Robots
 
 
 
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...
 
Robots
 
spiderbot3
spiderbot3
spiderbot3

The Spectacular Spider-Bot (video)

If you're not whistling the Spectacular Spider-Man theme song yet, you likely will be after I finish filling you in on the new Spiderbot. The Spiderbot, you see, is a spider like robot (as you no doubt surmised from the name it...

 
Green Energy
 
0_61_eatr_robot_landscape
0_61_eatr_robot_landscape
0_61_eatr_robot_landscape

Corpse Powered Robots??

When I hear the words "Pentagon" and "corpse eating robots" together in the same sentence, the first thing I do is check my medication. And then I realize I don't TAKE medication, and further realize that I'm watching Fox News,...
 
Robots
 
japanese-noodle-robotos
japanese-noodle-robotos
japanese-noodle-robotos

Noodle Robots Killing Chefs…In The Ramen Market (video)

How do you promote your robot factory?  Simple, you open a noodle shop.  That's what Japanese resident and entrepreneur Mr Nagoya did and now his robots server over 80 bowels of soup a day. The robots can produce one bowel ever...

 
Robots
 
toyota-running-robot
toyota-running-robot
toyota-running-robot

Toyota’s Robot Runs Like A Human (video)

Shock and awe hardly begin to describe my reaction to this video of Toyota's humanoid robot running a 7kmh.  Sure, that's only a few points short of 4mph, but given its life like ability to move and to sustain balance after a s...
 
Cell Phones
 
humanoid-iphone-robot
humanoid-iphone-robot
humanoid-iphone-robot

iPhone Humanoid Robot (video)

Believe it or not, the Humanoid Robot with iPhone head performs functions and commands using the handset.  It can be set to dance to music, dance when the alarm goes off or be taught new moves using what I assume is some sort o...

 
Robots
 
shadow-caddy
shadow-caddy
shadow-caddy

Shadow Caddy Smells You And Follows With Your Golf Gear (video)

Like a dog following its master, the Shadow Caddy effortlessly carries all your golf gear from hole to hole without any instruction or remote control.  It tracks you via a transmitter adorned to your belt and includes an object...
 
Robots
 
chariot-wearable-device
chariot-wearable-device
chariot-wearable-device

Chariot, The Vertical Standing Wheel Chair, Shows Up In Video (video)

Remember the 'Chariot'?  Well, it's back and this time we've got it in video.  I must say I'm impressed with how easy it looks to operate, but I still ask the question of what happens when you hit a flight of stairs or let alon...

 
Robots
 
stair-climbing-robot-from-irobot
stair-climbing-robot-from-irobot
stair-climbing-robot-from-irobot

Prototype iRobot Climbs Stairs (video)

iRobot is hard at work to develop a robot that can walk up and down stairs.  Although I don't know if this technology will be applied to their vacuums it surely would be a smart move given that's something their current line of...
 
Robots
 
chariot-wearable-device-1
chariot-wearable-device-1
chariot-wearable-device-1

Chariot Wearable Device Turns Any Human Into A Modern Day Centaur

Ingenuity and creativity is usually something that garners applaud and admiration.  The opposite though will result in mockery and tom foolery.  Unfortunately, the Chariot wearable transportation device is the latter of the two...