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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Robots’

Here’s The 3D Printed Robot Spider Of Your Nightmares

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 a wirelessly controlled bio-inspired octopod robot made with high resolution 3D printed parts. It uses a total of 26 motors: …

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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 Computer Controlled Hitting Machine, if we’re getting technical. Considering the impressive nature of the “robot”‘s quips, we’re going to assume …

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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 ape machines. Yes, they’re making robotic apes that can walk and balance like the real thing. And by “they,” I …

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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 into our hearts before tearing it out. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, or EPFL for short, is developing what is …

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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 playing strategy and change its own “to keep things interesting.” More robots here. [via Yahoo Sports]

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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 researchers have built a baseball-playing robot learns more about the game as it plays. In other words, it will miss …

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Only 9% Are Honest Enough to Admit They’d Do It with a Sex Robot

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 in the coming decades. Of course, if there’s anything we can count on humanity to do, it’s sexualize things. And …

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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 does just that. He even sweats. Good lord, I’m calling it a “he.” It’s begun. Well, now they’ve put him …

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These Robots Work Together Using Advanced Artificial Intelligence

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 of Sheffield, and his team have created 40 robots that can work together through the use of advanced artificial intelligence. …

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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 life-like, autonomous robotic jellyfish the size and weight of a grown man, 5 foot 7 inches in length and weighing …

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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? The Biorobotics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University has been hard at work on what they call a modular snake robot. …

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Get Your Own Robot Bartender For $499

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 your drunken whining. Meet Bartendro, a “cocktail dispensing robot” from the folks at Party Robotics. The machine is being billed …

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