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Tag: Robot

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.

Computer-controlled Computer: Even PCs Love Tablets

Computer-controlled Computer: Even PCs Love Tablets
Someone teach the folks at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories how to be malevolent. Not only are they still making good projects, they recently teamed up with a man named Daniel Gentleman. As a pet project, Daniel wanted to make a robot that could control a Surface Pro 2.

Pepper Emotion Sensing Robot Probably Senses That We’re Not Comfortable Around It

Pepper Emotion Sensing Robot Probably Senses That We’re Not Comfortable Around It
Pepper is a four-foot-tall mobile robot, designed to read and respond to human emotions. He comes with voice recognition and has four internal microphones and software that can analyze expressions and voice tones so that it interacts in a more natural way.

Raptor Robot Can Run 28 MPH and Avoid Obstacles

Raptor Robot Can Run 28 MPH and Avoid Obstacles
I’d wager what most of us know of the velociraptor is what we learned from Jurassic Park. The Raptor is a smaller dinosaur that is believed to have hunted in packs. Scientists at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have created a robot that is based on the velociraptor.

Intel Robot Kits Let You Roll Your Own Robotic Overlord

Intel Robot Kits Let You Roll Your Own Robotic Overlord
Robotics is a very interesting field, but buying a decent robot that is already built can be well out of reach for many folks. To address this, Intel and Trossen Robotics have announced that it will be putting open source robot kits on the market later this year that are reasonably affordable.

OutRunner Robot Can Run 20mph

OutRunner Robot Can Run 20mph
Eventually we will have to bow down to our robot overlords. We already know that robots of the future will be able to do just about everything that we can do. They will be stronger and faster than us as well.

DARwin-Mini Programmable Robot Kit: Survival of the Cutest

DARwin-Mini Programmable Robot Kit: Survival of the Cutest
The open source humanoid robot DARwin-OP is a tinkerer’s dream, but at $12,000 (USD) it’s going to remain just that for many. Fortunately Robotis released a more affordable version of the robot. The DARwin-Mini may be smaller and less powerful than its bigger – and OP!

Robotic ZiBear Wants to Sing, Play, and Possibly Eat Your Soul

Robotic ZiBear Wants to Sing, Play, and Possibly Eat Your Soul
Remember Teddy Ruxpin from back in the day? No matter how popular it was, that bear was creepy. My brother had one and it always stayed in a closet out of fear that it would wake up and start talking to us at night.

Borderlands Claptrap Trash Can: Please Don’t Shoot It!

Borderlands Claptrap Trash Can: Please Don’t Shoot It!
Claptrap is kind of annoying. Cute, but annoying. The robot from Borderlands has a grating voice, he follows you everywhere, and spends way too much time beatboxing. I complain, but the game wouldn’t be the same without him.

Festo BionicKangaroo: Energizer Joey

Festo BionicKangaroo: Energizer Joey
After creating a robot bird and dragonfly, automation company Festo shows off with another impressive animal replica. Like real kangaroos, Festo’s BionicKangaroo is not only great at jumping and keeping its balance, it can also store the energy generated from landing and use it for the next jump.

Creepy Animatronic Doll Will Dance for You, Not a Good Thing

Creepy Animatronic Doll Will Dance for You, Not a Good Thing
This is the creepiest thing I’ve seen in a long time. This life-sized animatronic doll will do a dance just for you. A creepy dance that leaves you feeling bad and sad and creeped out.

Z-MACHINES Robot Band: Rage with the Machines

Z-MACHINES Robot Band: Rage with the Machines
This is what 80’s rockers would have looked like if they were robots. This robotic band goes by the name Z-MACHINES. It sounds like a human band if you close your eyes, but if they are open you know that they are robots, ready to kill us after the show.

This Robot Can Beat You at Table Tennis with Just One Hand

This Robot Can Beat You at Table Tennis with Just One Hand
Back in 2011 we featured a couple of humanoid robots designed to play table tennis. Industrial mechanic Ulf Hoffman recently unveiled a similar robot that he and his friends have been working on for the past couple of years.

Remote-controlled Snow Plow Robot Will Also Plow Through Your Savings

Remote-controlled Snow Plow Robot Will Also Plow Through Your Savings
This robot fights the winter blues. A company called SuperDroid makes large remote-controlled snow plow robots. Use them to clear your front yard, push your cat back to your house, destroy your neighbor’s snowman and more from the warmth and safety of your home.

uArm Desktop Robot Arm: Industrial Devolution

uArm Desktop Robot Arm: Industrial Devolution
A small robotics company called UFactory is working on the uArm, a small version of the industrial robot arms we often see tirelessly moving about in modern manufacturing assembly lines. The uArm is about the size of a desk lamp and is controlled through an Arduino-compatible board.

Robots Get Their Own Network Called RoboEarth (SkyNet Goes Online)

Robots Get Their Own Network Called RoboEarth (SkyNet Goes Online)
Robots that are made to perform certain tasks require a lot of processing power and lots of programming. If you bring in another similar robot, you have to complete that programming again. That may change in the future with a group of researchers testing out something akin to a robot brain based in the cloud called RoboEarth.