Give a geek some cardboard, wood, and a roll of tape and he will cook up a very slick little obstacle course for said roll of tape. I don’t know what it is about this course that I find so mesmerizing.
Arpeggio is an impressive self-driven robotic player piano system developed by Nick Morris of Majestic Pianoworks. This robot performs at a virtuoso level and it actually does so while sitting at the piano, just like a human does.
Remember those creepy robotic banks with the face that eats coins? Of course you do. They still turn your dreams into nightmares. Well, if your nightmares need a little extra fuel, you might enjoy watching one get cut open to find out how it works.
Kristal of JK Brickworks created this amazing kinetic LEGO model that is absolutely fascinating to watch. It is a custom designed kinetic sculpture of a fruit bat, which replicates the unique wing motion of the nocturnal flying mammal.
I’ve been through enough harsh winters to know that a snowplowing robot is a great idea. An even better idea is an autonomous snowplowing robot competition to see which bot can clear the most snow. My only question is where can I get one for my driveway?
Ghost Robotics‘ compact and nimble Ghost Minitaur robot is both exceptional and frightening at the same time. Now the company has released a video of the robot while it explores the outdoors.
This little robot climbs, jumps, and flips over and through obstacles with ease.
You might remember that leaked footage of Boston Dynamics’ latest killer robot, Handle. Well now they’ve released an official video of Handle so we can all be officially terrified.
This wheel-legged robot is the stuff of nightmares.
Mechanical bulls at fairly horrifying and can even potentially kill you. Riding real bulls is even crazier. You know what is crazier than that? Trying to stay in the saddle while the mechanical arm of a logging machine is trying to throw you off of a log that it’s waving around like a conductor leading an orchestra.
In the future, robots will frolic in pools of human blood and use it for lubrication. Then robot arms will be forced to clean it all up. Today we can get a little taste of that horror that lies before us.
We have seen the gang over at the Hydraulic Press Channel smash everything they can get their mitts on. In their latest video, the team decided to see what would happen to some objects made from the fictitious substance Adamantium.
The BBC Earth and PBS animatronic wild animal series Spy in the Wild places realistic animatronic creatures in the midst of real ones so they can capture never-before-seen video of animals in their native habitats. The producers of the series have released a cool new video that shows off the amazing technology under the “skin” of these realistic animals.
Check out this crazy hoverbike test footage from Russia. This guy has only one thought: Don’t move my legs. Don’t move my legs. I love my legs. Please don’t let me lose my legs.
What you’re looking at here is a brief indoor test flight of Russia-based Hoversurf’s latest creation.
Playing DOOM and driving may not be the safest thing to do. But according to software engineer Matt Swarthout a.k.a. Vexal, there is a way to actually play the game on the computer display of a Porsche 911, and using the car’s steering wheel, pedals, horn, and gear shifter to control the game.
Last week we talked a bit about the video that leaked showing some of the menus and UI of the Nintendo Switch console. That leak was by a dude called “hiphoptherobot,” who said of how he got his hands on the console, “It isn’t like I grabbed it off the back of a truck or anything, I just happened to get lucky because unnamed store decided to ship early for whatever reason.”
It will be another couple of weeks before the Nintendo Switch officially starts shipping, but it looks like at least one lucky gamer already got the console/handheld hybrid in hand. Could be a shipping mistake or a hoax, so take it with a grain of salt.