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Tag: Robots

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.
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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 Kougaku (JSK) Lab of the University of Tokyo, which involves teaching robots to work together.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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 himself on the drums and sing.

Raytheon Heavy Lifter Prototype: Is Anyone Else Thinking of Aliens?

Raytheon Heavy Lifter Prototype: Is Anyone Else Thinking of Aliens?
This Raytheon-Sarcos modified DitchWitch is basically lifter with large robotic arms, allowing the operator to lift and manipulate large loads. It reminds me a lot of those robots in the movie Aliens. This robot could someday replace forklifts and other types of machines.

Nao Robots Can Now Charge in Their Nest, Take Imaginary Dumps

Nao Robots Can Now Charge in Their Nest, Take Imaginary Dumps
Nao, that lovable robot that has entertained us by dancing and doing all kinds of other awesome tricks, now has another capability. Aldebaran Robotics has created, the makers of Nao, have created a sort of home base for the robot, where it can chill, charge up or just relax after a long day of entertaining humans.

South Korean Quadruped Robot Dog Goes for a Walk

South Korean Quadruped Robot Dog Goes for a Walk
We’ve seen plenty of footage of BigDog and AlphaDog, but there’s a new robot dog in town, this time coming from South Korea’s SimLab. What’s interesting and at the same time creepy about this one, is that it walks around pretty quietly and seems to move swiftly and with more confidence.

Robots Playing Ping-Pong: The Future’s So Bright…

Robots Playing Ping-Pong: The Future’s So Bright…
Playing table tennis is not something that should be easy for robots to do, so I was actually surprised that these ping-pong playing bots were unveiled in China. These smart ‘bots will play till 21, and hopefully, at least for now, won’t beat any human players.

CLASH Cloth-Climbing Robot Cockroach: Headed to a Couch Near You

CLASH Cloth-Climbing Robot Cockroach: Headed to a Couch Near You
UC Berkeley has a history of creating insect-inspired robots for future humans to swat and kill and run from in horror. The latest is CLASH, a robot designed to speedily climb up vertical or near-vertical cloth surfaces.
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