Don't-Miss Robot Stories
Last week, I told you to go and call a loved one. This week I want you to send an email to a friend. After all, Gmail recently celebrated its ninth birthday. Once you’ve done that, come back to read your mid-week GeekBytes roundup, featuring thieves, eyeballs, and the BeeGees. Yup.
Liquid Robotics’s newest future human nemesis is 114 inches long, and it looks like a small submarine attached to a surface-floating solar array. And really, that’s what it is.
If you’re not allowed to keep Lego any more because you have to act like a typical grown up and stuff (pffh), I’ve just found the perfect excuse to grab yourself a few bricks—to build a Lego bicycle!
If you want your robot to replicate a spider perfectly, take a few tips from the six-legged hexapod named Charlotte.
Robots are being made for all kinds of situations these days including mundane tasks like changing tires.
April Fool's Day is over, so it’s safe to believe in what you read on the Internet again. Well, most of it, anyway. While some parts of the Web hosted hoaxes all day, there was also a fair share of real news. Here is just a sampling of what you might have missed.
This human-sized jellyfish was built to find environmental and military threats.
Scribing robot arm will handwrite notes for you and print more clearly than you ever will.
Installing solar panels on your roof can be a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, and they can save you money in the long run. Of course, they can also build up dirt and dust, which can negatively impact their efficiency and power-generating capabilities. What's a homeowner to do? Let a robot do the dirty work, of course.
A 3D-printing hack-a-thon, Grumpy Cat on Anderson Cooper’s show, and other stuff you missed.
What better way to make use of a spare robot arm than to turn into something that dispenses alcohol?
Hundreds of high school students gathered in Boston this weekend to pit their homemade robots against other schools bots in the FIRST Robotics Competition.
At school, whenever I got a big project to work on at home to present in class, I’d spend days trying to think up how to make everyone else’s work look drab. Sometimes this worked out, but after seeing this father-daughter Raspberry Pi poster project, looks like I got a taste of my own medicine.
After a computer glitch sidelined NASA's Mars rover Curiosity late last month, another problem has it down again.
This amphibious robot can move around thanks to an advanced digital network.