Category: Robots

I don’t think I’d be shoving it around like that….

I don’t think I’d be shoving it around like that….

| February 26, 2016

It looks like there’s some robot hazing going on!  Boston Dynamics is putting it’s latest version of their humanoid-ish Atlas robot though it’s paces.  They recently release a video where they’re show the robot picking up and storing boxes as well as walking through the snow.  Atlas is able to catch itself (most of the […]

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Cheetah robot jumps all kinds of hurdles for you!

Cheetah robot jumps all kinds of hurdles for you!

| May 30, 2015

As if Skynet wasn’t close enough already, MIT just released a video showing their Cheetah robot being able to jump obstacles in real time. Your life long dream of being able to jog with your robot is one step closer to reality.  Of course, this project is largely funded by DARPA so don’t write any […]

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You remember the Big Dog robot right?

You remember the Big Dog robot right?

| February 11, 2015

I was extremely impressed when I saw it walking all over this and that.  It sounded like 100 hives of really ticked off bees but it was awesome.  Even when walking on ice or getting kick off balance, it just kept going.  Fast forward to 2015 and look how far the Bad Dog technology has come. […]

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Yet more proof – Disney engineers have more fun!

Yet more proof – Disney engineers have more fun!

| January 12, 2015

Just add this to my long list of cool things that come from Disney.  Also add this to my list of why I’d love to work there.  Disney engineers have developed a robot that draws in the sand.  I has retractable tines that it can use to carve lines in the sand as it drives […]

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This drone could save your life!

This drone could save your life!

| October 30, 2014

In what has the be one of the most positive uses for drones I’ve seen in a while, this young man has created a drone emergency responder.  The drone can be dispatched to an emergency in a fraction of the time it would take a standard ambulance.  The people at the scene can communicate to […]

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Tesla shows us the “D”

Tesla shows us the “D”

| October 13, 2014

Elon Musk took to the stage to show us the “D”.  The “D” in this case is the new Duel motor AWD version of the Tesla S.  With the help of a very large industrial robot, Elon presented the crowd a first hand look at what makes the “D” so special.  The dual motor power […]

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Low cost 5 Axis CNC machining (and more) – 5AXISMAKER

Low cost 5 Axis CNC machining (and more) – 5AXISMAKER

| September 22, 2014

A new Kickstarter project launched today for the 5AXISMAKER multi-fabricator.  What is a 5 axis CNC you say?  It’s basically the holy grail of CNC machining.  The 5 axis CNC machine can access 5 side of the part being machined which means most parts can be produced in one setup with no need to re-position […]

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Google is working on its own package delivering drone army

Google is working on its own package delivering drone army

| August 29, 2014

This video shows a very promising drone based package delivery system designed by Google.  It’s not quadcopter based like the one seen in recent Amazon.com videos.  Google has opted for the flying wing route.  It does vertical take off and I assume it lands the same way.  One big difference is that stops and hovers […]

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Synchronized ultra high precision motion control

Synchronized ultra high precision motion control

| July 18, 2014

I know you’re thinking “what is Synchronized Ultra High Precision Motion Control exactly”?  Well, it’s really fun to watch, that’s for sure (at least for geeks like me).  This setup uses a combination of linear and traditional rotational motors to put on quite a show.  The little black bars between the two rotating motors are actually pencil […]

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JIBO, The world’s first family robot.

JIBO, The world’s first family robot.

| July 16, 2014

Dr. Cynthia Breazeal a robotics pioneer from MIT has created a family robot named JIBO.  It looks to be highly interactive, with the ability to understand common language.  It can be a video conferencing tool, photographer, story teller and overall personal assistant.  Dr. Breazeal has launched a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo to make the […]

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