THE BEST Robots

Suvie Robot Cooker

Suvie Robot Cooker

Suvie is a robotic refrigerator and cooker. It keeps ingredients chilled until you tell it to start cooking. It has compartments for veggies, sauces, protein-rich food and starch-based food. There’s also an optional meal subscription with pre-packed ingredients.

Robot Factory Wood Model

Robot Factory Wood Model

Build your own desktop robot factory with this amazing wooden model from UGears. The 598-piece kit comes in flat-pack form, and features a variety of moving parts as well as robots that roll off the assembly line.

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Robot Size Comparison

Robot Size Comparison

Since the robots in science fiction are just that, fictitious, MetaBallStudios’ could just have made up any measurements they wanted for their latest comparison video and we’d believe them. Regardless, it’s still cool too see just how much bigger Megazord is than R2-D2.

Pacific Rim Uprising (Trailer 2)

Pacific Rim Uprising (Trailer 2)

(PG-13) “Someone let them in. Someone from our world.” The latest trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising shows that our young heroes are thrust reluctantly into their roles when the kaiju unexpectedly return. Premieres 3/23/18.

Segway Loomo Personal Robot

Segway Loomo Personal Robot

It’s not quite an Autobot, but the Segway Loomo is a combination of the company’s self-balancing scooter and a modular robot. It can carry up to 200 lb. but can also work autonomously for security, cargo, and more. It will come in home and business variants.

Honda 3E-D18 Robotic Workhorse

Honda 3E-D18 Robotic Workhorse

Honda’s concept autonomous ATV is designed to work like a robotic pack mule, carrying loads to work sites, and also performing tasks like plowing snow, tilling soil, or harvesting crops with attachment modules. It’s rugged, has a 4-wheel drivetrain, and runs on electric power.

2018 Sony AIBO

2018 Sony AIBO

Originally introduced back in 1999, Sony’s AIBO robotic pet dog is back and much improved. The adorable little digital pup moves much more smoothly, responds to touch, does tricks, recognizes people, and has soulful OLED eyes that express its virtual emotions.

LEGO Gundam Barbatos Lupus Concept

LEGO Gundam Barbatos Lupus Concept

LEGO Ideas member demon1408 made this kickass proposal for a 1/60th scale model of Gundam Barbatos Lupus from the hit anime Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. It’s fully articulated and comes with a sword-mace and guns. DIY instruction video here.

The Crystal Fox Puppet

The Crystal Fox Puppet

Whether or not you loved The Last Jedi, you’ve got to hand it to the effects departments for their work on the film. While we assumed the Vulptex (aka “crystal foxes”) were CGI, it turns out they built an amazing animatronic puppet for close-ups, then scanned it for digital use.

Intelligent Actuator Table

Intelligent Actuator Table

A neat demonstration designed to show off the precision and programmability of Intelligent Actuator’s technology, in which a grid comprised of dozens of mechanical actuators move up and down to guide four soccer balls along their appropriate paths.

Build Your Own Droid

Build Your Own Droid

While so much of the focus has been on BB-8 in recent years, R2-D2 is still our favorite droid. Now you can build your own 12″ tall R2 unit using this DIY kit which includes all the parts you need, and stickers for customizing your bot. Great for kids or kids at heart.

ACHIRES Running Robot

ACHIRES Running Robot

The Actively Coordinated High-speed Image-processing Running Experiment System or “ACHIRES” is a somewhat silly looking bipedal robot which can run at high speeds, in part thanks to a 600 fps camera which observes its posture and corrects its balance instantly.

Lifelike Animatronic Abraham Lincoln

Lifelike Animatronic Abraham Lincoln

This incredibly realistic Abraham Lincoln puppet is the work of animatronics company Garner Holt Productions. Tested visited the company to talk about the puppet and the future of animatronics. Doesn’t look like anything to me.

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ATLAS Does a Backflip

ATLAS Does a Backflip

In this brief footage from Boston Dynamics‘ laboratory, we see just how agile their ATLAS humanoid robot has become. The biped can not only walk, carry objects, and stand itself up like a human, but can now jump between pedestals and even do backflips.

Robotech VF-1J Guardian Mode Statue

Robotech VF-1J Guardian Mode Statue

Prime 1 Studio and Harmony Gold present a must have collectible for fans of Macross, Robotech or anything that’s awesome. The VF-1J Veritech Guardian Mode is about 33″ tall and 32″ wide. It comes with detachable FAST Pack space booster and weaponry.

GEIO FPV RC Combat Robot

GEIO FPV RC Combat Robot

GJS Co’s follow up to Ganker. Like it’s predecessor, the GEIO is a combat robot that’s controlled via a mobile app. But it has sensors that enable first person view, auto-targeting and augmented reality features. It also has conquest, scavenger hunt and race modes.

Robot Convention Highlight Reel

Robot Convention Highlight Reel

Does machine automation give you a thrill? Then tune in now for 10 minutes of robot porn, recorded by HD1080ide at Hannover Messe 2017, where robots poured beer, wielded lightsabers, lifted cars, played air hockey, and secretly conspired to take over the world.

Just a Couple of Headless Robots

Just a Couple of Headless Robots

A pair of Cassie robots take a stroll around the offices of their creator, Agility Robotics. These amazing mechanical wonders are able to balance on two legs without tethering, and were inspired by the way an ostrich walks. Everything you see here is 100% real, no CGI.

LEGO Halloween Machine

LEGO Halloween Machine

Too lazy to deal with trick-or-treaters this Halloween? Then you need to build a machine like the one that JK Brickworks made. This fun LEGO robot delivers individual candies with its skeleton hand, then gives kids a scare when they try to grab their treats.

Soup-serving Robot

Soup-serving Robot

“The Soup Robot is as if the Beer Robot got the Breakfast Machine really drunk, and then they had a child.” For her latest build, the Queen of Sh*tty Robots Simone Giertz created a machine that’s designed to lift up a bowl of soup, and spoonfeed her. Naturally, it sucks.

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ZarPlotter Drawing Machine

ZarPlotter Drawing Machine

This cable-driven machine holds a pen in its grip and can not only draw intricate and detailed lettering, but can emulate the imperfections of handwriting. It can create calligraphy and draw images as well. Contact ZarPlotter if you’re interested in purchasing one.

Effie Ironing Machine

Effie Ironing Machine

Effie is an upcoming robotic ironing machine. It uses contact heat, steam or both to remove wrinkles on clothing. It can iron one garment in 3 minutes and can be loaded with up to 12 items at once. So why are we still ironing? Because the robot will sell for about $920.

Goliath CNC

Goliath CNC

A portable and affordable CNC machine. The Goliath has omnidirectional wheels that allows it to move directly on top of the material that it’s cutting. Its wheels are designed to ensure that dust and debris and won’t affect the machine’s accuracy.

Qoobo Robotic Pillow Pet

Qoobo Robotic Pillow Pet

Yep, it’s from Japan. Yukai Engineering’s Qoobo is a simple robotic pillow that’s meant to provide the comfort of touching a pet animal. Its furry body vibrates when stroked enough times, and its tail will wag from time to time. This is what androids dream of.

ADAM: The Mirror

ADAM: The Mirror

Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios picks up where last year’s ADAM left off – as a group of humanoids who find themselves freed from oppression, and searching for meaning after they meet two mysterious strangers. Like Chapter 1, it was created using the Unity engine.

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