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Tag: Robot

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.

U.S. Navy Robot Dances Gangnam Style: PSYBot

U.S. Navy Robot Dances Gangnam Style: PSYBot
You might know CHARLI-2 as Virginia Tech’s five-foot tall humanoid robot who is designed to be a firefighting robot. What you probably didn’t know is that this bot can also dance to Gangnam Style.

Robot Walks a Tightrope: Robot Circus is One Step Closer

Robot Walks a Tightrope: Robot Circus is One Step Closer
Well, there goes my plan of hiding on a rock cliff from robots who can’t get me because they don’t know how to walk a tightrope. It appears they can now walk tightropes with the greatest of ease.

Dalek Plush Baby Toys are Too Cute to Exterminate Us (or Are They?)

Dalek Plush Baby Toys are Too Cute to Exterminate Us (or Are They?)
If there’s one word you don’t usually picture when you think about Daleks, it’s “cute”. But these plush Daleks are the cutest Daleks I’ve ever laid eyes on.

Musical Spider-Bot Will Keep You up at Night

Musical Spider-Bot Will Keep You up at Night
I’ve got enough problems with spiders. They just creep me out. I can handle the occasional daddy long-legs or jumping spider, but giant spiders – forget about it. And giant metal robot spiders are the stuff of my worst nightmares.

Thermite Firefighting Robot Puts out Flames (and Looks Awesome Doing it)

Thermite Firefighting Robot Puts out Flames (and Looks Awesome Doing it)
Looking like a military version of Wall-E on steroids, Howe and Howe Technologies‘ latest robot is ready to extinguish fires while keeping human firefighters at a safe distance.

Giant Inflatable Robot Fists, Hells Yeah.

Giant Inflatable Robot Fists, Hells Yeah.
If you didn’t already pick up that giant fist for carrying around your beer, you might want to hold off and buy these instead. These giant, inflatable fists turn your mitts into massive mech-like robo-fists.

Robot Carries Objects on Serving Trays: Robo-Butlers Around the Corner

Robot Carries Objects on Serving Trays: Robo-Butlers Around the Corner
After watching the Woody Allen classic, Sleeper for the 1000th time, I assumed that we’d all have cold, impersonal robot butlers in our homes by now. Well, it turns out that one of the main challenges for robo-butlers is their lack of ability to carry items on a tray without spilling them.

Beam Remote Presence Robot Debuts, Putting Your Big Head on Wheels

Beam Remote Presence Robot Debuts, Putting Your Big Head on Wheels
If you have $16,000 lying around and I hankering to virtually cruise the halls of some distant office, Suitable Technologies has something suitable that it has just debuted. The company has new telepresence robot called the Beam Remote Presence System or Beam RPS.

Allergic Second-Grader Sends Robot Avatar to School in His Place

Allergic Second-Grader Sends Robot Avatar to School in His Place
Devon Carrow is a fairly normal kid, except for the fact that his allergies are so severe that he has been compared to David Vetter, the boy who inspired the film The Boy In the Plastic Bubble.

[Spoiler] Torchlight II Has a Guest from the Other Side of the Borderlands

[Spoiler] Torchlight II Has a Guest from the Other Side of the Borderlands
Two of the most well-received games this year are both sequels, which were also released within a few days of each other: Torchlight II and Borderlands 2. It turns out these two games shared more than just a launch week, they also shared a robot:

Baxter Industrial Robot is Human-Friendly (Thank Goodness.)

Baxter Industrial Robot is Human-Friendly (Thank Goodness.)
Would you believe that friendly-looking robot giving that guy a hug is an industrial robot? You probably thought they were all just arms that weld and move heavy objects. Well, most are. Baxter obviously is different.

Robot Tuna to Protect America’s Watery Borders?

Robot Tuna to Protect America’s Watery Borders?
Are you worried about the safety of America’s waters? Rest easy. The overly paranoid folks at the Department of Homeland Security have a plan. Robotic tuna to the rescue! If that doesn’t work, we can try to stop ticking other countries off, but robots always come first cause robots are cool.

Helios iPhone Telepresence Robot: Small, Cheap & Available Soon

Helios iPhone Telepresence Robot: Small, Cheap & Available Soon
Telepresence robots seem to be something that some people are starting to look at, and that’s one of the reasons why two Princeton students, Tianlong Wang and Xinyi Chen created the Helios robot. It turns your smartphone into a mobile telepresence rig for far less than other solutions.

Alpha Dog Robot Can Move More Quietly (But You Can Still Escape It)

Alpha Dog Robot Can Move More Quietly (But You Can Still Escape It)
So we recently saw Boston Dynamics updated Cheetah robot which is now capable of outrunning humans, and now we have video of the latest improvements to their DARPA funded Alpha Dog robot. Alpha Dog is slower than Cheetah because it is built for different tasks.

Shimi Dancing Robot for the iPhone Hits Kickstarter

Shimi Dancing Robot for the iPhone Hits Kickstarter
Back in June, we talked about the Shimi smart musical robot based on the Android platform. The device has now hit Kickstarter with plans for coming to the iOS platform. The developers say Android users shouldn’t worry, an Android version will still be coming.