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Vacuum Maker Not Impressed With Google’s Driverless Cars

Vacuum Maker Not Impressed With Google’s Driverless Cars

By Chris Crum May 30, 2014

Neato Robotics put out a fun late Friday press release asking what the big deal is about Google’s driverless cars. As you’ve probably heard, Google has been showing off a new prototype for the future of automobiles, which goes so …

Prosthetic Legs Are Becoming Even More Incredible Prosthetic Legs Are Becoming Even More Incredible

Prosthetics are slowly but surely moving into the world of robotics. Earlier this year, a man was able to control a robotic hand by simply using his mind to send it commands. Now the same feat has been accomplished with …

Watch This Robot Perform Stand-Up Comedy Watch This Robot Perform Stand-Up Comedy

Stand-up comedy is an art form that not many people will ever perfect. For every Louis C.K., there’s a thousand Last Comic Standing rejects. That’s why it’s all the more impressive that a robot can not only do stand-up comedy, …

Here's Another Look At DARPA's ATLAS Robot Here's Another Look At DARPA's ATLAS Robot

Last week, DARPA introduced the world to ATLAS – a robot that walks like a man, and can regain its balance after being hit by a 20 lb. wrecking ball. The original video may not have instilled enough terror into …

This Robot Can Survive Being Hit By A Wrecking Ball This Robot Can Survive Being Hit By A Wrecking Ball
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I thought that maybe DARPA would hold off on making killer robots for a while, but the defense contractor is back at it again what it calls “one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever built.” The humanoid robot in …

This Robot Cat Has Dreams Of Becoming A Cheetah This Robot Cat Has Dreams Of Becoming A Cheetah

What’s up with researchers making robots that mimic terrifying animals? MIT has already doomed us all with its cheetah bot, and now researchers in Switzerland want to finish the job with a small robot cat that will worm its way …

MIT Now Has Their Own Super Fast Robot Cheetah MIT Now Has Their Own Super Fast Robot Cheetah

In September of last year, Boston Dynamics introduced the world to a cheetah robot that you could never hope to outrun. With a max speed of 28.3 mph, the robot would even be able to catch a sprinting Usain Bolt. …

This Baseball-Playing Robot Has Quite The Brain This Baseball-Playing Robot Has Quite The Brain

Super Baseball 2020 predicted a future where robots and cybernetically enhanced humans competed on the diamond for our enjoyment. Now some research at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo is starting to fulfill part of that prophecy. Wired reports that …

These Robots Work Together Towards A Common Goal These Robots Work Together Towards A Common Goal
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A single robot can accomplish great, and terrifying, feats. What happens then when the robots start working together towards a common goal? One researcher aims to find out. Dr. Roderich Gross, Head of the Natural Robotics Lab at the University …

This Robot Jellyfish Will One Day Patrol Our Oceans This Robot Jellyfish Will One Day Patrol Our Oceans

Scientists have a fascination with taking animals, turning them into robots and making them far more terrifying. DARPA has been doing this for years, and Virginia Tech is joining the movement: Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers have unveiled a …

This Robot Drone Gets An Eagle's Claw This Robot Drone Gets An Eagle's Claw
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Drones are not exactly frightening. The little quadcopters that we’ve seen delivering pizza and tacos are actually kind of cute as far as heartless robots go. Well, those cute little quadcopters have not been turned into heartless killers thanks to …

Get Your Own Robot Bartender For $249 Get Your Own Robot Bartender For $249
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Sci-fi bars usually have a robot bartender, and for good reason. The algorithmic mixtures of the robot ensure that each drink is always perfect. Now two engineers is making the robot bartender a reality, sans the ability to empathize with …

DARPA Trains BigDog To Throw Cinder Blocks DARPA Trains BigDog To Throw Cinder Blocks

I think we’ve been too hard on DARPA. They’re not trying to incite the robot apocalypse. They’re just trying to create machines that can walk over rough terrain while helping soldiers carry heavy gear. They wouldn’t make a robot that …

This Robot Cube Can Walk, Jump And Balance Itself This Robot Cube Can Walk, Jump And Balance Itself

Cubes are relatively stationary objects. You can throw them around, sure, but it’s hard to see them as being autonomous. One robotics lab did just that, however, with its newest invention. Robohub reports that the Institute for Dynamic Systems and …

Why Would You Ever Give A Chainsaw To A Robot? Why Would You Ever Give A Chainsaw To A Robot?

A favorite story of mine growing up was “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.” It was an excellent beginner’s guide to the rule of causation. I don’t think Berlin-based echtwald ever read that story because they obviously didn’t take …

Robot Dragonfly Now Available For $99 Robot Dragonfly Now Available For $99
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Big robots are scary. Just take one look at any of the large robots that populate our world, and you’re bound to find one that will invade your nightmares. What may be even scarier, however, are the tiny robots that …

This Robot's Dance Moves Are Powered By C++ This Robot's Dance Moves Are Powered By C++
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Developers and programmers use a variety of programming languages to get things done. C++ is one of the more complicated languages to learn, but its use can lead to some pretty amazing applications. For instance, the language is being used …