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Category: Robots

Disney’s Stickman Robot Is Master of Acrobatics

Disney’s Stickman Robot Is Master of Acrobatics
Disney is always pushing boundaries when it comes to their robots. That’s why the robots in their theme parks are so cool. Check out this video demonstration of Disney Research’s Stickman. It’s a robotic, and acrobatic stickperson that can do single and double backflips.

The Fader Stealth Is a Lightweight, Stealthy, and Inexpensive Mini Drone

The Fader Stealth Is a Lightweight, Stealthy, and Inexpensive Mini Drone
Drone flying has become the new kite flying, and people of all ages are starting to pick up the hobby. If you’re still new to the game, pick up TRNDLabs’ Fader Stealth Drone, a compact, easy to fly, and bargain-priced drone.
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Boston Dynamic’s ATLAS Robot Escapes

Boston Dynamic’s ATLAS Robot Escapes
Don’t say we didn’t warn you about the impending robot apocalypse. One of the most terrifying robots on the horizon has to be Boston Dynamics‘ ATLAS robot. Terrifying because they are teaching this thing to do all kinds of new tricks.

Watch Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini Navigate Around the Office

Watch Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini Navigate Around the Office
Boston Dynamics continues to build out their robotic menagerie with more sophisticated, agile, and intelligent robots. A recently published video shows the company’s SpotMini robot autonomously navigating around their offices. It basically just shows off the fact that these things will be able to seek and destroy humans, even in an office environment.

Robot Vacuum Cleaner Scares a Few Lives out of a Bunch of Cats

Robot Vacuum Cleaner Scares a Few Lives out of a Bunch of Cats
I reviewed a few robot vacuums way back in the day, and they always seemed to get to work in the middle of the night shortly after I forgot they were in the house. These autonomous cleaners can be scary when they kick on and you aren’t expecting it.

This Robot Lets You Feel Virtual Objects

This Robot Lets You Feel Virtual Objects
Virtual reality headsets use your eyes and ears to make things seem real, but the future of VR is all about incorporating the other senses. Researchers at Stanford University have our hands and fingers covered. They have come up with a way for you to virtually feel virtual objects, with the help of a weird robot.

Real Working “Transformer” Can Turn from Car to Robot with People Inside

Real Working “Transformer” Can Turn from Car to Robot with People Inside
I’d like to think that at some point in the evolution of Transformers, they looked as cheesy as this car one from Brave Robotics, Asratec Corp, and Sansei Technologies. The contraption is called the J-deite RIDE, which I think might translate to “Shitty Transformer.”

This Lifelike Animatronic Head Doesn’t Think This Looks Like Anything

This Lifelike Animatronic Head Doesn’t Think This Looks Like Anything
I’m a huge fan of Westworld, as I’m sure many of you are. The thought of androids who don’t even know they aren’t real and look just like us is a bit unnerving. It looks like the folks at Garner Holt Productions have created a creepy head almost worthy of being a Host in our favorite theme park of debauchery.

Simone Giertz Builds a Westworld Robot

Simone Giertz Builds a Westworld Robot
Westworld is known for its lifelike robot “hosts” that you can’t tell from humans. Simone Giertz, on the other hand, is known for building really crappy robots. In fact, she’s the Queen of Shitty Robots. So the folks at Delos would never ask Simone to build them a robot for their murder-park.

Trouble Building IKEA Furniture? These Robots Can Help!

Trouble Building IKEA Furniture? These Robots Can Help!
You already know how things go when you and a friend try to build IKEA furniture. Now you can see how two robots do it. Watch as two ‘off the shelf’ industrial robotic arms put together a Stephan chair. 

What Is My Purpose? You Bend Pipe Cleaners.

What Is My Purpose? You Bend Pipe Cleaners.
Pipe- and wire-bending machines make it easy to create metal shapes that twist in various ways. Yoshihito Isogawa’s pipe cleaner bending robot works in the same basic way. It just bends those little fuzzy wires instead of tough metal. 

Build Your Own Cardboard Quadruped Robot

Build Your Own Cardboard Quadruped Robot
Check out this creepy walking robot which was made using an unlikely material – cardboard. Maker Raz85 decided to build it out of cardboard, rather than 3D print it because “Corrugated cardboard is a stiff, strong, and light-weight material made up of three layers of brown Kraft paper and most of the packing boxes are made from it.

This 15-Foot Tall Exoskeleton is Made for Racing, But Is Still Taking Baby Steps

This 15-Foot Tall Exoskeleton is Made for Racing, But Is Still Taking Baby Steps
This is the Furrion Prothesis exoskeleton.  It is a giant 8,000-pound mech that should be saved for our defense when Godzilla and his enemies show up. Apparently, it’s designed for mech racing, but it could also be used to destroy homes and small cities while stomping civilians into dust.

Two Robots Do Some Dirty Dancing

Two Robots Do Some Dirty Dancing
Actually, what you are about to watch is a video from Agility Robotics of Cassie, a two-legged, ostrich-inspired robot and one of Boston Dynamics’ Spot quadruped robots. They are having a creepy little playdate. Awww. Isn’t that adorable?

This Robot Can Do Splits with Its Jet-Powered Feet

This Robot Can Do Splits with Its Jet-Powered Feet
Great. Here’s another thing a robot can do something that I can’t – splits. Robotics engineers at Guangdong University of Technology’s School of Automation in China have developed a new robot that has jet-powered feet. This improves the bot’s balance, agility, and capabilities.

Burger Flipping Robot Loses Job Because of Humans

Burger Flipping Robot Loses Job Because of Humans
Wow, that title must be a first for humanity. Normally it’s the human losing jobs because of robots. Remember Flippy? He’s an industrial robotic arm capable of grilling and flipping up to 2,000 burgers a day.
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