Obvious pun is obvious, so I’ll stop there and let you look at the thing itself:
Kodykoala – who also made the Yoshi Mecha and Zombie Yoshi statues – used a vinyl Gutsman as well as “parts from random robots and things” to make this statue.
When you’re watching the big game, or in the middle of a marathon gaming session, you don’t want to have to get up and go get yourself a cold one.
Why? Because you’re lazy. Don’t be mistaken, I’m just as lazy as you are.
If you can make it, China can copy it:
While other Japanese have been busy building another classic robot statue, and South Koreans are building a gigantic robot statue of their own, this orange Gundam copycat is being built in a theme park in Sichuan, China.
Microsoft’s Kinect proves that some gaming peripherals aren’t just for gaming.
Since the launch of Microsoft’s Kinect, people have been hacking it to do all sorts of interesting things. However, I have to say that attaching it to a flying robot has to be one of the coolest I’ve seen.
In Nurse Jackie, one of the main characters, who was a pharmacist, got replaced by some drug dealing machine. It didn’t take long before he got his job back because the machine was stupid. This robot is anything but stupid – and pharmacists, hospital orderlies, and drug dealers, beware!
As if babies weren’t troublesome enough, what with their crying and putting things-in-their-mouth abilities, a team of researchers from Ithaca College in New York have built a ride that even babies as young as 7 months can control, ensuring that parents of the future will literally get no rest.
Eric Gregori‘s new clever robot has a Chumby head and can walk around, albeit slowly. What’s amazing is that there isn’t much computing power in a Chumby, yet Eric still managed to make it walk.
This cute little robot uses a 3-axis Freescale accelerometer to balance.
I have to say that this is an amazing piece of technology. It’s called a medical exoskeleton and promises to make physically-challenged people walk again.
eLEGS is going to be an exoskeleton made for the general public, and is designed to help people who are in wheelchairs walk again.
Made of plastic pipes, sockets, wire sleeves and other common plumbing and electrical materials, these Robolamps are some of the geekiest and most unique desk lamps we’ve ever seen.
They’re not all menacing like Robolamp Roddock, pictured above.
Like the awesome RACER concept, the Robot Survival Games are real world matches but not directly between human players. Competitors use robots armed with airsoft guns; they control the robots remotely and use on-board cameras to help them navigate.
While this robot is designed to be used in hospitals to transport drugs, I think that something like this could be used in grocery stores to take care of your grocery shopping too.
The MKR-003 is the brainchild of AIST, Keio University, and Muratec.
Japan’s population is getting older, and they need robots to take care of all of them. This is almost a plot out of Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society, but it’s actually reality because AIST and Kawada Industries are releasing their new line of humanoid ‘bots, the HRP-4 series.
Can you imagine why a robot would need to yodel? I’ve got no idea because yodeling is fricking annoying in my book. Radio Man was featured in the April 1939 issue of Popular Science, and was the Slim Whitman of early android technology.
While the robots that have found their way from Japan’s Kondo are of the humanoid, bipedal kind, they decided to go off the board this time, offering up a four-legged turtle-bot.
The Kame Robotto is the first robot in Kondo’s animal robot series, and he’s a cute little bugger.