Google's Boston Dynamics has created some interesting robots over the years, and SpotMini is definitely no slouch. It's basically a quad-legged robot robot that maps the space around it, handles objects, climbs stairs - and could soon even be helping you out around the house. On a full charge, the non-hydraulic mini version of the company's Spot robot can run for 90-minutes and has different sensors including depth cameras and a a solid state gyro to help it move around and interact with its environment. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a leaked viral video from a Foxconn plant that allegedly shows the iPhone 8's rear shell.
Let's face it, building walls takes time, and lots of manpower, that is unless...you're using SAM (Semi-Automated Mason). This high-tech robot, created by NY-based Construction Robotics, aims to increase productivity while reducing overall labor costs. The company claims that it can lay bricks at least six times faster than humans, without err. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Eagle Prime is America's entrant into the Giant Robot Duel, and also the first MK3-class MegaBot from MegaBots, Inc. Weighing in at a hefty 12-tons, and standing 16-feet-tall, this massive robot seats two, is powered by a 430-horsepower V8 LS3 engine, and will set you back a cool $2.5-million - cupholders come standard. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) and Moon Express have just announced a collaboration for the delivery of the first International Lunar Observatory to the South Pole of the Moon in 2019 (ILO-1). This will be the world's first instrument to image the Milky Way Galaxy and to conduct international astrophysical observations and communications from the lunar surface. "Moon Express now has all the capital it needs to land its small robotic spacecraft on the surface of the moon. The company's goal is twofold: 1) mine the moon for valuable resources, such as Helium-3, gold, platinum group metals, rare earth metals and water; and 2) help researchers develop human space colonies for future generations," said co-founder and chairman Naveen Jain. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Ganker's Fighting Robot is fully-customizable and features a modular design, with many parts pre-equipped with servo motors for responsive movements. Every piece of robot armor is equipped with a sensor to detect contact. When it's struck in specific critical areas one health point of "blood" is deducted. If your "blood" level reaches zero, you lose the match. Once built, a smartphone app lets you easily control the machine in real-time, while keeping score when battling with a friend. Get one here now. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
We have seen the future of Tesla car charging stations, and they could include a drone. Simply put, when a Tesla vehicle pulls in, a drone autonomously docks on the moving car and plugs itself into its charging port. Once secure, it enables the car to move about while charging, before the drone autonomously unplugs itself after a full charge, and returns to the docking station. Continue reading for more pictures.
Sphero's Ultimate Lightning McQueen robot vehicle boastsanimated eyes, an animatronic mouth, and an emotive suspension, just like its Pixar movie counterpart. Connect to the app, hit the gas, and see Lightning respond to your commands with his personality on display, thanks to emotive actions and speech. Bluetooth Smart and WiFi allow for updates and app control, while the main processor controls the eye animations and more. Get one here now. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
Gennadiy Kocherga and his son Sergey from Russia spent nearly 6-months transforming their old VAZ-2110 Lada into a real-life Transformers robot, complete with automatic weapons. "It looks like a world-class car, it can drive and shoot, it performs the same tricks as seen in the film, in the cartoons. The next year, we plan to build another two cars, based on the same concept. We already have a lot of quirky ideas," said Gennadiy. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one that puts ten grapefruit gadgets to the test.
Unlike other robots, SALTO's design was inspired by small primates known as bush babies, which can spring off wall. It's capable of gaining height faster than any previous robot, and could one day help rapidly scan urban disaster zones. Standing 10 inches tall and weighing just 0.2 pounds, the one-legged robot can jump more than 3.2-feet high from a standing position. The bot can also climb at a rate of 5.7 feet per second, compared to the 3.7 feet per second achieved by the next-best robot. "Our goal was to have a search-and-rescue robot small enough to not disturb the rubble further, and move quickly across the many kinds of rubble produced by collapsed buildings. To do that, it has to be able to jump - and jump more adeptly - than prior robots," said Duncan Haldane, a robotics Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one that explains how much damage a stun gun really does your brain and body.
Hancook Mirai's Method-2 was officially unveiled this past December, and is currently the world's first manned, bipedal robot. Standing 13-feet tall and weighing in at 1.6-tons, this $200-million piece of machinery is controlled from a glass pod in its torso by a human operator. One thing you may not already know is that each of its arms weighs 286-pounds. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently tested the robot at the MARS (Machine Learning Automation, Robotics and Space Exploration) conference, where digital and technological intelligence was showcased. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of an incredible fan-made car commercial.