Robotics

People Lie When They Say They’ve LOL’d and Other Interesting Cellphone Stats

UK phone retailer Right Mobile Phone conducted an interesting survey among their customers and got some intriguing results. According to their survey: 71% say using their favorite song as their alarm clock, versus the system default or no alarm clock at all, made them feel happier that day 80% say notreceivinga reply to their text messages makes them feel negative, ...

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Robot Football: The New Foosball

Foosball might be the greatest damn game on the planet, but that doesn’t mean it can’t get boring after years of constant play. The MaruBot Table Football set replaces the old knob-and-rod foosball table, replacing man-power with robotic intelligence. With a set of 4 robots, 2 per team, your team is now much smaller, but that’s ok, because these little ...

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Bloodbot Will Try Not To Stab You In Your Face

Although the temptation is so hard to bear, the Bloodbot told me personally that if you’re a good boy, it’ll try not to stab you in your face with its needle. Bloodbot was made to give nurses more time to read their gossip rag magazines and to swoon over the new hunky residents. Those five minutes of patient interaction was ...

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Transforming Bumblebee Costume Really Transforms

None of this photo-trickery or CGI bullshit. This awesome Bumblebee costume is 100% the real deal. Watch for yourself, about halfway through the video, the costumed dude squats down and morphs into a fricken Chevy Camaro lookalike. I’m so finding a way to get a hold of this ensemble by Halloween.

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Four-Legged Arachnid Robot Controlled via Wii Nunchucks

Developed and built by robotics man Drew, this “walking machine” resembles a four-legged spider and walks with an unusual hoppish gait. Designed to entertain, entertain it does. Costing around $1000 to produce, one of the coolest things about this arachind bot is that it’s controlled with two sets of modified Wii Nunchucks. If you want to test the waters and ...

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Robocar Z Could Lead to Autonomous Vehicles

Japanese robotics company ZMP have created the Robocar Z in hopes that it can teach us more about the future of robot-controlled automobiles. The vehicle has a protruding which holds two cameras which connect to a state of the art image recognition system. The Robocar is thought to be an ideal platform for testing robotized vehicle automation before heading to ...

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Optimus Prime Ice Sculpture

Ice sculptures are the type of thing you imagine old men doing in small Alaskan towns. But apparently there are some aspiring ice sculptors who like to add a taste of geekery to their art. This Optimus Prime ice sculpture would be great for chilling a small swimming pool full of beer. Other than that, I don’t see much use ...

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Ramen Restaurant Ran by Robots

No, that isn’t just the work of some handy alliteration. Although, this post does happen to be brought to you by the letter “R.” The Fuamen Ramen restaurant in Nagoya, Japan is manned by a team of robots who expertly prepare the customers’ bowls of noodles. The owner claims that the benefits of using robots are the consistency of taste ...

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Robotize Me Turns You Into a Transformer

Used as a promotional device for the film, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the Robotize Me website allows you to take your face and plaster it in the face hole of a Transformer of your choice. I chose Bumblebee, but their are a variety to choose from over at the site. This might be on the older side, but frankly, ...

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