Robots
 
 
 
Concepts
 
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paro_image
paro_image

Cyberdyne Japan Releases Statement On Future of Robotics

It might shock you to know there's a Cyberdyne corporation in Japan. But what only might shock you is to discover that they're into robotics...but the helpful kind.  For instance, they're working on a robotic suit that function...
 
Autos
 
rc-tissue-box
rc-tissue-box
rc-tissue-box

RC Driver Tissue Box Drives Tissues To You

Now this is actually a really fun idea--you know how, when you were a kid, you probably used to imagine various household objects as race cars?  Well, now you can do it for real with the RC Driver Tissue Box. This isn't just a ...

 
Gaming
 
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casmobot-banner1
casmobot-banner1

Casmobot Lawnmower Controlled With A Wiimote (video)

It's always pretty interesting to see other things besides the Wii get controlled via Wiimote.  Some have hooked it to Airsoft guns or what have you, but today I've dug up a little something interesting. Thanks to the Casmobot ...
 
Military
 
Petman_Concept
Petman_Concept
Petman_Concept

Boston Dynamics New Robot Walks Like An Actual Person

So originally I was going to write about India's newfound fascination with the road spike, but then I thought better of it and discovered that Boston Dynamics was actually well on its way to making Terminators. Aren't you glad ...

 
Household
 
breakfast machine
breakfast machine
breakfast machine

The Royal College Of Art Develops The Breakfast Machine

If you've seen a Wallace and Gromit cartoon lately, chances are you're familiar with at least something vaguely like what I'm about to point out today--the Breakfast Machine. Breakfast Machines aren't exactly new.  There was on...
 
Robots
 
flu_bot
flu_bot
flu_bot

Japanese Make A Robot That Acts Like It’s Dying Of H1N1

Admittedly, the Amio is a pretty awesome robot, but it takes the Japanese to make something truly creepy with their robot and blow the Amio clean out of the water. The Japanese, you see, built a fully functional robot...that si...

 
Robots
 
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amio
amio

The Amio Robot–Our First Robot Butler?

The robot revolution continues on unabated with the emergence of the Amio robot, a walking, bipedal robot that actually approaches human-looking. It stands about five feet tall, weighs about ninety pounds and has a top walking ...
 
Battery
 
robot bee
robot bee
robot bee

Harvard Developing Robot Bee Colony

Remember when I was freaking out over the concept of cyborg combat wasps? Well, I've got something even more frightening here--apparently, the crew out at Harvard are neck deep in developing an entire colony of robot bees. No b...

 
Robots
 
i-flyvamp
i-flyvamp
i-flyvamp

i-Fly Vamp Remote Controlled Flying Bat

Oh yes.  I'm going to a haunted corn maze on Friday or a maize maze for those of you who like multi-lingual wordplay, and if this remote controlled bat was part of the show I'd be impressed. Exactly what you think it is, this 1...
 
Household
 
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134 snackbot-robot-02
134 snackbot-robot-02

The Snackbot: King of All Office Supplies

This may well be the king of all office supplies.  No, it's not one of those sweet executive ball-clacker deals (even though they are sweet).  Nor is it a dartboard or a Blackberry or anything like that.  No, the unquestioned k...

 
Bionic
 
wasp
wasp
wasp

The Future of War: Cyborg Beetles and Combat Wasps

Well, that's it for me, folks--my science fiction lobe has officially collapsed on me, because I was just reading about a new military project that'll probably change the way war is fought forever. I read about cyborg beetles. ...
 
Concepts
 
UD1 robot
UD1 robot
UD1 robot

The UD1, Or, Do Cyborg Babies Lose Voting Rights?

Cyborg babies. Okay, so I'm overreacting.  But researchers at the University of Delaware have designed the UD1, a robot that will allow disabled babies to navigate their environment.  These robots are actually like a power chai...