Posts Tagged ‘robot’

Cubestormer 3 robot breaks Rubik’s Cube world speed record

A robot designed by an engineer from ARM has broken the world speed record for solving a Rubik’s Cube at the Big Bang Fair at the weekend, writes Steve Bush.

The Cubestormer 3 robot recorded a time of 3.253 seconds at the UK science fair in Birmingham.

It…

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BigDog robot angry. BigDog throw bricks

One for a Friday afternoon – the Boston Dynamics videos get ever scarier. The team has been working on improving “whole-body” technique, i.e. for the legs and torso to generate more strength for the arms…

Check out the latest video, which demonstrates BigDog hurling cinderblocks, in a rather aggressive…

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Rocking robots! From Compressorhead to Z Machines

New Scientist’s Celeste Biever rounds up the robot music scene, prompted by the arrival of the latest android combo, Z Machines. Apparently, they are powered by Android, but details are scarce.

Celeste writes:
Music may seem the last of human activities that robots would encroach on, but this band…

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Small Sand Flea robot jumps tall buildings

“What do you get when you give a rugged remote control car the ability to jump more than 9 metres in the air? Sand Flea.”

Thanks to our sister site New Scientist for highlighting this vaguely unsettling device. Here on Gadget Master we are keeping a close eye on Boston…

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PETMAN press-ups – the robotic humanoid evolves!

We like robotics on Gadget Master, but what is it with these headless robotic beings they keep building at Boston Dynamics? The robot dog was rather disturbing, and the PETMAN prototype – a torso-less robot capable of walking – is equally creepy. [Robot BigDog gets a BigBrother] We’ve written about…

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Stupid Robot Championship mocks our future rulers

Do you think that robots are going to take over the world, with remorselessly efficiency and cunning, unarguable logic? Well, reassurance, of sorts, comes in the form of the Stupid Robot Championship, the next instalment of which is taking place at the end of this month…

Relax from the imminent…

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Video: Raid of the robot swarm

Thanks to our sister site, New Scientist, for highlighting this rather sinister one – a co-ordinated raid by “eye-bots”, “foot-bots”, and “hand-bots” to grab a book from a high shelf.

They are many, and they work together. And they are getting more clever…

(The award-winning film…

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Super power iPad stand

How about this one? Feel your iPad or iPhone lacks a decent stand? Well why not make a robotic stand that will bring the glowing rectangle to the right level of attention and even move towards you? Thanks to Gizmodo for this one. This innovative inventor has also introduced a…

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Dexter – The high-speed robot hand

We like robots on Gadget Master, and this robot hand is particularly impressive for high-speed manipulations.

The video is of a Ishikawa Komuro Lab robot hand, demonstrating “Skilful manipulation based on high-speed robotic systems”.

It can throw objects. It can twirl a pencil twixt its three digits. It…

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Crawling giant beetle robot!

Wow! This is amazing. Apparently dubbed the Kabutom MX-03, this giant “robot” weighs 15-tons, but can be driven from a cockpit or by remote control. Thanks to TechEBlog for this one…

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