Kinda Creepy And Disturbing Russian Robot To Care About Your Baby

Kinda Creepy And Disturbing Russian Robot To Care About Your Baby

Robo-nurse made in the city of Perm, Russia, has been shown at the exhibition Toy Fair 2020 in New York. “Robo-С” was made by “Promorobot” company in the realistic design that… can actually scare the bejesus out of any baby or even adult. Continue reading »

This Smart Bonsai Follows You Around, Quotes Goethe, In TDK’s Vision Of The Future

This Smart Bonsai Follows You Around, Quotes Goethe, In TDK’s Vision Of The Future

Bonsai. The ancient Japanese art of producing miniature trees in small containers. Contemplative and philosophical (the art was associated with Zen Buddhism in its early history following the influence of its Chinese antecedent, penzai), bonsai seems to embody the qualities often associated with “old” Japan: aesthetic refinement, harmony with nature, unchanging traditions. Continue reading »

This Bolivian Student Built The Wall-E Robot Using Materials He Obtained From A Local Rubbish Dump

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Bolivian student Esteban Quispe holds a replica of the Wall-E character in Patacamaya, south of La Paz. Quispe built the Wall-E robot using materials he obtained from a rubbish dump in the town located in the Andean highland region. He hopes to mechanize agriculture in Patacamaya by making use of robots that operate on solar energy, Quispe told Reuters.
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Little Girl Declares Her Love For Abandoned Water Heater On The Street That She Thinks Is A Robot

Little Girl Declares Her Love For Abandoned Water Heater On The Street That She Thinks Is A Robot

Redditor shadeogreen’s daughter Rayna met a robot on the street and instantly declared her love for it. She was blissfully unaware that her new mechanical friend was, in reality, an abandoned water heater. Continue reading »

Designer From Hong Kong Spent A Year-And-A Half To Create The Humanoid Robot, Which Is Definitely Looks Like Scarlett Johansson

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According to Clarence Fernandez via Reuters: “Like innumerable children with imaginations fired by animated films, Hong Kong product and graphic designer Ricky Ma grew up watching cartoons featuring the adventures of robots, and dreamt of building his own one day. Unlike most of the others, however, Ma has realized his childhood dream at the age of 42, by successfully constructing a life-sized robot from scratch on the balcony of his home.” Continue reading »

Buddhist Robot Is Now Delivering Religious Teachings At A 400-Year-Old Temple In Kioto

Buddhist Robot Is Now Delivering Religious Teachings At A 400-Year-Old Temple In Kioto

An ancient Japanese temple has hired the help of a $900,000 (Y100 million) robot to deliver the teachings of Buddhism. The android, dubbed Kannon, is based on the traditional Buddhist deity of mercy and is designed to attract young people. The robo-deity provided its first sermon at Kyoto’s Kodaiji temple, which opened in 1619. Continue reading »

The Most Expensive Cat Toy That Your Cat Might Actually Play With

The Most Expensive Cat Toy That Your Cat Might Actually Play With

Mousr is the only toy designed from the wheels up to play the way your cat wants. Mousr’s variety of tail attachments means he’s customizable to match just about any cat’s play style. With a switch of his tail, it’ll be like your cat is meeting Mousr for the very first time! Continue reading »

Meet “Mechdaddy 2018”, The Ultimate Daddy-Daughter Mechwarrior Costume

Meet "Mechdaddy 2018", The Ultimate Daddy-Daughter Mechwarrior Costume

A very creative father (and uncle) who goes by the name Griddlock Cosplay built an absolutely brilliant Mechwarrior costume that requires both a child and an adult in order to make it work. There is a fully functioning fan and Arduino controlled LED lights to make the costume more realistic. The front of the costume has a hinged doorway that lets a kid enter and sit at the controls, while the rest of the costume goes to the grownup. Continue reading »

Vladislav Ociacia’s Robot Renders Are Works Of Art

Vladislav Ociacia's Robot Renders Are Works Of Art

Be still my robotic heart! The level of detail is astounding and makes the renders look more like production models than concept art. The robotic organs are a fantastic concept and give the robots a sort of macabre humanity. The next sci-fi blockbuster needs make use of these robot designs. Continue reading »

The Robot Next Door: Playful And Visionary Series By Nicolas Bigot, Niko Photographisme

The Robot Next Door: Playful And Visionary Series By Nicolas Bigot, Niko Photographisme

Nicolas Bigot, aka ‘Niko Photographisme’, is a French photographer and digital artist who creates humorous and surreal images with a touch of credibility. We feature here a playful but also visionary series titled ‘The Robot Next Door’. He says ‘We live in a world of appearances. In the real life and the digital world. We play roles, characters. But appearances are often false or deceptive.’ Continue reading »

Japanese Engineer’s Giant Robot Dream

Japanese Engineer's Giant Robot Dream
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Sakakibara Kikai’s engineer Go Sakakibara poses with the bipedal robot Mononofu during its demonstration at its factory in Shinto Village, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. Developed at Sakakibara Kikai, a maker of farming machinery, LW-Mononofu is a 28-feet tall, two-legged robot weighing in at more than 7 tonnes. It contains a cockpit with monitors and levers for the pilot to control the robot’s arms and legs. Continue reading »

Meet METHOD-1: The Korean Manned Robot That Is Straight Out Of Avatar

Meet METHOD-1: The Korean Manned Robot That Is Straight Out Of Avatar

With the METHOD-1 project, the Korean company Korea Future Technology wants to build a real manned robot, immediately making me think about the movie Avatar, or even Aliens and Gundam. The first images of this 4-meter tall robot are impressive, and you can see the METHOD-1 robot learning to walk, or his pilot controlling its arms. Continue reading »

26 Feet Tall Dinosaur-Shaped Mechanical Suit Robot Performs In Tokyo

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Japan’s On-Art Corp’s eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot “TRX03” performs during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan November 10, 2016. Stomping and roaring dinosaurs took to the stage in Tokyo on Thursday as part of a presentation for a proposed entertainment park where visitors will be able to see the realistic replicas first-hand. Continue reading »

Robot Couple Parody Popular ‘Follow Me’ Instagram Page

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A Robot couple have taken photos parodying a popular Instagrammer who takes photographs of himself following his wife around the world. Dan Tanenbaum decided to take the shots of his miniature robots made of watch parts when visiting various tourist destinations. Unlike the original shots which show a woman holding her husband’s hand and leading him around, the robots are seen holding each others robotic hands. Continue reading »

Living With Humanoid Robot

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Tomomi Ota pushes a cart loaded with her humanoid robot Pepper in the early morning on her way to work in Tokyo, Japan, 27 June 2016. Reaching 120cm in height and 28 kilograms in weight, Pepper does not enter in the category of portable robot. But those characteristics dont stop Tomomi Ota to take Pepper in a cart to stroll in her neighborhood, go shopping or even take the subway. Continue reading »

The Buddha-Bot: Chinese Temple Enlists Mini Monk Robot To Boost Teachings

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Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters

According to Joseph Campbell via Reuters: “A Buddhist temple on the outskirts of Beijing has decided to ditch traditional ways and use technology to attract followers. Longquan temple says it has developed a robot monk that can chant Buddhist mantras, move via voice command, and hold a simple conversation. Continue reading »

This New Robot Lamp Has A Bit Of An Attitude

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A couple of San Francisco-based designers have launched a new lamp that looks like a little robot man. Continue reading »

Human-like Robot Named “Pepper” Performs as a PR Manager in Tokyo

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SoftBank’s human-like robot named “Pepper” poses for pictures in its role as a PR manager of Tottori prefecture at the prefecture speciality store in Tokyo, Japan, July 1, 2015. Pepper will work at the store until July 2, as the first workplace venue for its temporary staffing service. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)
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Chinese Humanoid Robot Named “Yangyang”

A creepy new robot has been revealed in China this week – showing lifelike expressions that mimic that of a human. “Yangyang” was presented at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Bejing with the aim of getting younger people interested in studying robotics. Dressed in a long red coat, the android can move its head, raise its hands and speak – fooling many into thinking it’s a real woman. The machine was produced at the Yangyang Intelligent Robot Science Service Centre and gave a demonstration of its range of emotions at the show. The eerie creation is the latest advancement in robotics that are swiftly becoming all-too-human.

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A humanoid robot named “Yangyang” smiles during its demonstration at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) 2015 in Beijing, China, April 29, 2015. The android was produced jointly by China’s Shanghai Yangyang Intellegent Robot Science Service center and Japanese professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, with the aim of popularising robotics among the young. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters) Continue reading »

Han, A Humanoid Robot

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A staff talks to a humanoid robot named Han developed by Hanson Robotics via a mobile phone during the Global Sources spring electronics show in Hong Kong April 18, 2015. According to Hanson Robotics the robot’s skin is made out of a material called Frubber, an elastic polymer that mimics the human skin, and installed with about 40 motors on its face which help create various expressions. Han can answer simple questions and staff said it can be used in the field of customer service. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)
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Robi, the Humanoid Robot

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A humanoid robot named “Robi” sits during a promotional event for the launch of a weekly Robi Magazine in Tokyo, Japan, 20 January 2015. Created by roboticist Tomotaka Takahashi, the 34-centimeter tall humanoid robot can recognize and respond to more than 200 words and phrases, walk and dance. Parts of the robot will be put on sale in a weekly magazine to be fully assembled with 70 issues. (Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA)
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The Real Land-Walker Robot From Japan

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Masaaki Nagumo controls the Land Walker robot at Sakakibara Kikai Co., Ltd Headquarters on May 12, 2005 in Maebashi, Japan. The two legged robot stands at 3.4 metres high and weighs 1000kg. The Land Walker is available to buy for 36,000,000 yen (approximately US $340,000). Masaaki Nagumo developed Land Walker on the basis of the dream he has had in his childhood that enables a person to go on. Continue reading »

Robot Restaurant in Eastern China

Located in Kunshan, eastern China, the restaurant relies on over a dozen machines for tasks such as greeting customers, waiting on tables and cooking basic meals. The eatery becomes the third café in the world to rely on the use of robot employees, potentially giving a glimpse into how future businesses could operate. Speaking to a local newspaper, owner Song Jugang explained that the robots cost around £4000 (≈6600 USD) – the same as the yearly pay for a human employee. There are drawbacks to using the robots which is why Mr Jugang still relies on humans, hiring a handful to work in the kitchen and cook dishes too complex for their mechanical countrparts. The futuristic machines have a limited vocabulary and take two hours to charge enough to complete a five hour shift but give an insight into how far robot technology has come.

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This photo taken on August 13, 2014, shows a robot carrying food to customers in a restaurant in Kunshan. It’s more teatime than Terminator – a restaurant in China is electrifying customers by using more than a dozen robots to cook and deliver food. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)
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Photo of the Day: hitchBOT – the Hitch-Hiking Robot

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The hitchBOT is seen posed next to Highway 17 north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and a portion of the Trans-Canada Highway August 5, 2014. The hitch-hiking robot is now at the halfway point in its journey across Canada. (Photo by Kenneth Armstrong/Reuters)

The Robot Skateboards

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Artist Sanja Cezek created this series of illustrations of skateboards painted in the image of her favorite robots, ever. Continue reading »