This is a Throwbot. Throwbots can be thrown (just like the name implies!!!!!11) or shot out of a cannon, then roll around recording video so you finally put to rest how your roommate keeps his privates trimmed (I'm on to you!). This particular model features magnetic wheels and can roll up flat metal surfaces for boarding pirate ships. Personally, I like to swing over on a rope with a cutlass between my teeth, but I also kick it oldschool. "Is that why you're wearing an eyepatch?" No, I'm wearing an eyepatch because I had a little altercation with a pair of scissors. You know how they say you shouldn't run with them? Well you shouldn't trip down the stairs with them either. Where were you on that one, kindergarten?!
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Utah based Sarcos spent six years developing this exoskeleton bodysuit capable of giving an average person superhuman strength. I must admit it looks pretty bad-ass. The suit mimics everything you do, making it way easier to lift and move heavy objects. In the future the com... / Continue →
This is a video of French Youtuber ioduremetallique demonstrating the remote controlled robot he built to steal soda cans out of vending machines. The design is pretty impressive and all, but I question dude's morals. Also, the cost vs. benefit analysis of building a robot to... / Continue →
This is Matt Denton's two-ton Mantis, a hexapod robot walking machine that can climb on things and all around terrify anybody in its path. Hell, I'm not even in its path and I need a diaper change.
Mantis runs off a 2.2-litre, 50 horsepower turbo diesel engine, and it stands ... / Continue →