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Tag: Robot

Smart Skin Could Give Robots a Sense of Touch

Smart Skin Could Give Robots a Sense of Touch
Like most of you, I’m patiently waiting for the day when I can buy a robot that will take care of all the irritating things around house I want to deal with. I want a robot to wash the dishes, bathe the dog, mow the lawn, and take out the trash.

Kid’s Walker NT: Mini Mech

Kid’s Walker NT: Mini Mech
Can’t afford the sweet Kuratas mech? Maybe you can pass on your dream of riding a robot to your kid. Japanese company Sakakibara Kikai recently released a video showing an updated version of its Kid’s Walker machine.

Cyberpunk Robot Skull: the Borg Assimilate the Walking Dead

Cyberpunk Robot Skull: the Borg Assimilate the Walking Dead
What the hell happened here? Did a Predator go hunting the Borg and take a trophy? Did the Borg assimilate a zombie? I have no idea. I just know that skulls are cool. Robot skulls are even better, and this hot, dead, robotic mess looks pretty bad-ass to me.

Animatronic Ray Charles Performs on the Streets of Osaka: Hit the Road, Jack!

Animatronic Ray Charles Performs on the Streets of Osaka: Hit the Road, Jack!
You expect to see robots in Japan, but nowadays even their street performers are animatronic. Now, someone in Osaka has developed his own life-size singing Ray Charles robot. He may have Georgia on his mind, but this Ray lives in Japan.

Grizzly Robot Utility Vehicle: Watch Out, BigDog

Grizzly Robot Utility Vehicle: Watch Out, BigDog
A company called Clearpath Robotics Inc. recently unveiled its bot of burden, the Grizzly. The four-wheeled robot can go faster and carry much more load than its most famous counterparts, Boston Dynamics’ BigDog and Alpha Dog.

Festo BionicOpter Robot Dragonfly Makes Quadcopters Look Clumsy

Festo BionicOpter Robot Dragonfly Makes Quadcopters Look Clumsy
Automation company Festo loves showing off its technologies and expertise by creating robot versions of animals. We’ve featured the company’s SmartBird before, and you may have also seen its AirPenguin in action. Now the company has released information about its latest pet project, the BionicOpter.

CHIMP “Humanoid” Rescue Robot to Climb Ladders, Transform into a Tank

CHIMP “Humanoid” Rescue Robot to Climb Ladders, Transform into a Tank
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working on a rescue robot that can take on both humanoid and tank forms like a Transformer. No word on whether it is a Decepticon or an Autobot. It’s called CHIMP (CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform) and it can work like a human (or monkey) when it needs to climb a ladder and such.

HERB the Robot Separates Oreo Cookies

HERB the Robot Separates Oreo Cookies
The latest contraption to separate the cookies and cream from Oreo cookies is a robot named HERB, Carnegie Mellon’s butler ‘bot. He was built for performing household tasks, and what task could be more important than separating Oreo cookies?

Kibo the Robot is Going to Space

Kibo the Robot is Going to Space
If science fiction films are to be believed, when an astronaut needs company in space, a robot can be a good companion. In keeping with that idea, Kibo the robot will soon join the crew of the International Space Station.

Pneupard Robotic Leopard Not as Fast as Robotic Cheetah

Pneupard Robotic Leopard Not as Fast as Robotic Cheetah
We’ve seen plenty of robots based on animal designs. Nature knows what it is doing after all. Researchers, much like leopards, don’t change their spots. They are still working on robot designs that will run us down and devour us.

Giant Robotic Monsters Now Train Rugby Players

Giant Robotic Monsters Now Train Rugby Players
No, the robot invasion hasn’t begun. This six-legged robotic simulator is being used to train rugby players as a part of the management-transition training program at Thales. It is called the Thales Scrum Simulator. It was developed to analyze accidents in order to help avoid spinal cord injuries to players and now it is also used for coaching and match preparations.

Japan Uses Robot Rats to Terrorize Real Rats

Japan Uses Robot Rats to Terrorize Real Rats
Lab rats have it bad enough having to jump through hoops and perform in order to be studied, but now life just got worse for the furry rodents. Scientists at Japan’s Waseda University have created a robotic rat designed to terrorize their organic lab rats, inducing stress and depression so their reactions can be studied.

Hive-Minded Robots Swarm in the Water

Hive-Minded Robots Swarm in the Water
We have robots that can swarm on land and in the air and now they have invaded swimming pools. These robotic boats from the University of Pennsylvania are pretty neat and kind of cute too. Each boat is named after periodic table elements.

Full-Size Robocop ED-209 for Sale: Only $25K

Full-Size Robocop ED-209 for Sale: Only $25K
Would you like to own this massive ED-209 replica? Your move punk. Some guy is selling it on eBay for $25,000(USD). Hopefully you don’t live in Detroit or your purchase will be killed by Robocop.

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.”

Tiny Maid Robot Serves Awesome Dance Moves

Tiny Maid Robot Serves Awesome Dance Moves
We’ve seen a lot of robots that can dance, but I’ve never seen one with moves as complicated and lifelike as this maid robot made by YouTuber Dr. GIY. It’ll only be a matter of time before Dr.