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Panasonic Robot Picks Tomatoes

Panasonic has introduced a robot that can pick ripe tomatoes at The International Robot Exhibition 2017 in Tokyo. The robot is able to pick 10 tomatoes per minute by using a camera, sensors and AI. In the last few years we … Continue reading ?

Humanoid Does Push Ups and Sit ups

The robot called Kengoro can do push ups. Created by researchers from the University of Tokyo, Kengoro is a little different from most robots. Instead of using gearboxes, Gengoro uses actuators that pull on wires to mimic muscles. To combat the … Continue reading ?


MantaDroid is an underwater Manta ray shaped robot. Developed by researchers Chew Chee Meng and Yeo Khoon Seng from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Department of Mechanical Engineering, the robot is driven by flexible pectoral fins. The robot can swim for at 0.7m … Continue reading ?

Artificial Muscles Lift 1,000 Times Their Own Weight

2 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

A study published this week in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) is authored by researchers from Harvard’s Wyss Institute and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). The researchers have developed artificial muscles capable of lifting 1,000 … Continue reading ?

Secret Agent Fish

2 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

Researchers at EPFL’s Robotic Systems Laboratory have developed a “secret agent” fish robot.  The idea is that the robot will mimic the behavior of the fish and join in the school to better understand the fish behavior. Led by Professor Francesco … Continue reading ?


2 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

Waymo, a company that spun off from Google in 2016, is set to have completely driverless cars with passengers in Phoenix soon. They are currently testing Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans with no humans at all inside on public roads in … Continue reading ?

Sony’s New aibo

3 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

Sony is re-introducing it’s robotic dog aibo. Originally called Aibo and available from 1999 – 2006.  Starting in January of 2018 if you live in Japan, you can purchase the new aibo for 179,000 yen (about $1,739 US). The new … Continue reading ?

Origami Inspired Robot Wears Different Outfits

3 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created a  robot called Primer. The robot is a small cube that transforms by moving onto flat sheets of material.  The material is then heated to bend into specific … Continue reading ?

Envirobot Senses Out Water Pollution

4 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

An eel like robot from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne sniffs out water pollution. The robot is designed to be light, portable and autonomous. The idea is to have empty modules you can fill with different sensors.  Envirobot will then seek … Continue reading ?

A Safe Drone For Last Mile Delivery

4 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

The clever people at École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne or EPFL have created a a drone for delivering packages weighing up to 500 g. The drone features a carbon fiber safety cage around it to protect people from the spinning … Continue reading ?

Seeed Studio Introduces New Robots for The DIY Crowd

4 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

Seeed Studio in Shenzen has now introduced the new AlphaBot2.  There are 2 version of AlphaBot, the older basic model and the new AlphaBot2. The basic model is longer and AlphaBot2 comes in the popular round shape for robots like … Continue reading ?

Aquarius Your Watering Robot

5 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

Although this robot cropped up a few years ago, recent other farming type robots like the Tertill The Weed Whacker got we wanting to revisit Aquarius. Aquarius is a greenhouse plant watering robot from Dorhout R&D.  Utilizing a 30 gallon … Continue reading ?

Root Robotics Teaches Coding

5 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

Root Robotics is taking pre orders for Root, a hexagonal robot that teaches coding. Root has many cool features like being able to climb walls, respond to it’s environment, even draw and erase on a whiteboard. This is all thanks … Continue reading ?

BionicANTs From FESTO

5 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

FESTO has created the bionicANTs or robotic ants.  While not new, we somehow did not write about them when they came out. The ants works like real ants and can communicate and cooperate with one another. Using piezo technology, the … Continue reading ?

Sally The Salad Robot From Chowbotics

6 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

Sally is also a restaurant employee who is never late, does not call in sick and cheerfully keeps your salad ingredients at the proper temperature. Sally only takes up 30? x 30 ” and produces yummy salads. Utilizing a touch … Continue reading ? One

7 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living One is an open source robot for the whole family currently on Indiegogo from Thecorpora Robotic Company. One has a variety of sensors that allow it to see, hear, speak and do facial recognition. Based on the Raspberry … Continue reading ?

Bosch Launches Plantect

7 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

Bosch Corporation, a subsidiary of Bosch Group is launching into the agricultural sector with the arrival of Plantect. Using sensors for measuring temperature, humidity, sunlight, and carbon dioxide in a greenhouse, the Plantect system then transfers the data to the … Continue reading ?

Miimo From Honda

7 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

Miimo is another lawn mowing robot, this time from Honda.  Honda is offering two models, the  HRM 310 model, and the  HRM 520 model. HRM 310 can mow up to.37 acres and the HRM 520 can mow up to … Continue reading ?

Dubai’s Robocop

8 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

Dubai now has a real robocop. Over the next 13 years, Dubai plans on making 25% of it’s police force robots. Five feet five inches tall, the robot rolls around on wheels and currently only patrol a conference and expo … Continue reading ?

DIY Robots Need Connections

8 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

Need to know how to connect setup an H-Bridge to control your motors?  Or maybe you need an LCD screen on top of your robot? The book ABC Basic Connections has got you covered. Currently on Kickstarter is the amazing book … Continue reading ?

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