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Tag: Robots

Robot Learns to Make Facial Expressions, is Rewarded With a Measly “Signal”

Robot Learns to Make Facial Expressions, is Rewarded With a Measly “Signal”
At least dogs get food when they get things right. This poor robot Einstein, made by computer scientists from the Machine Perception Laboratory at the University of California, San Diego, was given time to play with its 31 artificial facial muscles while “staring” at its reflection in the mirror. The…

Sparkfun’S Autonomous Vehicle Race: Autobots,Rollout! No, Not There! Get Back Here!

Sparkfun’S Autonomous Vehicle Race: Autobots,Rollout! No, Not There! Get Back Here!
Modder-friendly electronics company SparkFun Electronics recently held what they hope will be an annual event called the Autonomous Vehicle Competition, which is basically a race of proto-Autobots around one of SparkFun’s buildings. The contest was initially employees-only, but SparkFun realized it would be much more fun to have their customers…
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1950s Robots Galore, Now Invading!

1950s Robots Galore, Now Invading!
I was cruising the Internets today and came across an incredibly rich roundup of robots and robot figures from the 1950s. As a robotophile, I was surprised and excited to see several bots that had been previously unknown to me! Among my personal favorites are the bot above, which although…

Firefox 3 Easter Egg: the Robots have Arrived!

Firefox 3 Easter Egg: the Robots have Arrived!
Firefox 3 hit the streets less than 24 hours ago, and a nifty little easter egg has already been uncovered. Simply type about:robots in the url bar and you’ll get this: Oh no! They really are taking over! I think my favorite bit is “Robots have seen things you people…

The Robots have Arrived! in Pouch Form!

The Robots have Arrived! in Pouch Form!
Do you prefer your robots cute, soft and able to hold your stuff? Me too, and that’s why I am enjoying the Robot a Day project from Canadian crafter Erin Wilk, aka Etsy seller anatomyofaskirt. Each weekday Erin creates a new, limited edition ‘bot made of vinyl, with convenient flip-top…

Classic Snl Commercial: Old Glory Robot Insurance

Classic Snl Commercial: Old Glory Robot Insurance
There hasn’t been a lot of interesting news in robotics in the last few weeks, so I don’t get to post as often as I’d like about robots. That said, I thought this little video clip might tide you over.…
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