Max Dean and Raffaello D'Andrea have created a chair that breaks apart, and then puts itself back together again -- slooowly. The first part of the clip is sped up 2x, but it still takes about two minutes for the reassembly to take place. The chair is controlled by two computers, has 14 motors, and 2 gearboxes to make it all possible. I'd like to see the sorry little bastard put himself back together after I take a chainsaw to a few of those legs and maybe bash the seat a few times. Not so tough now, are you robot chair? I didn't think so. I win.
This is a real-life Transformer (OmniZero.9, the brainchild of Takeshi Maeda) that can morph from a humanoid robot to a humanoid robot that can carry a person, to a wheeled cart. Just watch how scary it is when it moves. If I didn't know better, I'd swear there was a little p... / Continue →
Sure there are a lot of things out there calling themselves Transformers but don't do any transforming. Well this guy actually does do some transforming. It's built from a Bioloid Humanoid Robotics Set (which start around $900), and looks pretty freaking awesome. The little ... / Continue →
This is a video of an industrial robot that's been programmed to carve logs into stools with a chainsaw. Afterwards, the stools are sold to the folks who came to watch the robot in action. Wow, what a fun way to spend a Saturday morning! "You're joking." Of course I'm jokin... / Continue →