Tag Archives: Convenient

Water Pipe Inspector

Robots that inspect the insides of water pipes usually use rubber wheels and treads to grip the pipe, which ends up dislodging rust particles that end up in peoples’ taps. To combat this problem, the European Union TRACT project is developing a propeller-driven robot that keeps the pipe-touching to a minimum. Developed by Norway’s SINTEF […]

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OSHbot

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Hey look! Yet another reason for retailers to start laying off employees! That reason? The OSHbot. Developed by OSH, this friendly robot will come up to the customer as they enter the store and ask for what they’re looking for. Equipped with a 3D & Product Scanner, autonomous navigation, and obstacle avoidance capabilities, this robot […]

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Robot Waiters

We’ve seen the robot bellhop, and now we’re seeing the robot waiter. One restaurant in China has replaced its human waiters with robotic ones, and has been drawing in huge crowds who want to see the robots in action. The robots themselves navigate the sea of customers and the tables by following magnetic strips on […]

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15000 Robots

Wow…that’s a lot of robots. Well, I guess that’s just the right amount if you want to do what Amazon is doing with all these Kiva robots. To pack and ship all its orders during this holiday season, Amazon is using all these robots to organize and sort all its packages. Each robot can pick […]

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Cyborg Cockroaches

You might want to reconsider killing that rogue cockroach under your house now, for that very cockroach might turn out to be your savior in a disaster. These cyborg cockroaches, the work of Alper Bozkurt and his team at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, are basically real┬áMadagascar hissing cockroaches with a “backpack” strapped on. […]

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Exoskeleton Makes you Buff

Ever wanted to be able to pick up heavy cars like Iron Man, or throw giant mountains around like Superman? Well, with the FORTIS Exoskeleton, you still can’t. However, you can do a lot more than you could have before! Developed by Lockheed Martin, the FORTIS Exoskeleton is an unpowered, lightweight suit that gives the […]

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Robot Security

The days until real life RoboCop are numbered, my friends. Patrolling around Building 1 on Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus, 4 5-foot, 300-pound K5 robots are designed to anomalous behavior and to report back to a remote security center. Using 4 high-definition cameras, sensors, navigation equipment, and a computer, these robots can communicate with the central […]

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