Category Archive: Robots

Mar 18 2014

Who You Gonna Call? Transformers.

FML My Browser obviously doesn’t want me to write this most awesome post I’ve ever thought up so here. It’s died twice now. Just look at some pretty transformers by Darren Rawlings. Hit the jump for the rest.

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Mar 17 2014

It’s a New Record: LEGO Rubik’s Cube Solver Robot

The entirely of a new world record in one GIF. Watch and be amazed over and over again. Cubestormer 3 is a robot with just one job—to solve a scrambled Rubik’s Cube as swiftly as possible. Today, at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, UK, it did the task in an astounding 3.253 seconds, faster …

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Mar 14 2014

For Robot Elephants: Robitic Elephant Trunks

Do robotic elephants get the jimmy-trunk when they’re falling asleep? My wife still complains about one time I kicked here while sleeping, two years ago, I guess my jimmy-legs are unacceptable but it’s fine when she kicks me in the shins every night. Researchers in Jochen Steil’s lab in Germany are training their robotic elephant’s …

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Mar 10 2014

Like Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots Meets Real Steel

The is the Final fight in the Bantam Weight class of Robot Japan. If you’ve never heard of it you’re lying because I just told you. But if this is new to your then you can just join right up in my club. Just remember the rules. #1. We do not talk about robot fight …

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Mar 07 2014

The Human Drum Machine: Drummer’s Robotic Prosthesis

Two years ago, as he was cleaning an air vent hood at work, Jason Barnes was struck by a freak jolt of electricity. The accident wasn’t fatal, but he did end up losing part of his right arm. An aspiring drummer, Barnes was thunderstruck. He refused to give up, cobbling together his own make-shift drumming …

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Mar 06 2014

I Volunteer: NASA is Planning a Mission to Europa

Okay, so it turns out the mission is only for robots. But if my consciousness has been placed in a robot then, or even if I’m just a 51% robotic cyborg I still volunteer to fly out to Europa to look for life. NASA announced an injection of $17.5 billion from the federal government (down …

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Feb 28 2014

I’m Being Followed: Robotic Garden Lamps Follow Guests

When is the last time you were out in the back yard at night and you were trampled by a herd of stampeding wildebeests? If the answer is anything other than never then you really need to reconsider your living arrangements. However if you choose to live where you do you might as well as …

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Feb 24 2014

Just what we Need: Wall that Reacts to your Movements

Here’s a project for those of us who don’t get enough seasickness in our daily routines. Designer Thibaut Sld. created this wall out of 60 moving hexigons that can be set to mirror to react to movements by the operator. It looks to me like the next step towards creating walls that talk to you. …

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Jan 30 2014

Interesting: What Do People Taste Like

If you were asked what human flesh tasted like how would you react? Would you be curious? You know, scientifically curious. Or would you just be horrified that the question was being posed at all? Once you got over yourself, obviously your first answer is going to be that people taste like chicken. Because everything …

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Jan 29 2014

Goodnight Moon Rover: Chinese Lunar Rover Says Goodnight

This is Yutu, the lunar rover portion of China’s Chang’e 3 spacecraft who was tasked with exploring around on the moon and performing experiments that can only be carried out there. I don’t know what those are either but that’s not the point. The point, and grab your box of tissues for this one, this …

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