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Category: Robots

Lost Bots Need Help to Find Their Way

Lost Bots Need Help to Find Their Way
A designer let loose 25 robots at various locations around central Stockholm. I’m not sure why exactly, but it is still a pretty cool premise. That would be a very cool way to advertise something, I…

1000-Pound Jack Sparrow Statue Looks Way Better Than Pirates of the Carribean 4

1000-Pound Jack Sparrow Statue Looks Way Better Than Pirates of the Carribean 4
Ok, most of the reviews for the new Pirates of the Carribean movie have been pretty bad. But that still doesn’t mean I won’t see it at some point. Maybe I’ll wait for it to hit…
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Iron Man Origami Defeats Whiplash with Paper Cuts

Iron Man Origami Defeats Whiplash with Paper Cuts
Brian Chan has made a few impressive origami, including an Iron Man mask and a sort of Iron Man action figure that’s completely made out of paper. Brian is an MIT staffer, but after having a…

My Hexapod Robot is Smarter than Your Hexapod Robot

My Hexapod Robot is Smarter than Your Hexapod Robot
Matt Bunting is a roboticist for the University of Arizona and he built a hexapod robot that uses artificial intelligence programming to learn how to move. In essence, it’s probably the smartest hexapod ‘bot out there.…

Daft Wars: Around the Death Star

Daft Wars: Around the Death Star
This isn’t the first Star Wars and Daft Punk connection I’ve seen, but instead of featuring our favorite future ‘bots from Daft Punk in the cantina with C-3PO, it shows them being arrested by some evil…

Full-Scale VW Bumblebee Project: Kickstarter Transformer

Full-Scale VW Bumblebee Project: Kickstarter Transformer
Can I say that I love Kickstarter? It’s such a great place for new ideas to get off the ground which would have never otherwise happened. It’s also a place for outlandish ideas to get funded…

Modern Cyborg: Amputee Demonstrates Bionics

Modern Cyborg: Amputee Demonstrates Bionics
It looks like cyborgs are among us, thanks to bionic prosthetics that amputees can now have attached to replace their missing limbs. The BBC is reporting about the cases of two elective amputees, who had lost…

The Stealth Iron Man Bust: Tony Stark Never Looked so… Blue

The Stealth Iron Man Bust: Tony Stark Never Looked so… Blue
If you love Iron Man, then you might want to check out this limited edition  Stealth Iron Man Half Scale Bust. It looks pretty intimidating, and it’s of a 1:2 scale, so you get him in…

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…

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,…
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