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Robots

Tiny Robots Pull a Car

Tiny Robots Pull a Car

Engineers from Stanford University’s Biomimetics and Dextrous Manipulation Lab are working to build robots which can replicate the abilities of ants, which can work together to move unexpectedly large objects. Here, their teensy μTug robots pull a 3900+lb. automobile.

The Terminator & the Washing Machine

The Terminator & the Washing Machine

“Every time a computer does some narrow thing there’s a temptation to think that it’s all over for us.” Breakthroughs in robotics and artificial intelligence are often met with a hint of dread. Retro Report talked to scientists to ask if we should fear our creations.

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Stop Robot Cruelty

Stop Robot Cruelty

YouTuber Greg Killian put together clips of robots being stress tested or used in gladiatorial combat in this hilarious – yet still heartbreaking! – parody of ASPCA commercials. “In the arms of the angel…”

I Love Box

I Love Box

“Where is Box? I love Box.” Boston Dynamics really hit a nerve with its latest demo video of its Atlas robot. We know it’s all a test, but we can’t help but feel for the guy – er, bot. Auralnauts turns the tables around in this horrifying parody.

ATLAS Robot Upgraded

ATLAS Robot Upgraded

The new version of Cyberdyne Systems’ Boston Dynamics’ ATLAS robot is more agile than ever, capable of walking indoors or out without tethers, can lift and carry objects, and can even recover falling. Also, we don’t recommend poking it with a hockey stick.

The Intelligent Parking Chair

The Intelligent Parking Chair

Inspired by the ability for their cars to park themselves, Nissan Japan created an office chair with the same capability. Watch as the army of robotic chairs finds their way back to their homes in this clever promo video. Now can we see it with people in the chairs?

Ed Zarick’s BB-8

Ed Zarick’s BB-8

We’ve seen what a young maker’s BB-8 is like; now let’s see how the pros do it. Ed Zarick – the man behind the Xbox One & PS4 laptop – made his own life-size BB-8 droid with the help of BB-8 Builders Club and Astromech.net.

Battery Life

Battery Life

Writer/director/animator Justin Nixon and team’s dystopian stop-motion short tells the story of a family of robots whose tragedy and desire for resolution leads them to the discovery of the dark secret behind the blind devotion of their fellow citizens.

Robot Scores a Hole-in-one

Robot Scores a Hole-in-one

During the 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open, a golf-playing robot known as LDRIC was allowed to take its shot at a little time in the tee box. Here, on the par-3 16th hole, it struts its stuff with an Eagle. Oh, and it can talk, kick footballs, and soccer balls too.

The Lipstick Robot

The Lipstick Robot

After nearly cutting off a limb with her chopping robot, engineer Simone Giertz built another somewhat askew robotic assistant, though this one is much more likely to make her die from embarrassment than blood loss. We think she should marry Mehdi Sadaghdar.

Tempbot

Tempbot

A robot designed to be a temporary office worker is ignored by his co-workers, save for the new HR manager. Neill Blomkamp’s 2006 short film effectively uses a robot as a metaphor for someone who thinks that he is above his peers yet still craves human contact.

Building a Life-Size BB-8

Building a Life-Size BB-8

Angelo Casimiro wanted a replica of The Force Awakens’ rotund droid, but Sphero’s version wasnt’t big enough. Instead, he spent his Xmas break building his own full-size droid for just $120, with a paper-mâché beach ball body and an Arduino brain. More on Instructables.

Insanely Fast Rubik’s Robot

Insanely Fast Rubik’s Robot

It’s not the first time we’ve seen a robot solve a Rubik’s Cube, but the machine built by Jay Flatland and his friend Paul Rose can solve the puzzle in just a hair over 1 second. Impressive, but we dare you to solve this one, guys.

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Robofingers

Robofingers

Also known as “flexible microactuators” – these unusual soft robotic devices can manipulate objects like human fingers do. They’re more than a little phallic, but still impressive. The bit with where they turn the bolt is hypnotic. Oh, and the same guys developed this nightmare.

VertiGo Robot

VertiGo Robot

Developed by Disney Research and ETH Zurich, this ingenius robot can change from riding on the ground to driving sideways up walls like a boss. It uses rotating propellers to transition from ground to wall modes, then provide the thrust to hold it to the wall.

100ft. Robot Golf (Trailer)

100ft. Robot Golf (Trailer)

Golf with giant mechs. The PS4 exclusive 100ft. Giant Robot lets you wreak havoc on Earth (and beyond) to make shots easier for yourself and harder for your opponents. It has real-time and turn-based modes plus a single-player campaign. Compatible with PlayStation VR.

LEGO Pinpoint Animator

LEGO Pinpoint Animator

Builder Arthur Sacek created this neat robotic LEGO contraption which can manipulate the individual pins one of those pin art desktop toys to draw uploaded images. Every time it finishes drawing a frame, it snaps a picture to create animations.

Sandwich Cutting Robot

Sandwich Cutting Robot

This robot has a single task to perform – to cut food into pieces. And that it does. What makes Newtech’s ultrasonic cutting machine so amazing, is that it doesn’t care what angle or position its target enters the conveyor at – it always finds the perfect center.

Yamaha Motobot

Yamaha Motobot

Yamaha has developed an industrial robot that is capable of riding a motorcycle. While we wait for the robot MotoGP races some day, Motoman is helping to make bikes safer and more comfortable for humans. For now, he has training wheels, but they’ll come off soon.

Die Roboter: Kids’ Edition

Die Roboter: Kids’ Edition

German grade school teacher Lars Reimers decided to teach his students Kraftwerk’s 1978 technopop classic Die Roboter (The Robots), and had them perform it in the best possible way – dressed in cardboard robot costumes they made themselves.

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The Cyborg Drummer

The Cyborg Drummer

After a tragic accident, Jason Barnes had his hand and wrist amputated. As if that weren’t challenging enough, Jason plays the drums. But thanks to Gil Weinberg, and the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, he can play entirely new styles with his new robotic hand.

Domo Arigato Poster

Domo Arigato Poster

We love the whimsical homage artist Derek Sullivan has paid to the most notorious robots in pop culture history in his 18″ x 24″ print. It’s easy to spot Wall-E, Bender and Rosie, but how many more can you identify?

Makerarm

Makerarm

Makerarm is a robotic arm with a variety of tool heads that allow it to 3D print (both filament and resin) write, draw, cut, carve, pick & place and more. You can also teach it new actions, control it over Wi-Fi and make multiple units work together.

Giant Robots from Outer Space

Giant Robots from Outer Space

SUPINFOCOM students Valentin Watrigant, François Guery, Elsa Lamy, Aurelien Fernandez, and Louis Ventre created this inventive animated short as their graduation film. We love the late ’50s “space age” aesthetic that permeates the character and sound design.

Dad Builds a Dinosaur

Dad Builds a Dinosaur

Jockeying for the title of “Coolest Dad of the Year,” builder Izzy Swan took his drill-powered walking machine and turned it into a 10 foot-tall T.Rex for his son. Its legs, mouth, and tail move. We think it should be named “Mechasaurus Rex,” but it’s simply known as “Bob.”

BattleTech

BattleTech

BattleTech co-creator Jordan Weisman and his studio Harebrained Schemes – the developer behind the recent Shadowrun games – are bringing back the mech franchise as a turn-based game for Windows, Mac and Linux. They should put MegaBot and Kuratas in here.

Salami Robots

Salami Robots

We’re always amazed by the strange and wonderful contraptions used in factories to automate laborious tasks. Here, a crafty robotic assembly line picks and sorts salami sticks, grabbing the loose meat sticks and neatly placing them into trays for packaging.

One Incredible Robot

One Incredible Robot

Roboticist Dr. Guero has created an AI-driven humanoid which can not only dance solo, it can waltz with a partner. He’s previously taught it to ride a bicycle, walk on a rocky beach, drag heavy objects, and walk just like us.

Star Wars BB-8 Sphero Droid

Star Wars BB-8 Sphero Droid

Episode VII is just around the corner, so let the Star Wars merchandising blitz begin. One of the first official toys to break cover is a doozie – a special version of the Sphero app-controlled robot that’s been made to look and work just like the rolling BB-8 droid.

Wire Cutters

Wire Cutters

A mining robot runs into its counterpart from a rival company. Will they work together to make their jobs easier? Or will they behave like their human masters? Find out in Jack Anderson’s neat short film.

Mesmerizing Glue Robot

Mesmerizing Glue Robot

ABB Robotics shows off its Integrated Dispensing Function Package, a robotic system which can squirt out adhesives, sealants and other gel-type substances in precise patterns, and at much faster speeds than other systems.

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