Posts Tagged: "robot"

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Yotaro Robot Secretly Terrifies High Schoolers Everywhere

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Well, folks, leave it to the Japanese to make a more advanced and yet much more terrifying version of every high school freshman’s secret dread, Baby Think It Over. Today we’re talking about Yotaro, possibly the creepiest robot baby on the face of the Earth, and it’s also designed to...

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Kororo Android–Tokyo Is The Uncanny Valley

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There are times when I look at the Japanese with a look of vague unease and alarm, because they’re doing things out there that push the boundaries of science and Things Man Was Not Meant To Know. And today, they prove their love for giving me the ever-loving blue-eyed CREEPS...

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TOPIO: The Super-Buff Ping Pong Robot

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Well, that’s it, folks.  Happy Thanksgiving.  We’re all doomed. The machines have risen. And they want…to beat us stupid in ping pong. In case you’re wondering, this isn’t from Japan.  This was developed by a Vietnamese robotics firm, but it’s an image of the future that is so utterly bizarre...

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Cyberdyne Japan Releases Statement On Future of Robotics

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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 functions almost like an exoskeleton, augmenting weak limbs with outside mechanical help.  The...

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Boston Dynamics New Robot Walks Like An Actual Person

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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 I didn’t go with the road spike story? Anyway, Boston Dynamics...

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

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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 simulates SWINE FLU. Unveiled at the recent gathering of the Security...

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The Amio Robot–Our First Robot Butler?

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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 speed of somewhere in the neighborhood of half a mile per hour.  He’s got...

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Harvard Developing Robot Bee Colony

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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 biological material involved here, folks, just an entirely artificial, entirely mechanical robot...

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The Snackbot: King of All Office Supplies

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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 king of all office supplies has to be Snackbot. Snackbot...

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Toyota’s Robot Runs Like A Human (video)

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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 slight push, I’d say all in all it’s...