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AI Drone Can Detect Violence at Ground Level

AI Drone Can Detect Violence at Ground Level
Not long from now, when you kick someone in the balls, a drone will be there to deliver some swift justice, like maybe a poison dart to the neck or a taser shot. I’m so looking…

HelloPika Pikachu Talking Robot Toy: Pika! Pika!

HelloPika Pikachu Talking Robot Toy: Pika! Pika!
Are you ready for the cutest Pikachu toy ever? The HelloPika Pikachu Talking Robot Toy is an interactive plaything that will melt your heart. It delivers an interactive, responsive experience for both kids and adults. It…
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Firefighting Robot Inspired by a Fire-breathing Dragon, but Breathes Water Instead

Firefighting Robot Inspired by a Fire-breathing Dragon, but Breathes Water Instead
Leave it to Japan to come up with a firefighting robot that looks like a dragon. This is actually a very clever idea. If you are building a robot to fight fires, you might as well…

Japanese Flying Robot Snake Puts out Fires

Japanese Flying Robot Snake Puts out Fires
A group of Japanese scientists have created a proof-of-concept robot that may just be the best Super Soaker in the world. But instead of some kind of lawn sprinkler toy for summer fun, this one is…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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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