Posts tagged with ‘robots

Super fast magnetic micro robots are the future of manufacturing

Controlled by magnets and sometimes by wire, these teeny tiny robots can be programmed to perform thousands of incredibly precise manufacturing tasks without any expensive, bulky and constraining larger machine set up. Just program them, put them down and let them go.

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Afternoon nightmare fuel: This dancing animatronic robot is pure terror

It’s supposedly cutting edge because it can dance to music on its own, but shit I used to have a battery powered flower that could do that and it wasn’t a fraction this horrifying. If this is the future of robot strippers, no thank you.

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Really long read of the day: The History of Robot Anime

Time to settle down with a nice cup of tea in my favorite White Base mug. At 50 pages or so, it’s a fairly lengthy but entertaining read if you’re into that sort of thing. 

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Congo has installed two large traffic-directing robots in the city of Kinshasa
The west tends to think of itself as the leader of the technology world. However, do we have traffic-directing robots? No! There is obviously a traffic-light technology gap between us and Congo. 
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Congo has installed two large traffic-directing robots in the city of Kinshasa

The west tends to think of itself as the leader of the technology world. However, do we have traffic-directing robots? No! There is obviously a traffic-light technology gap between us and Congo.

See more pics (and a short video) here:

RC robotic snow plow lets you clear the driveway from the comfort of inside

Clearing your sidewalk or driveway of snow is a shitty job, and if you’ve got $7900 to spare, you can task the winter shittiness out to a a six wheeled robot. Powered by six 24-volt 127RPM electric motors, its 52-inch wide blade can clear a sidewalk in one pass, and your driveway in no time, all from the comfort of inside your toasty-warm home.

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Skynet has arrived? EU unveils an internet for robots.

Scientists have created a network which various smart devices and artificial intelligences will use autonomously to share information and learn from each other – increasing their capabilities. Should we just surrender now? 

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Russia is busy building a massive ground and amphibious robot army. Nothing to worry about.

The US already has a pretty dominant position in robotic aerial warfare, and we’re working on our own fleet of ground and naval drones, and we’re not the only ones. Russia has been very busy the past few years putting together its own rolling robot legion of death. At this point, it might be hard not to imagine that any full scale water breaking out in the next 10 to 15 years could be fought almost totally through robots.

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Cubli is a robotic cube that can walk, hop and dance

Created at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control in Zurich, Switzerland. Click through the video to read more at YouTube.

By 2023, robots will outnumber humans in the US Army 10 to 1

According to recent estimates on the growth of robotics in the US military, by 2023, there will be about 10 robots for every one human soldier. Obviously this doesn’t mean that we’ll have an army of Terminators to do all the fighting while the boys stay at home drinking beer, but it means that when human soldiers do have to go into battle, there will be a small personal squadron of bots looking for landmines, laying down suppressive fire, peering around corners and over obstacles and distracting the enemy.

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In bid to preemptively prevent Skynet, UN considering ban on “killer robots”

Despite the blatant fear mongering inherent in repeatedly referring to automated weapons as “killer robots” — it seems the UN is poised to ban soulless murder machines before they can become a fully-formed reality. The new resolution would ensure that humans, who have an impeccable record of executing prudent judgment while dispensing violent force, have final control of targeting decisions.

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Meet the rock-paper-scissors robot that wins every single time

By using a high speed camera to analyze its human opponents impending move, this rock-paper-scissors robot, developed by the University of Tokyo wins every single time. Life is now pointless.

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It won’t be long before robotic drones are mapping the world all on their own

Mapping our world is big business, and it’s important business— from understanding our planet, to keeping tabs on population to just knowing the best way to get around, we’re always looking at new and better and faster ways to collect data on our surroundings. And with small, cheap flying drone technology, we could have robots doing constant measuring and monitoring and surveillance for us. Like tiny little mechanical guardian angels.

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Thirty foot, 11 ton fire breathing dragon is also the world’s largest walking robot

Made for a play called Drachenstich, this beast named Tradinno is the world’s largest walking robot, as well as the most awesome thing I’ve ever seen. Oh, if only Hitler had one of these during WW2, he could have easily brought the entire world to its knees.






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