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Tag: Robots

Kawada Humanoid Robots Get Ready to Take Over Japan

Kawada Humanoid Robots Get Ready to Take Over Japan
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.…

The Yodeling Radio Man, a “Classic” Robot From the 1930s

The Yodeling Radio Man, a “Classic” Robot From the 1930s
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. Radio Man was created by a Swiss…
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Thomas the Tank Transformer: the Epic Knockoff

Thomas the Tank Transformer: the Epic Knockoff
At first glance, Thomas the Tank Engine doesn’t have a lot going for him, badassery wise. He’s ugly, he’s made of old technology, he has no weapons and he can’t transform, overall useless in a fight. Until now: Finally, a Chinese knockoff toy that’s more awesome than the original. I…

Kondo Turtle Robot Crawls Its Way Into Our Hearts

Kondo Turtle Robot Crawls Its Way Into Our Hearts
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. A…

Optimus Prime Gets Real

Optimus Prime Gets Real
I guess the guys in China felt they had to try and keep up with Japan and their gigantic robot creations, and built themselves an enormous Optimus Prime of their own. Standing 32-feet tall, and residing just North of the Bird’s Nest at Beijing’s Olympic Park, the giant Transformer might…

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,…

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.…

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” –…

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. In keeping with that plan, MIT researcher Natan Linder has just created…

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. I know for a…

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…

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. As you can see from the CAD…

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…

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…
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