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This 3D Printed Robot Can Flatten Itself This 3D Printed Robot Can Flatten Itself
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What’s up with 3D printed robots being based on bugs? Our last 3D printed robot was a creepy spider, and now the University of California, Berkeley has created a 3D printed insect robot that can flatten itself to fit under …

This Robot Can Express Itself In Watercolor This Robot Can Express Itself In Watercolor

Over the years, robots have proven to be proficient in a number of activities. They can run, balance and even play baseball; but can they paint? That’s what one child prodigy set to find out. Sylvia Todd, a 12-year-old with …

DARPA Robot ATLAS Has More Coordination Than You DARPA Robot ATLAS Has More Coordination Than You
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Whenever there is news about strides in artificial intelligence, or a futuristic robot capable of performing various feats in the cycle, inevitable jokes about Terminator, Cyberdyne Systems, and the Matrix’s robot revolution are soon to follow. However, after watching ATLAS, …

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 …

Here’s The 3D Printed Robot Spider Of Your Nightmares Here’s The 3D Printed Robot Spider Of Your Nightmares
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It was really only a matter of time, right? Robugtix has revealed the newest member of its robot bug family – the T8. It’s a robot spider that features realistic movement thanks to its finely 3D printed parts. T8 is …

Rory McIlroy Battles Smartass Golf Robot [VIDEO] Rory McIlroy Battles Smartass Golf Robot [VIDEO]

In what amounts to a “these guys are good” ad for the age of the machines, the European Tour has really stepped up its game with this promotional video featuring Rory McIlroy and a trash-talking robot. Well, a Golf Laboratory …

This Robot Ape Can Walk, Balance And Terrify This Robot Ape Can Walk, Balance And Terrify

If the prospect of either an ape uprising or a “rise of the machines” scenario keeps you up at night, don’t watch these videos. They will only open your eyes to the very real possibility of an uprising of the …

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 …

This Robot Is Better Than You At Air Hockey This Robot Is Better Than You At Air Hockey

The rise of the machines continues. Not only are they now playing baseball, but Namiki Lab has them playing air hockey. And they will own you: According to Namiki Lab, which is at Chiba University, the robot can estimate your …

This Baseball-Playing Robot Is Leading The Charge In Artificial Brain Reearch This Baseball-Playing Robot Is Leading The Charge In Artificial Brain Reearch

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 …

Only 9% Are Honest Enough to Admit They’d Do It with a Sex Robot Only 9% Are Honest Enough to Admit They’d Do It with a Sex Robot
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Over the past few years, humanoid robot technology has gotten better and better at, well, making robots seem more human. We’re talking the look, the feel, the movements, and the AI. And this technology is only going to get better …

Boston Dynamics’ Petman Robot Plays Dress Up Boston Dynamics’ Petman Robot Plays Dress Up

You may remember Boston Dynamic’s Petman anthropomorphic robot, with his terrifying human-like movements, testing various types of military protective gear. In order to properly test such gear, the robot needs to act as human as possible in its movements. Petman …

These Robots Work Together Using Advanced Artificial Intelligence These Robots Work Together Using Advanced Artificial Intelligence
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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 Snake Will Wrap Around Your Neck With A Deathlike Grip This Robot Snake Will Wrap Around Your Neck With A Deathlike Grip

Snakes, and their total absence of limbs, make them some of the most terrifying creatures on the planet. Not to mention the variety of ways snakes can kill us. Why then must science create a robotic version of Satan’s avatar? …

Get Your Own Robot Bartender For $499 Get Your Own Robot Bartender For $499
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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 Bat Wing Now Exists This Robot Bat Wing Now Exists

Researchers at Brown University have built a robotic bat wing, which they believe can serve as as stepping stone toward some interesting new flying vehicles. Hopefully it won’t serve as a stepping stone to some giant bat-like Terminator. Brown University …

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 …

MIT Is Teaching Robots How To Learn From Their Mistakes MIT Is Teaching Robots How To Learn From Their Mistakes

Students at MIT are teaching robots how to adapt, as discussed in this video. At the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, students will be presenting a pair of papers “showing how household robots could use little lateral thinking …