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Kinect-Powered, Dueling “JediBot” Created By Stanford Robotics Students

It's been a while since we've posted any interesting <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/kinect/">Kinect</a> hacks. They were coming fast and furious for a while, but this is the first I've seen

DARPA Video Shows The Evolution Of The Hummingbot Nano UAV

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/darpa-hummingbird-spybot.jpg" />We've been following DARPA's Nano UAV program since 2009, and it's really remarkable how it's gone from <

In The Future, The Robots Will Roll And Hover

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/1852493-620x281.jpg" />I'm not exactly enthused by the idea of these rolling/hovering hybrid <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/robot

POLYRO: Meet The Humanoid That Costs Under $2,000 To Make

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/polyro.jpg" /> The <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/robocalypse/">Robocalypse</a>, it's coming nearer and nearer. Case in point: P

Cool Video: Robot Teams Collaborating On Navigation And Targeting

ABC Television in Australia has put together an excellent program, or I suppose I should say programme, on the MAGIC 2010 competition, which is put on by the Australian Defense Department. I mean, Def

DARPA's Hummingbot UAV Now Looks Like A Hummingbird, Flies For 10 Minutes

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/darpa-hummingbird-spybot.jpg" />Okay, this is pretty amazing, but also pretty scary. The DARPA "Nano-UAV" project we've <a href="http://w

Video: Japanese Robot Learns To Clean A Whiteboard

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/robot_learns-620x339.png" /> The <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/robocalypse/">Robocalypse</a> is coming closer and closer: a tea

HAMDAS-R De-Boning Robot Makes Short Work Of Ham (And You)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/soft.jpg" />This robot follows in the footsteps of its brethren peopling (if that's the right word) factories and assembly lines. It's a

Instead Of Booth Babes, Northrop Grumman Has Gun Bots

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/CaMEL.jpg" />It's a well-established tradition at tech conventions, where nerds like us abound, to stock one's booth with beautiful women

Researchers Looking Into How Hard Robots Should Be Punching You

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/robot_beatz.jpg" />I kid in the headline, but this is actually some important work. Robots are in our lives more and more, whether it be

Teaching Robots To Use Bows And Arrows – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/oh-god.jpg" />Big day for <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/robocalypse/">the robots</a> today! First we give them custody of our el

Would You Trust This 16-Fingered Panasonic Robot To Wash Your Hair?

I don’t think I need to point out the intrinsic dangers of having a robot that could crush your head like an egg lathering you up and “massaging” your scalp. You may as well stick yo

Carnegie Mellon's Snakebot Does Its Tree-Climbing Trick Again

We actually saw an earlier version of this snakebot do this same trick a couple years back, but its skills seem to have been improved somewhat, and this video is much better anyway. If you’re in

Rogue Robo-Chopper Flies Into Restricted Airspace Above Washington

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/objective.jpg" />Well well! I think we all saw this coming! An unmanned robotic combat helicopter, losing its control signal, continues o

Cyber-Cute Overload: Quadrocopter Drone Has Its Own Little Home

Oh no! I’ve been wrong all this time! The Robocalypse won’t be a sudden proliferation of hunter-killers and corpse-eating tanks — it’s going to be a Cutezkrieg! Japan will be,

Target-tracking autonomous guard-bot-tank is the precursor to the Hunter-Killer

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/DSCF4725.jpg" alt="" title="DSCF4725" width="620" height="446" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-164790" /> Ah, how refreshing. Anoth

Robocalypse Now: Toy-sized combat robot fires "pyrophoric warheads"

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/pincher_ws.jpg" />I'm torn here. Not literally torn, as I expect to be <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/robocalypse/">when the robo

Meet the robot enforcer: The Husqvarna DXR 310 demolition robot

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/husqvarnadxr310-41.jpg" />I for one welcome <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/robocalypse/">our new robot overlords</a>.. And I have

This robot appendage could dismantle you before you had a chance to scream

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/waaa.jpg" />This is a great demonstration of the speed and precision with which things like car factory robots can manipulate things. Rem

Happy National Robotics Week!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/terminator_004.jpg" />Happy National Robotics Week everyone! Have you hugged your robot today? I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord
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