Tag Archives: Robot

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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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 […]

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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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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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