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Category: Robots

Robot Jumps from Tall Buildings, Has Nothing to Do with the Economy

Robot Jumps from Tall Buildings, Has Nothing to Do with the Economy
This new thrill-seeking robot actually base-jumps. That’s right, a robot seeking thrills and showing off. It will climb up the side of a building, then jump off and deploy a paraglider to fly back down to Earth.…

adidas Stormtrooper and Other Fun Cosplay from Dragon*Con 2011

adidas Stormtrooper and Other Fun Cosplay from Dragon*Con 2011
This is kind of funny because I never thought that any company would sponsor The Dark Side, but here you have it, the adidas Stormtrooper, ready to die for Darth Vader, while promoting the popular athletic-wear brand. Actually, I like the red color of the Stormtrooper costume. It almost makes…
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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. No, you are not the droid I was looking for. You’re close, but no,…

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 probably eat your real dog for lunch (it can be weaponized).…

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 if that wasn’t enough, the latest model in LG’s Roboking line of vacuum cleaners…

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 those around him.…

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 like he’ll keep his Earth-based followers updated on what’s happening aboard the ISS –…

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 go flying onto the floor on the treadmill.…

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 responded to people using simple phrases and changing its pixelated facial expressions, sort of…

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 can slither around obstacles.…

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 inside of a ventilation duct, because it looks like something you’d find in the…

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 I had just been cutting onions, but it still made me sad.…

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 street in my city and find myself a robot to serve me ice cream.…
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