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Tag: Robot

DARPA Robot Climbs Stairs Like a Boss, Another Does More Pushups Than I Can

DARPA Robot Climbs Stairs Like a Boss, Another Does More Pushups Than I Can
Hot on the heels of the announcement of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, it’s looking more and more like Boston Dynamics will be a shoe-in for the competition with its latest bi-pedal robots. A recently released video clip shows DARPA and Boston Dynamics bipedal robots climbing stairs, walking on a treadmill and doing pushups.

DARPA Robotics Challenge Announced

DARPA Robotics Challenge Announced
Last week I mentioned that some early details on the latest grand challenge hosted by DARPA had surfaced. Those early details outlined a robotics contest that had some complicated steps that had to be completed to win.

SushiBot Cranks out the Spicy Tuna Rolls

SushiBot Cranks out the Spicy Tuna Rolls
I love a good hand-rolled sushi roll as much as the next person, but I can only imagine that making hundreds of rolls of sushi every hour can be an exhausting and difficult experience for the chefs behind the sushi bar.

Preliminary Details of New DARPA Grand Challenge for Humanoid Robots Surface

Preliminary Details of New DARPA Grand Challenge for Humanoid Robots Surface
Robots can be awesome (and more than a little creepy at times). DARPA is about to start up a new Grand Challenge that involves robots that can walk among other things. DARPA’s Dr. Gill Pratt recently revealed that the new challenge will involve builders competing to create a humanoid robot that can accomplish a specific and rather difficult set of tasks.

Spatula Robot Walks and Wobbles, But Can’t Fix You Breakfast

Spatula Robot Walks and Wobbles, But Can’t Fix You Breakfast
A while back, we posted a robot that could flip pancakes, and duo that could cook breakfast too. Well, this little fella looks the part of a kitchen robot, but can’t cook his way out of a box of Hot Pockets.

Eccerobot Looks Like a Robot Cyclops After an Acid Bath

Eccerobot Looks Like a Robot Cyclops After an Acid Bath
ECCEROBOT is an anthropomimetic robot. It is outfitted with bones, muscles, and even tendons in order to move the way that humans do. It does this very well, and it’s creepy to watch. Extra creepy thanks to it’s cyclops face and complete lack of skin.

Transforming Morphex Robot Now Rolls in a Ball, Calls Itself Samus

Transforming Morphex Robot Now Rolls in a Ball, Calls Itself Samus
Remember that omni-directional robot called the Morphex? The ‘bot had the ability to transform from a ball to a robot and back. This robot was created by Norwegian Engineer Kåre Halvorsen and it is a neat little piece of technology.

HUBO Robots Perform The Beatles’ Come Together

HUBO Robots Perform The Beatles’ Come Together
The Drexel University Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory recently took four HUBO robots and turned them into The Beatles. Minus Yoko of course. These HUBOs operate autonomously, with their movements directed by student-developed software.

Stephen Hawking Moves Like Jagger (Courtesy of Robots)

Stephen Hawking Moves Like Jagger (Courtesy of Robots)
Last time we checked in with YouTuber bd594, his robotic band was playing House of the Rising Sun, and before that some Marilyn Manson. But despite their melodic charms, I always thought his band of electronic misfits was missing something… vocals.

LEGO Tachikoma: Ghost in the Brick

LEGO Tachikoma: Ghost in the Brick
We’re big fans of Peer Kreuger’s work and have featured a couple of his designs. One of his newest toys is an excellent replica of the Tachikoma, the artificial intelligence sidekicks with spider-like bodies in Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell.

reaDIYmate: Remote-Controlled Robots Made from Paper

reaDIYmate: Remote-Controlled Robots Made from Paper
If you are the type who likes to create papercraft sculptures, here is the best thing ever. I’m talking about a new Kickstarter project called reaDIYmate that not only lets you create objects using paper, but you can also bring them to life.

Arduino Controlled Drummerbot Lays Down the Beat

Arduino Controlled Drummerbot Lays Down the Beat
This little arduino controlled Drummerbot was created by Steffest, and is called the My Little Arduino Drummerbot. Just like the name implies, this little robot can play the drums either by itself or along with you.

Sand Flea Robot Can Jump 30 Feet in the Air

Sand Flea Robot Can Jump 30 Feet in the Air
If anyone has a shot at being the real life Cyberdyne Systems, I think it’s Boston Dynamics. Between their Big Dog, Alpha Dog, Cheetah and other walking robots, they’re building some of the most incredible robotic creatures out there.

Japanese Develop Remote Hand-Shaking Robot

Japanese Develop Remote Hand-Shaking Robot
With improvements in connectivity and video cameras, teleconferencing solutions have improved dramatically in just the past decade. And while there have been some attempts to create telepresence robots that let you interact with people at remote locations, it’s still not quite the same as being there.

Bandai “SmartPet” iPhone Robot Dogs Never Need to Go Walkies

Bandai “SmartPet” iPhone Robot Dogs Never Need to Go Walkies
If you’re thinking about getting a puppy, but don’t want to deal with the hassles of getting up from the couch to take it for a walk, or even feeding it, you might be in luck if you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, thanks to Bandai’s new “SmartPet.”

Robot USB Hub: No Transformer But Still Cooler than Yours

Robot USB Hub: No Transformer But Still Cooler than Yours
USB hubs can be slightly boring, especially when you go through them quickly. It’s one of those pieces of hardware that easily breaks down due to either cheap construction, the constant plugging and unplugging of devices, or both.