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  • Skitterbot Is A Creepy Electronic Cockroach

    Skitterbot Is A Creepy Electronic Cockroach

    So the Skitterbot is a slightly creepy, mostly cool little remote control robot that’s being advertised as “the world’s fastest legged micro-robotic toy”. The Skitterbot is available in four different colors, each representing a different frequency so you can race, battle, or just torment your cat with them. I like the fact that they charge off of a USB port, and are quite… Read More

  • New footage of LittleDog found: Run away! Run away!

    So you just woke up. You had some cereal, some coffee. Hit the old elliptical and then took a shower and went to work. You fire up the old PC, get the TPS reports ready, and while the FTOPS are loading you visit CrunchGear. You play the video above. You realize that your entire world, one day very soon, will change. You discover that LittleDog is the robot that will kill and macerate you. Read More

  • The Mint Automatic Roboswiffer: Like Roomba but more like Robocop

    The Mint Automatic Roboswiffer: Like Roomba but more like Robocop

    What the deuce? This looks like some sort of Swiffer/robot cyborg that mated with an Apple power supply. Apparently the Mint floor cleaner is available for $249 and is now on pre-order. The sweeper dusts and wet mops floors and you can add Swiffer cloths to it. It’s much smaller than the Roomba and I’d actually wager it’s a bit more handsome. This is truly an exciting time for… Read More

  • MIT's teleconferencing robot can interact with, strangle you

    Have you ever wanted to reach out and strangle someone during a conference call? Well now you can. MIT's crazy MeBot is a tiny robot that sits on your desk and moves around, allowing remote communication partners to roam around your office when you're talking to them. Read More

  • Doctors learning how to operate using robots

    Doctors learning how to operate using robots

    You probably haven't heard about the Da Vinci surgical robot, but it's been out for a little while. I had the chance to see it last year (and even try it out a little bit) and it's an amazing piece of machinery. It's also extremely expensive and in high demand, so it's difficult for doctors to find time to train in it's use. Read More

  • RoboCar G: Japanese venture to sell electric robot car (videos)

    RoboCar G: Japanese venture to sell electric robot car (videos)

    We covered various products from Tokyo-based robotics venture ZMP in the past, including a mini robo car, but we never had the chance to blog about an actual robot car (from any company actually). Granted, it's just a one-seater and not really "robotic", but the so-called RoboCar G [JP], which is an electric vehicle, doesn't look too bad and might be the beginning of a new trend. Read More

  • Green Max 4.8 GMAX robot toy: Toilets in disguise

    Green Max 4.8 GMAX robot toy: Toilets in disguise

    Did you know that TOTO makes GreenMax 4.8 liter toilets? And did you that in Japan these toilets are revered as deities? What you’re seeing here is a TOTO action figure called GMAX whose catchphrase, “Protect the Earth, GMAX! Ready – Switch, on!” is now part of the Japanese National Anthem. It’s true! Read More

  • Holy crap – the Ukranians have robots

    Holy crap – the Ukranians have robots

    Fair warning to anyone trying to do evil in Odessa, Ukraine - they have a giant robot guarding the port. While he doesn't seem to move much, I don't think he has to. This silent sentry warns anyone coming in to Odessa to be good, or he will smite you with his mighty steel rod. Read More

  • Lian Li "spider" case seen creeping around Taiwan

    Beware the coming of the spider! This strange creature was seen in a back alley, eating cats, small dogs, and any memory chips it happens to find. It has the capability to disguise itself as the Lian Li T1 Pitstop, which is a Mini-atx case with room for a full size power supply. Of course, no word on pricing, availability, or even if we’ll see this case in the US, but it’s a fun video… Read More

  • Vote to choose the next Pleo color

    Vote to choose the next Pleo color

    Here's your chance to change history, and influence the future. The makers of the Pleo are holding a vote to decide exactly what color the new Pleo should be when they change it later this year. Oh, and if you like the original color scheme, you can get free shipping until the end of February. Read More