Robotics

Xilo Lego Robot Plays Music

This arachnid looking creation is actually a musical genius. Well, genius for a homemade robot that is. Xilo is a machine made of Lego’s that can play the xylophone. Xilo strikes the metal tubes based on your movements. To create this yourself you don’t necessarily need a xylophone, a wind chime would work just as well. Xilo uses a vision ...

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Sandia Micro Tank Tears It Up at 20 Inches Per Minute

Weighing less than 1 ounce with a mere 1/4 cubic inch in total volume doesn’t stop these micro-bots from tearing up a obstacle-laden desktop. Throw anything at it: loose change, a pice of fuzz – the Sandia can handle it all with it’s tracked drive system. Developed by Sandia National Labs, these little beauties come equipped with an 8K ROM ...

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Old Japanese Folk Bored With Robots

While my parents look at a computer as if it were powered by witchcraft, the elderly in Japan have become bored with robots. They prefer “everyday products adapted to their needs.” In the end, cute robots that were intended to help old folk maintain their cognitive abilities, monitor blood sugar and other vital functions have given way to the old ...

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Walking Head Combines Fear Of Spiders With Fear Of Creepy Autonomous Robots

Even if you don’t appreciate art, you can’t deny that this Walking Head Robot by Australian artist Stelarc is captivating. Among other features, the Walking Head has a scanning ultra-sound sensor that detects a human presence. When a person does enter the gallery, it will stand and go through a pre-programmed series of movements – using its tilt sensor system ...

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Blaser Tag: Robots And Humans Go Head To Head In a Laser Tag Showdown

Old fashioned Laser Tag was fun and everything, but it never included robots – much to my dismay. Fortunately, the folks at HotProceed have remedied the situation with their new Blaser Tag System. The game is simple: each manually controlled robot has a laser and a sensor – if you get shot first, it will trigger a pre-programmed routine and ...

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Robobust Rocks Out…And Creeps You Out

Get a load of your new rock God ladies! Robobust is quite the pimp. He loves music – so much so that he will move his mouth to anything placed in his MP3 player. He also has dancing skills. He can bust a few moves that are either pre-programmed or manually controlled. Robobust’s other interests include: fire. He enjoys spewing ...

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Get your own Robot Twin

The WD-2 robot is a work in progress to make a realistic human face using the power of robotics. As you can see, the robot can’t exactly fit on a body yet, considering the machinery is about three times larger than the actual head is. Though one day, the WD-2 could be used to make a robotic twin of yourself. ...

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Zeno: Yet another spokesboy for NAMBLA

You might remember the very awkward CB2 Baby Humanoid bot we spoke so fondly of. Zeno, another child robot, is slightly less awkward looking than the good old CB2, but not much less. David Hanson designed this little fella’ and named it after his son. If your son actually looks like this, we have the greatest sympathy for you. The ...

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Giant Airmagination Inflatable R/C Robot Rules All

The Airmagination Inflatable R/C Robot stands at a whopping 48″ tall – which would undoubtedly scare the hell out of pets, young children, and vertically challenged celebrities (Tom Cruise would piss his pants.) It can also be remotely controlled to move in all directions and speak a variety of prerecorded phrases in a robotic tone. Unless you have a pin ...

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