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Tag: Robot

Racing Roomba Takes on an Obstacle Course

Racing Roomba Takes on an Obstacle Course
If you have ever wanted to know what you can do with a 10 year-old Roomba, check out what Roland Saekow did. He turned his aging Roomba Discovery 4210 vacuum into a racing bot. Watch it take on an obstacle course at UC Berkeley’s annual student vehicle challenge.

Robots Are Now Milking Scorpions

Robots Are Now Milking Scorpions
Humans are milking cows to feed other humans, but robots are now milking scorpions. Ha ha! Stupid robots! Seriously though, there’s a reason that robots are milking scorpions. The robots are designed to extract and store venom, making this process easier and safer for scientists who work with bugs.

This Robot Plays the Marimba Way Better Than You Can

This Robot Plays the Marimba Way Better Than You Can
A while back engineers at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology built a robot that can play music. Mason Bretan’s robot goes by the name Shimon, and is a four-armed, marimba-playing robot with some serious smarts.

Autonomous Robot Picks up and Stacks Rocks

Autonomous Robot Picks up and Stacks Rocks
A team of researchers at ETH Zurich have created another cool autonomous robot. Big surprise there, right? These eggheads are going to kill us all. Well, this robot is capable of picking up odd shaped rocks and stacking them on top of each other.

Giant Rick and Morty Butter Passing Robot Gets a Flamethrower: You Melt Butter

Giant Rick and Morty Butter Passing Robot Gets a Flamethrower: You Melt Butter
When you discover that your sole purpose in life is to pass butter, chances are you are going to be depressed, then angry. You may even pick up a flamethrower and wage all out war on your creator.

German Church Creates Robot Priest: The Humans Are Saved!

German Church Creates Robot Priest: The Humans Are Saved!
As part of a celebration to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, a church in Germany has created a robot priest. Why not? Robots are going to kill us all dead one day, they might as well save our souls beforehand.

What Is My Purpose? You Spray Kitties.

What Is My Purpose? You Spray Kitties.
Every cat owner knows that cats love to get up on your countertops. Some are downright hard to train. My cats keep doing it and we have tried everything. CatNani may be able to help. It is a little robot that patrols your countertops, and scoots your cat off onto the floor.

Planar Elliptical Runner Robot Can Run Faster Than You Can

Planar Elliptical Runner Robot Can Run Faster Than You Can
As humans are getting fatter and lazier in general, robots are learning to run faster and faster. Does this concern anyone else? No? Just me? Stay in shape if you want to outrun the robots of the future, people.

This Pizza Box Robot Shoots a Laser in Your Eye

This Pizza Box Robot Shoots a Laser in Your Eye
“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!” That’s what someone should have told this kid. Northern Arizona University student and programmer Michael Reeves has built a sophisticated pizza box robot – one that uses a camera and facial recognition software to shoot a laser straight beam into your eye.

Check out These Remote-Controlled Star Wars Mouse Droids

Check out These Remote-Controlled Star Wars Mouse Droids
While attending WonderCon 2017 in Anaheim, Norman Chan of Tested talked with Mike Senna and Michael McMaster about their custom built Mouse Droids. In case you don’t remember, Mouse Droids are known for roaming the halls of the Death Star and other Imperial buildings, and are pretty adorable as far as speedy little droids go.

Tarzan Robot Will Swing over Crops

Tarzan Robot Will Swing over Crops
Some farmers are already using drones to monitor their crops, but researchers from Georgia Tech think they have a better solution. They have created a robot inspired by the sloth and named it Tarzan, after the way he swings from vine to vine.

Giant Robot Battle Going Down this August!

Giant Robot Battle Going Down this August!
Remember last summer when some robot builders from America challenged robot builders from Japan? Well the Japanese accepted that challenge, and the robot battle is now scheduled for sometime this August. I’ll be watching this robot beat down for sure, as the two giant mechs go head to head for a battle to the death.

Domino’s Now Delivering Pizza by Robot in Europe

Domino’s Now Delivering Pizza by Robot in Europe
Domino’s pizza continues its world domination of the pizza delivery business, by unleashing a new set of pizza delivery drones. This time it is happening in Germany and the Netherlands. The company is using autonomous rovers developed by Starship Technologies, but they are still working on their own delivery drones.

Little Girl’s Robot Pal is Alas, Nothing but a Water Heater

Little Girl’s Robot Pal is Alas, Nothing but a Water Heater
Little kids can be both annoying and adorable. With two kids I can tell you this from experience. Sometimes they really are like tiny drunk adults with some of the things they do and say. This little girl called Rayna lives on a street where – in her little mind – a robot has come to hang out.

Adam Savage Ogles Ghost in the Shell’s Incredible Robot Skeleton

Adam Savage Ogles Ghost in the Shell’s Incredible Robot Skeleton
Adam Savage might not be on Mythbusters anymore, but you can still watch him on YouTube on Tested. On the latest episode of the series, Savage goes to practical effects shop Weta Workshop to check out the skeleton suit they made for the new Ghost in the Shell movie.

Burger-Flipping Robot: Bot’s Burgers

Burger-Flipping Robot: Bot’s Burgers
This specialty robot from from Miso Robotics is ready to put fast food workers out business and it does not care. It’s called “Flippy,” and it’s basically a smaller and more dexterous version of a typical robotic arm.