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Tag: Robot

Swumanoid Robot Swims Like a Human

Swumanoid Robot Swims Like a Human
I’m not sure why we need robots that can swim like humans, but here we have one, and it’s named “Swumanoid.” Is there not enough danger at sea? Do we need humanoid robots swimming around ready to drag us under?

Students Creating a Rideable Hexapod, Probably Won’t Be Street Legal

Students Creating a Rideable Hexapod, Probably Won’t Be Street Legal
A bunch of students from Artistan’s Asylum in Somerville Massachusetts are creating a 2500 pound rideable hexapod robot. To accomplish this they will be using a 135 horsepower Toyota forklift engine. Where does a 2500 pound hexapod park?

Put a Robotic Surrogate on Your Shoulder

Put a Robotic Surrogate on Your Shoulder
If you want to share the world around you with your friends, but your friends aren’t there with you, then just put your friend on your shoulder – thanks to a robot surrogate. Researchers at Yamagata University are working to build a miniature humanoid that could one day let a robotic version of your friends sit on your shoulder and point at things.

Junkyard Robot PC Case Mod Dares You to Ask if It Can Play Crysis

Junkyard Robot PC Case Mod Dares You to Ask if It Can Play Crysis
Believe it or not, this sculpture of a robot actually houses a working computer in its body. While this doesn’t dethrone the weirdest or the prettiest case mods that I’ve seen, the man who made it says he finished the whole thing in just 2 days.

Robotic Fish Patrols Harbors for Pollution

Robotic Fish Patrols Harbors for Pollution
Scientists and researchers are constantly looking for ways to monitor the pollution in harbors around the world. This week, scientists moved a special robotic fish from the lab to sea trials. The robot fish is going to be used to patrol harbors autonomously in the search for pollution.

Robot Can Use the Microwave, Begun These Hot Pockets Wars Have

Robot Can Use the Microwave, Begun These Hot Pockets Wars Have
Robots can do all kinds of crazy things. They can save our lives in disaster situations, they can clean our homes, they can kill in wartime and now they can use microwaves. No, not as sensors or weapons.

Robot Bird Perches on a Human Hand

Robot Bird Perches on a Human Hand
If a bird in hand is worth two in the bush, what is a robot bird in the hand worth? I have no idea, but this is a robotic bird that is not only capable of flight, but it can also land on a human hand.

Clothbot Robot Climbs Pants with Ease

Clothbot Robot Climbs Pants with Ease
We’ve seen some unusual robots around here over the years, but this is definitely one of my favorites in recent memory. This little guy is designed to be able to easily climb cloth surfaces.

2012 Wall-E Toy Controlled by a 1983 Portable Computer

2012 Wall-E Toy Controlled by a 1983 Portable Computer
Old technology meets new technology here, and in this case they can actually interface very well despite their age difference. YouTuber Aliencurv modified an old 1983 TRS-80 portable computer with 20kb of memory to control a 2012 Wall-E robot.

Russian Researchers Build Creepy Android to Make Humans “Immortal”

Russian Researchers Build Creepy Android to Make Humans “Immortal”
A Team of Russian researchers are thinking big, as in science fiction premise big, building a conceptual mind-transfer android. The ultimate goal is to help mankind achieve immortality by using humanoid robots and interstellar space travel to get away from this dangerous and overcrowded blue orb we call Earth.

Japanese Robot Guy Creates an Amazing Transforming Car

Japanese Robot Guy Creates an Amazing Transforming Car
Watch below as Kenji Ishida’s transforming car changes from a car to a fully working robot just like in the kids cartoons – with no help from Michael Bay’s effects team. We’re not quite sure if it is a Autobot or a Decepticon, but it is 100% awesome.

G.I.A. Interactive Robot Gives You Creepy Face Time

G.I.A. Interactive Robot Gives You Creepy Face Time
The G.I.A. (Gestural Interactive Automaton) is a robotic sculpture that was created by Daniel Jay Bertner. It is mounted on the wall and it is basically a projection sphere and a webcam attached to three servo-controlled articulating arms.

LEGO Tachikoma Can Be Official, but It Needs More Than Eleven Individuals to Vote for It

LEGO Tachikoma Can Be Official, but It Needs More Than Eleven Individuals to Vote for It
Peer Kreuger put his motorized LEGO Tahickoma tank up on Cuusoo and needs your support for the powers that be to notice it. If you’re a Ghost in the Shell fan that should be all that you need to know, but in case you still need more motivation, here’s a look at the toy:

SAR-400 Robot is Russia’s Answer to NASA’s Robonaut 2

SAR-400 Robot is Russia’s Answer to NASA’s Robonaut 2
NASA and General Motors teamed up a while back to create a humanoid robot called Robonaut 2 or R2. R2 is now on the International Space Station where it will be used to conduct repairs and maintenance outside the space station.

Robotic Octopus Creeps into Our Lives

Robotic Octopus Creeps into Our Lives
The octopus is capable of some incredible movements because they have large brains, fine motor control, and almost no bones to hinder them. So it makes sense that researchers would want a robo-octopus to study. That’s what the Octopus Project is about – a bunch of oversized kids playing in the bathtub with their new toy.

TJ* Animatronic Puppet Puts a Robot Head on Your Desk

TJ* Animatronic Puppet Puts a Robot Head on Your Desk
If you’ve ever wanted to play with animatronics, here’s your chance to do it without breaking the bank. This low-cost robotic head is the perfect combination of plaything and educational toy.