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Ford and Agility Robotics Team for Package Delivery Robot

Ford and Agility Robotics Team for Package Delivery Robot
Ford knows that autonomous cars will be used in a big way for delivery services. People who buy stuff online don’t always have time or the desire to walk out to the road to get their packages off the autonomous delivery vehicle.

Boston Dynamics Releases Official Footage of Handle Robot

Boston Dynamics Releases Official Footage of Handle Robot
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.
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Cassie the Bipedal Robot is Creepy as Hell

Cassie the Bipedal Robot is Creepy as Hell
This is Cassie. Cassie is a bipedal robot that is only a robot arse and legs. Cassie is cool, but kind of creeps me out. I mean it’s basically robotic bum that will truck around on its own. In this video, Cassie roams campus at Oregon State University looking for a hot blonde coed to steal a torso, arms, and head from.

AMBER 2 Robot Mimics Human Foot Movements

AMBER 2 Robot Mimics Human Foot Movements
We all know that humanoid robots roaming the streets aren’t that far away, but there are still plenty of kinks to be worked out of the designs. The AMBER 2 Robot does its best to emulate human foot movements, with the goal of making a machine that can walk on all sorts of terrain.

SCHAFT Humanoid Robot is a Bad Mother… Shut Your Mouth!

SCHAFT Humanoid Robot is a Bad Mother… Shut Your Mouth!
Humanoid robots can be pretty creepy, but most of them aren’t that strong. That’s because their electric motors they use are pretty limited due to size. However scientists are working on making humanoid robots more powerful.

Russian Guy Builds Creepy Walking BirdBots – Run for Your Lives!

Russian Guy Builds Creepy Walking BirdBots – Run for Your Lives!
An engineer in Russia has decided that building humanoid robots has been done enough, so he decided to go and build his own two-legged ‘bots to take on Honda’s Asimo and other bipedal machines. Despite being built in Russia, what you’re looking at here is something I like to call “TurkeyBot.”

Robot Walks a Tightrope: Robot Circus is One Step Closer

Robot Walks a Tightrope: Robot Circus is One Step Closer
Well, there goes my plan of hiding on a rock cliff from robots who can’t get me because they don’t know how to walk a tightrope. It appears they can now walk tightropes with the greatest of ease.

DARPA Robot Climbs Stairs Like a Boss, Another Does More Pushups Than I Can

DARPA Robot Climbs Stairs Like a Boss, Another Does More Pushups Than I Can
Hot on the heels of the announcement of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, it’s looking more and more like Boston Dynamics will be a shoe-in for the competition with its latest bi-pedal robots. A recently released video clip shows DARPA and Boston Dynamics bipedal robots climbing stairs, walking on a treadmill and doing pushups.

Preliminary Details of New DARPA Grand Challenge for Humanoid Robots Surface

Preliminary Details of New DARPA Grand Challenge for Humanoid Robots Surface
Robots can be awesome (and more than a little creepy at times). DARPA is about to start up a new Grand Challenge that involves robots that can walk among other things. DARPA’s Dr. Gill Pratt recently revealed that the new challenge will involve builders competing to create a humanoid robot that can accomplish a specific and rather difficult set of tasks.
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