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Tag: Robot

Electronic Dog Speaks, Follows Commands, Does Karaoke

Electronic Dog Speaks, Follows Commands, Does Karaoke
Looking for a canine companion, but don’t have the patience for all the shedding and pooping? If you’re willing to learn a little Japanese, these electronic furry friends might fill the bill. The Tomy Dacky Healing Partner Dog has six internal sensors which can react to human touch and praise.

Transformers: Gadgets in Disguise

Transformers: Gadgets in Disguise
Just in time for the new Transformers movie to hit screens, Hasbro has released a new series of the classic toys, this time based on today’s most popular high-tech gadgets. The Real Gear Transformers series conceals little toy robots disguised as cell phones, digital cameras, portable video game systems among other things.

King Titan Robot Walks, Talks and Generally Looks Badass

King Titan Robot Walks, Talks and Generally Looks Badass
While this robot might just be a kids toy, it actually looks pretty cool. The King Titan Robot walks, talks, and has a shiny electroplate chrome finish that makes it really stand out. King Titan measures about 15-inches tall and features removable weapons and armor.

Stupid Robot Tricks: Drum Playing

Stupid Robot Tricks: Drum Playing
Someday, robots will really make a difference in our lives. For now, they’re more likely to perform inane tasks like this… Not into percussion? Be sure to check out the trumpet playing ‘bot and the robotic DJ.

Robods: Nintendo Ds Based Robot Kit

Robods: Nintendo Ds Based Robot Kit
This kit from natrium42 lets you build a custom robotic device that’s controlled by the Nintendo DS portable gaming system. The $119 RoboDS is an open robotics platform for the Nintendo DS, designed to let you remotely control your robot through the DS’ brains and on-board Wi-Fi connection.

Technorobot: the Paper Automaton

Technorobot: the Paper Automaton
Sure, you could go spend hundreds of dollars on one of those fancy robot kits, or you could be a cheap bastard like me, and pick up one of these. At just 12 bucks, you can’t expect much.

R2-D2 Gets Powered by Steam

R2-D2 Gets Powered by Steam
I’ve seen some crazy robots in my time, but this one could take the cake. It’s a replica of everyone’s favorite trashcan robot, R2-D2, running on steam power. The R2-S2 robot uses compressed steam to drive the bot around, spewing jets of water vapor into the air as it goes for a ride.

Hubo, the Walking Robot Chair

Hubo, the Walking Robot Chair
I stumbled across this video over on Technovelgy this morning and thought it worth a mention. The HUBO FX-1 is a humanoid robot that happens to have a seat on top of it instead of a head.

Don’t Mess With This Killer Robot

Don’t Mess With This Killer Robot
An Isreali defense manufacturer today revealed their new portable robot that’s capable of going into dangerous war zones and taking down enemies on its own (with the aid of a wireless remote control and built-in video camera).

Robot Web Cam and Asimo: Separated at Birth?

Robot Web Cam and Asimo: Separated at Birth?
This USB robot web cam bears more than a passing resemblance to Honda’s famous little humanoid robot, Asimo. Unlike Asimo, however, the USB Robot Cam has white LED eyes and red LED ears that illuminate when the lights go down.

Robot Thrill Ride Seems Like a Bad Idea

Robot Thrill Ride Seems Like a Bad Idea
Some sick individual strapped their buddy to a seat at the end of a FANUC industrial robot’s arm and then ran him through the spin cycle. They captured all of the fun and festivities in this video clip: I wouldn’t want to be the one sitting in that chair.

Robotic Dee-Jays Spin Some Vinyl

Robotic Dee-Jays Spin Some Vinyl
Robotic technology has been used for the betterment of mankind once more. This time, we’ve got a pair of robots spinning some tunes and scratching some records. These two Kuka industrial robots have been programmed to maneuver through a series of LPs, grab them one at a time, then place them on a turntable for playback.

Doctor Who Cyberman Voice Changing Helmet

Doctor Who Cyberman Voice Changing Helmet
Regardless of whether you’re a fan of the the British Sci-Fi classic Doctor Who, you’ll be the life of the party when you wear the Cyberman Voice Changer Helmet. Modeled after the recently updated version of the Cybermen in the long-running BBC series, this helmet not only makes you look quite silly, it makes your voice sound silly too.

Chaos: One Tough Robot

Chaos: One Tough Robot
Autonomous Solutions has developed a robot, known as Chaos, specifically for use in hazardous situations too dangerous for human personnel. The robot has a unique 4-tread design that lets it maneuver through difficult environments. According to Autonomous, Chaos is made for challenging jobs like explosive disposal, search and rescue, hauling gear and “other dull, dirty or dangerous tasks.”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: Best Casemod in a Long Time

Bender Bending Rodriguez: Best Casemod in a Long Time
For those of you who are fans of Matt Groening’s classic animated show, Futurama, here’s a computer casemod was just dying to be done. Modeled after everyone’s favorite acerbic, beer-swilling, foul-mouthed robot, Bender, this is one fine piece of casemodding work.

When Asimo Freezes, Does He See the Blue Screen of Death?

When Asimo Freezes, Does He See the Blue Screen of Death?
A while back, we showed you a funny clip of Honda’s ASIMO humanoid robot falling on his ASS-IMO trying to climb some stairs. Well the good news is now the little guy seems to be doing fine climbing stairs.