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Tag: Robot

Combat Creatures Attacknid Robot Revealed: Get Ready for The Holiday Toy of the Year

Combat Creatures Attacknid Robot Revealed: Get Ready for The Holiday Toy of the Year
A few months back, robot/toy designer Jaimie Mantzel showed off an early prototype of a six-legged robot toy that looked pretty damned awesome. He announced at the time that he was working on it so a production version could eventually be made, and now we can see the final build in action!

Scientists Creating Remote-Controlled Zombie Cockroaches

Scientists Creating Remote-Controlled Zombie Cockroaches
If taking over a cockroach’s nervous system sounds like your idea of a good time, you should join up with these North Carolina State University researchers, who are having a grand old time perverting nature and ushering in humanities downfall.

Cheetah Robot Can Outrun Usain Bolt

Cheetah Robot Can Outrun Usain Bolt
Remember the Cheetah robot, developed by Boston Dynamics for DARPA? It wasn’t long ago that the robot hit a top speed of 18mph, which seemed insanely fast for a hunk of metal with four legs. Now the quadruped ‘bot has smashed its own record, running faster than the world’s fastest man.

BERO ‘Bot: The Customizeable Smartphone-Controlled Robot

BERO ‘Bot: The Customizeable Smartphone-Controlled Robot
Hackable toys are nothing new, but there’s something appealing about pulling a ‘bot out of your pocket and remote-controlling it from your smartphone. I’m sure that some of the flying mini drones would also fit the bill, but the BERO (Be The Robot) looks pretty cool too.

Robot Drummer Has Two Times More Arms (and Two Times More Groupies) Than You

Robot Drummer Has Two Times More Arms (and Two Times More Groupies) Than You
We’re no stranger to robot drummers – or robot musicians for that matter – but StickBoy stands out for a couple of reasons. Make that four reasons. The rock and roll robot makes up for its seemingly immobile hips by having four arms.

LiftPort: The Coolest Kickstarter Project Yet?

LiftPort: The Coolest Kickstarter Project Yet?
Typically, when I hear about a project over on the crowdsourced funding website Kickstarter, we’re talking about some sort of iPhone accessory or game. A project is up on Kickstarter right now that Arthur C. Clarke would really appreciate.

Nico the Robot Recognizes Self in the Mirror

Nico the Robot Recognizes Self in the Mirror
Justin Hart and Brian Scassellati of Yale University have nothing better to do, so they thought they would tinker with robots and doom us all. Recently, they taught a humanoid robot named Nico to recognize its own reflection in the mirror.

Chef Cui Robot Slices Noodles in China, Noodle Slicers Union Revolts

Chef Cui Robot Slices Noodles in China, Noodle Slicers Union Revolts
It’s a tough job, but somebody has to slice all of those noodles in China, and Chef Cui is taking on the task. This noodle-slicing robot was developed by Cui Runguan, a Chinese restaurateur and it is now being mass-produced and sold in China.

Double Telepresence Robot Debuts on the Cheap

Double Telepresence Robot Debuts on the Cheap
Telepresence robots let you remotely interact with others and their environments using a robotic avatar. Sadly, for most geeks telepresence robots are typically far from cheap. A company called Double Robotics has unveiled a new telepresence robot that is relatively inexpensive for the market, even if it still costs nearly $2000.

Autonomous Robot Plane is the R/C Toy You’ve Dreamed of

Autonomous Robot Plane is the R/C Toy You’ve Dreamed of
I’ve always wanted to play with R/C aircrafts, but even with my “easy to fly” AR.Drone 2.0, I find myself crashing the thing into walls and the ceiling indoors. Thanks to some impressive work by MIT’s Robust Robotics Group, we might someday be able to fly autonomous planes that are so smart that they can avoid obstacles on their own.

Flexible Starfish Robot Can Camouflage Itself

Flexible Starfish Robot Can Camouflage Itself
In November of 2011, we talked a bit about a soft, flexible robot that was powered by compressed air. The Harvard University team that designed that soft and flexible robot is back with an updated version of the same air-powered robot that can camouflage itself.

Researchers Create “Meshworm” Robot that Can’t Be Killed

Researchers Create “Meshworm” Robot that Can’t Be Killed
Meshworm is the latest robotic creation from researchers at MIT, Harvard University and Seoul National University. You can try beating this earthworm-like robot with a mallet, but the thing just won’t die.

Robot Dance Party Needs an Upgrade

Robot Dance Party Needs an Upgrade
Dancing is fun. Robots are fun. Therefore, robot dance parties should rock the house. There’s nothing better then having a robot show up and dance his metal butt off to the music. It makes everyone smile.

Guy Creates Working Wall-E Replica

Guy Creates Working Wall-E Replica
Prop maker and hobbyist Mike Senna has been working on a remote-controlled, life-size replica of Disney-Pixar‘s WALL-E since 2010. It is now complete and we have a real, functional WALL-E on our planet.

Stone Spray Robot, The In Situ Robotic 3D Printer

Stone Spray Robot, The In Situ Robotic 3D Printer
The Stone Spray robot was created as a 3D printer to produce architecture out of soil. While technically speaking, this robot wasn’t designed to create art, the results of its efforts and the research project sure look like some interesting sculptural works.

X-rhex Robot Gets a Tail, Always Lands on Its Feet

X-rhex Robot Gets a Tail, Always Lands on Its Feet
The tiny Tailbot robot relies on a tail to control its balance. Now, the creators of the Tailbot and the RHex hexapod robot have teamed up to make the X-RHex Lite. The difference between this robot and the original Tailbot is that the XRL is about 60 times bigger, weighing 8.1 kilograms compared to the tiny Tailbot which only weighed 177 grams.