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The Octopus Gripper Robot Is Bendy and Mindbendy

The Octopus Gripper Robot Is Bendy and Mindbendy
German industrial automation company Festo has another creepy creature to add to its menagerie. The Octopus Gripper. The origin of Doctor Octopus, Spider-Man’s foe, is right here people. Octopus tentacles are a “muscular hydrostat,” like your…

The Robot Arm of our Nightmares Plays in a Pool of Blood

The Robot Arm of our Nightmares Plays in a Pool of Blood
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…
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Guy Gets Cool Bionic NERF Gun Arm

Guy Gets Cool Bionic NERF Gun Arm
Nicolas Huchet has a sweet bionic arm. A team of hackers called Hackerloop developed a bionic NERF Gun for Nicolas, who was left with a myoelectric prosthetic hand after an accident. Presumably they started off by…

This 65-foot Robot Arm Weighs Practically Nothing

This 65-foot Robot Arm Weighs Practically Nothing
The robot arms you see in most factories have a limited reach and they weigh several tons. The Giacometti Arm, however, can reach much further and extend over 65-feet. This is likely the longest robot arm…

Man Gets Prosthetic Tattoo Gun Arm

Man Gets Prosthetic Tattoo Gun Arm
French tattoo artist JC Sheitan Tenet lost his arm 22 years ago, and as much as that must have been traumatic for him at the time, he recently got a tattoo gun prosthetic, so he is…

Third Robot Arm for Drummers: Drum Schtick

Third Robot Arm for Drummers: Drum Schtick
We’ve seen a four-armed robot drummer that’s good enough for a casual gig, but only because the drum patterns are programmed into it. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology came up with a compromise by…

The Chin Rest Arm Will Help You Nap at Work

The Chin Rest Arm Will Help You Nap at Work
It’s not easy being a slacker. Say you are at work and you need a little nap. It’s such a pain to hold your hand up to your chin and prop your head up so that…

The Selfie Arm: This Is Why You Are Alone.

The Selfie Arm: This Is Why You Are Alone.
The latest in crazy selfie-taking gadgets is this weird fiberglass Selfie Arm that will make it look like you are not alone, even though you are. And this is exactly why you are alone! Who does…

HelloSpoon Feeding Robot: Nannynator

HelloSpoon Feeding Robot: Nannynator
A few months ago we saw a silly viral ad featuring a malfunctioning robot arm. HelloSpoon is the kinder version of that sadistic ‘bot. Made by Luis García González, the feeding robot is meant to help…

LEGO Robotic Hand & Arm: Mindstormsminator

LEGO Robotic Hand & Arm: Mindstormsminator
LEGO enthusiast Diavo Voltaggio won the Best Mindstorms award at this year’s BrickFair Virginia for his sweet robotic hand and arm. Powered by the Mindstorms EV3, it has four buttons – one for each finger –…

Hands-free Snacking Robot Arm: More Like a Hands-free Slapping Robot Arm

Hands-free Snacking Robot Arm: More Like a Hands-free Slapping Robot Arm
Sometimes innovation means being smacked in the face repeatedly by a robot arm that is trying to feed you Cheetos. It is just the price of innovation. No pain, no gain.…

Novena Open Source Laptop Fundraiser: Ctrl+A

Novena Open Source Laptop Fundraiser: Ctrl+A
Hackers Bunnie Huang and Sean “xobs” Cross have launched a fundraiser for their open source laptop, the Novena. It looks very different from its prototype, but the idea behind it remains the same: a computer with…

Novena Open Source Laptop: Nihil Obstat

Novena Open Source Laptop: Nihil Obstat
The last time we featured Bunnie Huang and Sean “xobs” Cross, they revealed that SD cards are computers too. If you look closely at one of the slides in their presentation (pdf), you can see that…

Fantasy Scorpion Arm Blade: You’ll Tear Your Eye out Kid

Fantasy Scorpion Arm Blade: You’ll Tear Your Eye out Kid
What do you want for Christmas? I want a razor sharp wrist/arm blade that’s shaped like a scorpion with a pointy sharp death tail. Can I have it? Can I have it mom? Please? No… You’ll…

Titan Arm Assistive Exoskeleton Wins James Dyson Award

Titan Arm Assistive Exoskeleton Wins James Dyson Award
Exoskeletons are definitely the way to go to boost and assist people’s natural strength. There have been numerous exoskeleton prototypes created, but most of them cost an arm and a leg to make. That’s not the…

Comfort Cast Makes Broken Arms Look Almost Desireable

Comfort Cast Makes Broken Arms Look Almost Desireable
Whenever you have a broken limb, life can get quite difficult. There aren’t plenty of ways that you can make it better, however, sticking a screen on it and completely modernizing is something I hadn’t thought…
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