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Category: Robots

Creepy Robot That Helped NASA Test Space Suits Is for Sale

Creepy Robot That Helped NASA Test Space Suits Is for Sale
Of course NASA used a creepy robot to test space suits meant for real-life astronauts. Because they can. That’s always the reason for creepy robots. The Power-Driven Articulated Dummy as it was apparently called, was designed…

Jimmy the Robot Puppet Holds Things Oh So Gently

Jimmy the Robot Puppet Holds Things Oh So Gently
Meet Jimmy, an innocent looking robot from Disney Research. They gave him hands that are basically drumsticks with soft pads. It shouldn’t run wild and harm anyone, since it is a remote operated robot, and not…
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IBM’s Watson Made a Horror Movie Trailer

IBM’s Watson Made a Horror Movie Trailer
IBM’s Watson supercomputer has added yet another skill to its resume: It can now make movie trailers. 20th Century Fox had Watson programmed to make the first AI-made trailer for its upcoming thriller film Morgan. It’s…

This Robot Is Spinning a Human Paintbrush

This Robot Is Spinning a Human Paintbrush
I always knew that robots would pick us up and twirl us around, but I always pictured it with more screaming and the human landing in a bloody heap on the ground. This industrial robot is…

Octobot Is a Soft and Squirmy Robot

Octobot Is a Soft and Squirmy Robot
A team of researchers at Harvard have developed Octobot, what they claim is the first autonomous soft robot with no rigid components. That means it’s all soft and squishy (and creepy.) The octopus-shaped robot has a…

R2-D2 Popcorn Maker: R2-Eat2

R2-D2 Popcorn Maker: R2-Eat2
So you’re watching the original Star Wars trilogy for the hundredth time and you need a snack. This R2-D2 Popcorn Maker is perfect for the occasion or any other time you need a droid to serve…

Roborace’s DevBot Prototype for Self-driving Race Cars

Roborace’s DevBot Prototype for Self-driving Race Cars
This self-driving car may be the future of high speed racing, providing racing thrills without risk of injury to drivers. The first ever autonomous races are well on the way now thanks to a new racing…

Octant: A Robot Band with a Human Leader

Octant: A Robot Band with a Human Leader
Have you ever heard of a band called Octant? You will. These guys are gonna be big. By “guys” I mean robots. Yes, Octant is a band that is comprised of robotic musical instruments. A man…

This Robot Suitcase Will Follow You Around

This Robot Suitcase Will Follow You Around
This is the COWAROBOT R1, a suitcase that follows you autonomously, while avoiding obstacles. It also has a portable power bank to charge your smartphone or other devices. Now it just needs to look and sound…

Animatronic Shark Swims in a Hotel Pool

Animatronic Shark Swims in a Hotel Pool
If you see this shark swimming in your hotel’s pool, you know it has to be fake, because how did it get there? But there’s still no way you are entering that pool. There’s just no…

Smart Appliances Upgrade Your Home

Smart Appliances Upgrade Your Home
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine. Nationwide provided me with information regarding its In The Nation blog post. Over the last few…

This Walking Mechanical Skull Your Daily Nightmare Fuel

This Walking Mechanical Skull Your Daily Nightmare Fuel
This is the creepiest thing you will see all day. I promise. This mechanical skull comes from Japanese sculptor Y Nakajima, and is inspired by Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest. I’m telling you now, don’t watch unless you…

Robot Army Sets Guinness Record for Dancing

Robot Army Sets Guinness Record for Dancing
Have you ever wondered what an army of small robots would look like? What about an army of dancing robots? Well, we are here to deliver as usual. This is a fun sight, but also scary…

Robot Tattoo Artist: Ink Master 2.0

Robot Tattoo Artist: Ink Master 2.0
Would you trust a robot to give you a tattoo? What you’re looking at here is the “world’s first tattoo by an industrial robot.” Notice how tightly the person getting the tattoo is strapped to the…

We’re Doomed: Wall-climbing Robots Spin Giant Spiderwebs

We’re Doomed: Wall-climbing Robots Spin Giant Spiderwebs
Wall-climbing robots have been around for a while, but wall-climbing robots that can actually spin spiderwebs? Did I mention they were made of carbon fiber? Yeah, that exists now. We’re all going to wind up suspended…

Riley the Robot Has Tank Treads, Speakers, and a Mic

Riley the Robot Has Tank Treads, Speakers, and a Mic
I like robots, and I like stuff that I can control remotely that will help me facilitate pranks on my unsuspecting family. I think Appbot Riley would be perfect for that. Sure, it’s meant as a…
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