Wednesday, July 10, 2024
By Evan Ackerman This is a photograph of a soccer field for robots, part of the RoboCup games taking place though July 10 at Georgia Tech. There are various size brackets for different robots to compete in, and this particular...

By David Ponce The team at BotJunkie are doing a great job unearthing cool bot stories. Here's a few highlights: - The Germans know how to live... and eat. They've built a robotic restaurant, with robo-waiters... of sorts. ...
So I'm still trying to figure out just why anyone would want to make this. Garnet Heartz, the designer, has a ton of reasons, I just can't bring myself to read the whole article. You can try,...
By David Ponce Perhaps to call this contraption a robot would be stretching the meaning of that word a little. So, think of it more like a mannequin with a creepy, yet innovative feature. It's called "Chatty", and...
By Evan Ackerman The RoboCup soccer tournament in Atlanta has drawn to a close; congrats to team NimbRo who won the "kidsize" 2v2 competition. There are of course lots of videos of RoboCup 2007 kicking around on YouTube, but here's...
By Jonathan Kimak The Asahi Robot Bartender was unveiled at Selfridges Department store in London, England a couple days ago. "Mr Asahi" as the creators like to call him can serve beer in draught pints, half-pints and can take the...
Fuel cells sure seem to be the way of the future, least as far as alternate sources of energy are concerned. They're getting smaller and more efficient everyday. Japanese company Speecys Corp. has annouced the release of...
By Evan Ackerman WowWee's Roboquad is now available for preorder for $99, with delivery in August. If you were a fan of the modable Robosapien, you might want to check out the specs on this spidery quadraped. You can either...

By David Ponce Just because you can, does it mean you should? Hell yeah, I say! Especially when you're going to be putting a flamethrower on a Robosapien. Some dude named Adam Plavinskis did just that, and posted a few pictures...

By David Ponce That's it, Korea! Go ahead and develop uber robots, with bubbly heads and massive forearms. Hey, it doesn't matter if you're planting the seeds for our eventual plunge into slavery... robots are cool! This one is...