Tech news tagged ‘robot’

Autonomous robot responds to colour recognition

I’ve meant to flag this one for a while: a colour detecting robot based on NI hardware. To be precise, it’s an autonomous four-wheel robot that can do colour recognition in real-time, using the myRio system and LabVIEW’s Vision toolkit…

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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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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 flagging 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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Cycling robot survives s-curve balance beam

UPDATED – See also: Video – Murata Girl unicyclist balances the beam A good one for a Friday afternoon – ‘Murata Boy’ in action, one of the highlights from the show floor of Electronica 2008. We’ve highlighted it as part of our Electronica Roundup, but it’s worthy of a post to…

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DIY robot sentry ready to take over the world

Pop culture is littered with references to robots in science-fiction that eventually become smarter than their creators and eventually turn evil and decide that they have no further use for human beings. In I, Robot, Detective Del Spooner, played by Will Smith, is a serious technophobe whose hatred of…

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