Tag Archives: Fun

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. +50   

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Beach Bot

Disney sure does have the nicest stuff. And now they’ve added to their arsenal of cute machines, coming out with the BeachBot, a fully autonomous robot used for drawing pictures in the sand. It works by using a series of actuated pins that dig into the sand; the more pins extended, the thicker the line. […]

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Robots Create Ghosts?

Ok. The title might be a bit misleading. Recently, Olaf Blanke and his team of researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne identified the region of your brain involved in such hallucinating ghostly presences –┬áthe feeling of someone near you when there’s no one there. The robot they used had two parts […]

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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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Sword Fighting Robots

Ever seen a katana-fight seem like a carefully choreographed ballet? Designed by ABB, these robotics arms are known for their precision. I really don’t need to say much. With the rotating joints and arms, these robotic arms have an impressive range of motion, allowing them to sword-fight, play snooker…etc. And for those who don’t want […]

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Robotic Karate-Kid

You all remember that iconic crane-kick at the end of the Karate Kid, right? Well, it took a while, but the guys over at Boston Dynamics have finally been able to recreate that iconic moment in all its glory. The robot could probably take Ralph Macchio and Mister Miyagi in a fight and win. Ok, […]

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Flying Defibrillator

In this fast-paced technological world, a new drone has been developed! Shocker. This drone, however, is not just a flying machine, but is also a lifesaver…literally. Designed by Dutch student Alec Momont, the ambulance drone carries a defibrillator inside. When 911 is called, the drone is dispatched, and can find the caller using GPS. An […]

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