Category Archives: Robots
We love cool robots and the BERO is a cool looking robot that started off as a wired version, but soon the designers realised that Bluetooth is cool and so now the BERO is a little robot four inch high robot, that is controlled via Bluetooth! You know that you want one, don’t you? read more …
It seems that when you cannot get the right staff there is an alternative, well in China anyway! It is the Chef Cui Chinese noodle making robot, it costs around $2,000 (£1270), but to employ somebody to do the same job it would cost $4,700 (£3,000) so the benefits are clear from the start and they make good noodles too. read more …
It is good to see that R2-D2 has finally got himself a steady job, this time he has been modified by a gang of researchers who have been showing off all of their hard work on the Instructables site, check it out! read more …
Could this be the personal transport of the future? Well if these guys have their way the answer would be yes! This is Stompy a six legged robotic style vehicle that can carry two people easily over terrain where even toughest of trucks and other off road vehicles would fail. The Stompy is more like a rescuebot than personal transport, but someone is going to give it go aren’t they! read more …
The robot of choice used to be R2-D2, but that is so yesterday! The current choice with builders appears to be Wall-E, there is even a Wall-E Builders Club and two members Mike McMaster and Mike Senna have spent the last couple of year building their version of Wall-E, its remote controlled but all the same, Wall-E does look awesome! read more …
At first glance, we thought that this video was from the fictional OmniCorp’s Japanese rival Suidobashi as part two of the new Robocop viral video campaign. However, apparently not for this robot is for real and you have one tailor made for £640,000 or $1 million. If this is the real thing, then it might be time to run for the hills! read more …
Anyone who has been brought up with Star Trek, Star Wars and other science fiction shows and movies, will have yearned for such a thing as the Romo! Now a reality the Romo is a mini robot powered by a Smartphone and therefore it is within easy reach for anyone who has ever wanted to have his or her own personal robot around the home or office. The great thing about this is that users can develop their own apps for Romo! read more …
This is what robots should be made for, it is the cool NAO Robot but instead of working in the health sector or in a factory building cars, here he is dancing! This is idea of YouTuber TheAmazel and to be honest it is pretty funny! One day all robots will be made for this sort of work. read more …
Here is a rare chance to take a close up of the moon, this video has been produce by NASA so you already know that it is going to be cool and somewhat surprisingly, they do say, that although to us the Moon looks like it always has done, the surface is changing! Naturally, this is not in a big way, just little steps at a time! However, do not take our work for it check it out for yourself.
This is how NASA explains what the tour has to offer;
Although the moon has remained largely unchanged during human history, our understanding of it and how it has evolved over time has evolved dramatically. Thanks to new measurements, we have new and unprecedented views of its surface, along with new insight into how it and other rocky planets in our solar system came to look the way they do. See some of the sights and learn more about the moon here!
Source [Geeks Are Sexy]
It is not that often that you are given the chance to control a robot that can throw skipping stones across a lake in Idaho, but here it is and you can even find yourself on the leader board, if your throwing is any good! This is all a cunning plan by the local tourist board to build in interest in the area for summer and winter tourism.
But, we are not interested in any of that, this is a robot that can throw stones across a lake and in many cases the robot is able to do this much better than humans, well that’s a surprise! Check it out and have a go, just make sure that you visit the site during daylight hours because apparently Skippy the robot does not like the dark!
We are led to believe that droids and robots will be leading a wonderful existence with no worries or any issues to bother them. However, that seems to be that droids have all of this to look forward to, even if it is only over spilt green cubes. read more …
See, this is what we mean about robot being made to provide useful services to humans, such as cooking, cleaning, nursing and as in the case of this robot, serving beer! Who wouldn’t want a robot such as HeinyBot, well all right then it could be also be called CokeBot (the soft drink), but that is going to be just too confusing!
Here is the translation from the page of the Heinybot designer and builder;
This time, I show the operation of HeinyBot Waiter Mode Static. In This mode, eleven activated the robot, it enters a loop oscillating Movements, gestures and audio messages, which only leaves when to approach from the side we or front to less than 80 cm. If we do it for one side or the other will turn to us to serve beer. First, we have to pay, then will put the coin in the box and serve beer. Forget it, we put your hand under the dog and eleven it Detects your hand, give the can. I as you can upload more videos.
If there were ever two things that should not be mentioned together within the same sentence, it has to be Wall-E and a Tandy TRS-80 Model 100 portable computer from the 1980′s. However, we should never that, because somebody comes along and comes up with a cool mash up of the two. So here they are, Wall-E and the Tandy working together in perfect harmony!
This what the YouTube user aliencurv has to say about this cool mash up between a retro style computer and Wall-E;
Watch this video I think the title say it all!
I hacked my 1983 Tandy TRS-80 Model 100 Portable “Computer” with a TTL Bluetooth Module to control my hacked Wall-e. Why? Because it’s awesome- that’s why!
Oh yeah, and Wall-e has wicked dance moves!
For source code and more info, visit our website. The project source is in the EZ-SDK download. Enjoy!
Here is what the Russians have been up to, it is an android that looks like a human and it actually does have many of the facial expressions that you get to see in humans. The team are planning to get a fully functional android within eight years and that will be something to look forward to.
There are of course, some issues that people will have with an operational robot such as this one. Like why build a robot in the image of humans in the first place? You have to suppose that it is so people are not afraid of them, but haven’t they seen any of those movies such as Alien and Terminator!