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  • Hanging With Nexi, The Friendly Face-Loving Robot

    Hanging With Nexi, The Friendly Face-Loving Robot

    Nexi is kind of old news but she’s getting some new friends in the form of a Mark III robot that is being built at MIT’s Media Lab. Nexi here follows your eyes and can sense who you are via RFID. She is very scary. Click through for video. Read More

  • Hands On With The Sarcos XOS 2 – The Real Life Iron Man

    Hands On With The Sarcos XOS 2 – The Real Life Iron Man

    http://player.ooyala.com/player.swf?embedCode=JhYW1xMTpv_-XezigxCCVrpwww6ZlcsV&version=2 I recently went to fabulous Salt Lake City to the Raytheon Sarcos facility to see the real life version of the Iron Man suit, the XOS 2. And while this suit isn’t powered by some futuristic kind of reactor embedded within a person’s chest, it’s still very impressive. Read More

  • Egg-Bot Machine Threatens To Put The Bunny Out Of Business

    Egg-Bot Machine Threatens To Put The Bunny Out Of Business

    Meet the hottest geek dad device of next Easter: the Egg-Bot. Developed by the wacky inventors at Evil Mad Science, the Egg-Bot will draw repetitive geometric shapes on any round or egg shaped surface. Think of this as a high tech version of the stencil kit you used to color eggs as a kid, without the colored water and wire egg lifters. Read More

  • 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… 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… 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… 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