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Tag: Robot

Robothespian Masters the Classics

Robothespian Masters the Classics
Back in the day, I did my stint designing lighting and sets for community theater companies, so I’ve seen more than my share of wooden acting. But this is the first time I’ve ever seen metal acting.

Rfl Robot: Programmable Football ‘Bot on a Budget

Rfl Robot: Programmable Football ‘Bot on a Budget
If you’re gonna have a robot, why not have one that can play sports? This low-cost robot is designed specifically for playing robotic football tournaments. The RFL (Robotic Football League) Robot was created for playing football in tournaments with other robot enhusiasts.

Robots Do the Limbo and Dance the Hula

Robots Do the Limbo and Dance the Hula
What happens when a couple of robots have one to many Mai Tais? They do the Limbo and Hula, of course. Designed and choreographed by custom robot builder Sumy Family, the bots were clad in grass skirts and native garb, and programmed to do some traditional Hawaiian dance as part of the final round of the 2007 ROBO-ONE competition at a Hawaiian-themed resort in Japan.

A Fire Breathing, Car Killing Robot of Your Very Own

A Fire Breathing, Car Killing Robot of Your Very Own
Remember the Robosaurus? Let me refresh your memory. The gigantic robotic dinosaur looks like a metal, fire-breathing Tyrannosaurus Rex, and might be just about as fierce. Capable of picking up cars, then crushing them with its razor-sharp jaws, I certainly wouldn’t want to run into one in a back alley.

Tomy I-Sobot Shoots an Arrow Straight Through My Heart

Tomy I-Sobot Shoots an Arrow Straight Through My Heart
Tomy’s i-SOBOT mini robot has been receiving raves for it’s cool moves and programmability. This recent clip from Robots Dreams shows off the talented little robot doing his best bow and arrow work. While I wouldn’t necessarily let the pint-sized robot shoot an apple off of my head, I’m still pretty impressed by the motion capabilities of the little guy.

Giant LEGO R2-D2 Could Crush C-3PO

Giant LEGO R2-D2 Could Crush C-3PO
If you’ve ever visited the LEGO Store in downtown Chicago, you might have come across a life-size R2-D2 made from thousands of snap-together plastic blocks. While I thought that was impressive, this mammoth LEGO droid measures in at a whopping 8-feet tall.

Robot Artist Draws Portraits

Robot Artist Draws Portraits
This humanoid robot holds a pen in its hand and can draw an image of any person who stands in front of it. Created by robotic researcher Sylvain Calinon, the robot recognizes when there’s a face in its field of view, then snaps a digital photo and extracts the major characteristics of their visage.

Robot Sommelier Makes the Guinness Book

Robot Sommelier Makes the Guinness Book
Remember the wine-tasting robot that mistook people for bacon? Well I guess they’ve worked out some of the kinks, since the pint-sized automaton with a taste for the finer things is back — this time in the Guinness World Records.

Wii Box Robot on the Attack

Wii Box Robot on the Attack
Thanks to a little hard work and creativity, a Japanese toy Otaku has put together this awesome little Wii box robot. By combining Amazon Japan’s shipping box robot toy, some custom-printed box labels and a few mini Wii keychain accessories, they completed the look for the pint-sized bot.

Robophilo: Humanoid Robot for Under $500

Robophilo: Humanoid Robot for Under $500
RoboPhilo is a compact personal robot that offers a level of sophistication you usually don’t find in robots for under $1000, let alone in one that costs less than 500 clams.   The humanoid ‘bot comes “ready to walk,” which means you won’t have to spend hours putting together the intricate servos and wiring that might have to with other hobby robots.

Lets Talk About Chicks, Man.

Lets Talk About Chicks, Man.
If cute is your thing, you’re in luck. These baby robot chickens from Japan are so sugary sweet, you might go into a diabetic coma. SegaToys’ Dream Chicks are lifelike baby birds that respond to real world stimuli.

Homebrew Star Wars at-St Learns to Walk

Homebrew Star Wars at-St Learns to Walk
Check out this awesome homemade Star Wars AT-ST walker, built from a mish-mash of electronic parts, brass tubing and custom cut circuit boards. The bipedal MiniMechadon walker is fully functional, and can hobble around just like the ones in the motion pictures.

R2-D2 Speakers Play More Than Beeps and Blips

R2-D2 Speakers Play More Than Beeps and Blips
Star Wars fans, here’s another fun R2-D2 inspired gadget to add to your collection. Japan’s Taito has created these multimedia speakers based on everybody’s favorite cylindrical droid. Unlike their movie doppelgangers, each droid’s head flips open like a trashcan to reveal a speaker.

Roboboa Robotic Snake Comes to America

Roboboa Robotic Snake Comes to America
The latest robotic critter from RoboSapien creator WowWee is the reptilian Roboboa. The snake-like robot can roam along the floor and raises its front end up like a real Boa Constrictor. The Roboboa not only can slither around thanks to its snake-like articulated body, it can serve a variety of fun an practical purposes too.

Tiny Robots, Smaller Than a Quarter

Tiny Robots, Smaller Than a Quarter
These amazing micro robots measure in at under 1/4 cubic inch in volume, and weigh less than an ounce. Sandia National Labs has developed these tiny automatons which operate on the power of three watch batteries.

R2-D2 Grinds Out Fresh-a Pepp-a

R2-D2 Grinds Out Fresh-a Pepp-a
Star Wars may be over 30 years old, but that hasn’t stopped those LucasFilm merchandising folks from cranking out fresh ideas. That’s why I’m absolutely loving these R2 unit pepper mills. Imagine having the boss over for dinner, asking if he’d like some pepper on his salad, then whipping out one of these little droids.