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Monorail Monitoring Robot Couldn’t Catch Me

Israeli company Linceus is introducing a monorail robot designed to patrol large areas such as airport perimeters/Gaza Strip without the need to hire rent-a-cops for security. The bot is capable of reaching speeds up to 50 MPH. It’s equipped with an array of sensors such as thermal cameras, laser designators and a rangefinder. It’s a damn shame it doesn’t have ...

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RoboGames 2008 Is Going To Be A Smash This Weekend

If you happen to be around Bay Area in Cali, then check out the biggest robot Olympics in existence: RoboGames 2008. With over 70 mind-shattering events at the RoboGames, you won’t find any friendly robots cooking or committing to hair transplant surgery here. Battle robots, walking humanoids, soccer bots, sumo bots, and even androids that do kung-fu are put to ...

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The Hexapod Robot CNC Router is a 3-D Sculpting Machine!

This DIY project from Matt Denton is a six-legged robot that’s able to crawl onto a malleable surface and begin cutting images into it. Though the original design called for a basic pen for drawing, the robot’s now equipped with a cutting tool able to mill three-dimensional surfaces into high density foam. It takes nearly 30 minutes to complete the ...

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Robofish Swim In A Robo School

We’ve seen robots of every variety. Chances are, if something is badass, there’s a robot-form of it. The Nonlinear Dynamics and Control Lab of the University of Washington have turned a dissociated group of robot fish into a communicative school of robot fish. Using low power, low frequency sonar, the fish are able to transfer information between one another while ...

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Lego Johnny Five Lacks Emotions

Anyone who grew up in the ’80s remembers Johnny Five of Short Circuit. The perfect killing machine with absolutely no desire to kill after having disbanded its deadly laser beam weaponry in favor of a pocket knife. Yea, Johnny Five’s a robo-boy scout but his redeeming quality is his vast knowledge of pop-culture. As tribute to the friendliest librarian robot ...

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Teddy Bear Backseat Driver

iXs Research Corporation unveiled the prototype robot teddy that provides spoken directions to the driver while making distracting gestures. It’d be cool if it did pelvic thrusts every time you came to your exit but no, this bear isn’t down to party. It’s got an alcohol detection sensor in its neck and will snitch on you in a moments notice. ...

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Battling Bots: Move It Slow Motion For Me

Fighting with DIY robots isn’t anything new. I mean come on, it’s on cable television. However, tearing apart a fax machine with a robot while filming in slow motion is news to me. Peep the video to see robots tearing each other to pieces as well as helpless office appliances and even golf balls getting caught in the crossfire. Watching ...

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Robot Chef Renders Real Chefs Obsolete

While the HOAP-3, Fujitsu’s robot chef, can’t quite crack its own eggs with one-hand like an expert chef, it can make a delicious-looking ham and cheese omelet. It’s by no means a Pee-wee Herman breakfast machine, as you wouldn’t let it cook your breakfast unaided. It’s a nice thought though, having a robot prepare your breakfast while you engage in ...

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Pointless Desktop Companion? Where do I sign!?

WowWee, the company responsible for creating the “desktop companions”, ChatterBots, has just released its latest model. What special new features does the latest model possess, you ask? Absolutely nothing! It’s a desktop companion, so what did you expect!? For fifty bucks, this atrocious piece of shit will sit on your desk, taking up space you don’t have and occupying a ...

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Festo AirJelly Swims Through The Air Like It’s The Ocean

When we saw the robot which revealed how sea creatures might first have set slithery fin on land, we never imagined that other aquatic life-form robots would surface which would amaze with such ease. And then we set eyes on the Festo AirJelly, modeled after the jelly fish, which floats through the air as if the atmosphere was as buoyant ...

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