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5 items tagged “robots”


We completely understand the public’s concern about futuristic robots feeding on the human population, but that is not our mission.

Harry Schoell, CEO of Cyclone # 23rd August 2009, 10:51 am

Tweenbots: Cute Beats Smart. How do you build a robot that can get from one end of Washington Square Park to the other without your help? Give it a cute smile and a sign explaining where it’s going and rely on strangers to point it in the right direction along the way. # 12th April 2009, 1:47 pm

Giant, Python Powered Robots. “They each weigh about 11 tonnes and have a 17 meter reach. The control system is written in Python, with small sections of C which run in hard-real-time to guarantee safety.” # 28th January 2009, 10:35 am


Crabfu SteamWorks. More awesome steam-powered robots. # 3rd May 2007, 11:57 pm

robotlab juke bots (via) Decommissioned industrial robot arms reprogrammed to act as super precise DJs. # 30th March 2007, 11:13 am