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Robot Helps Kids During Treatments

Going to the hospital may be scary for some, especially kids. Now there’s a way for kids to reduce that fear, through interaction with RxRobot’s MEDi.

MEDi stands 23 inches tall, has 25 degrees of freedom, and is equipped with cognitive behavioral skills. The robot talks to kids about the procedures that they’re about to undergo, and helps them understand and anticipate what’s coming next, effectively calming them.

Studies have shown that kids who interact with MEDi have felt up to 50% less pain. As the robot itself says, “It’s easier with a friend.”

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Row-Bow

In the world of evolving and growing technology, it seems that robots can now take over what has long been regarded as a human skill; playing the violin.

Designed by Seth Goldstein, RO-BOW converts a computer program into instructions for its actuators, allowing it to play any note. However, it cannot move as quickly or as subtly as a human can.

I guess humans are safe for now…just for a while.

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Sprinting Dinosaur-Bot

It’s official: bipedal robots have now surpassed the capabilities of us, bipedal humans.

Designed by scientists at the┬áKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, this bipedal robot, designed after the velociraptor, can reach speeds of up to 46 kilometers per hour(28.6 miles per hour) on a treadmill. And while “Raptor” is not yet faster than Boston Dynamic’s “Cheetah”, the world’s reigning fastest legged robot, it is already faster than Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, whose top speed is estimated to be 43.92 km/hr.

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Beer Pong Bot

Want to ensure the inebriation of your friends? Well this is the bot for you!

Instead of fingers, this bot uses balls filled with sand-like material, and tightens/loosens the grains to grip/release the ball by pumping/sucking out air.

Be sure in your opponent’s ultimate drunken demise; this robot does not miss.

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Robot Bartender

Admit it. You’ve always wanted a bartender in your home to serve you drinks in your free time. But having someone to be in your home all day might get a bit awkward. Fear no more, alcoholic introverts, for this is the robot for you!!!

The Somabar, which just sits on your counter-top, can mix 6 different ingredients to make the drink that you asked for. All you have to do is fill up the 6 reservoirs, or “Soma pods”, and use the app to tell the machine which drink is in which pod, and it creates a list of drinks you can make with them.

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