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Beggar Robot Asks For Your Charity, Must Watch!

Beggar ‘Bot talks in a computerized voice, pitching to passers-by to consider helping the less fortunate. Drawing a crowd and creating a spectacle, bedazzled mall-goers take interest in the robot and after curiously watching and listening, place money in its extending hand – to which it responds, “thank you.”

Ember Military ‘LANdroid’ Robot Video Update

‘Ember’, is their book-sized autonomous robot made for the LANdroid program.Ember’s ad-hoc network maintains communication between soldiers on the battlefield.

Breakdancing Robot Busts Impressive Moves

A simple, walking robot would be impressive enough. This robot is has a full array of breakdancing moves that the small, bipedal style robot can perform.

Pac-Man Roomba has 448 LEDs

Kudos to the person who made this Pac-Man Roomba. I know from experience that soldering that many LEDs gets old quick!

iRobot’s Tiny ‘Ember’ Bot Creates an Ad-Hoc Network for Soldiers.

iRobot’s Tiny ‘Ember’ Bot Creates an Ad-Hoc Network for Soldiers.

One of Ember’s duties is to keep soldiers in communication. In urban environments, buildings and angle of incidents between wireless devices can greatly affect signal propegation. LANdroids are tasked with autonomously seeking a position that keeps the network alive, while still maintaining other missions objectives

Japan’s Moon Mission – Walking, Bipedal Moon Robot for 2020 Mission?

Japan’s Moon Mission – Walking, Bipedal Moon Robot for 2020 Mission?

Japan is in the early stages of designing a mission to the Moon. The proposed mission places a walking, two legged robot on the Lunar surface in the year 2020. The proposal is being considered as a part of Japan’s new space strategy, and will be further decided after public input has been taken. Should the […]

Robotic Fish Swim the Seas and Monitor Pollution.

Robotic Fish Swim the Seas and Monitor Pollution.

Five robotics fish are set to deploy to waters off the coast of Spain in 18-months time. The robots were built as part of a three-year joint project by a team at Essex University, lead by Professor Huosheng Hu, and BMT Group, a British engineering consultancy company. Each robot costs nearly 30,000 USD ( 20,000 GBP). […]

Robot Plays Marco Polo, Senses and Intercepts its Target

Robot Plays Marco Polo, Senses and Intercepts its Target

A robot built by University of New Mexico and Duke professors displays its talent at intercepting a target through the game known as ‘Marco Polo’. In the game, one person is ‘it’ and the other players become the targets to tag. When the person who is it, says “Marco”, the other players must respond with “Polo”. This […]

Robot Follows You, Can Understand Gestures

Robot Follows You, Can Understand Gestures

This robot from Brown University can read human gestures. While most of us may only think about futuristic robots interacting with us through speech, researchers at Brown have created a robot which responds to human gestures. These non-verbal commands include arm signals which indicate “follow,” “halt,” “wait” and “door breach.” The robot also understands verbal commands, and […]

Lawn-Mower Sized Robots could Help Build a Lunar Base

Lawn-Mower Sized Robots could Help Build a Lunar Base

Astrobotic Technology Inc. and Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have found a way to use riding lawn-mower sized construction robots to prepare our Moon’s surface for a NASA outpost. The goal of the project was to figure out how to reduce the disruption of Moon dust when outpost rockets land or take off. Since the Moon […]