Author Archives: Robert Ying

Stompy Is Coming


The people who designed Big Dog and PETMAN are at it again—this time to build a massive ridable hexapod. This particular hexapod seems to have been designed to avoid the pains of traffic: standing at over six feet from the ground, it can easily walk over and around stopped traffic: Visit the project website here […]

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Rat Brain Robot

We know that computers, robots, and many automated machines have control systems that are make out of logic gates. But those machines can\’t learn unless they run advanced programs. Here is a robot controlled by brain cells that doesn\’t need to be programmed, and has its own intelligence. +20   

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Robot Seagull

Mankind has dreamed of flight like the birds, with the flapping of wings high in the sky. From Da Vinci’s flying machines to the Wright Brothers’ attempted gliders, it has always been wished to fly in the skies like a bird. And here we are, many years later, with an effective flying seagull! Sure, it […]

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NAO Robot: The Most Amazing Robot Ever!


The NAO robot, made by Aldebaran Robotics, is a platform created to play during the Robocup. Not only does it play soccer, but it has a on board computer that is fully programmable, and an assortment of sensors including an inertial sensor in the case it falls over, a tactile sensor for human interaction, two […]

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Google’s Prototype Auto-driving Car


Recently, Google has been testing a prototype of an auto-driving car. Sounds absurd, but its true! Using the Toyota Prius as the medium, members of the project have used a spinning laser on top of the car to sense the environment in all directions. Inside the car, a GPS receives input from the laser, and […]

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Robot… Bartender?!

Robots seem to be able to do anything nowadays — fold towels, juggle, and in this case, even make you a martini! Yup, it’s a completely automated robot bartender. Not only can it mix drinks, but it’s made completely out of legos! I mean, even though this is an older robot, can you get any […]

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Automated Dorm


Now this is pretty awesome. A freshman attending UC Berkeley recently released a video of his “BRAD,” or “Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm.” Features? Automated window blinds, music, lasers, lights, and more — all capable of being controlled via voice, mobile apps, and most importantly, a large red button. After all, who doesn’t love pressing buttons? […]

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