Robotics

Robot Footballers Are Too Fragile For The NFL, But They’d Need To Catch Them First

Apparently robots partaking in athletics is becoming a recognized venue. I’m not talking about Battle Bots, although I’ve heard that the show is planned to make a comeback. I’m talking about straight-up American football (ironically taking place in Japan.) The video above shows two teams consisting of pure robotics, battling it out on a mini-Football field. Now, these bots aren’t ...

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Robot Defeats Forest Fires By Defeating The Forest

Forest fires are morbid scenes. Sure, there are all of those precious woodlands which are destroyed, but more important, our homes and families are at risk. Enter the forest fire prevention robot, designed by Jordan Guelde. Smokey The Bear (or even OLE, the fire fighting beetle bot) ain’t got nothing on this tough mofo. Using its vast array of hubless ...

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Exclusive LG Iron Man Phone: Only 20 Made

Open your ears, comic book and mobile phone freaks alike. LG is gearing up for the upcoming release of the Iron Man motion picture by releasing an exclusive special edition version of the LG Shine 720, the LG Iron Man Phone. Decked out with 18k gold, the Iron Man phone can’t be bought in any store. In fact, the phone ...

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Helvetica and Others Destroy Humans, Find Success In Microsoft Word

After about three batches of magic mushrooms gone wrong, Jonathon Yule decided to put his graphic design skills to the test. As part of his art program at the University of Toronto, Yule decided to blend art, typography, fonts and robots all into one medium. The result? Gear-filled and ridiculous. Jon has used popular fonts like Helvetica and Futura to ...

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Honda Takes “Doing the Robot” One “Step” Too Far

In recent years, Honda’s robotics division has really taken off. After seeing ASIMO fall down a flight of stairs during CES one year, I pretty much lost all confidence in the company. That is, until I saw this experimental walking assistance device that’s set to be unveiled in Japan this week. Aimed at the elderly and people with disabilities, it ...

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SwashBot Can’t Save Your Life On The Battlefield

There are plenty of robots that are a hell of a lot more useful then Swashbot. Hell, there are a lot of robots that are even cuter then this mini-insectoid, yet there is something alluring about the DIY SwashBot. A certain charm, if you will. Constructed using spare R/C helicopter bits, including four servos, a receiver, a battery pack, LEDs, ...

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Physics-Powered Jet Engine Beer Cooler

When the volume of a gas decreases at a maintained pressure, the temperature of the remaining gas falls. Such is the law the defines the concept behind the Jet Engine-powered Beer Cooler. Using a LPG cylinder and a jet engine to cool his favorite brew, the designer of the beer cooler is never without an icy cold one. If you ...

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JavaBot Is Its Own All-In-One Starbucks

Going to Starbucks every morning for your daily caffeine enema can get to be a hassle if you live in a busy area. Yeah, sure, there are Starbucks’ all over the place, but that doesn’t mean one of the cafes isn’t more clogged then another. With the help of JavaBot, coffee shops might have an extra set of hands gears ...

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The Robotic Kamasutra: He’ll Be Back (In The Name Of John Connor, Of Course)

How do robots reproduce? Well, of course, the same way humans do. By being constructed in a lab. But how do robot’s experience the ultimate robotic satisfaction? By following the Robotic Kamasutra. If Arnold is really the Terminator, he’s going to have some real fun once he gets a hold of this information. Note that this is not for human-on-robot ...

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F1 Phone: You Know You Already Talk To Your Ferrari

If you own a Ferrari, there’s a good chance you already converse with it anyway. “Yeah, that’s a bad little car!” You make me sick, with your shameless flirtation. You might as well just skip the foreplay and just pick up one of these F1 Phones. The F1 Phone, designed to resemble the Ferrari, even has some moderately impressive specs ...

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