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Tag: Robot

Takaratomy Micropets-I Robots Will Kill You With Cuteness

Takaratomy Micropets-I Robots Will Kill You With Cuteness
Cuter than a bowl of kittens covered in marshmallows and sprinkles, these little electronic playthings are enough to make me want to puke a rainbow. Each of TakaraTomy’s Micropets-i miniature desktop robo-playthings has a tiny little mind of its own.

Wahha Go Go Laughing Machine Looks as Creepy as It Sounds

Wahha Go Go Laughing Machine Looks as Creepy as It Sounds
It’s a little after 2 am, and you’re heading home. It’s dark. You’re alone. Suddenly you catch the sound of gears turning, tightening some unknown part. The sound bounces off the walls around you, amplifying. You shake it off and walk a bit faster.

Rodem Next-Gen Wheelchair Doesn’T Look Like a Wheelchair at All

Rodem Next-Gen Wheelchair Doesn’T Look Like a Wheelchair at All
Gundam fans! Veda (Vader?) is real! And it’s in Japan of course. Fortunately the Veda International Robot Research and Development Centre isn’t out to control or enslave humanity. It’s a joint project by robotics company Tmsuk Co.

Robot Submarines Zip Through Obstacles, Fire Torpedoes, Ensure That We have No Place to Hide

Robot Submarines Zip Through Obstacles, Fire Torpedoes, Ensure That We have No Place to Hide
I’m sure you’ve seen the plethora of ground combat robots that we’ve featured here at technabob, and I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned at least a couple of aerial drones. Now, with the conclusion of the frighteningly successful Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Autonomus Underwater Vehicles competition (AUVSI AUV), all our base are really belong to them.

Segatoys Dream Squirrels: Do Androids Dream of Electric Acorns?

Segatoys Dream Squirrels: Do Androids Dream of Electric Acorns?
Nope, you’re not looking at Chip and Dale here. These fuzzy, furry creations are the latest robotic animal creations from the demented sick creative minds of SegaToys Japan. I suppose the Yumepet Dream Squirrel is actually pretty cute.

Gundam Statue in Tokyo: Because We Can Always Use More Gundam

Gundam Statue in Tokyo: Because We Can Always Use More Gundam
I know, I know, he’s been here several times already. But RJ Evans of Quazen was kind enough to scour Flickr to bring us more pictures of the best thing that has ever happened to Japan.

New Solar-Powered Rover Will Explore Apollo Moon Landing Site in 2011, Provided It Doesn’T Freeze to Death When It Gets There

New Solar-Powered Rover Will Explore Apollo Moon Landing Site in 2011, Provided It Doesn’T Freeze to Death When It Gets There
Carnegie Mellon roboticist Dr. William Whittaker collaborated with Astrobiotic Technology to create a solar-powered unmanned rover that will revisit the Apollo landing site in 2011. The robotic explorer will be sent to look at the materials left behind by the astronauts to see how the lunar environment has affected them.

Robot Controlled by a Moth [Mothbot]

Robot Controlled by a Moth [Mothbot]
You know, after Mothra, after Godzilla–and let’s not forget Mechagodzilla–the Japanese ought to know better. By which I mean… making a moth bot? Way to go, guys. You’ve just killed us all. Japanese studies on insect brains recently led a team of researchers to wire a moth to a robot.

Tiny Robotic Bats Invade!

Tiny Robotic Bats Invade!
Next time you see a bat flying about the evening sky, you’d better look close to make sure you’re not being observed by one of these miniature flying robot bats instead of the real thing. Researchers at North Carolina State University are developing a micro-aerial vehicle (MAV) built with a body structure that mimics a bat.

Crane Games Got Nothing on This: Wiimote-Controlled Giant Robot Arms

Crane Games Got Nothing on This: Wiimote-Controlled Giant Robot Arms
You could, if you are so inclined, go spend a few bucks trying to fish a cheap plushie out of some half-assed crane machine… orrrrr you could jack a pair of giant robot arms, do a little creative programming, and go fishing for BMWs.

Dustbot Trash Collector: the Roomba’S Big Big Brother

Dustbot Trash Collector: the Roomba’S Big Big Brother
Co-funded by the European Commission, the $3.9 million (USD) Dustbot project aims to build a moderately-sized robot to navigate the narrow streets that garbage trucks can’t reach. Hey that rhymed! Nice. Anyway the pictures below were taken from Dustbot’s trial run in Peccioli, Italy.

Prepare to Welcome Your New Transforming Overlords

Prepare to Welcome Your New Transforming Overlords
Someday, people are going to learn not to mess with the dangerous technology. You’re not supposed to build an AI! Haven’t the movies taught you people anything? Apparently not, since some guy has gone and built himself a transforming robot.

Robonova Biped Robot: More Entertaining Than Transformers 2

Robonova Biped Robot: More Entertaining Than Transformers 2
I apologize to anyone who has seen Revenge of the Fallen and liked it, but personally I think I got ripped off on that one. My sentiments – and then some – have been represented elsewhere, so I’ll just leave it at that.

Giant Tetsujin 28-Go 1:1 Scale Statue to be Installed in Kobe, Gundam Statue Prepares for Staring Match

Giant Tetsujin 28-Go 1:1 Scale Statue to be Installed in Kobe, Gundam Statue Prepares for Staring Match
The Gundam statue isn’t even formally exhibited yet and we already have news on another 1:1 scale giant robot statue that will be built in Japan! Widely acknowledged as the first giant robot ever to be featured in manga, Tetsujin 28-go (“Iron Man 28”) is finally going to live up to its Westernized name, Gigantor.

Mydeskfriend Penguin Robot Toy Wants You to be Alone So It Can Keep You Company

Mydeskfriend Penguin Robot Toy Wants You to be Alone So It Can Keep You Company
The quest to keep people indoors and separated from each other continues with the mydeskfriend robot toy penguin. The web-connected mydeskfriend will be able to connect to your Facebook account and read your messages and your feeds, in a robotic voice I assume.

Micro Air Vehicles Being Developed by Us Air Force, Terrorists Ready Their Fly Swatters

Micro Air Vehicles Being Developed by Us Air Force, Terrorists Ready Their Fly Swatters
Tonight’s nightmare is brought to you by the US Air Force Research Laboratory and their Playstation 1 – era CG presentation of the Micro Air Vehicles project. Narrated by someone who sounds almost exactly the same as Metal Gear Solid’s Col.