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Sushi-Making Robot [VID]

April 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Japanese manufacturer Suzumo displayed the SushiBot at Tokyo’s World Food and Beverage Great Expo. They claim that the machine uses the same basic techniques as a trained sushi chef and can make 400 pieces an hour.

(via The Daily What)

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MorpHex: A Transforming Hexapod Robot [VID]

April 6, 2012 Leave a comment

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The Hubos, Robotic Beatles [VID]

April 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Drexel University bought seven HUBO humanoid robots for their engineers. What do you do with $400,000 robots? Make them perform a Beatles song of course.

(via Geekosystem)

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World’s Fastest Running Robot [VID]

March 7, 2012 Leave a comment

This video shows a demonstration of the “Cheetah” robot galloping at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour (mph), setting a new land speed record for legged robots. The previous record was 13.1 mph, set in 1989.

The robot’s movements are patterned after those of fast-running animals in nature. The robot increases its stride and running speed by flexing and un-flexing its back on each step, much as an actual cheetah does.

The current version of the Cheetah robot runs on a laboratory treadmill where it is powered by an off-board hydraulic pump, and uses a boom-like device to keep it running in the center of the treadmill. Testing of a free-running prototype is planned for later this year.

(via Geeks are Sexy)

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Pole Dancing Robots [VID]

March 7, 2012 Leave a comment

*sticking in your flash drive joke goes here*

(via Buzzfeed)

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Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme [VID]

March 1, 2012 Leave a comment

Flying robot quadrotors perform the James Bond Theme by playing various instruments including the keyboard, drums and maracas, a cymbal, and the debut of an adapted guitar built from a couch frame. The quadrotors play this “couch guitar” by flying over guitar strings stretched across a couch frame; plucking the strings with a stiff wire attached to the base of the quadrotor. A special microphone attached to the frame records the notes made by the “couch guitar”.

These flying quadrotors are completely autonomous, meaning humans are not controlling them; rather they are controlled by a computer programed with instructions to play the instruments.

(via Geeks are Sexy)

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Creepy Baby Robot [VID]

January 23, 2012 Leave a comment

This creepy baby robot was created for a soap opera by British animatronics expert Chris Clarke. You can thank him for the nightmares.

(via Geekosystem)

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