Posts Tagged ‘robotics’

Meet Thermite, the extreme robot firefighter that can go where no man has gone before

// November 1st, 2012 // No Comments » // Technology

Constructed by Howe and Howe Technologies, the Thermite RS1-T2 automated firefighting machine is designed to go into situations and blazes that firefighters could not normally enter – chemical plants, nuclear reactors, munitions plants, and other dangerous places that firefighters would draw straws for. Originally designed to neutralize IEDs in war zones, Thermite was redesigned as […]

Creepy, glowing, Terminator-like DARPA robot maneuvers around, over, and by challenging obstacles [VIDEO]

// October 25th, 2012 // No Comments » // Robotics

The guys at DARPA just keep building creepier, but cooler, robots (just imagine this thing coming at you on a battlefield). This eerie glowing, Terminator-like beast climbs steep steps to a platform then jumps off landing gracefully (but loudly) on its feet. It then maneuvers over a thin ledge using its arms to brace itself […]

Macgyver robot programmed to use whatever it has on hand to get the job done

// October 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Robotics

The Macgyver bot is designed to go into a disaster are and use whatever is lying around as tools to get the job done. Developed by researchers at Georgia Tech, the Macgyver bot will be preprogrammed with algorithms and logic sequences which will allow it to assess a situation, and the environment it occurs in, […]

Toy Robo-Fish look and act like the real thing [VIDEO]

// October 11th, 2012 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

If you are a geek that can’t remember to feed your fish or are sick of cleaning the fish tank, in a tip of the hat to all that embodies human laziness, we give you – Robo-Fish. Developed by Takara Tomy, these little fish look and act like the real thing (other than the small […]

HRP-4C Miim female robot walks like a human being – similar to ASIMO but prettier

// October 11th, 2012 // No Comments » // General Science News, Robotics

Advanced Industrial Science Technology (AIST) has created HRP-4C Miim, a female robot that walks like a human being (similar to ASIMO but prettier). Her knees are stretched by up/down motion of the waist, the single-toe supporting realizes longer strides, and she mimics the swing motion of human legs.

Walking Robot made entirely of paper

// September 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Technology

This is pretty friggin amazing. This robot, created by a guy from Japan, is made entirely of paper and a few sticks. The body, gears, and framework are made of paper, glued together for stability, and uses rubber bands for power. It features articulating ankles and piston-like legs that allow the robot to walk.

Geek builds 4-arm robotic drummer with mohawk haircut

// September 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Technology

A Geek with a sense of humor built a four-arm robotic drummer, complete with mohawk haircut, that they named “Stickboy”. He was built in 2007 in Berlin, Germany and can play everything from The Bananna Splits theme song to Black Sabbath’s Iron Man.

Video of record breaking cheetah-robot hitting 28.3 mph (VIDEO)

// September 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Robotics

A new land speed record for a robot was set this month and it’s official, robots can now run master than men.  The cheetah inspired robot was developed by U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  We shudder to think what purpose a super fast running robot could be for the United States Defense Department […]

Video of Creepy DARPA “Big Dog” Robotic Soldier

// September 11th, 2012 // No Comments » // Technology

If you ever wake up screaming because you dreamt robots have taken over the world, your dreams are about to get a lot creepier. DARPA’s LS3, otherwise known as “Big Dog”, was toned down in their latest video but it’s still a creepy, but cool, robot.