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  • August 3, 2015
    Remember HitchBOT, the hitchhiking robot? Late last year he successfully thumbed his way across the entirety of Canada. But, just as I predicted in that post, his journey came to a swift end upon entering the U.S., and the robot was found decapitated and de-armitated in Phila... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2015
    This is a video of LEGO designer Daniele Benedettelli demonstrating the LEGO exosuit he built to control his tiny robot friend. When Daniele is wearing the suit, the robot will replicate any movements he makes with his arms. If I were him I would punch myself in the head. *c... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2015
    This is a video of a $9,500 Nao Evolution robot dropping and slipping on a Pop-Tart like some kind of stupid idiot. Not only does he drop what he's carrying, but he proceeds to walk right on top of it. For $9,500 I was definitely expecting better spacial awareness. What a du... / Continue →
  • June 8, 2015
    This is a video of a YASKAWA industrial robot being programmed to wield a sword just like Iaido master and world record holder Isao Machii. Why you would ever train an industrial robot to swing a sword like an expert is beyond me. I don't even feel comfortable training robots... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2015
    This is the $36,000 robotic desk clock available from MB&F. The piece is limited to 99 pieces, or $3,560,000 in gross profit provided they sell them all. For reference, that is more than I would make in my entire life if I lived to be 800. Did I mention it just tells time? ... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2015
    Note: Article was originally posted January 3, 2008, but because the internet is cyclical the story is going around again so I edited it and moved it to the front page. Seen here looking suspiciously like Jake from Adventure Time in tank form, Yuki-taro is a Japanese robot t... / Continue →
  • January 21, 2015
    Come on -- you can kick harder than that! What is this, an 8-and-under kickball league? This is a video from the apocalypse-hurrying jerks at Carnegie Mellon's Biorobotics Lab of a hexapod spider bot with modified robot snakes for legs. You know, because you can never pack ... / Continue →
  • November 11, 2014
    PROTIP: Keep the volume all the way down unless you like the sound of your brain melting. This is a video of DARPA's Atlas robot recreating the crane kick stance from the end of Karate Kid. I don't know about you, but I would sweep the shit out of that leg. So yeah, Atlas ca... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2014
    Remember the story of HitchBOT, the robot that was going to attempt to hitchhike the 6,000km across Canada from Halifax to Victoria? Well, despite my best efforts (I texted a friend in Canada and told him if he happened to see HitchBOT to tear it's head off), he successfully m... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2014
    Meet HitchBOT. HitchBOT is going to attempt to hitchhike the 3,871-miles (~6,230km) across Canada from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Victoria, British Columbia. I have every intention of finding him, running him over, stopping and backing over him, running over him AGAIN, then call... / Continue →