This is a video from Switzerland of a group of three quadrocopters that work together to throw and catch a ball in an elastic net dangling between them. Why do we need that? We don't. AT ALL. If robots start playing all the throw and catch, what are our children going to do... / Continue →
Note: Video is after the jump because I know you're gonna launch the cue ball off the table breaking and I can't have it rolling around loose on the front page.
The PR2 is a robot designed to play pool (read: wait till you're bent over the table lining up a bank-shot and then ... / Continue →
This is a robot that balances itself on top of a ball. Impressive, but I've seen a clown at the circus do the same thing while juggling. Plus I winged a handful of peanuts at him.
Dr. Masaaki Kumagai, director of the Robot Development Engineering Laboratory at Tohoku Gakuin ... / Continue →