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Nintendo Nunchuk hack

01/31/2011, If you have a penchant for stripping apart your piece of consumer electronics, then chances are pretty good you might have taken the step to experiment with hacking certain devices to make it work above and beyond its original call of duty. Case in pount,...

DIY UAV hunts down balloons with firework missiles

01/31/2011, While we love games that involve augmented reality, you have to admit reality is where things are at, especially when you’re trying to shoot things. Now some RC enthusiasts have created a tricopter that is equipped with a fancy weapon that it uses to go...

IRT Humanoid robot from Japan

01/31/2011, The University of Tokyo’s IRT (Information and Robot Technology) Research Initiative started off back in 2008 and now they have come up with another robot. The IRT Humanoid is a full-scale bipedal humanoid with 38 degrees of freedom and is equipped with...

Actroid robot appears at Sanrio exhibition in Japan

01/28/2011, In the future we probably wouldn’t need supermodels at fashion shows anymore as robots looking exactly like them will probably replace them, and that is already happening over in Japan. Kokoro’s 165cm Actroid robot made an appearance in a kimono at an...

This machine ties neckties automatically

01/27/2011, What happens when you have too much time on your hands and you want to make a statement? You create a sculpture of course! And that’s what Seth Goldstein, a sculptor did. Call it silly, call it a waste of time, but one thing you can’t deny is...

Parrot AR.Drone controlled via Microsoft Surface

01/27/2011, To say that the AR.Drone is cool is probably an understatement. Now what happens when you combine it with the Microsoft Surface? A video has surfaced of a WinWise employee using a Microsoft Surface to control the Parrrot AR.Drone and that is certainly...

Robotic hand gets abused with hammer, left unfazed

01/25/2011, Trust the Germans to come up with a really solid piece of engineering – we’re looking at an extremely strong hand which is capable of even withstanding hammer blows as in the video in the extended post. Of course, you can’t really expect...

The R.Bot 100 lets your kids learn from home

01/25/2011, In today’s installment of robots we wished we had when we were younger, we have the R.Bot 100. The R.Bot 100 is a telepresence robot that can act as a stand in for someone who can’t be there. Users control the R.Bot 100 using a laptop or a...

Robot mice make great pets

01/21/2011, Have you always wanted a pet but felt like you wouldn’t have the responsibility or prolonged interest to take care of it? Robot pets like the Sony Aibo have been created to fill this void in your life, but nobody really wants to throw around wads of...

InBirdie might usurp your place as boss’ best friend

01/21/2011, South Korean company Digital Media for Brain and Health (DMBH) might have just struck gold with golf loving executives with their latest virtual golfing robot known as InBirdie, which is touted to be a world’s first. This putting robot isn’t...

Inflatable robot arm won’t break any bones

01/21/2011, Do any of you fear being crushed underneath the cold metal of a robot in the future when they have achieved consciousness? Well, if the latter were to happen, just keep your fingers crossed that robots of the future will be made out of balloons –...

PALRO robot now speaks English

01/21/2011, You might remember the PALRO robot from Fuji Soft that we brought to your attention a while back. The robot was recently upgraded with improved face recognition and now there is a possibility that we might see the robot being available outside of Japan...

Robots that learn to crawl before they walk

01/21/2011, A roboticist from the University of Vermont has created an evolving robot. While studying how tadpoles change their bodies to become frogs in order to walk, he realized that the same principles can be applied to robots and he went on to design a robot...

Robot cracks open safe with brute force

01/20/2011, One thing that robots and computers definitely have the upper hand over us humans is the fact that they can never tire nor know the meaning of being too exhausted to go on, and it is this exact strength which has resulted in Kyle Vogt working on a new...