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Tag: Robot

Build Your Own Creepy Robot Centipede

Build Your Own Creepy Robot Centipede
Are you in need of a creepy robot centipede? Sure, we all are. Well, here ya go. Japanese toy maker Tamiya now sells a wonderfully weird centipede robot construction kit. It’s pretty creepy, and pretty awesome. 

Would You Trust This Robot to Stick a COVID-19 Test Swab Up Your Nose?

Would You Trust This Robot to Stick a COVID-19 Test Swab Up Your Nose?
I’ve been fortunate enough not to have needed a COVID-19 test yet, but my friends who have had one have described the part where they stick that swab up your nose as incredibly uncomfortable – as if the thing could touch their brains.
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Ardu McDuino: Bagpipe Playing Robot

Ardu McDuino: Bagpipe Playing Robot
I’m always amazed when I see people playing bagpipes. That weird sack with pipes sticking out of it looks so complicated that I can’t believe anyone could master it. I’m just not musically gifted I guess.

Amazon Pegasus Robots Sort Packages

Amazon Pegasus Robots Sort Packages
Amazon is showing off its latest robots in use at its sorting center in Denver, Colorado. Their orange Pegasus robots are 2 feet-high and 3 feet-wide, and are designed specifically to swiftly sort packages and get them on their way.

Cassie Robot Tries on a Pair of “Hovershoes”

Cassie Robot Tries on a Pair of “Hovershoes”
Bipedal robots are those that walk using two legs like humans do. The problem is that this isn’t always the fastest way to travel. That’s why humans developed wheeled transports like cars, bikes, roller skates, and even so-called “hoverboards.”

Keg-A-Droid Is a Remote Controlled Beer Keg

Keg-A-Droid Is a Remote Controlled Beer Keg
Finally, a robot that can bring me a fresh beer on tap. What you are looking at is the Keg-A-Droid from SuperDroid Robots. Yes, it is a remote-controlled beer keg and tap on wheels. Who needs R2-D2?

NASA’s Astrobee Robots Are Floating Assistants for ISS Astronauts

NASA’s Astrobee Robots Are Floating Assistants for ISS Astronauts
Astrobees may sound like cyborg killer insects that invade Earth to make honey from our flesh, but they actually have an Earthly origin. They are robots created by humans to help astronauts in space. Astrobees are flying robots who will help astronauts with their missions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 sheets were changed?

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 bowl.

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 out.

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.
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