The Japanese railway company officially announced the development of a very impressive robot, which can be partially considered humanoid. It has a head and hands, thanks to which the latest development will allow you to lay paths and perform heavy or dangerous work without risk to humans. Continue reading »
Twitter user @LenKusov actually published a list of all the ways you could thwart the robot dog and it’s actually pretty pathetic how easy it is. Continue reading »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
A couple of San Francisco-based designers have launched a new lamp that looks like a little robot man. Continue reading »
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 »
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.
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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Workers pull “Longlong”, a 21-foot robot crocodile from a truck at the Crocodile Park in Pasay City, the Philippines, July 5, 2014. The robot crocodile, costing around 80,000 pesos, or 1,818 U.S. dollars, is inspired by a giant saltwater crocodile, the longest crocodile on the earth, which died while in captivity in southern Philippines in 2013. (Photo: Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)
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A two-meter-tall robot named Titan walks around a market in Moscow, Russia, May 12, 2014. Titan the Robot arrived in Moscow for the Robot Ball festival that will be held from May 15 to June 15. (Photo by Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA) Continue reading »
A large beetle-shaped robot “Kabutom RX-03”, made by Japanese engineer Hitoshi Takahashi, is demonstrated in Higashi Ibaraki province, Japan, on August 15, 2013. The robot is 11-meters in length and weighing 17-tonnes, can walk with its six legs and can also blow smoke from its nose. (Photos by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP Photo) Continue reading »
Trinkits, a husband and wife start-up company successfully funded their design project, Grabit Robot. Grabit Robot is a multi-purpose holder in the form of a robot that can be used in the home or office . Their campaign raised over $12,000 in just 40 days. That’s 174% of their original $7,000 goal. The money they raised is going towards the production, materials and shipping of their product.
Inspired by minimalist design and the world of art toys, Leo created the Grabit Robot using simple geometric shapes. Grabit is a work of art that will be sure to put a smile on your face when you walk into any room. It is made of durable ABS plastic, standing at 5 inches tall. The robot comes in 5 different colors: mango, bright blue, lime green, bright red, and white.
Grabit Robot is now available for pre-order through their website http://www.trinkitsdesign.com for $25.
Japanese electronics company Suidobashi Heavy Industry unveils its latest robot “Kuratas” as a crowd of people take photographs at the Wonder Festival in Chiba, suburban Tokyo on July 29, 2012. The Kuratas robot, which will go on sale with a price tag of one million USD, measures four meters in height, weighs four tons and has four wheeled legs that can either be controlled remotely through the 3G network or by a human seated within the cockpit. (Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP Photo) Continue reading »
Robot guards with sensors to detect abnormal behaviour will soon begin patrolling South Korean prisons to ease the burden on their human counterparts. A group of scientists has developed the robot warders which can connect prisoners with officers through a remote conversation function. The robots – 1.5 metres (five feet) high and running on four wheels – will mostly be used at night. The robots’ sensors will enable them to detect abnormalities such as suicidal behaviour and violence and report it to officers in charge. (EPA/YONHAP)