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Ava Robotics

Ava Robotics is a spinoff from iRobot but not a new robot.  iRobot first introduced us to Ava in 2011. Ava Robotics is being reintroduced today as it’s own company and offering up a telepresence robot that can drive itself. … Continue reading ?

Crawling Robot

Using snakelike skin, this robot from Harvard researcher Ahmad Rafsanjani, has the ability to crawl. Using a technique similar to origami called kirigami, the skin is created using cutting as well as folding. The cut out skin is wrapped around … Continue reading ?

Pizza Robots

Who doesn’t like pizza?  Well a company in California called Zume is adding robots into the mix. They have a robot called Doughbot that spreads the dough into a circle in only 9 seconds. A second robot spreads the sauce … Continue reading ?

SpotMini From Boston Dynamics

SpotMini is at it again.  Previously SpotMini was shown to climb stairs, fetch beer and put items into a dishwasher. This time the 4 legged robot goes the extra creepy mile and shows us he can open a door and … Continue reading ?

Lifeguard Drone Rescues Two People

2 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

A lifeguard drone in Australia has managed to rescue two swimmers of the coast of New South Wales caught in 9 ft swells. Little Ripper Lifesaver makes You Little Beauty life saving pods and attaches them to a drone.  They … Continue reading ?


2 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have invented a tiny soft robot that is magnetically controlled. This amazing robot can walk, crawl, roll and even swim.  Being able to curl up and roll also allows it to … Continue reading ?

Panasonic Robot Picks Tomatoes

3 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

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

3 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

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 ?


3 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

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

4 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

4 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 ?


4 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

5 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

7 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

7 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

7 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 ?

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