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Tag: Robot

Quad-Rotor Autonomous Helicopter Eschews Gps in Favor of Lasers. Laz0rz!

Quad-Rotor Autonomous Helicopter Eschews Gps in Favor of Lasers. Laz0rz!
Here’s another one of them MAVs that’ll soon be flying all over the place. A group of MIT students – Abe Bachrach, Anton de Winter, Ruije He, Garrett Hemann and Sam Prentice (I think I got +10 to my IQ after spelling their names) – developed an autonomous flight system that could sweep and analyze it’s environment in real-time.

Teeny Tiny R2-D2 Ready to Hack Open Tiny Blast Doors

Teeny Tiny R2-D2 Ready to Hack Open Tiny Blast Doors
MAKE is calling this the world’s smallest R2-D2, and who knows? It might be. I’m not sure whether or not there’s a movement out there dedicated to fitting a beloved ‘bot into a tiny shell, but if there is, this guy’s creation may just be the champion of all time, since this R2 makes that AA battery he’s standing next to look pretty hefty.

Splitterbot Headphone Sharing Robot: for Generous Music-Loving Sadists

Splitterbot Headphone Sharing Robot: for Generous Music-Loving Sadists
Sure, headphone splitters are nothing new, but how many toy keychain headphone splitter robots that you decapitate and stab in the eyes to use have you seen? Did you even understand that previous sentence? I didn’t.

Star Wars by Gaslight: R2-D2 Goes Steampunk

Star Wars by Gaslight: R2-D2 Goes Steampunk
When I think steampunk, I must say that my mind does not then go immediately to Star Wars. But it’s a rule of the Internet that if two things exist, they must be put together. Hence, the steampunk R2-D2.

Power Loader Exoskeleton: Alien Crusher Coming in 2015

Power Loader Exoskeleton: Alien Crusher Coming in 2015
Okay so Activelink‘s Power Loader is not really a weapon, it’s a tool for heavy lifting. But so was the loader in the Aliens movie from which the exoskeleton takes its name. That didn’t stop Ripley from pwning the alien queen with it.

Tetsujin 28-Go Statue in Kobe Finished, Misses Showdown With Tokyo Gundam

Tetsujin 28-Go Statue in Kobe Finished, Misses Showdown With Tokyo Gundam
Construction and erection of the 18-m (59 ft) Tetsujin 28-go (aka Gigantor) statue in Kobe, Japan wrapped up a few days ago, more than a couple of weeks after the Gundam statue – the Neil Armstrong of robot statues – was dismantled.

Optimized Prime: Customized Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime Toy on Ebay

Optimized Prime: Customized Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime Toy on Ebay
Just about the only thing good about the recent Transformers movie are the new versions of our beloved Autobots and Decepticons. Although I’m sure some of you will say that even the new designs suck. Also the movie changes POVs and angles every nanosecond so we hardly got to appreciate the designs anyway.

Ric-Rolled: Mascots to Soon be Replaced With Robots

Ric-Rolled: Mascots to Soon be Replaced With Robots
If you thought that the derelicts they have walking around city streets donning smelly mascot costumes and trying to hand you flyers for hot dogs and prepaid cell phone cards weren’t creepy enough, have I got something for you!

Unicycle Robot by Murata has Much Better Balance Than Me

Unicycle Robot by Murata has Much Better Balance Than Me
This jolly little robot gets around not by walking or crawling, but by rolling along on a single unicycle wheel. Murata’s Seiko-chan (Murata Girl) self-balancing unicycle robot first came onto the scene back in 2008, but has recently been upgraded so it can tool along 3 times faster than the original.

Giant Gundam Statue Loses Its Head, Still Keeps Its Cool

Giant Gundam Statue Loses Its Head, Still Keeps Its Cool
While Japan’s Giant Gundam statue is but a distant memory, that doesn’t mean his dismembered body parts can’t be used for good. It turns out that despite the dismantling of the Giant Gundam his head still lives on.

Wicked Evolution Jr: Half Van, Half Monster Robot, Half-Assed Transformation

Wicked Evolution Jr: Half Van, Half Monster Robot, Half-Assed Transformation
According to the list of Autobots at Wikipedia there are at least 8 Autobots that transform into vans or SUVs, including the popular ambulance Ratchet and the gutsy Ironhide. Unfortunately 0 out of those 8 Autobots are real (I think).

Robot Floor Tiles Make Sure You’Ve Always Got a Place to Walk

Robot Floor Tiles Make Sure You’Ve Always Got a Place to Walk
Here’s a way to truly feel the earth move under your feet. These robotic blocks are designed to automatically detect where you’re walking and constantly position themselves in front of your feet so you never fall to the ground.

Bloodbot Blood Sampling Robot: the Name Isn’T Exactly Endearing is It

Bloodbot Blood Sampling Robot: the Name Isn’T Exactly Endearing is It
Remember how in Wall-E how the humans got so lazy that they left everything in the hands of robots? Seems some people need to watch – or re-watch – that awesome movie, because it seems that we’re just looking for excuses to build a robot.

Little Robot Clock Tells Time, Holds on to Your Stuff

Little Robot Clock Tells Time, Holds on to Your Stuff
I always dreamed of the day that I could have my own tiny little robotic army that hangs out on my desktop to do my bidding. While these little robot clock dudes don’t exactly do all of my bidding, they do tell the time, and they look good doing it.

God Hand Robot Ready to Get You With His Kung-Fu Grip

God Hand Robot Ready to Get You With His Kung-Fu Grip
Give your robot a hand (or two) with these incredibly complex mechanical digits from Japan’s Crafthouse. Instead of the typical grippers you might find on a hobby robot, Crafthouse’s servo-controlled GOD HANDs give miniature robots a set of flexible digits that work much like their human masters’ appendages.

Giant Robot Taekwon V Statue Will be Six Times as Large as Giant Gundam Statue

Giant Robot Taekwon V Statue Will be Six Times as Large as Giant Gundam Statue
I haven’t heard of Robot Taekwon V up until now, but I think he’s about to become a lot more famous because of South Korea’s soon-to-be-built robot-themed amusement park, Robot Land. The park will have a statue of the 70s cartoon hero (who was known as Voltar the Invincible in the US).