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27 Feb, 2019

Jimmy Fallon Interacts with Robots from Around the World

      Jimmy Fallon sometimes has a segment on his Tonight Show called "Tonight Showbotics" and its name is exactly what you think it is.  It features robots putting on a show.  The most recent Tonight Showbotics featured Mini Flyers, Jumpen the Skipping Penguin Robot, and the FedEx Same-day Bot.  Jimmy Fallon interacts with all these amazing robots as they showcase...

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13 Feb, 2018

Robot Helps Another Robot Open the Door

   Boston Dynamics is back at it again.  They have been consistently putting out videos on the advancements they have been making in the robot world.  Their latest video quickly went viral on youtube as it portrays one robot-dog helping another robot-dog opening a door.  A slew of views and hilarious youtube comments followed.  From excitement to fear, the comments are full...

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22 Jan, 2018

Ping-Pong Playing Robot vs Human

     If you haven't noticed, over the past few years we have been posting about robots a lot; partly because, well, more robots are being made.  We've seen dog robots, robots that prepare food, and even giant robots that are manned by human beings.  Now, there is a new type of robot; a ping-pong playing robot!  The robot uses...

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14 Mar, 2017

Flippy: The Robot That Flips Burgers

   Move over Spongebob there's a new expert burger flipper in town; one that makes sure that the burgers are cooked to perfection every single time.  Flippy is a robot thats sole purpose is flipping burgers.  This may seem a little over-the-top, but think of how useful and time-saving Flippy could be in restaurants and burger spots!  Flippy is equipped with...

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01 Mar, 2017

Boston Dynamics Introduces Their Most Versatile Robot Yet

   Boston Dynamics has been working hard on human simulation software and have introduced many types of robots, but their latest one is nothing to laugh at.  "Handle" is their most advanced robot to date.  The robot has two wheels and balances upright.  In addition, it has two "arms" that are able to pick up and carry things (all while...

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05 Jan, 2017

Kuri: The Home Robot

     Last month we posted about Gatebox's virtual home assistant, which is a creepy little character that you can interact with throughout the day and also helps out with small tasks.  Well now we present to you "Kuri the Robot", another creepy little assistant that helps around the house.  It seems the trend is that companies are trying to make...

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27 Dec, 2016

OceanOne: The Underwater Humanoid Robot

   Stanford University is doing some exciting things with robots; underwater robots to be more specific.  Imagine being able to explore the deep sea and hard to reach places without having to put an actual human at risk.  Well, OceanOne is a robot made for that specific purpose.  It is a human-like robot that is controlled by a human for underwater...

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06 Jun, 2016

FoldiMate: The Automatic Laundry Folding Machine

   Laundry is a tedious task that has to be done.  The whole laundry process is pretty automatic as is; you put clothes in a washing machine, press some buttons, and wait until its done.  Afterwards, the drying process is also automated with the press of some buttons on the dryer.  Folding, however, has yet to be automated, until now!...

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22 Mar, 2016

Domino's Pizza Delivery Robot

     Domino's is trying to change the way people get their pizza. They recently introduced a robot name DRU (Domino's Robotic Unit) that will deliver pizza to people that order them. This idea initially began as a way to improve safety and efficiency, as well as revolutionize customer experience. The robot features a military-sourced base unit and runs from...

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20 Mar, 2016

Sophia: The Most Human-Like Robot

      The way we live our lives could change at any moment. The future is upon us, and soon you may find yourself sharing the sidewalk with a human-like robot. Whats more shocking is that you probably won't even notice that it's a robot at first sight. Hanson Robotics has developed a robot with human emotions/expressions and the ability to hold a...

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23 Dec, 2015

Happy Holidays From Robotic Reindeers

   Nothing says Happy Holidays like robotic reindeers.  Well actually, these "reindeers" are actually the 4-legged robots called Spot, which Boston Dynamics developed.  We blogged about Spot last February; its nice to see they are putting Spot to good use.  Check out the short video below, and try not to be disappointed if you don't get a reindeer robot under...

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17 Nov, 2015

iCub- The Child Robot That Learns

      Just when you thought things couldn't get any creepier, scientists have done it again.  iCub is a child-like robot (even has baby-like features) that is designed to interact and learn from its environment.  If you've ever seen the movie Chappie, its sort of like that.  Essentially, its just a robot programmed to remember input that you give it, however...

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