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Indestructible robot crawls through fire

Try to burn it, run it over, or freeze it, and it just keeps on crawling. Developed by Michael Tolly of Harvard University and his team, the pink X-shaped robot is completely soft, with no rigid skeleton. At 65 centimeters long, this robot has a battery capable of running for 2 hours on a single […]

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Motorized Couch

We all have those days where we have to get up and go to school/work, but just want to stay on your couch. Now, you can do both at the same time! Built by engineering students in the University of South Wales, the couch utilizes 4 independent mecanum wheels (which allow for omni-directional movement), which […]

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Vampire-bot uses blood for art

Robots can do anything these days; they can drive cars, engage in conversation, and can even play soccer! But this robot is special. While most robots perform their respective talents with nothing but electricity, Ghost In The Machine needs to drink its creator’s blood to work. Luckily, the robot didn’t suck its creator, Ted Lawson, dry, […]

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Hitchhiker bot

Admit it. What do you usually do when you see a hitchhiker on the side of a street? Ditch ‘em, not hitch ‘em, right? What if there was a robot there instead? Built by Frauke Zeller, a Ryerson University communications professor, hitchBOT is complex enough to hold a conversation with other people. Within a few […]

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Robot bellhop!

“Beep”, chirps a slim, R2-D2-esque robot, dancing as it receives yet another good review from a satisfied customer. In a hotel just across from Apple’s corporate campus in Cupertino, California is the new robot bellhop/butler, aptly named “Botlr”. Standing at a menacing 3 feet tall, and racing around at break-neck speeds of up to 4 […]

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Build a house in hours!

We’ve all seen those construction projects that go unfinished for months, taking up lots of sidewalk space. Fear no more, pedestrians! Thanks to a new 3D printing technique devised by a Chinese company, WinSun, you can have a new house in a matter of hours. It’s patented reinforced gypsum panels and cement building components can […]

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Foldable robot

While folding robots may not be anything out of the ordinary these days, researchers at MIT and Harvard have come up with a new type of folding robot.  The robot, made of paper and polystyrene plastic (aka Shrinky Dink material), can assemble itself and walk away to do whatever it needs with with no human interaction/input. Now, […]

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