• Posts Tagged ‘robot’

    The WinBot – The Window Washing Robot

    by  • January 8, 2014 • News • 0 Comments


    The WinBot made an appearance at CES 2014 to demonstrate its latest iteration, "Series 7". With a price tag of $400 it's unlikely to replace the good old squeegee for most, but for those living in a luxurious penthouse with huge windows and an unreliable maid might consider it an investment.

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    Real life Portal turret isn’t a lie..

    by  • May 15, 2012 • News, Projects • 0 Comments

    Armed with a couple of USB turrets and IP webcam and powered by an Arduino and MATLAB, one of those cute little turrets from the video game Portal has come to life. The automated sentry gun was created as a final project for an Advanced Mechatronics class at Penn State University by a robotics student. It uses some of the games sound tracks and is currently only sporting a basic acrylic shell (which we’re promised will get updated at some point).

    While it is a little jerky and probably only tracking pink blobs, it is running in real-time which is always cool to see and hopefully we’ll see some improvements to the overall system soon. Until then check out the video below.

    Via: CNET

    MakerBot’s robot petting zoo

    by  • May 15, 2012 • News, Projects • 0 Comments

    The design guys and gals over at MakerBot were challenged with the task of designing and building an army of cute cuddly robots to be placed in a Robot Petting Zoo at this year’s Maker Faire. Take a look at the video which shows the process from a concept through to the building process.

    If you’re in that area, be sure to check this out – Maker Faire Bay Area on May 19th and 20th, 2012.

    Via: MakerBot

    Hydraulic Quadruped Robot (HyQ) goes for a trot

    by  • May 14, 2012 • Featured, News • 0 Comments

    hyq robot with arms

    Last week the Italian Institute of Technology’s quadruped robot was taken outside for a walk to allow it to strut its stuff. While it’s currently a sensor and headless beast plans to add a head filled with sensors are under way, not only that they’re also planning on adding arms. The robot, similar to...

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    Robot American Football, [insert sports joke]

    by  • May 11, 2012 • News • 0 Comments

    Robotics normal Football (or Soccer, as those across the pond would have us believe) has been going a while, there are competitions everywhere, from the UK to Japan and back again. American Football doesn’t seem to have taken off so much in the robotics world, until now.

    I’m not about to pretend I know what the sport is all about but the video below shows some pretty interesting rigs built by the University of Notre Dame. While it looks like some of the robots are controlled by the students, others are apparently autonomous, like the quarterback, who’s able to pass the ball to another chap at 75% accuracy according to Michael Stanisic, the course leader and the guy who came up with the concept. The robots use ultrasonic triangulation to localise their position and communicate wirelessly.

    Via: Wired