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Tag: Robot

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.

Watch a Hexapod Do an ’80s-style Aerobics Routine: Botercise!

Watch a Hexapod Do an ’80s-style Aerobics Routine: Botercise!
Shut the internet down! I have finally seen everything. If you have ever wondered how robots stay in shape, we have the answer. Apparently, it all goes back to the 1980s. This video shows us that robots keep fit by doing aerobics Jane Fonda style, complete with 1980s aerobics studio film set.

Ubtech’s Walker Robot Butler Gets Arms

Ubtech’s Walker Robot Butler Gets Arms
Ubtech is once again trotting out its Walker bipedal robot. Pun intended. But this time out, the previously limbless robot has a pair of arms so that it can grab and pass objects to you, like a proper robot servant.

ShopPal is a Cute Robot Shopping Companion

ShopPal is a Cute Robot Shopping Companion
Is the act of shopping getting a bit too lonely for you? Do you have no friends that you can take with you to the mall as you spend money? Never fear, a new friend is here.

This Finned Robot Can Maneuver Over Land and Through Water

This Finned Robot Can Maneuver Over Land and Through Water
Scientists often use nature as a guide when creating new robots, making machines that mimic the behavior and movements of animals. But if you are copying a fish, that won’t do any good on land. Just like a robot based on a lizard won’t do you any good in the water.

This Vending Machine Serves Up Fried Chicken

This Vending Machine Serves Up Fried Chicken
Food dispensed from a machine is usually not the freshest, but what if we’re talking about a vending machine that serves up fresh fried chicken? That’s what the Lawson Karaage-kun robot does. Naturally, the machine looks like a chicken too, because Japan.

Walmart’s Industrial Floor Cleaning Robot Doesn’t Make $15 An Hour

Walmart’s Industrial Floor Cleaning Robot Doesn’t Make $15 An Hour
Walmart is always looking for ways to save, and with its $15 an hour minimum wage, it should come as no surprise that some workers are due to be replaced by automation. The first replacements were cashiers, with most Walmart locations now offering self-checkout lanes where you don’t have to listen to the cashier talk when all you want to do is pay and leave.

This Toilet Scrubbing Robot Is The Hero We Need

This Toilet Scrubbing Robot Is The Hero We Need
Household chores suck. If you ask me, the worst chore is scrubbing toilets. We all dread it. If only there were a robot that would do the job for us. Well, there is. A team of researchers from the University of Koblenz-Landau have created a robot that specializes in the dirty job.

Cassie Humanoid Legs Robot Becomes an AT-ST

Cassie Humanoid Legs Robot Becomes an AT-ST
Meet Chicken-Walker 2.0 everyone. This past Halloween, the weird looking Cassie humanoid-legged robot donned a Star Wars AT-ST costume made by members of its build team at Oregon State University’s Dynamic Robotics Lab. So basically these engineers are Imperials, now creating the Empire’s latest toys.

Toyota Tundra PIE Pro Has Pizza-Making Robots On Board

Toyota Tundra PIE Pro Has Pizza-Making Robots On Board
If you like your pizza hot, fresh, and delivered by robots, look no further. Toyota and Pizza Hut have got you covered. The two brand giants recently collaborated to make a high tech pickup truck that has all the gear on board to make pizza on the go, so it can be made to order on its way to its recipient.

Sony Aibo Robot Dog Teardown Is Like a Grim Scene from a Coroner’s Office

Sony Aibo Robot Dog Teardown Is Like a Grim Scene from a Coroner’s Office
Sony’s robot dogs have always been popular. The company has a new Aibo that is already out in Japan, so if you are interested in buying one, you might want to know what makes them tick.

Salto-1P Robot Hops Around Like Crazy, Knows Exactly Where It’s Going

Salto-1P Robot Hops Around Like Crazy, Knows Exactly Where It’s Going
The Salto-1P Robot is a small monopedal robot that looks happy as heel as it jumps for joy. It’s either happy or crazy; I’m not sure which. It is capable of continuous high-power hopping and it takes that job seriously.

This Ladder-Climbing Snake Robot is Creepy as Hell

This Ladder-Climbing Snake Robot is Creepy as Hell
How about a game of chutes and ladders? Uh, I mean snakes and ladders. Look, snakes are nature’s creepiest creation and robots are man’s creepiest creation. So naturally, scientists had to combine them both for maximum terror.

HRP-5P Humanoid Robot Now Has Screwdriver Capabilities

HRP-5P Humanoid Robot Now Has Screwdriver Capabilities
We haven’t heard anything about AIST Japan’s HRP humanoid robot line for a while. The new version, the very industrial-looking HRP-5P has some cool skills. It looks a lot like Boston Dynamics’ ATLAS, which sports a similar framework body.

Cat Quadruped Robot: No Litterbox Required

Cat Quadruped Robot: No Litterbox Required
I love the look of this cat-sized quadruped from Korean robot builder Bijuo. How did he keep it so trim and sleek? The answer is simple and surprising. The limbs don’t have any motors in them, which is what usually makes robot legs so bulky.

Russian Arms Maker Reveals Mecha Concept: You Have Five Seconds to Comply

Russian Arms Maker Reveals Mecha Concept: You Have Five Seconds to Comply
Famed Russian arms maker Kalashnikov wants to branch out from making guns, and get to the serious business of making mechs. That’s where the REAL carnage is at. Recently they were showing off their wares at the Army-2018 International Forum in Moscow, and one of its coolest designs is a mech that looks a lot like ED-209 from Robocop.