Scientists Outfit A Drone With A Claw, Because Why Not?

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 $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…

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

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?

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…

For $99, You Can Buy Your Very Own Robotic Dragonfly

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…

C++ Is Powering The Future Of Robots And Dance

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…

Norwegian Engineer Creates The Morph Ball Spider Robot Of My Dreams

Robots tend to be a touchy subject for me. I am constantly terrified of their potential to rule over the human race with a literal iron fist, but some robots are just too charming and awesome for me to hate.…

Having Trouble Losing Weight? This Robot Can Help

The journey to losing weight is one fraught with peril. I’ve tried many times in the past to start exercising to better myself, but it’s too easy to lose motivation and just give up. Some would suggest hiring a personal…

DARPA Is Back With A New And Improved Robot Mule

DARPA and Boston Dynamics are going to be the heralds of the Robot Apocalypse. The two organizations have done more in the field of powerful robots than anybody else. Just last week, the two revealed their new cheetah robot that…