Tag Archives: robotics

Gymnast Bot Wows Time And Time Again!

GymastBot

If you're looking for something to keep you entertained on YouTube (as if you have to look all that hard) check out gymnast bot. Aside from sticking every landing, gymnast bot has all the moves and they just keep on coming. Once you watch this bot in action you'll want to check out every video ever made of gymnast bot...so what are you waiting for?

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Wall-E Is Real!

Wall-E

Have you ever wondered what your favorite Disney / Pixar character would be like if they were real? Well, if your favorite character is Wall-E then you don't have to wonder anymore!

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Artificial Skin Gives Robots the Sense of Touch

Scientists for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences of the University of California at Berkeley have created an electronic skin that can give robots an almost human-esque sense of touch for the first time in technological history. The pressure-sensitive skin, made using germanium and silicon, is controlled via built-in capacitors which interpret changes in the skins thickness. Depending ...

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Honda Connects Your Brain To The Robot

The world just got a little creepier. Honda, the company that made your sister’s ’02 Civic, has developed a way to transmit brain signals to a robot, allowing humans to control robots remotely. Honda has “read patterns of electric currents on a person’s scalp as well as changes in cerebral blood flow when a person thinks about four simple movements ...

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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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Cheating at Guitar Hero through Robotics

Ryan may kick ass at Guitar Hero, but I fail miserably due to the fact that I play a real guitar and I find it hard to unlearn from the game. For the brainiacs at Near Future Laboratory, mastering a game isn’t necessary when you have a robot to do it for you. Using solenoids and what I’m assuming are ...

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Honda Takes “Doing the Robot” One “Step” Too Far

In recent years, Honda’s robotics division has really taken off. After seeing ASIMO fall down a flight of stairs during CES one year, I pretty much lost all confidence in the company. That is, until I saw this experimental walking assistance device that’s set to be unveiled in Japan this week. Aimed at the elderly and people with disabilities, it ...

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Cakebot: Taking cake cutting to the next level

[ev type=”youtube” data=”4O4x9J4PnSI”][/ev] If we had to wait this long for our cake to be sliced and served, we’d start making cookies instead. Cool idea with the legos though. And hey. With a faster motor, who knows? We’re lazy enough to get one. If we wanted to see cake being cut this slow, we’d spend our birthdays at our grandparent’s ...

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