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Tag: Robot

Humanoid Robot Learns to Make an Omelet

Humanoid Robot Learns to Make an Omelet
There seems to be an ever-mounting pile of evidence that leads me to believe that robots really ARE going to take over the world. This video series of a super snappy Fujitsu robot learning to make an omelet is definitely not quelling my fears!

Robobuilder: Build Multiple Robots With One Kit

Robobuilder: Build Multiple Robots With One Kit
This new robotics platform out of Korea lets you build a variety of unique robots from a single set of modular parts. RoboBuilder offers a complete kit of interchangeable modules which come together to form computer programmable mini-bots.

Coca-Cola Robots Invade Japan

Coca-Cola Robots Invade Japan
Those fortunate enough to live in Tokyo have recently sighted lifesize Coca-Cola robots wandering the streets. Now you can own your own miniature version of the wandering Coke robot for your desktop. Combining robotics, Japanimation and caffeination, the Coca-Cola vending machine robot is the perfect embodiment of all things geeky.

G-Robots Invade North America

G-Robots Invade North America
This sophisticated compact robot has been available in Japan for about a few months now, and is now finding its way to American shores. The HPI GR-001 G-Robot features 20 motors that can be programmed to follow your every command.

Ceramic Robots: Bite My Shiny Clay Ass

Ceramic Robots: Bite My Shiny Clay Ass
When you think of robots, you usually think of lumbering hunks of metal. Not these guys. These funky little ‘bots are made from clay instead of steel. Created by Italian street artist Enrico Bertorelli — better known as Pixel Pancho — the Boot I series is a limited-edition ceramic art piece that’s a great addition any robot junkie’s collection.

Little Big Man: Robot Inside a Robot

Little Big Man: Robot Inside a Robot
What did the big robot say to the little robot? “Get in me belly!” At least that’s the way this amazing automaton works. The larger-than-life wood and metal robot features a tiny little robot inside its gut, and it looks like he’s the real brains of the operation.

Build Your Own Robot in 2 Hours or Less

Build Your Own Robot in 2 Hours or Less
Every day, I come across all sorts of cool homebrew robot projects, but never thought I had the skills or patience to make my own. Now, thanks to a generous member of the ‘bot building community, even the most novice builders can crank out their own little robots with ease.

Pop Art Prints for Retro Geeks

Pop Art Prints for Retro Geeks
Do you like tiny art with vintage robot and video game themes? If you do, please enjoy the pop arty, old-timey stylings of Singapore artist JoE, aka Etsy seller monstergallery. These fun prints measure a wee 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and are available in limited editions of 100 pieces.

Robot Drummer has Plenty of Rhythm

Robot Drummer has Plenty of Rhythm
This little yellow robot does one thing really well. He likes to play drums. What’s funny about the little guy is that he likes to play music on just about any surface other than an actual drum.

Robot Armed With Paintball Gun Chases Down Victims

Robot Armed With Paintball Gun Chases Down Victims
The only thing worse than taking a paintball pellet in your ass is when your return fire won’t end up inflicting the same pain on your opponent. That’s what you have to look forward to if you end up going toe-to-toe with this robotic foe.

Day the Earth Stood Still Giant Gort Robot for Sale

Day the Earth Stood Still Giant Gort Robot for Sale
This huge animatronic Gort robot comes to us courtesy of the classic 1951 science fiction flick, The Day the Earth Stood Still. Now, this imposing fella can be yours if you’re ready to pony up the dough.

Robots Controlled by Gestures

Robots Controlled by Gestures
Most robots are controlled using a joystick or other traditional input device, but this new system allows operators to issue commands to robots using simple hand and body gestures. Developed by engineer Tsuyoshi Horo at Tokyo University, the system uses a circular array of cameras to detect human movements in the room, then convey them to a robot as directional commands.

R2-D2 Cake Makes You Wonder What Droids Taste Like

R2-D2 Cake Makes You Wonder What Droids Taste Like
Star Wars fans looking for something tasty to serve at their next soiree should look no further than this awesomely great R2-D2 cake. Created by master pastry chef Mark Randazzo of Brooklyn’s Mark Joseph Cakes, this edible Artoo came complete with a domed lid and plenty of delicious blue and silver icing to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Robot Dog is Surprisingly Not Too Creepy

Robot Dog is Surprisingly Not Too Creepy
Having seen my share of weird Japanese robotic animals, I was actually pretty impressed by the fact that this one doesn’t look like it’s going to attempt to murder you in your sleep. SEGATOY’s new robotic dog is a heck of a lot less creepy than their hollow-stared robot cats, and actually seems to act quite a bit like a real pup (sans the poop).

Ping Pong Printer Produces Perfect Projectiles

Ping Pong Printer Produces Perfect Projectiles
Why print on boring old paper, when you can get your message across on some nice bouncy ping pong balls? The appropriately named PingPongPrinter can print dot-matrix messages directly onto the spherical surface of ping pong balls.

Automated Voice Response System Gets an Attitude

Automated Voice Response System Gets an Attitude
Ever feel like telling one of those stupid voice-recognition phone systems exactly where it can stick option number 2? Carnegie Mellon alumnus, humorist and robotics author Daniel H. Wilson stars in this humorous video clip of what happened when he got a little too snarky with Diane, the voice behind an Automated Voice Response (AVR) system.