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Midbot
Midbot
Midbot

Puny Telepresence MIDBot Will Get Eaten Alive By Future Robots

Brando’s MIDbot takes your laptop for a stroll around the house when you’re away, patrolling ominously and rather slowly, but what do you want – this ain’t 2030. Billed as an ultra low cost ‘telepresence robot’, it’s not really...
 
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The-Kids-Walker-1
The-Kids-Walker-1

Never Buy This For Your Kid. Never. (video)

Cost of making your kid impervious to bullies? $21,600. Possible cost to society resulting from outfitting a young boy with a Japanese built 400lb hydraulic mech-suit? Does not compute. Children are not the mellowest of creatur...
 
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pr2-2010-08-21-600
pr2-2010-08-21-600

The PR2 Robot Now Does Laundry (video)

Last time we saw the PR2 robot, it was fetching beer and playing pool. But while its latest act is a little less fun, it's more practical -- folding socks. After Willow Garage sponsored a competition for the robot to be shown o...

 
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phasma-09-gal
phasma-09-gal

Phasma Six-Legged Robot Is Both Cool & Terrifying (video)

The Phasma hexapedal running robot is something that I do no want to see scampering down my hallway at night. That being said, it's an engineering marvel. Built by Takram Design Engineering, it uses its springy six legs to scut...
 
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LEGO Wall-E
LEGO Wall-E
LEGO Wall-E

This Custom Lego Wall-E Robot Transforms (video)

Pretty much everybody loved Wall-E, the cute waste disposal robot, when he first appeared in his eponymous movie a couple years. Which is why I find this custom Wall-E robot so charming, because it's so similar to the character...
 
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Robo Helicopter
Robo Helicopter
Robo Helicopter

Skynet Is Almost Here, Army Funding Autonomous Robo Helicopter

Should we be a little scared that this helicopter can take off, fly around, avoid obstacles and return home all without a preprogrammed flight path?  Is Skynet upon us? Currently the Unmanned Little Bird, as it's known, is in t...

 
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Rex Robotic Legs
Rex Robotic Legs
Rex Robotic Legs

Rex, The Robotic Exoskeleton Makes The Paralyzed Walk Again (video)

For a while there we thought the only thing notable to come out of New Zealand was the Lord Of The Ring's movies.  Full stop my friends.  The Rex is one bad ass piece of kit.  In the most simplest of terms it's a set of bionic ...
 
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turtle_robot-620x413
turtle_robot-620x413

The Kame Robotto Is Your Own Personal Robot Turtle (video)

Kondo, a Japanese robot maker, has unveiled the Kame Robotto, the world's first turtle robot. (Kame is Japanese for turtle -- the more you know...). The turtle is powered by a 10.8V-300mAh Ni-MH “Robo Power Cell”, and has nine ...
 
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P2 BEER ROBOT
P2 BEER ROBOT

Beer-Fetching Robot Solves Man’s Biggest Problem (video)

When it comes to technology, robots doing things for us lazy humans is always a plus, and while we've seen beer fetching robots before, none are as efficient as the PR2. Its creators, Willow Garage, taught it to play pool, and ...

 
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thinker-320w
thinker-320w

This PR2 Robot Knows How To Shoot Some Pool (video)

A creation of the Willow Garage team, this PR2 robot can do a variety of tasks, including folding clothes. But the team put it to an even cooler use -- playing billiards. Using a special grip and bridge attachment, the PR2 mana...
 
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LuminAR-robotic-lamp-thumb-550xauto-40710
LuminAR-robotic-lamp-thumb-550xauto-40710

MIT Student Creates Robotic Helper From A Lamp (video)

A crafty MIT student has, well, crafted a robot out of a desk lamp. Natan Linder's LuminAR robotic lamp can display images and text via an embedded Pico Projector, helping with your homework. It also recognizes hand movements v...
 
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iRobot 710 Warrior Bot Cleans Roads With Grenades (video)

[GR]A3jab7rnIL0[/GR] iRobot's bots clear gutters and remove debris from floors.  So it might come as a surprise to hear that they've been working on another breed of robots that can clear a road chalk full of mines. The 710 War...