Nearly weekend. Time for some... origami. This video shows a Japanese surgeon making origami with a DaVinci robot. At the end of the clip you see just how small the origami bird is when they show it next to a coin. Who said surgery can't be fun? Have a good weekend! Thanks to Linton for the tip!
image Video shoot in ITU Telecom World 2006, Hong Kong. NEC is showing their robot PaPeRo. In the video, PaPeRo tell us its name in Japanese, English, Chinese (Putonghua), German and French; afterwards they dance together. Watch the video. Related News: - Sarcoman - The Robot That Can Do It All - Pentagon's Deadly Armed Robots - Hotshot The Robot Goes To Hollywood
The robot in the video above is driven by a cockroach. The cockroach is strapped on top of a pingpongball and the pingpongball is on top of a robot. By moving the pingpongball the cockroach decides which direction the robot will go. If it is about to hit something then lights start flashing. The cockroach will instinctively try to move away from the lights and this way also moves away from the objects it is about to hit. Weird!!! Filmed today at STRP, art and technology festival, in Holland. More information and pics of the Roachbot can be found here and here. Related News: - The BarBot - Beer Drinking Robot - Homeless Robot - DJ Robots
Yes, the title seems unlikely to be true... But it's possible. As long as you're not in a rush. (thanks to Linton for sharing)
Artist Kacie Kinzer placed small robots in a park in New York. Instead of stealing or damaging the robots, people were very helpful to them and kept the robots going.
This homeless robot makes music for money. Pretty realistic. Filmed today at STRP, art and technology festival, in Holland. Related News: - The BarBot - Beer Drinking Robot - The Weirdest Robot Ever - DJ Robots
Friday. Time for some fun. What about a robot that looks like a sheep and mows your lawn? If you like that idea this video is for you. via swissmiss
For $2.200 you can buy a robot called the Plen. It's the coolest robot on the block. It can rollerskate AND skateboard. Robotic entertainment. via Related News: - Documentary - Robot Colonies On Mars - Future Robots Help Police - Homeless Robot - The BarBot - Beer Drinking Robot
image The Sarcoman robot from Sarcos Robotics dances, juggles, plays air hockey and much, much more. Well... So it seems. In fact the robot is controlled off camera by a human wearing a harness. Check out the 7 videos about this party robot full of tricks.Playing Air Hockey Juggling Dancing Playing With Luna Sticks Playing Paddle Ball Running Arm Balancing A Pole Related News: - Pentagon's Deadly Armed Robots - Hotshot The Robot Goes To Hollywood - Japanese Robot Expo Montage
image Toyota shows off a violin playing robot and a two-wheeled human transporter - the latest products of its robots program that seeks to develop a practical human assistance robot by the early part of the 2010s. via techeblog

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Robotics researchers are increasingly turning to nature for inspiration. Watch a robotic salamander, a water strider robot, mechanical cockroaches and some cool self-configuring robots.
This flapping wing robot from AeroVironment is really amazing. Dubbed Mercury, the robot is able to hover in mid-air like a real hummingbird and will eventually be made to look like a hummingbird. Don't miss 0:50 and 1:15 in the video. (via engadget).
image A trip to the gas station of the future may no longer require the driver to leave the car. TankPitstop will do it all for you. Watch the video for a demo. Anyway, in the future we probably don't need petrol. Instead we simply swap batteries. via bright

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The OctArm Continuum Manipulator was designed by NASA to grasp and move objects, just like an elephant.
image A video montage by TokyoDV of the sites and sounds at a typical robot expo in Japan. Engineers from all over display inventions and share their dreams.Most of the Japanese robots tend to be more cute than practical, but cute sells in Japan. Cute creates interest from the general public which, in turn, funds robot enthusiasts. In Japan, 'cute' is cash. Related News: - The Strangest Steam Powered Robots - Murata Boy - The Bicycling Robot - Pregnant Robot
The patent-pending Vecna BEAR robot (Battlefield Extraction and Retrieval Robot) is designed to find, pick up and rescue people in harm's way, the humanoid BEAR robot can do what humans can't: Lift heavy loads and carry them long distances. Whether on a battlefield, in a nuclear reactor core, near a toxic chemical spill, or inside a structurally-compromised building after an earthquake, the BEAR can rescue those in need as well as or better than humans can, without risking additional human life. The BEAR is currently in proof-of-concept development stage. A prototype of the BEAR robot has been built and outfitted with a powerful torso and arms, together with a Segway-like dynamic balancing system on two wheels. Together, the robot prototype has been able to demonstrate picking up a fully-weighted human dummy, and carrying the dummy around in its arms while dynamically balanced in an upright position for over 50 minutes without break. The tracked mobility system is currently in development. Related: - Documentary - Robot Colonies On Mars - Future By Design Trailer - Future Robots Help Police - NASA Robotic Elephant
What would it be like if there were RoboCops around to help the policeforce do their work? Here's a video which gives you an idea.
"GuitarBotana", an interactive performance for violin and LEMUR GuitarBot by Mari Kimura. GuitarBot is a robotic guitar-like instrument from LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots. Below you can see and hear the LEMUR GuitarBot play the EmergencyBot TV Theme. And to finish it all: Algorithmically-generated percussion music played by LEMUR ModBots (modular percussion robots). Related News: - Skateboarding And Rollerskating Robot - Documentary - Robot Colonies On Mars - Future Robots Help Police - Homeless Robot
Nog nooit was een grijze muur opvrolijken zo makkelijk... ;-)
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