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Robots Swarm and Self Assemble

Swarm robots on the ground join forces with an aerial robot to communicate with each other and self assemble! Using blinking lights and cameras, the aerial robot tells the ground robots how they should self-assemble to conquer a given task or environmental challenge.

Rat Brain Controls Small Cyborg Robot! With Video!

Rat Brain Controls Small Cyborg Robot! With Video!

Robot is controlled entirely by lab grown rat brain cells. The team grows neurons on an electrode array, which via wireless (bluetooth) communication receives signals from the robot’s ultrasonic sensors.

Robot Duo Learn to Play Flute and Saxophone Music

Robot Duo Learn to Play Flute and Saxophone Music

Japanese researchers have taught two robots how to play musical instruments. One plays flute, the other saxophone. The robots reproduce, play sounds they hear.

Robot Surgery Is Safe, But No Better Than Regular Surgery for Children, Says Report.

Robot Surgery Is Safe, But No Better Than Regular Surgery for Children, Says Report.

According to a study published in Pediatrics, using robots for surgery is safe, but provides no better outcomes for child patients in some cases. Robotic surgery systems, such as the Da Vinci allow surgeons to more easily do less invasive surgeries, as well as reduce human error like shaking hands.

Skiing Robot Carves Up The Snowy Mountain Slope – Video

The robot is autonomous, and contains a complex sensory control system. An on-board camera identifies gates on the slope while a GPS system tracks position and velocity.

Unique Stairclimbing Robot Conquers the Steps

There has been a lot of successful stairclimbing robot designs, but few are as simple and effective as this one.

60ft Gundam Japanese Robot Statue Update – It’s Animated

An update on the Japanese Gundam Robot in Tokyo. Video of the 60ft Gundam below shows that the robot is slightly animated with lights, steam, a moving head and sounds.

Controllable BristleBot Stays Within the Lines

Remember the bristlebots? Those toothbrush and pager motor robots that buzzed around? Here’s a version that is controllable. Watch it turn around after it goes past the black line.

Quadruped Robot Walks and Fights – Video

Take a look at “Issy”, a walking, fighting, quadruped robot made by Let’s Make Robots user mikef. Issy has a wireless camera for the operator, and an airsoft gun to shoot things! Notice how well the robot walks. Issy is built out of 13 AX-12 servos using the bioloid frame kit, lynxmotion SES brackets for legs, and […]

Sushi Chef Robot Stirs a Crowd at the International Food Machinery and Technology Expo

Sushi Chef Robot Stirs a Crowd at the International Food Machinery and Technology Expo

A slew of robots performed delicate acts of edible showmanship this week at the International Food Machinery and Technology Expo in Tokyo, Japan. Creations perhaps destined someday to bring to life a Jetsons-style future of ubiquitous robotics demonstrated their ability to handle food. Among the crowd pleasers stood a rather beefy, industrial looking robotic arm with […]