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Tag: Robot

Wowwee’s New Robots: Robopanda and Roboquad

Wowwee’s New Robots: Robopanda and Roboquad
Wowwee, known best for their Robosapien and Roboraptor educational toy robots has revealed two new models they’ll be showing off at this week’s CES show. The two new models couldn’t be more different, with one being cute and cuddly, and the other ready to eat the cute and cuddly one.

Robot Teddy Bear Gives Directions

Robot Teddy Bear Gives Directions
This has gotta be one of the creepier robotic animals I’ve seen from Japan in some time (or at least this week.) This frightening little guy sits on your dashboard and uses GPS technology to point you in the direction of your destination.

Build Your Own Robot Kit From Japan

Build Your Own Robot Kit From Japan
[UPDATE 10/31/2006: The Kondo KHR-2HV Robot is now available from importer AudioCubes.] For those adventurous types, the Kondo KHR-2HV is a complete kit to build your own autonomous walking robot. The robot features 17 servo motors to control arm, leg and head movements and a lightweight aluminum alloy frame.

Plen: the Rollerskating Robot

Plen: the Rollerskating Robot
PLEN, the Desktop Hobby Robot is a little (9-inch tall) robot from Japan which is capable of balancing itself on a mini-skateboard or to skate on its own included rollerskates. Here’s a video of the robot in action: PLEN’s 18 joints can be controlled remotely using a Bluetooth phone and can run for about 25 minutes on a single charge.

Bite My Shiny Metal a**

Bite My Shiny Metal a**
Who said that robots needed to be all clean and shiny (or functional for that matter?) The Bennett Robot Works designs sculptural robots made from junk. Each (non-functional) robot is unique and handmade by Gordon Bennett and made from a carefully selected assemblage of old and new parts.

Wine Tasting Robot Thinks People Taste Like Bacon

Wine Tasting Robot Thinks People Taste Like Bacon
While NEC was showing off their cute little robot, capable of “tasting” wines (using its built-in) photospectrometer to the Associated Press, they got just a little more than they bargained for… When a reporter’s hand was placed against the robot’s taste sensor, it was identified as prosciutto.

More Stupid Robot Tricks

More Stupid Robot Tricks
I guess that Sony and Honda’s Dancing robots weren’t enough proof that designing humanoid robots was a waste of time and money…. Toyota has now developed a Trumpet playing robot. The world is saved!