Robotics

The Pentagon wants a liquid robot

The Pentagon’s own DARPA has put out a call to the public for a design concept for a shape-shifting “chemical” robot that would be able to liquify and squeeze into small areas. This robot would have static dimensions that could be changed on command, much like the robot unit from Terminator 2. The militairy already uses robots in a variety ...

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Amoeba Bot totally propelled by its skin

Much like the lifting robot doesn’t use typical motors to provide its strength, the Amoeba Bot, made by Virgina Tech, is a robot that contains no legs or wheels. Based on the single-celled amoeba, the “Blob” bot uses nothing but its own skin to propel its body on its way. Shaped toroidally, pretty much like a long tube shaped donut ...

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Litter Robot looks like a NASA-built machine for kitty

Who wants to come home everyday to a stinky, disgusting, feces filled box of cat output? No one, that’s who. The Litter Robot LRII Automatic Self Cleaning Litter Box makes cat maintenance easy and almost enjoyable. Well, even MORE enjoyable. Using a special sifting process, the Litter Robot cleans up your kitties recycled meow mix after every use. A weight ...

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The human-sized Android power lifting robot

Strongest Man competitors should be worried. They might have some non-human competition this human sized android who has been showcasing its lifting power over in Tokyo. Most recently, the Japanese lifting robot was spotted on display, lifting a 66 lb package off of a desk, and lifting a human-sized doll weighing 145 lbs. The 154 lb, 61 in tall android ...

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Gummi Bot: Soft-body robot

Robots might be super effective and helpful, but they just look so un-huggable. These Biomimetic Soft-Bodied “Gummi Bots” seem so much more cuddly, and certainly more agile. Though, Gummi’s have more of a purpose then looking adorable. Metallic robots are often limited in movement by their clumsy joints. This robotics project at Tufts University is looking into a flexible, silicone ...

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Quad-legged robot baby could be the star of a horror movie

Mixing the best of natural genetics and robotic technology, Thomas Edwards created this totally horrifying “Robo Baby”, which is more like a baby head on a robot. Sure, it might be “art”, but why the hell put the head on top of a weird quad-legged body? If we saw this thing crawling along our floor, we would be screaming like ...

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Fire breathing Jumping Spider Robot does nothing but intimidate

OK, this fire-breathing jumping robot may not be the most productive of the bunch or have any true purpose, but damn it is cool looking. The spider features legs that can be controlled independently of each other with an airbag on its bottom which allows it to jump two feet in the air. If you’re looking for functionality, look somewhere ...

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G-rated video of Motorola’s leaked “LAZR”

[ev type=”youtube” data=”Q4OC-sNpgXs”][/ev] Don’t know what’s the deal with the girl, but the phone is truly hot. Supposedly an updated RAZR (and KRZR) with extra large external screen, and a form factor thinner than KRZR. What’s more is that it supports reading out messages and emails in a computer voice. We don’t know how legit this is yet. More video ...

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Detachable cellphone fits every occasion

We showed you a modernized antique cellphone that puts color screen, mp3 player, bluetooth and camera into the old retro body. What would happen if you were able to detach the new part from the old body? Well, a shop in Taiwan has started selling such cellphone. When you feel like looking retro and have a backpack with you, tie ...

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