weighs 20 grams. It’s basically a PCB with some rotors on it, which is…

Rollin’ Justin the Robot Plays Catch

Rollin’ Justin the Robot Plays Catch
While it seems like a simple task, teaching a robot to catch a ball that’s thrown into the air is much harder than it sounds. But it’s no problem for the DLR’s robot, Rollin’ Justin, who’s…

Terminator 2 T-800 Brain Chip Replica: A Must Buy For Humans

Terminator 2 T-800 Brain Chip Replica: A Must Buy For Humans
Here’s a replica of the damaged brain chip that was recovered from the T-800 that Sarah Connor crushed in the first Terminator movie. This brain chip “provided the basis for all of the research and development…

Interactive Portal Turret Plushie: Filled With Cuteness, Not Bullets

Interactive Portal Turret Plushie: Filled With Cuteness, Not Bullets
It seems like the Turret will be replacing the Companion Cube as the adorable mascot for Portal. What better way to amp up the charms of the respectful killing machine than by making a plushie? Actually…

Masterpiece Scorponok Transformer is 2 Feet-Tall, All Kinds of Awesome

Masterpiece Scorponok Transformer is 2 Feet-Tall, All Kinds of Awesome
This spectacular custom Transformer turned up on eBay this week, and it’s really a beauty. The Masterpiece Scorponok was created by ThyVipera Customs, and it measures about 2 feet tall.…

Spiderbot Hector Robot Ready to Take on Spider-Man

Spiderbot Hector Robot Ready to Take on Spider-Man
Making humanoid robots might seem cool, but it’s ultimately problematic between the balancing issues and the potential for replacing us humans. So it’s always interesting to see some non-humanoid robot concepts. Hector (which stands for HExapod…
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