Robotics

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Because There’s Always Room For More Gundams

I have a couple friends who are big into building scale models of Gundams. I’ve never really understood the appeal (of...
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A Retweeting Twitter Bot That Knows It Serves No Actual Purpose

One of the great things about Twitter is that it’s actually pretty easy to control and inhibit spam. SEO people have...
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German Researchers Take Gaming Peripherals to Their Logical Conclusion

Microsoft’s Kinect would have you believe that no controller is the way of the future for gaming. Microsoft’s Kinect would have...
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When Digital Distribution Becomes Art

You know what’s too cool? This is. In an exploration of digital content delivery, record label Ghostly International is debuting a...
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Death-Fearing Millionaire Commissions Immortal Robot – No, Really

If you’re not good and rested, take a nap before continuing with this article – because you’re never gonna sleep again....
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Beer with Robots: The Best Thing Since Beer without Robots

Concerned less with bettering mankind so much as revelry, the team at Willow Garage has spent what I can only assume...
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Groping People In Second Life Is About To Get Way More Real

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxlYY0xo4gk So, okay. It’s possible that feeling up a virtual hottie is not quite what the designers of this incredible haptic...
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‘Aggressive’ Helicopter is Possibly the Scariest Flying Robot Ever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvRTALJp8DM Huh. Well this sure is scary as hell. Remember Big Dog? This is every bit as terrifying, only this one...
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The Cutest Robot You’ve Ever Feared

Hey, y’know Bait Car? Bait Car is great. Bait Car is frequently hilarious. Bait Car comes from Canada. Bait Car has...
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The Nerf Sentry Gun: Because Real Guns Just Aren’t Safe Anymore

I’m really stoked about all the cool Arduino stuff I’m seeing lately. Remember the Twitter lamp I rapped about last week?...
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Robotic Pancreas Makes Diabetes Sufferers Into Cyborgs

I’ve always been terrified by diabetes. Not that I’m at any risk or anything, it’s just the thought of living your...
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This Week in Robots: Japanese Couple Says ‘iDo’

Techi is honor-bound to offer you totally rad (and routinely bizarre) things to read about, and I for one don’t like...
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Mini-ITX Test Bench Looks Like a Transformer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=052l5ESJDKQ&feature=player_embedded#! This robotic creature transforms into a Mini-ITX test bench.  The four adjustable legs create a spider-like effect. Designer Lian Li...
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Tiniest. Robots. EVER.

I’ve been hearing this concept tossed around for years now, but apparently, it has now happened: Science (and may I point...
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Fujitsu Bear Redefines Terror, Comforts Your Grandma

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y1pQPReP9o You know what? I think you’ve had enough sleep. In fact, I think you’ve had enough sleep for the next...
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Dancing Robots, Way Cooler Than It Sounds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXMnbNoccgA I’ll admit, I was skeptical when I saw the title of this video. I assumed I was in for three...
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Cell Phone Robots Make Calling Out Really Bulky and Awkward, But Are Totally Adorable

Robots, man. Freaking robots. Your robotic fix today comes from PhD student Ji-Dong Yim, who has built two cell phone robots,...
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The Droid Really Is All That: Commands Lego, Solves Rubik’s Cube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v8pJSGi4CA This isn’t the first Rubik’s-cube-solving Lego robot that’s been viral in the last few months, nor is it the fastest...
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