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This Robot Runs Faster than Usain Bolt, Severs All Hope for Humanity This Robot Runs Faster than Usain Bolt, Severs All Hope for Humanity

Tonight, I will be chased by this galloping robot in my nightmares. Let me introduce you to the new and improved Cheetah robot, a four-legged machine that used to run a terrifying 18 mph. Now, it’s tacked on some extra …

Kickstart This Android-Inspired Remote Controlled Robot Kickstart This Android-Inspired Remote Controlled Robot

I absolutely adore the Android mascot. You may call him Andy, Bug Droid, or anything else; but he’ll always be the cute little green guy to me. It’s already been established that Google employees get all the good Android gear …

Harvard Has Doomed Us All By Giving Robots Skin
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I love the work the scientists at Harvard do. They continually push mankind into the future with research into Iron Man suits and male birth control pills. There are times, however, when I wish Harvard would just keep some things …

Four-Armed Robot Channels Tommy Ramone, Rocks Out on Blitzkrieg Bop
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It’s refreshing to see a robot in action and have no immediate fears of a hostile, violent takeover. While scientists and engineers are out there slowly contributing to the inevitable demise of the human race with their thinking, learning, morphing, …

Vote Now For the Robot Hall of Fame’s Next Inductees

Carnegie Mellon University has announced that it will allow the public to vote on the next inductees to the Robot Hall of Fame. The winners will be inducted in a ceremony taking place on October 23 at the Carnegie Science …

China Invents Robot Chefs To Replace Lazy Kids China Invents Robot Chefs To Replace Lazy Kids
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People will take any job they can get in this economy. Pride is no longer an issue as people young and old take up working at restaurants to pay the bills. It appears that the youth in China have much …

3D Printer Made Even More Awesome With Robot Arm 3D Printer Made Even More Awesome With Robot Arm
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3D printers are about to enter the mainstream. Everybody will be able to afford one from manufacturers like Makerbot and the like. Of course, like with PC enthusiasts, true joy comes from building your own 3D printer. Meet Dane Kouttron, …

Disney Wants to Ruin Your Kid’s Vacation with Hyper-Realistic Human Robots Disney Wants to Ruin Your Kid’s Vacation with Hyper-Realistic Human Robots
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I think the proper response to the phrase “physical face cloning” is “Gahhhhh.” Nevertheless, Disney is looking to the new technology to make the animatronic characters in their theme parks all the more realistic to their millions of visitors. “We …

This Robot Worm Looks Like A Chinese Finger Trap This Robot Worm Looks Like A Chinese Finger Trap

There are multiple robots out there that can perform a variety of functions. Just yesterday, we saw a robot that can perform Jewish mourning rituals. If a robot can perform religious rites, surely it can also move like a worm. …

Google Asks: Are We Ready For Robots Who Can Think, Act, And Relate To Humans? Google Asks: Are We Ready For Robots Who Can Think, Act, And Relate To Humans?
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This is the kind of thing many have probably expected Google to build eventually – a robot who can think, act, and relate to humans. Don’t worry, it’s hardly an announcement for a new robot product, but Google Science Fair …

This Enormous Robot Comes With Twin Gatling Guns, Can Be Controlled With A Phone This Enormous Robot Comes With Twin Gatling Guns, Can Be Controlled With A Phone
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Japan’s Suidobashi Heavy Industry has created this monster. It’s a 13-foot tall robot that shoots water bottles like rockets, comes with twin BB-shooting gatling guns, runs on gasoline and a diesel engine, and can be controlled with a phone or …

Someone Thought a Robot that Swims Like a Human Was a Good Idea Someone Thought a Robot that Swims Like a Human Was a Good Idea

I no longer feel the need to preface anything about robots with the phrase “it’s my belief that,” because it’s now a mathematical certainty that humans are slowly but surely engineering our violent and imminent overthrow by continuing to make …

Now Google Is Getting Robots Involved With Google+ Now Google Is Getting Robots Involved With Google+

Google has uploaded a new video to its YouTube developer channel introducing OSCAR the Hangout Robot. It’s a robot that uses Google+ hangouts. I’m not exactly sure where Google is going with this, but here it is: Here’s the video …

Russian Billionaire Wants Other Billionaires To Fund His Immortality
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You may recall a super crazy plan from one Russian billionaire that’s hoping to fund the first immortality project. Dmitry Itskov is pretty young at 31, but he hopes to live forever with the help of science and robotics. He …

This Robot Trashcan Will Catch Your Inaccurately-Tossed Empty Beer Can This Robot Trashcan Will Catch Your Inaccurately-Tossed Empty Beer Can

Is it necessary? No. Wildly inventive? Yes. Do you wish that you had one? Absolutely. That Q&A session is indicative of many products we see that are created in the minds of the Japanese. And now, those crazy innovators have …

Forever Alone No More: Meet Kissenger, the Kiss Transmission Robot Forever Alone No More: Meet Kissenger, the Kiss Transmission Robot

Sometimes, when your significant other is far away, all you want to do is give them a big kiss. When sexting has run it’s course, you may need something a bit more physical to fill the chasm of emotional separation. …

Humanity Can Rest Easy Knowing That They’re Better Than Robots At Angry Birds Humanity Can Rest Easy Knowing That They’re Better Than Robots At Angry Birds
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The robot uprising is one of those what-if scenarios that’s truly horrifying. Robots can’t feel pain or remorse. They are the perfect killers and we would be so screwed if they were ever to gain self-awareness. Even if it ever …

Interactive Vending Machine Wants Your Worship, Best Dance Moves For Free Snacks Interactive Vending Machine Wants Your Worship, Best Dance Moves For Free Snacks
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Well isn’t this a smart little ad campaign. Australian company Fantastic is testing just what people will do for free food. In order to promote their “Fantastic Delites” flavored rice snack, they’ve set up an interactive vending machine that tests …

The Most Amazing Pair Of Robot Legs You’ll See Today The Most Amazing Pair Of Robot Legs You’ll See Today

Engineers are getting better at robot building every day, it seems. Check out what LiveScience calls the “first pair of biologically accurate robot legs,” that “mimic how babies walk.” Before we go any further, just look: These legs are a …

The Robotic Uprising Begins At Google I/O The Robotic Uprising Begins At Google I/O

On top of all the great new hardware and software that Google showed off at I/O, there was another trend taking off – robots. Surprisingly enough, it seems that Android is pretty good at powering robots. We already saw a …

Johnny (HTML) 5: Google Introduces New Robot Johnny (HTML) 5: Google Introduces New Robot
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HTML5 was a big theme during today’s Google I/O keynote. Chrome was a big theme as well. It seems fitting then, that Google would unleash a lego robot, which talks to a Chrome app using Javascript and HTML code. It …