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Tag: Robots

Tiny Flying Spy Robots: That’S All We Need Now

Tiny Flying Spy Robots: That’S All We Need Now
If you are worried about  all those security cameras that are popping up everywhere, and Big Brother watching you, well maybe you should just leave now and ignore this piece of news. Mirko Kovac from the EPFL has developed a bunch of micro air vehicles which can latch onto walls, and yes, they have cameras.

Herb the Butler Robot Will Eventually Do Your Bidding

Herb the Butler Robot Will Eventually Do Your Bidding
While most of us agree that it will take a while before we have robots to do our chores, it looks like things are moving the right direction for all us slackers, thanks to this new butler robot, simply called HERB.
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Dance, Robots, Dance!

Dance, Robots, Dance!
I don’t quite know why, but I rather enjoy watching robots dance. Maybe it’s because they’re supposed to be designed to do more serious things like assembling cars, detonating bombs, or performing surgery. However, there’s nothing quite like a little robot choreography as a form of digital entertainment.

Walking iPad and iPhone Robots Are Completely Ridiculous, but We Love Them Anyhow

Walking iPad and iPhone Robots Are Completely Ridiculous, but We Love Them Anyhow
Not only do these iPad and iPhone have googley eyes, they have legs! Built by Terasaki-san, the iPad Walking Robot and iPhone Walking Robot are so cute we wanna puke. Check ’em out in all their leggy goodness in the video clip below: Okay, so they don’t really “walk” – it’s more like a wobbly-slide, but it’s still cute-puke-worthy, no?

Luminar Robotic Lamp Packs a Projector in Its Light Socket

Luminar Robotic Lamp Packs a Projector in Its Light Socket
The way things are shaping up these days, it seems robots will soon be everywhere. My guess is that it won’t take long before they just decide to take over and we’ll be living in a Terminator-like world.

LEGO Mindstorms Walking Robot Legs: What’S Next, a LEGO Terminator?

LEGO Mindstorms Walking Robot Legs: What’S Next, a LEGO Terminator?
I’m always amazed at what some people can do with LEGO building blocks. This is definitely impressive. It’s a LEGO Mindstorms robot that can walk like a human. The robot is called Pinocchio and the aim of the project is to kinematically imitate a human walking.

Belvedere the Bulterbot: Indentured Robotic Servitude

Belvedere the Bulterbot: Indentured Robotic Servitude
Couldn’t you use a robotic butler? I know that I sure could. This goofy home-made Butlerbot was created for the 1st birthday of its creator’s son, Ethan. That all sounds like the setup for some sort of science fiction film that goes horribly wrong when the robot assumes the personality of Ethan and becomes convinced its creator is its “father.” Thankfully, that’s not what actually happens here – at least not yet.

Makerbot Makes Another Makerbot: Skynet Not Far Behind

Makerbot Makes Another Makerbot: Skynet Not Far Behind
The guys over at Make: are reporting that an enterprising DIYer has managed to use a MakerBot out of parts printed by another MakerBot. Thingiverse member Christian Arnø (aka “Webca”), designed and printed about 150 individual MakerBot pieces using another Cupcake CNC-based MakerBot.

Butler Bot and Robofridge: the Perfect Future Companions

Butler Bot and Robofridge: the Perfect Future Companions
When robots will be able to do stuff for you in your home, it will either be the end of the world or the beginning of a new revolution. Steve Norris from Norris Labs in Boston, MA, came up with this as his latest project: it’s called the BDS, which stands for the Beverage Delivery System.

Great Cg Robots: Perfect for Desktop Wallpaper

Great Cg Robots: Perfect for Desktop Wallpaper
Suraj from Machoarts put together this roundup of great digital robot illustrations. Most of these can be downloaded as wallpapers for your computer. Here are a few that tickled my fancy.

Anybots QB Robot Avatar: Not Quite as Advanced as James Cameron’s

Anybots QB Robot Avatar: Not Quite as Advanced as James Cameron’s
While this is just the first step towards giant blue genetically engineered avatars, it’s still kind of creepy to think that you can just log onto this skinny little ‘bot,  take control of it and make it do what you want from afar – seeing what it sees through its “eyes.” The robot is called QB and with a few keystrokes, will leave its charging station, and meet and greet other corporate denizens.

Toyota’s Violin-Playing Robot Will Soon Play in a Symphony

Toyota’s Violin-Playing Robot Will Soon Play in a Symphony
Well, maybe not yet, but it’s still impressive that this ‘bot can actually play the violin! I don’t think that human orchestras are in any danger, but it just goes to show that robots can be programmed to do anything.

Is Taiwan’S Robot Army Ready to Invade China?

Is Taiwan’S Robot Army Ready to Invade China?
These new robots from the Taiwan-based Aurora Group are set to invade China. Well, that’s not exactly what they’re doing there. They’ll be shown in Shanghai at the World Expo. Still, Shanghai is in China, so you never know what those ‘bots might be up to.

Omg, Run, It’S Hector! Oh Wait, It’S Just Lola

Omg, Run, It’S Hector! Oh Wait, It’S Just Lola
When I was a kid, there wasn’t any parental supervision over what I watched on TV. I once watched a flick called Hotel Hell and couldn’t go into the meat area in the grocery store for six months.

Would You Trust Your Granny to a Robot Nanny?

Would You Trust Your Granny to a Robot Nanny?
As we all know, it won’t be long before we have to bow down to our robot masters, until then, the Chinese have decided to use robots as nannies. The Family Nanny Robot will help you around the house, until it patches into Skynet and takes over your home!

Life Size Bender Will Bend Your Socks Off!

Life Size Bender Will Bend Your Socks Off!
One of the best things in Futurama is Bender. Sure, the professor is cool, but Bender just has that certain appeal, especially with his robotic drinking and smoking ways. Metalworker Des Bromilow has now built a life-sized replica of Bender.
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