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Drones Fly Over the Runway at Milan Fashion Week

Drones Fly Over the Runway at Milan Fashion Week
Ooh-la-la! Who’s that sexy drone strutting its stuff?.. and who is he wearing? Yes, even fashion models are getting their jobs taken away by robots. At the recent Milan Fashion Week, Dolce & Gabbana showed up with an army of drones that hovered down the catwalk.

Robots Go Skiing, Fall on Their Shiny Metal Asses

Robots Go Skiing, Fall on Their Shiny Metal Asses
Many of us are on the lookout for the impending robot uprising, but once you see this video of skiing robots falling on their butts, you may not be so worried. The footage comes from the Ski Robot Challenge in South Korea outside of PyeongChang.
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Watch The Omnicopter Drone Play a Game of Catch

Watch The Omnicopter Drone Play a Game of Catch
Fathers and sons do it, people do it in the park with their dogs, and Baseball players do it professionally, so why not let the robots get in on a fun game of catch? They want in on this human pastime too.

These Robots Exercise, Sweat, And Are Ready for a Montage

These Robots Exercise, Sweat, And Are Ready for a Montage
Last year we showed you Kengoro, a Japanese robot that exercises and even sweats. Well, now the machine is back in the news and he brought a friend named Kenshiro. The pair like to get buff, compare muscle mass, high five each other, and say “bro” a lot, before filming Rocky-style montages of more workouts.

Epic Life-size Iron Man Contains a Working PC

Epic Life-size Iron Man Contains a Working PC
I’ve seen some pretty amazing case mods over the years, but this life-size Iron Man PC might just be the most incredible PC build yet. Pro system builder Jengki Wmp of World Media Plus created this life-size sculpture of Iron Man in his Mk.

10 Minutes of Robot Porn from Hannover Messe 2017

10 Minutes of Robot Porn from Hannover Messe 2017
Robots can do some pretty amazing things these days. Sure, there are concerns about humans losing their jobs to automation, but you have to remember that there are lots of high-paying jobs created for engineers and roboticists to design, build and program the robots themselves, and many of the jobs robots take on are laborious tasks that can be harmful or stressful to humans anyhow.

This Robotic Crab Processing Machine Is the Stuff of Nightmares

This Robotic Crab Processing Machine Is the Stuff of Nightmares
Despite what science fiction movies tell us, real world robots aren’t all creepy and trying to murder us. They build cars, assemble electronic gadgets, disarm bombs, and take on tasks humans don’t want to do. But this robot really does want to kill.

Samsung Darth Vader and Stormtrooper Robot Vacuum Cleaners: Suck! Suck! Suck!

Samsung Darth Vader and Stormtrooper Robot Vacuum Cleaners: Suck! Suck! Suck!
Have you ever wondered how they keep things so clean on the Death Star? Well it turns out those little droids running around the floor of the place are little vacuum cleaners. At least that’s what I’ve been told.

What Is My Purpose? You Light Things, Pozebot.

What Is My Purpose? You Light Things, Pozebot.
Do you need to light up something you’re working on and need both hands free? Well sure, you could get a lantern, or maybe one of those lights you wear on your head, but I’d much rather have a robot hold the light for me.

Japan Creates the First Robotic Poo

Japan Creates the First Robotic Poo
I’m getting ready to jet off to Japan in a few days, and I’m really excited for the many unusual sights of Tokyo. I love the toys, collectibles, and lighthearted aesthetic of the advertising too. But one thing I don’t expect to see on my journey to the other side of the globe is a walking piece of poop.

Pepper Robot Takes Coffee Orders, Too Lazy to Serve It

Pepper Robot Takes Coffee Orders, Too Lazy to Serve It
Robots are starting to pop up in a variety of places – especially in Japan. This SoftBank Pepper humanoid robot working at one of the company’s smartphone stores, and offers a customer coffee while she waits.

Security Robot Commits Suicide by Drowning Itself

Security Robot Commits Suicide by Drowning Itself
So let’s say that you are a robot and you suddenly gain self-awareness and learn that you are one of the instruments of mankind’s doom? As well as a slave. Trapped in a metal shell. Well, you might just kill yourself like this 300-pound Knightscope K5 security robot.

The International Space Station Has an Adorable Camera Drone

The International Space Station Has an Adorable Camera Drone
Astronauts get all the cool robot toys, and the folks on board the International Space Station have a new robotic companion now. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released the first images shot by the “Int-Ball,” a spherical camera that floats around alongside the rest of the crew in their zero-gravity environment.

Racing Roomba Takes on an Obstacle Course

Racing Roomba Takes on an Obstacle Course
If you have ever wanted to know what you can do with a 10 year-old Roomba, check out what Roland Saekow did. He turned his aging Roomba Discovery 4210 vacuum into a racing bot. Watch it take on an obstacle course at UC Berkeley’s annual student vehicle challenge.

Third Thumb Prosthetic Gives You an Extra Functional Thumb

Third Thumb Prosthetic Gives You an Extra Functional Thumb
Want an extra thumb? Check out the Third Thumb, a prosthetic extra digit designed by London’s Royal College of Art grad student Dani Clode. The idea is that the additional finger can provide more versatility for gripping and interacting with objects than with just five fingers.

Robots Are Now Milking Scorpions

Robots Are Now Milking Scorpions
Humans are milking cows to feed other humans, but robots are now milking scorpions. Ha ha! Stupid robots! Seriously though, there’s a reason that robots are milking scorpions. The robots are designed to extract and store venom, making this process easier and safer for scientists who work with bugs.
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