Tag Archives: Robot

Dyson Introduce the 360 Eye, Autonomous Cleaning Done the Dyson Way…

Dyson seems like the sort of man who won’t stop till a new invention is absolutely perfect, this week the English inventor and his company introduced the 360 Eye robotic vacuum cleaner after 16 years of development.

As with all of Dyson’s gear it is a masterpiece of design, for a humble dirt collecting gadget this is very clever stuff.

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MorpHex Mark III, the Incredible Walking Crawling Rolling Spherical Robot…

Kare Halvorsen aka Zenta has continued the development of his most unusual robot over many years. The latest generation to go on show is the Mark III walking crawling rolling MorpHex spherical robot.

The Mark III has upgraded RGB LED’s, more processing power and improved control while rolling. All of the new improvements allow Hex to roll around with much more control, uphill, over obstacles and at higher speeds with better stopping abilities, while the new RGD LED’s just make it look cooler, they work.

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Ultra Fast Robotic Arm Catches Anything Thrown at it…

While industrial robots improve by leaps and bounds every year robots that can react to the fast moving world we all live in are still a challenge for scientists.

Leading the way is the Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory team at EFPL who have developed robotic systems capable of catching unbalanced objects in mid air. With reaction times under 50 milliseconds and the ability to track fast moving objects up close this is a quick draw robot.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the robot catching machine that has already surpassed its creators when it comes to catching ability. Sit back, relax and prepare to be amazed.

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MorpHex the Incredible Rolling Tumbling Walking Spherical Robot…

Robotic locomotion is limited only by the imagination of the robots designer. Norwegian engineer Kåre Halvorsen has imagination to spare if his ingenious robot the MorpHex is anything to go by.

MorpHex has more ways to get around than Spiderman with a Superman suit on. The recently demonstrated MorpHex MKII robot can roll downhill, tumble around the floor or walk on its six legs.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the robot with incredible abilities, the spherical robot MorpHex in action. The most unusual and captivating robot demonstrated in years. Sit back, relax be sure not to roll around on the floor laughing, he’s a sensitive little robot.

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The BionicKangaroo is Amazing, Festo Develops the Electric Skippy…

Festo is an engineering, research and development company capable of amazing things. The latest bionic masterpiece to bound out of the Festo labs is the incredibly cool BionicKangaroo. Hoping around on two feet and a tale this is leading edge technology wrapped in a very unique shell.

Festo has a talent for emulating nature, the robotics Mega Corporation is forever challenging its engineers to create robotic systems that move in natural ways. The results are usually nothing short of stunning.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest animal to appear in Festo’s zoo of bionic animals, all of them amazing in their own way. Following electric Skippy’s antics are two videos that will mesmerize you with their toe tapping beat and strange fluid motions. Sit back, relax and let the Festo zoo entertain you.

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Google Moves from Android OS to Android Robotics. Say Hello To My Little Friend the Google Bot…

Andy Rubin, one of the brains behind Android has a new project to occupy his time. Moving from Android for smart phones to Androids for us, real robotic androids. Having resigned from his post heading Android OS development Andy is now heading up Google’s push to make robots a reality.

Google’s plans were revealed during a recent interview with the New York Times, plans that should see robots move from the labs of the world to factories everywhere.

This is no plan to take over Christmas with cute toy robots, the might G is going industrial, planning to turn manufacturing and logistics on its head. Is Google tired of waiting for robotics to happen or have they spotted an opportunity?

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Transform Robot Version 7.2, The First Real Transforming Robot that shifts between Wheels and Walking…

Time is moving faster, the technology once only the realm of the silver screen is coming to life in record time. The latest sci-fi technology to make the leap is the Transforming robot.  A favourite for many generations of children and adults alike seeing a robot transform in real life for the first time will put a smile on your face, it may also send a slight shiver down your spine.

Transform Robot Version 7.2 is the first publically available transforming robot that can walk, fire rockets, capture video then transform into a 1/12th scale remote controlled car for a fast get away.

Included for your viewing pleasure are the first two videos released by Kenji Ishida previewing his  Version 7.2 in action. The history video is a must watch with the many generations of Mr Roboto’s evolution.

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