Robotics

Lightdrawing Robot Overexposes Itself

Sort of like peeing in the snow after being exposed to a strong dose of radiation, these lined “lightdrawings” really glow. But unlike urine, these drawings don’t smell like last night’s asparagus. At least, we assume they don’t. The Lightdrawing Robot by German designer Nils Voelker creates lit photo designs by moving colored LED lights as a camera shoots a ...

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Looks Like A Garbage Truck, But Breaks Just Like a Little Apartment

This gutted UNICAT TerraCross all-terrain vehicle has been modified into a pretty slick living environment. An apartment on wheels. Sort of like an RV with attitude. While I’m not one for living on the road, I’m sure many of you who love to travel would all-but sell your soul for a mobile apartment like this. I’ll stick to my non-wheeled ...

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Why Do All Child Bots Have To Be So Terrifying?

Japan’s University of Tsukuba maintains the trend of horrifying child bots with their new Yotaro baby simulator / stuffed bear thing, which aside from causing terror, is supposed to mimic the needs of a baby. The baby’s emotions display via an interactive screen. A water tank supplies realistic tears and an infrared camera picks up your every move, so don’t ...

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Robotic Bees Can Pollinate Your Garden, Save the World

So most of us would be all like “yippee” over the fact that bee populations have been steadily declining. Hooray! No more pretending to ignore them so they just leave us alone! No more running like a little girl! But see, losing bees could be bad… very bad. Pollination is crucial for the survival of all of our yummy crops. ...

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Robot Wine Rack Comes with Complimentary Mustache

If you don’t think your neighbors would think too kindly of your having a live-in robot posing a wine rack, no worries. This Robot Wine Rack ships with an incognito mustache. Guests will wonder who your new debonair house guest is. Just tell them its your little secret. Of course, the mustache is purely optional, but why not? Lacking a ...

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Michael Jackson Wanted to Create a Robot Clone

When we claimed that Michael Jackson might just be a cyborg, we weren’t that far off. Apparently, MJ was planning to create his very own robotic doppelganger, even going as far as creating blueprints for the mechanical beast. Detailed 3D scans were made of Jackson’s body before he died with the intention of creating an “eerily-lifelike robotic duplicate.” The late ...

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ScrabbleBot Aids the Talentless

If there is one talent I’ve always dreamed of having (aside from being able to roar like a Wookie), it’s the ability to be a good drawer. Just being able to draw something in which someway resembles what I was trying to draw would be cool. But no. God blessed me with the uncanny ability to find awesome shit online, ...

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Pimp My Pac: Pac-Man Pimps Out Yet Another Ride

There’s something about Pac-Man that draws car owners to paste him all over their vehicles. This car might not have the gullwing doors have the last Pac car we posted about, but what it does have is an additional dose of Packy flair. Everything down to the rims is adorned with Pac-love, and I’m simply loving the custom leather upholstery. ...

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AIDA: A New Backseat Driver to Abuse

I’m not driving with you anymore. No way. I’ve had enough bruises to last me a lifetime, thank you very much. Nope, I’d like you to meet AIDA, short for Affective Intelligent Driving Assistant. Basically this little guy will take my place, and hopefully take my place as your punching bag. I’m tired of dressing as a robot anyway. AIDA ...

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