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Tag: Robots

Flexible Starfish Robot Can Camouflage Itself

Flexible Starfish Robot Can Camouflage Itself
In November of 2011, we talked a bit about a soft, flexible robot that was powered by compressed air. The Harvard University team that designed that soft and flexible robot is back with an updated version of the same air-powered robot that can camouflage itself. The camouflage properties can allow…

Romo Romotive Robot: Remote Rontrolled Ry RiPhone

Romo Romotive Robot: Remote Rontrolled Ry RiPhone
There’s an app for that. I’ve actually said that today, while I was teaching a class, and yep, there actually was an app for that. Las Vegas startup Romotive takes this to another level with their Romo robot, a robot designed to use your smartphone as its brain.…
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Wi-Fi Extending Robot: Not the Hero We Deserve, But the One We Need

Wi-Fi Extending Robot: Not the Hero We Deserve, But the One We Need
A group of students from Boston’s Northeastern University have built a robot that should become every gadget lover’s best bud. Why? Because this unnamed hero is a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. It can even extend its network by dropping wireless repeaters.…

Trash Can Chases After Garbage, Renders an Office Game Obsolete

Trash Can Chases After Garbage, Renders an Office Game Obsolete
If you thought the remote-controlled trash can was neat, wait ’til you see this ingenious invention. It actually catches anything you throw in its vicinity, aim be damned. It wasn’t made in Soviet Russia though – this one’s a Japanese hack.…

Joggobot: The Flying Quadrocopter Jogging Companion

Joggobot: The Flying Quadrocopter Jogging Companion
It’s not always easy staying motivated when you train alone. This is one of the reasons why I find the Joggobot interesting. It’s kind of like a robotic coach, that follows you around as you run.…

Table Fighting: Two Tables Enter, One Table Leaves

Table Fighting: Two Tables Enter, One Table Leaves
What do you get when you combine robotics with art, engineering, sport and a love of furniture? You get table fighting. The crazy sport where tables face off in the ring. Tables fight to the death while humans watch on and probably make wagers.…

Robot Prison Guard Being Tested, Swears It’s Not Preparing to Enslave Humanity

Robot Prison Guard Being Tested, Swears It’s Not Preparing to Enslave Humanity
While it isn’t quite as bad-ass as Alex Murphy, South Korea’s robot prison guard promises to uphold its prime directives: watch over prisoners and snitch to their human colleagues if needed.…

NAO Robots Programmed to Collaborate: Next Up, Forming a Giant Super NAO Robot

NAO Robots Programmed to Collaborate: Next Up, Forming a Giant Super NAO Robot
If robots and humans are to work together, we need to destroy all copies of The Matrix, The Terminator and other media portraying robotic uprising. That’s the first thing we should do. Only after we have done that should we expand on the experiments being done in the Jouhou System…

Robojelly Underwater ‘Bot Powered by Hydrogen: Hopefully it Won’t Explode!

Robojelly Underwater ‘Bot Powered by Hydrogen: Hopefully it Won’t Explode!
Didn’t I see something like this in an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars? This automaton kind of looks like an alien, but that’s because it’s based upon a jellyfish. That’s not the only surprising thing about this ‘bot. It’s also powered by hydrogen.…

Robots Dance in the Chinese New Year

Robots Dance in the Chinese New Year
Celebrating the Chinese New Year is a big deal in China. They go all out like it’s Christmas and New Years rolled into one, and millions of Chinese citizens tune-in to watch the Big-Show on TV. This year is the Year of the Dragon, so the show really poured it…

Ant-Roach Inflatable Robot is Bizarre, Could Be Your Post-Apocalyptic Transport

Ant-Roach Inflatable Robot is Bizarre, Could Be Your Post-Apocalyptic Transport
It looks like a giant kids toy, but this 15-foot beast is actually an inflatable pneumatic robot. In the future, humans will ride these beasts across the wastelands of the apocalypse and wage wars with one another on their backs. Silly looking wars.…

Robot Made to Move Human Arm: You Are the Controlled

Robot Made to Move Human Arm: You Are the Controlled
You read that right. My dream of piloting giant mecha before I die just got turned on its head. A research team at French institute Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and Microelectronics has invented a system that enables a robot to manipulate a human arm.…

Robots Do the Darnedest Things

Robots Do the Darnedest Things
Robots have been among us in various ways for hundreds of years – from the earliest automata in the 15th century to today’s modern humanoid ‘bots. But if you think that robots are only used for assembling cars or as kid’s toys, you’ve been missing out. So in order to…

Telesar V: Your Next Telepresence Robot Avatar

Telesar V: Your Next Telepresence Robot Avatar
Can’t make it to the big meeting in person? Send a robot in your place. Everybody’s going to be doing it, until board rooms are full of nothing but robots. Why not just use the phone you might say? Because robots are much cooler.…

Robot Venus Fly Trap Eats Bugs, Can’t Digest Them

Robot Venus Fly Trap Eats Bugs, Can’t Digest Them
Hey, bugs. I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that two prototype Venus Fly Trap robots have been designed with the ability to capture and eat real bugs and use them for energy. The bad news is that… two prototype Venus Fly Trap robots…

Teotronico, the Well Dressed Robot Pianist

Teotronico, the Well Dressed Robot Pianist
Some robots build cars in a factory, some rescue people during disasters and some just want to have fun. Teotronico just likes to get dressed up and play some piano for his human audience. This 19-fingered, and somewhat goofy looking robot not only plays the piano, but can also accompany…
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