Two weeks ago, the hitchhiking robot, hitchBOT, set out to travel from Salem, MA to San Francisco, CA. Unfortunately, his adventure was cut short due to some (insert insulting noun) that tore his limbs off, took his head, and left him to rot on the side of the road. The Canadian research
That was one hell of a fight between Tombstone and Bite Force. The BattleBots season finale kicked off with a top-seed fight between Tombstone and Bronco, but Tombstone and its destructive spinning blade managed to shred multiple pieces off of Bronco. The only damage that Tombstone sustained was some spilled
Have you ever wanted to bring your origami paper crane to life? With popupCAD you can design origami-inspired robots and watch them spring into motion. Dan Aukes and Rob Wood of the Harvard Microrobotics Lab and Wyss Institute of Harvard University have created an open-source platform for designing laminate machines that
Alonso Martinez, a character technical director at Pixar, has designed possibly the most adorable robot we’ve ever seen. Its name is Mira, and it’s a soft, marshmallow-looking robot that plays peek-a-boo. Cute enough? Mira was designed to explore the connection between humans and robots. It uses facial tracking to interact with
Vortex is the latest toy from DFRobot, a Shanghai-based robotics and open-source hardware company. They aimed to develop a robot that is affordable, customizable and versatile. Kids can play one of the four pre-installed games, program the robot to do other tasks using a simple kid-friendly interface, or customize the robot
Good luck MegaBots; Japan’s Suidobashi Heavy Industry just accepted your robot brawl challenge. Suidobashi Heavy Industry, Japan’s company behind the opposing Kuratas robot, recently accepted the challenge via a YouTube video, but they’ve accepted the challenge under one condition — melee combat will be part of the fight. On behalf of
Well humanity, it was fun while it lasted. The age of the giant mech robot is right around the corner. MegaBots Inc., a US-based maker behind this giant mech robot, just challenged Japan’s KURATAS robot to a giant, kick-ass robot fight. This isn’t like BattleBots, this is Gundam in the flesh. In case
DJI has been working on some new products which should make drone enthusiasts everywhere very happy. DJI is currently the largest consumer drone company in the world. Their newest product, the Matrice 100 drone, was designed specifically for developers to customize and create the drone application of their wildest dreams.