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Tag: Robots

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. Toyota is well-known for making cars, but not for making…

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. At the show, the…
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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. I can thank the sci-fi flick Saturn 3 for my unnatural fear…

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! The…

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. His version comes complete with a cigar and that beard…

Gundam Cafe: the Otaku’S Starbucks

Gundam Cafe: the Otaku’S Starbucks
The Gundam Cafe opened in Akihabara today, and it looks sweet. The cafe’s interiors are sexy, there’s Gundam art everywhere, and there’s even Gundam bread. You can’t go wrong with Gundam bread. Akihabara News checked out their new neighbors and took a ton of pics: The Gundam Cafe is located…

Cynomy Demolition Robot Concept: Remote-Controlled Destruction

Cynomy Demolition Robot Concept: Remote-Controlled Destruction
One of the best things about robots is that they’re not alive, which means choosing between a robot and a human to perform a risky task is a no-brainer. If it gets wrecked, no one’s going to be in pain or grieve. Except probably the accounting department. When robots become…

Beetlecam Wildlife Robot Gets Up Close and Personal With the Lions

Beetlecam Wildlife Robot Gets Up Close and Personal With the Lions
Since they don’t have feelings (yet), it’s an obvious use for robots to send them into the battlefield to disarm bombs and IEDs. However, this is the first time that I’ve seen a robot used to do something that could be equally as life-threatening: getting face-to-face with untamed wildlife. The…

Robot Infographic: Know Your Future Masters

Robot Infographic: Know Your Future Masters
The guys at Online Schools scoured the Internet to come up with a lengthy but entertaining infographic about robots. It contains a lot of quiz show-type trivia, like the fact that the earliest known robot was a steam powered one, invented in 400 BC, that most robots are cow milkers,…

Japanese Scientist Makes Robotic Clone

Japanese Scientist Makes Robotic Clone
Only the Japanese would make robot clones of themselves. Check out this latest robot by Hiroshi Ishiguro from Osaka University. Instead of cloning himself, which is what he did before, he decided to clone a woman. The Geminoid-F is pretty freaky, especially when you see the lady it was modeled…

Do Dancing Japanese Samurai Robots Serve Bbq in Thailand? Yes.

Do Dancing Japanese Samurai Robots Serve Bbq in Thailand? Yes.
This is something that I expected to maybe see in Japan, not Thailand. After a bit of investigation, it turns out that the robots don’t serve you sushi, but Shabu-Shabu (hotpot) and BBQ, which you cook at your table. These types of eateries are very common in Asia. You get…

Strange and Beautiful Junk Robots

Strange and Beautiful Junk Robots
These unusual robots were featured on the oddly named Russian website Ribbon Comedy Eye Girls. For some reason, the title of the site makes me think of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Although these robots made from found objects don’t really function (other than maybe lighting up), they are…

Gurubhakts: Gesture-Controlled Leader-Follower Robots

Gurubhakts: Gesture-Controlled Leader-Follower Robots
Not to be confused with Guru Bhakti, the GuruBhakts are special robots designed to operate in a “follow-the-leader” mode. The ultimate plan for these ‘bots is to allow a remote driver to steer a single robot into a hazardous environment, and the other robots would follow in turn from that…

Lightsaber Bookends Will Reveal Your Inner Geek to Everyone

Lightsaber Bookends Will Reveal Your Inner Geek to Everyone
It’s taken over half a year since you could find ’em, but these illuminated Lightsaber Bookends are available for pre-order again. You might have noticed – if you have keen eyes – that this lightsaber is none other than Darth Vader’s. The other cool thing about these bookends is that…

Hai Bao Robot Says Hi and Bye at the Shanghai Expo

Hai Bao Robot Says Hi and Bye at the Shanghai Expo
You’ve probably seen a few photos from this year’s Shanghai Expo floating around the Internets. It’s a really big event that’s going on right now in China. It looks like the expo is using the services of the Hai Bao robot to welcome visitors. Hai Bao was designed by researchers…

Toshiba’S Wheelie Could be Your Robotic Butler

Toshiba’S Wheelie Could be Your Robotic Butler
This new robot from Toshiba uses the basic balancing principles found in a Segway to keep its balance and to help around the house. It was unveiled last week in Tokyo. Wheelie doesn’t have any arms, but it uses the inverse pendulum principle to balance itself. The flat surface of…
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