Robotics

Robot pretends to be sick, doctors listen

A new prototype robot could help doctors be more prepared for whatever obscure ailment you might face. The sick patient bot, developed by researchers at Gifu University’s Graduate School Of Medicine, can respond verbally to questions posed to it about its condition, while also moving and acting the way a human might if handling the same condition. The sick bot ...

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Transformers! Sneakers in disguise

These Nike kicks might look just like any old pair of sneakers, but you’d be wrong in thinking so. In fact, each of these sneakers is actually a Transformer robot. The set only comes with one shoe at a time and every shoe is for the left foot, so don’t think you can just go walking around in a pair ...

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Muscle suit makes you a super-human freak of nature

Let’s be realistic. If you’re sitting in front of a computer screen all day, chances are that your insides are slowly becoming a gelatinous blob of what use to be considered muscle. The Muscle Suit promises to increase the average human strength by using a cyborg exoskeleton. Soon, we too will have a chance to compete in strongest man competitions. ...

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Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi! You’re our only mailman!

We were pretty psyched to get an early peek at the R2D2 mailboxes that the USPS distributed through the U.S. to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the series, along with Star Wars themed postage stamps. Some creative Flickr user decided to make the best of the themed boxes and scored some interestingness points on Flickr because of it. Sheer genius! ...

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Giant insect spider robot from outer space…we mean Earth. Sorry FBI

This spider robot looks a lot scarier than it really is. In fact, it might save your life. The Ellos RescueBot is designed to reach untraversable areas where humans can’t squeeze their meager two legs into, sort of like the Amoeba Bot. The damage resistant robot is a perfect example of Asimov’s laws of robotics. It saves you without getting ...

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New life-saving robot: The iRobot SUGV Early

Robots have been so widely used in Afghanistan and Iraq that there have surely been thousands of lives saved by the mechanical wonder dogs. Boeing and iRobot have joined hands in tech harmony to create the SUVG Early, a next-gen reconnaissance robot capable of even more than previous models. The SUGV will be faster, lighter, and smarter than its older ...

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Full body cyborg suit coming next year, humans given two more years to live

The Daiwa House Industry Co. has created a full bodied cyborg that looks like something you might see at your local movie theater. The exoskeleton was designed to assist those who have difficulties moving around on their own. Those people will know be able to survive nuclear explosions. We joke. When the user wants to move a limb, the suit ...

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LawnBott helps you be productively lazy

We’re all so, so lazy. With a show of hands, who actually enjoys mowing their lawn other than Forest Gump? Hmm, nobody? Understandable. Allergies are my excuse. LawnBott makes excuses unneeded. The LawnBott LB2000 Professional Robot Mower is a fully autonomous lawn mower which will mow your lawn for you daily if left on the programmed dock. If you have ...

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It’s raining Samsung phones in Second Life

As if you are not sick of Samsung’s propaganda in real life yet, the company is opening an island on the online virtual space Second Life to promote their phones. And since Samsung was trying to tell us how thin those phones they developed with Softbank were, they got this phone-raining effect on. If you would like to use these ...

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R2-S2 (R2 Steam Too): Steam-Powered droid

The R2-S2 (short for R2 Steam Too) is as the name suggests, a steam-powered R2-D2 unit. Something about the R2 droid from Star Wars has sparked something in our consciousness recently to be prominently displayed through culture recently, as can be seen from the R2-D2 mailbox. The R2-S2 is no speed demon, but as it says on the design site ...

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