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Tag: Robot

FDA Approves iRobot RP-VITA Robot to Work in Hospitals

FDA Approves iRobot RP-VITA Robot to Work in Hospitals
iRobot makes robots for all sorts of needs in the military and other business areas. In the consumer space, the company is probably best known for its line of robotic vacuum cleaners, including the Roomba and Scooba.

Robot with a Chainsaw: It’s the End of the World as We Know It.

Robot with a Chainsaw: It’s the End of the World as We Know It.
What genius gave this robot a chainsaw? This industrial robot has been programmed to carve logs into stools. With a chainsaw. Is this really a good idea? Uh, probably not. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre will now become the Robot Chainsaw Massacre.

Larry the Vomiting Robot Spews for Science

Larry the Vomiting Robot Spews for Science
The norovirus can be nasty. It causes severe diarrhea and vomiting in humans. It is also extremely contagious. You might remember several cases of outbreaks in cruise ships on the news. This virus is estimated to have caused over 90% of epidemic nonbacterial gastroenteritis in the entire world.

Roboy Humanoid Robot Looks Like a Teen Terminator

Roboy Humanoid Robot Looks Like a Teen Terminator
A group of scientists and engineers from the University of Zürich’s Artificial Intelligence Lab has unveiled a robot called Roboy. While their intentions are good, this creepy-looking robot reminds me of an adolescent, hydrocephalic, Terminator sent back in time to destroy mankind.

Dad Builds Quadcopter to Walk His Son to the Bus Stop

Dad Builds Quadcopter to Walk His Son to the Bus Stop
Some of you will think this guy is the best dad ever, while others will think he is lazy. Personally I think he’s pretty awesome. Paul Wallich has entrusted a quadcopter to walk his son to the bus stop.

Brave Robotics Transforming Robot Car Rolls out

Brave Robotics Transforming Robot Car Rolls out
Remember the toy car that transforms into a robot? The inventor Kenji Ishida is playing Santa to those of you who wished you could buy one. He’s selling 10 units of the latest version of his robot, which has a couple of new tricks up its robot sleeves.

Disney Creates Robot That Can Play Catch

Disney Creates Robot That Can Play Catch
Apparently, Disney want your kids to spend more time with robots and less with parents. At least that would appear to be their goal judging by this humanoid robot. The robotics experts at the Disney Research lab in Pittsburgh have created a humanoid robot that can play a game of catch for possible use in theme parks.

Robot Book Scanner Can Scan 250 Pages in a Minute, Has No Idea What It’s Reading

Robot Book Scanner Can Scan 250 Pages in a Minute, Has No Idea What It’s Reading
It’s awesome what robots can do these days. They’ve certainly come a long way from the first robots that people put together many, many decades ago. Case in point? The U.S. Navy’s robot that can dance to PSY’s Gangnam Style and that sporty robot that can play ping pong.

Happy Thanksgiving from Robo-Turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving from Robo-Turkey!
It’s rare that we take a day off here at Technabob, but instead of researchin’ and ‘ritin (and ‘rithmatic) we’re going to gather ’round the table for some turkey, gravy, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, pie, more pie, and any other carbs we can get our hands on today.

Honda’s HEARBO Robot Listens Better Than Most of Us

Honda’s HEARBO Robot Listens Better Than Most of Us
While more and more devices are beginning to be able to understand what we’re saying, one problem that we face is that not everything that we communicate is in the form of a verbal cue. With that in mind, the roboticists at the Honda Research Institute have been working on a robot that can not only understand words, but other sounds.

U.S. Navy to Replace Dolphins and Sea Lions with Robots

U.S. Navy to Replace Dolphins and Sea Lions with Robots
The U.S. Navy’s Marine Mammal Program began in the ’60s. The idea was that dolphins and sea lions would help defend harbors, retrieve sunken equipment and, even identify mines for deactivation. Now they have changed their mind and they want robots to do the dirty work.

Long Distance Remote Control: Astronaut Plays with LEGO Robot from Space

Long Distance Remote Control: Astronaut Plays with LEGO Robot from Space
Space exploration. We like to pretend it is about all kinds of noble things having to do with mankind’s place in the universe, blah blah blah. We all know it is really about all the cool things that you can do while in space, right?

CIROS Robot Makes a Salad, Promises Not to Stab You

CIROS Robot Makes a Salad, Promises Not to Stab You
I know that many of us have dreamed about the day when a robot that could cook a meal for us, despite the fact that it requires a robot to handle a knife or other deadly kitchen implements.

Baby Ripley Power Loader Costume Takes Down the Alien Queen (and All Other Costumes)

Baby Ripley Power Loader Costume Takes Down the Alien Queen (and All Other Costumes)
Well, Halloween is upon us yet again, and my favorite costume of the year has just dropped onto my desktop. What you’re looking at here is an awesome build of the power loader from Aliens, piloted not by Ripley, but by an actual baby.

Robot Plays Ping Pong, Learns, Wipes the Floor with You

Robot Plays Ping Pong, Learns, Wipes the Floor with You
This isn’t the only robot that can kick your butt at ping pong. But unlike other ping pong playing ‘botsot, this one wasn’t programmed with its abilities. It has learned through experience. Robotics experts at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany created this robot arm that learns to adapt its game as it plays.

10-Foot-Tall, Flamethrowing Transformers Bumblebee Costume for Sale

10-Foot-Tall, Flamethrowing Transformers Bumblebee Costume for Sale
With only a week to go, it’s getting to be too late to start building your own really complex costume for Halloween. But if you happen to have $9,000 kicking around, and happen to live in Phoenix, AZ, you might still be able to pull off the best costume of the year.