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Tag: Robot

Listen to the Sound of Our Robotic Doom

Listen to the Sound of Our Robotic Doom
What you are seeing is the end times my friends. A world where robot dogs not only hunt you down but they run in packs and they haul equipment from one place to another in a dog sled formation. They cannot be stopped, they can not be reasoned with. They…

Boston Dynamics’ Handle Robot Carries and Stacks Boxes

Boston Dynamics’ Handle Robot Carries and Stacks Boxes
We first saw Boston Dynamics’ Handle robot rolling about and balancing like a boss back in 2017. Now, the robot has been reimagined as a “mobile manipulation robot designed for logistics.” All I know is that this robot looks like trouble. It’s huge, inspired by a bird and carries boxes.…
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This Robot Will Park Your Car For You

This Robot Will Park Your Car For You
Today we have cars that can park themselves, but that’s not good enough. What we need are robots to park our non-autonomous cars for us. Stanley Robotics car-parking robot is basically the mechanical equivalent of a valet parker. Simply drop your car off in a pickup garage, and Stan, the…

MIT Soft Robotic Gripper Is Part Balloon Part Vacuum Cleaner

MIT Soft Robotic Gripper Is Part Balloon Part Vacuum Cleaner
One day, robots will replace humans at places like Amazon where objects need to be taken from one bin and packaged in boxes for shipment. Before that can happen, we need robot arms with grippers that can handle odd objects of all sizes. Engineers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial…

Festo’s New Soft Robotic Arm Is Powered By Air, Bends Like a Worm

Festo’s New Soft Robotic Arm Is Powered By Air, Bends Like a Worm
Check out this amazing new bendy robot arm developed by robotics manufacturer Festo. Somewhere, the Six Million Dollar Man is eyeing his new toy. The BionicSoftArm has pneumatically powered ‘muscles’ and is more flexible and lighter than other robotic arms. It can be used for a number of applications, thanks…

The CleanseBot is a Germ-Killing Roomba for Hotel Beds

The CleanseBot is a Germ-Killing Roomba for Hotel Beds
I don’t travel much, but when I do, I am always a bit leery of whether or not the cleaning staff really changes the sheets. I mean, all they need do is be sure that a few errant hairs are picked up and how would we ever know if the…

This Little Robot Is Designed to Clean Toilets

This Little Robot Is Designed to Clean Toilets
We’ve seen machines designed to clean bathrooms before, but this one is an actual tiny robot that you lift up and put in your toilet. Altan Robotech’s invention, named “Giddel” has a humanoid shaped head so that you can feel extra weird about putting a small being into a toilet…

Ford Made a Sweaty Robot Butt to Simulate Sweaty Human Butts

Ford Made a Sweaty Robot Butt to Simulate Sweaty Human Butts
If you’ve ever gotten into your car after a big workout or on a really hot day, you and Ford’s latest robot likely have something in common. A sweaty butt. To make sure that your car seat will stand up to such things, Ford engineers in Europe are going all…

Artie 3000 Robot Teaches Kids to Code by Making Art

Artie 3000 Robot Teaches Kids to Code by Making Art
This little robot is called Artie 3000, which sounds like a bad 1980s robot movie. Created by Educational Insights, it’s a programmable robot that encourages kids to code through art. There are plenty of toys for kids that encourage problem-solving, but this one is kind of unique. This new ‘bot…

Watch a Hexapod Do an ’80s-style Aerobics Routine: Botercise!

Watch a Hexapod Do an ’80s-style Aerobics Routine: Botercise!
Shut the internet down! I have finally seen everything. If you have ever wondered how robots stay in shape, we have the answer. Apparently, it all goes back to the 1980s. This video shows us that robots keep fit by doing aerobics Jane Fonda style, complete with 1980s aerobics studio…

Ubtech’s Walker Robot Butler Gets Arms

Ubtech’s Walker Robot Butler Gets Arms
Ubtech is once again trotting out its Walker bipedal robot. Pun intended. But this time out, the previously limbless robot has a pair of arms so that it can grab and pass objects to you, like a proper robot servant. The robot stands at 4.75 feet tall, so you can…

ShopPal is a Cute Robot Shopping Companion

ShopPal is a Cute Robot Shopping Companion
Is the act of shopping getting a bit too lonely for you? Do you have no friends that you can take with you to the mall as you spend money? Never fear, a new friend is here. ShopPal is a robot that is designed to be your new shopping companion.…

This Finned Robot Can Maneuver Over Land and Through Water

This Finned Robot Can Maneuver Over Land and Through Water
Scientists often use nature as a guide when creating new robots, making machines that mimic the behavior and movements of animals. But if you are copying a fish, that won’t do any good on land. Just like a robot based on a lizard won’t do you any good in the…

This Vending Machine Serves Up Fried Chicken

This Vending Machine Serves Up Fried Chicken
Food dispensed from a machine is usually not the freshest, but what if we’re talking about a vending machine that serves up fresh fried chicken? That’s what the Lawson Karaage-kun robot does. Naturally, the machine looks like a chicken too, because Japan. A chicken serving chicken? That just seems wrong.…

Walmart’s Industrial Floor Cleaning Robot Doesn’t Make $15 An Hour

Walmart’s Industrial Floor Cleaning Robot Doesn’t Make $15 An Hour
Walmart is always looking for ways to save, and with its $15 an hour minimum wage, it should come as no surprise that some workers are due to be replaced by automation. The first replacements were cashiers, with most Walmart locations now offering self-checkout lanes where you don’t have to…

This Toilet Scrubbing Robot Is The Hero We Need

This Toilet Scrubbing Robot Is The Hero We Need
Household chores suck. If you ask me, the worst chore is scrubbing toilets. We all dread it. If only there were a robot that would do the job for us. Well, there is. A team of researchers from the University of Koblenz-Landau have created a robot that specializes in the…
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