THE BEST Robots

Project HON (Trailer)

Project HON (Trailer)

Project HON is an upcoming third-person mech shooter from Korea’s NCSOFT. The game features a variety of robots, including a giant mech that you get into while you’re already in a mech. Story trailer at 5:00, gameplay at 15:15.

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MOSS Robot Construction Kit

MOSS Robot Construction Kit

From the makers of Cubelets comes a more advanced modular robot kit. MOSS uses magnets embedded in each block along with steel bearings to create connections. There will also be Artist Series sets with themed paint and graphics.

Chappie (Trailer)

Chappie (Trailer)

From director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) comes a drama about a robot child created specifically to learn, adapt and feel like a human being. Starring Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman.

Ex Machina (Trailer)

Ex Machina (Trailer)

A programmer wins a prize to meet his company’s reclusive CEO. But he ends up becoming a pawn in his boss’ experiment with artificial intelligence. Written and directed by Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine). International trailer here.

Transformers x Sega x Sony

Transformers x Sega x Sony

TakaraTomy’s consoles in disguise. Optimus Prime transforms into the original PlayStation, complete with a controller and a memory card, while Megatron turns into a Mega Drive with a controller and a Sonic cartridge.

Keecker Projector & Webcam

Keecker Projector & Webcam

Entertainment and security in one remote-controlled egg. It has a projector with an adjustable lens, a camera, various sensors and a sound system. It maps your home so you can ask it to come to a specific room, or control it directly.

FILM_FX: L3.0

FILM_FX: L3.0

The essential elements required to make an impactful short film are all present in this French student piece, in which we meet Leo, a high tech pet robot, living all alone in Paris following the strange disappearance of nearly all living species.

LIFE

LIFE

A veteran cyborg soldier ruminates on his actions – wondering whether he’s done anything worthwhile or if he believes that this is his purpose – as he makes his way to yet another battle. Or not.

Remote-Controlled Bulldozer

Remote-Controlled Bulldozer

We recently got up close with Caterpillar’s humongous, 900+ horsepower D11T bulldozer, which can be equipped with a remote control for moving earth in locations too dangerous for human operators. BattleBots 2.0, anyone?

IRIS+ Personal Drone

IRIS+ Personal Drone

A multicopter for photography and video recording. It can follow and record a subject with the help of any GPS-capable Android device. You can also create flight paths just by tracing lines or shapes on its Android app.

Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum

Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum

The Dyson 360 Eye’s 360º vision enables it to see an entire room all at once, helping it map and move around. It also has the most powerful suction out of all robot vacuums, and has brushes for both carpets and hard floors.

Abiogenesis

Abiogenesis

A team of robotic beings land on a desolate planet to use its scant resources, but not before leaving a wonderful gift.  Richard Mans’ Abiogenesis is a unique and beautiful short film.

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Carpet Drawing

Carpet Drawing

Have you ever tried doodling on carpets and other furry surfaces? Professor Yuta Sugiura and his colleagues tried harder. They came up with three devices that let you draw, stamp or automatically print on furry surfaces.

Humans Need Not Apply

Humans Need Not Apply

CGP Grey looks at the revolutionary progress being made in robotics and artificial intelligence, and the ethical and philosophical questions of allowing robots and software to take our jobs and make their own decisions.

The Trail’s End

The Trail’s End

(NSFW, Gore) A day before his scheduled death, destiny intervenes with an android’s fate. Old timers should be able to recognize the film’s inspiration, but in case you don’t, go ahead and watch the film anyway. Then read this.

Jibo Family Robot

Jibo Family Robot

Jibo doesn’t have arms or legs, but he can recognize your face and voice, understand commands in plain language, read your messages and reminders aloud, take pictures for you and more. Just don’t fall in love with him.

Old Spice: Mandroid

Old Spice: Mandroid

Old Spice’s latest ad campaign is as weird as they come, but it’s also hilarious. The spots feature an biomechanical android who makes Star Trek’s Lieutenant Commander Data seem downright human. But at least he smells amazing.

Attack on Giant

Attack on Giant

Did Michael Bay disappoint you yet again? Let Harris Lourero restore your Transformers faith. He used Make Toys’ Giant Type 61 (Constructicons/Devastator) and Battle Tanker (Optimus Prime) to make this stop-motion short.

Robot Valet Parking

Robot Valet Parking

Düsseldorf Airport has a premium parking service that uses robot valets. Made by Serva Transport System, Ray gently and efficiently transports vehicles. Passengers use an app to have their car checked out when they return.

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Transformers Knights of Unicron

Transformers Knights of Unicron

The Transformers 30th anniversary Tour Edition features Optimus Prime, Megatron, Soundwave and Smooth Jazz as members of a glam metal band called Knights of Unicron. No joke. Available at the 2014 SDCC, or as always, on eBay.

Desire

Desire

A construction robot happily goes about his duty, until he sees what his fellow robots can do. Director and animator Scott Thierauf presents a funny parable about envy and desire in this animated short.

OutRunner Running Robot

OutRunner Running Robot

We’ve seen a robot that could run as fast as a cheetah, but it was unwieldy. This portable robot can amble along all on its own, and the Performance model can hit speeds up to 20mph, has 2-hour battery life and an on-board camera.

Agile Catcher Robot

Agile Catcher Robot

Engineers at the EPFL are working on a robot arm that can figure out how to catch objects on its own. Like humans, the robot learns through imitation and trial and error. Robot baseball is going to be short and boring.

Robot Drums with Synths

Robot Drums with Synths

Kinetix set up a robotic drum and percussion set and a variety of synthesizers to play a kick-ass electronic track. The video is a real-time recording of the song. Buy the song to fund Kinetix’ trip to NIME 2014.

Flying Robot Orchestra

Flying Robot Orchestra

KMel Robotics talented team of flying drones shows off their musical prowess, playing drums, keyboards, bells, and strings. Sure, it’s all a little odd sounding, but you try being in a band with no hands or arms while hovering in the air.

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