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Tag: Robot

La Machine Street Theater’S Giant Robot Spiders: Japan Approves of These ‘Bots

La Machine Street Theater’S Giant Robot Spiders: Japan Approves of These ‘Bots
The Port of Yokohama in Japan is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and what better way to celebrate the opening of a port than with a couple of giant robot spiders from France? The theater group La Machine terrorized performed at the Yokohama Bayside Area, bringing with them their 40 ft tall, 37-ton giant robot spiders.

Overturn: Everybody was Robot Fighting [Wii]

Overturn: Everybody was Robot Fighting [Wii]
Looking to throw down with some giant stompy robots in a realistic, immersive way? Upset that virtual reality tech hasn’t swept in to take care of this for you? While you may not be able to climb into your personalized mech and brawl your heart out, thanks to a forthcoming WiiWare title, you will at least be able to do a little robot fighting.

Night Watch Concept: Killer Mosquito Robot or Mosquito Killing-Robot?

Night Watch Concept: Killer Mosquito Robot or Mosquito Killing-Robot?
Russian graphic designer iunewind cooked up this cool concept for a robot. Modeled after a mosquito, iunewind calls it Night Watch. His work is so detailed, I can almost believe that it’s a shot of an actual invention.

Srv-1 Blackfin Wi-Fi Camera Robot Lets You Spy From Afar

Srv-1 Blackfin Wi-Fi Camera Robot Lets You Spy From Afar
This palm-sized robot can wind its way between the cubicles at your office, snapping digital video of unsuspecting parties with a built in wireless video camera. The Surveyor SRV-1 Mobile Robot cruises around on smooth and rough surfaces thanks to a pair of tank-like treads, and can be controlled anywhere your Wi-Fi connection can reach.

Resistance is Futile: Radio-Controlled Cyborg Beetles

Resistance is Futile: Radio-Controlled Cyborg Beetles
Oh crap. I knew it. Those stupid robots at SparkFun’s race were publicized to lull us all into a false sense of security: “Wow it just went for a dive at the lake HAHA st00pid botz.”

A Devastating Story: Industrial Robot Nearly Kills Swedish Factory Worker

A Devastating Story: Industrial Robot Nearly Kills Swedish Factory Worker
More pants-wetting robo-news here at technabob: A defective robot “generally used to lift heavy rocks” attacked and nearly killed a Swedish factory worker that was actually trying to repair the machine. According to The Local, the unnamed worker thought that he had cut off the machine’s power supply so he “approached the robot with no sense of trepidation.”

Farmerbot Turns Gardening Into Gaming

Farmerbot Turns Gardening Into Gaming
Gardening can be lots of fun, but it’s not always really easy. It can be, though, if you’re a robotics expert able to put together your very own robot gardener, who can do all the grunt work by remote while you kick back in a lawn chair with a gaming controller.

Only in Japan: Giant Robot Rhinoceros Beetle

Only in Japan: Giant Robot Rhinoceros Beetle
The classic anime series Patlabor was set in the late 90’s/ early 2000’s. In it, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police use giant humanoid robots to fight crime. While they’re not quite there yet,there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the Japanese will reach that level of awesomeness, such that geeks will commit crimes just so they can be arrested by giant robots.

Found Junk Becomes (Not So) Evil Robot

Found Junk Becomes (Not So) Evil Robot
According to Yllas, the artist who created these robot sculptures from old electronic parts, camera lenses, and other surplus junque – she was planning on building an evil robot. Instead she ended up with this guy, the Not So Evil Found Object Assemblage Bot.

USB Robot Flash Drives Lose Their Heads

USB Robot Flash Drives Lose Their Heads
What better way to store your important files than inside the body a tiny little robot? These USB flash drives sort of remind me of Futurama’s Bender Bending Rodriguez, what with their bendy metallic arms. But these robots won’t tell you to bite their shiny metal behinds.

Fishbot: Like a Fish but More Robotic

Fishbot: Like a Fish but More Robotic
Robots can be really neat, or useful, or even both. And then sometimes, robots can be fish. Whether that’s neat or useful depends mostly on how you feel about fish. Or about robots that look like dead fish.

R2-D2’S Bleeps and Beeps Decoded. It’S Not for Kids. It’S Funny as Hell.

R2-D2’S Bleeps and Beeps Decoded. It’S Not for Kids. It’S Funny as Hell.
Star Wars geeks claim that R2-D2 was inspired by a character in a Kurosawa film plus the robots in Silent Running plus an overheard request from a sound editor. Riiiight. Here’s the real score: In 1975 George Lucas invented a Time Machine and fast forwarded himself to 1999.

Gakken Kagaku No Tamago Sound Activated Ufo Robots Dance to the Beat of a Different Drummer

Gakken Kagaku No Tamago Sound Activated Ufo Robots Dance to the Beat of a Different Drummer
These little UFO-shaped robot dudes respond to the sound dance around your place, guided by the sounds they hear. The Gakken Kagaku No Tamago UFO Robot (say that 10 times fast) comes in easy-to-assemble kit form, and is controlled not by a traditional remote, but by the sounds you make – think of these guys like a robot version of The Clapper.

Advertise With This Gorilla Robot

Advertise With This Gorilla Robot
When I first heard there was a business called Gorilla Robot Factory, I assumed they’d be some sort of hipster design company, a recording studio, or maybe some Web 3.0 startup. I never figured that they’d actually make gorilla robots.

Mesicopters: Tiny Flying Robots to Take Over the World (Someday)

Mesicopters: Tiny Flying Robots to Take Over the World (Someday)
Stanford researchers have designed these incredible little robots are about the size of a quarter for use in atmospheric research on Earth (and one day) on Mars. I just want them for conducting research in my office building.

Autobots, Fold Out!

Autobots, Fold Out!
Just in time, what with all the Transformers 2 buzz: Joe of toy-a-day has finished his version of the lovable Autobot Bumblebee, the perfect buddy to the Optimus Prime toy. As always, Joe is giving away the template to the Bumblebee toy as a pdf file.