Robotics

Nintendo DS Lite-bot

The RoboDS is an open robot platform for the Nintendo DS. The robot is controlled via the DS’s WiFi connection using a web browser interface. The jobs that RoboDS can accomplish are endless. Find a wireless camera, and you can wirelessly keep a close watch on your home. To get the RoboDS working you’ll also need to get the DSerial2, ...

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She’s hot and a robot; World domination imminent

Tomotaka Takahashi realized a crucial fact about robotics that most have not caught onto. The lack of female bots. The result of his thinking evolved into FT, or Female Type, the girl robot. To nail down that feminine strut, Takahashi consulted with professional models on how to give FT a feminine flare. Her body contains 23 motors and 2 gyroscopes, ...

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Robot and soldier elope in holy matrimony

Marriage is a beautiful thing. Especially between a robot and a man. And even more especially when the robot is carrying the man soldier bride? Ok, well we tried to make this image funny, but in all seriousness, it’s great to see a robot in action, rather than lifting human sized bags of sand dummies. This particular robot, named Bear, ...

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Will the real C-3PO please stand up?

C-3PO might be the world’s most emotional (but fictional) robot ever, but Reddy the “real” emotional robot can contort its face to display a pretty broad range of emotions. Creater’s RoboMotio are taking Reddy with a grain of salt, holding off on giving the emoto-robo any legs, just in case it gets too emotional and happens to run off. Reddy’s ...

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Murata Boy would own your ass in Paperboy

Murata Boy is one impressive little bicycling bot. No matter how thin of a surface hes on, he never falls, even when he’s at a complete stop! Murata Boy has absolutely no training wheels or strings attached to help with his balancing act, but relies completely on a gyroscope located underneath the seat, which calculates all of the slight angle ...

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CB2 baby humanoid could be the next NAMBLA spokes-boybot

Osaka University’s Graduate School of Engineering has unveiled their new creation, the CB2, a baby humanoid. CB2 is programed to act like a 1-2 year old baby. Complete with an infant like fascination with the world and realistic attempts at crawling. But talk about an awkward photo, look at where that guys hand is on the baby bot and the ...

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Segatoys Dream Cat Smile looks purr-fect

Ok, first off, if you ever see a headline this adorable on the site again, please take us out of our misery. Secondly, Segatoys presents its Dream Cat Smile, the most realistic robo-kitty we’ve ever seen. Dream Cat does pretty much everything a real cat does except shit on your stuff, eat food, or drop allergic reaction-causing dander throughout your ...

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Hubo becomes first robot to ride Segway

Korea’s very own worker bot Hubo has learned a cool new trick. Hubo now has the “first robot to ride a Segway” attribute to add to his resume. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology claims they were able to teach Hubo how to man this powered scooter with the help of the company that makes Segway. Because of ...

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Robotic Lamp acts like Big Brother

Some people hate being in the spotlight. If you are one of those people, we do not recommend AUR, which is a smart robotic lamp. AUR tracks your movement so that you always have the proper lighting when you need it, where you need it. This little “lighting assistant” was made to explore the relationship between humans and robots. Combining ...

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