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R/C Putter Bot Putts So You Won’t Have To Leave Your Seat

Remember that R/C Tortoise and the Swashbot, from the folks at Crabfu? They’re still hard at it, coming up with some awesome new robots. The latest on the line is the Putter Bot, a remote-controlled golfing robot. Actually, make that putting robot as I doubt this little guy is capable of a long drive without a driver. Getting through the ...

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Robotic Salaryman Crawls Up Corporate Ladder

For those not familiar with the term “salaryman,” it’s the Japanese term for male office workers who bend over backwards for their job and work overtime on a daily basis. After this, they crawl their way home on all fours, bickering about how much they hate their own lives. Artist Momoyo Torimitsu, in an effort to address the issue of ...

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Meet The German Robo-Butler

Thanks to a team of German scientists, robotically-enabled laziness may soon be a reality. The good people at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart have revealed what they’re calling the prototype of a new generation of service robots,” the Care-O-bot 3. This one-armed robot can serve drinks and carry items from one room to another. ...

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DIY: Ard-e The Arduino Robot

Robotics can be an expensive hobby but cheap robot projects do exist. Instructables member Imadami has made a DIY robot with an Arduino brain that you can build yourself for under a hundred dollars. This remote controlled robot is stocked with a pan and tilt system that could be used to aim a camera or even a USB missile launcher ...

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Seascout Aquatic Rescue Robot Won’t Leave You Stranded

Shipwrecked? No worries. I’ve got this Seascout aquatic rescue robot. It replaces all the bikini-clad Baywatch babes you wished would rescue you. Pamela Anderson can’t swim in hazardous conditions even with flotation devices, but Seascout can. The idea is that anyone stranded in the water could use a GPS tracker to summon the rescue robot to come scoop them up ...

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Japanese Digging Robot

You probably think that I’m talking about some autonomous robot that digs into the side of a mountain, right? Wrong, suckaz. I’m talking about a robot built by a Japanese man that spends all day digging and submitting stories to everyone’s favorite vice, Digg.com. He was recently arrested in Nagasaki and judging by the above video, it doesn’t look like ...

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Robot Bartender Flexes ‘Cause You’re Drinkin’!

Sooner or later, the cute bartender that was the only reason you ever went out to the bar in the first place, will be replaced. Robot bartenders are the future. No more half-filled plastic cups of Red Bull and vodka that only lead you to getting thrown out after an argument with the bartender regarding a drink that wasn’t made ...

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Robotic Fish Feeder Saves Lives

The most common demise of fish is due to negligence. If you go through life with a “can’t someone else do it” attitude, like myself, then pets really aren’t your bailiwick. Fish of all pets are the easiest to maintain and yet, some people can’t keep a goldfish alive longer than a week. With Fifer, the fish feeding robot, fish ...

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Papercraft Malware Bots Attack!

Though a company like Symantec is generally lame, what it’s done recently might restore a little faith in the software manufacturer. As part of an awareness campaign to help inform people about malware/virii/beat shit on the Internet, Symantec has created a neat set of papercraft robots you can print out and fold. Make a bunch of them and have ’em ...

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Remote Control Tortoise Beats The Hare

Crabfu’s latest creation, the R/C tortoise, offers a uniquely humorous way of control that makes for an enjoyable show of stumbling limbs. Using a four channel radio system, the user is able to control each limb with each axis of the transmitter stick. Basically, you can make this thing dance better than Patrick Swayze ever did. On top of that, ...

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