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    Robot Kills Worker at Volkswagen Plant

    Horrifying stuff out of Germany today, as an accident resulted in a robotic system crushing a contract worker against a metal plate, crushing his chest. The man was revived, but ultimately succumbed to his injuries at the hospital where he was being treated. The accident happened at a Volkswagen manufacturing plant in Baunatal, Germany, where […]

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    Ozobot is a Tiny Robot that Teaches Kids to Code + Giveaway!

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ozobot. All opinions are 100% mine. There’s no doubt that there are a lot of jobs today that require knowledge of computer programming and that it would probably be a pretty good idea to introduce coding at a young age. That said, throwing dozens […]

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    Meet Your Ham Sandwich’s New Robot Overlord

    First, they came for our sack lunches. Thus the robot uprising begins, with the deceptively innocuous Lunch Bot. The Lunch Bot encases your kids’ lunches in a tight steel vice, making brown bags everywhere the latest victim of robot domination. But, I’m all for it if this leads to smart lunch boxes. This is 2014. […]

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    Lego Mindstorms EV3 Will Let Your Imagination Run Wild: Review

    Intelligent Lego robots have existed among us for years thanks to Lego Mindstorms. At long last, they’ve just released Mindstorm EV3. EV3 is everything you could imagine for 2014 robotics: motors, sensors, Bluetooth, WiFi, and more. The EV3 has unlimited capability and will appeal to users of all ages. At it’s most basic level, the […]

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    Build Your Own Futuristic Autonomous Smart Car

      Smart, self-driving cars sound pretty cool, but it’s still hard to wrap your mind around how the technology would be implemented. How would they work alongside cars still driven by people? Won’t they need an insane amount of safety features and protocols, to account for a dizzying number of possible crisis scenarios on the […]

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    Zoomer Gets a Buddy in Dino, Newest Addition to Robotic Pet Line

    So, advances in robotics and remote control have made robot pets possible. Naturally, this meant the advent of the loyal robot dog, like Zoomer. Zoomer has a lot of company. But, as much as we all love dogs, the question needs to be asked – if it’s robots we’re talking about, why limit ourselves? Basically, […]

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    Dyson is Investing in Robotics, Rosie Jetson Coming Soon

    Enough messing around – Dyson wants to get started on bringing Rosie the robot to the real world, and they’re investing some serious cash to do it. The vacuum factory is pouring £5 million to build a robotics lab along with Imperial College London, which will initially have space for 15 scientists and researchers. But, […]

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    WowWee MiP Is a Gesture-Controlled Robot Buddy

    WowWee, by and large a toy manufacturer, has found fame over the past few years by creating some of the most advanced robot companions out there, at fairly reasonable prices. Their newest robot pal, MiP, is no different, introducing some brand new ways to play while keeping things affordable. MiP is a cross between a […]

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    Romo Robotic Pet Review

    Meet Romo. You can think of Romo as a sort of Tamagotchi pet for 2013. That said, this ‘pet’ is much more advanced than the original Tamagotchi. That is because this robot pet uses a smartphone for its brains and the base is just what lets it travel around. When you first get started with […]

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    CloudRobot is the Rock’em Sock’em Robot of the Future [Video]

    In both corners, weighing in at 5 pounds with a height of 16 inches, CloudRobot!! The rock em sock em robot of the future! These *real* boxing robots have shockingly life-like movements and are capable of multi-player highspeed boxing. What kind of futuristic robot would CloudRobot be if it wasn’t wirelessly connected to the internet? […]

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    iDroid On a Mission to Conquer the Toy World

    The Terminator of the toy world is upon us. The iDroid is a toy robot that can bust things up in a number of ways, but the coolest part is that the remote control is any iOS or Android device you happen to have on hand.

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    Share Autom: The Eyelash Batting Robotic Weightloss Coach

    January tends to begin with promises of detoxing and diets, and the Autom Weightloss coach offers you a way to make the calorie counting a little easier. It’s a robotic styled device that’s equipped with an interactive touchscreen that gives you diet tips and support and allows you to input your daily food intake. The […]

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    iRobot Reveals R&D Robot Jambots

    Today in New York, we got a chance to look under the hood at some of iRobot’s latest ingenious technologies. iRobot didn’t announce any new Roomba products, but we still had the opportunity to see some of the neat R&D projects they are working on. At the event, iRobot talked about their iAdapt responsive cleaning […]

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    iRobot Turns 20!! Robotic Vaccums Clean in Celebration

    iRobot is having a birthday – they’re turning 20!! In the 90’s two MIT grads, Colin Angle and Helen Greiner, and their MIT Professor, Rodney Brooks, joined forces to make practical robots a reality and 20 years later they are still at the forefront of technology with new and exciting ways to not only help […]

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    WowWee Launches Roborover and New Alive Minis

    WowWee showed off two new additions to their Alive and Robotics line at ‘Toy Play’ today. The Alive Minis are basically the same concept just shrunken to adorably sized baby animals. There is a baby Panda, White Tiger Cub, Lion, and Leopard.They are still huggable and life-like and come “alive” when you stroke its back, […]