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Finally, Indominus Rex From Jurassic World Can Be Yours To Control

Yes. Yes. I know. The Jurassic World hype is over, but that does not mean we can’t talk about the over-the-top, genetically-engineered, fictional star dinosaur, Indominus Rex, especially when there’s a robotic version which money can buy. Meet the Zoomer Dino Jurassic World Indominus Rex Robot, a remote control toy robot that allows you to control this ferocious dinosaur as opposed to merely displaying it. So, great, it moves, but unfortunately, this biped creatures can’t stomp around your parquet flooring like the fake real-deal. Instead it rolls on wheels. Continue reading Finally, Indominus Rex From Jurassic World Can Be Yours To Control

South Korean Company Unveiled World’s First Drivable Biped Robot

For decades, the idea of man piloting a robot has captivated mankind’s imagination. This dream has gave birth to many sci-fi products, including MechWarrior, Robotech, and more recently, Pacific Rim and while this dream has been many decades old, it is only until of late that we are seeing becoming a reality by the way of the Suidobashi Heavy Industry’s Kurata and America’s MegaBot Mark II. Despite the aforementioned being in flesh, they were hardly complete; they lack lower limbs to qualify them as a real robot, but that changes this week, when Hankook Mirae Technology unveiled the company’s first prototype piloted biped robot, dubbed Method-2. Continue reading South Korean Company Unveiled World’s First Drivable Biped Robot

Gatebox Virtual Home Robot Has The Potential To Be Like The Real-Life Her

Spike Jonze’s sci-fi drama Her (Annapurna Pictures, 2013) offers a grim insight into how tech can affect us emotionally. It tells of a story about a lonely writer who develops an unlikely relationship with an highly intelligent operating system and eventually falling in love with ‘her’. The notion behind Her sounds farfetched, but sadly, nothing could be further from the truth. The time where humans could be ‘hooked’ on a virtual person like Joaquin Phoenix’s character did is on the horizon and we think Gatebox Virtual Home Robot is the gadget that will start the ball rolling. Continue reading Gatebox Virtual Home Robot Has The Potential To Be Like The Real-Life Her

Futuristic Garden Robot Will Clear Snow, Mow Lawns, And Mulches Leaves

If you resides in a four-season country and has a yard and/or driveway, then you will understand what it needs to upkeep them. Four-season means up keeping is all year around affair. There’s no stopping. First, there’s the snow you need to shove, the grass to trim and then the leafs to mulch or blow. That’s a hell lot of jobs to do and unless you don’t appreciate free time, you won’t want to dedicate your life to the yard or the driveway. This is where Kobi comes in. Kobi is a fully autonomous all-season garden robot that leverages on a variety of sensors, GPS included, to automatically keep your driveway snow-free, lawn your garden and keep your yard/driveway free of leaves. Continue reading Futuristic Garden Robot Will Clear Snow, Mow Lawns, And Mulches Leaves

Roboming Fellow Is A Cute Robotic Companion, A Home And Pet Monitor

It is 2016, but robots are not what we have imagined them to be. Obviously, either we are not there yet or sci-fi novelists and Hollywood got it all wrong. Robots aren’t even anything like Lost in Space’s B-9 and luckily, they aren’t like Dalek. Ok, technically, Dalek isn’t a robot. Never mind. Anywho, if you yearning for one, I mean, a robot, Chinese startup Roboming has one called Roboming Fellow for you. It’s cute, but not Cozmo kind of cute, and like robots marketed to consumers today, it is a companion and also your personal home security ‘bot, and oh, it monitors your pet too. Continue reading Roboming Fellow Is A Cute Robotic Companion, A Home And Pet Monitor

Anki’s Intelligent, Learning Toy Robot, Cozmo, Starts Shipping For $180

It is safe to say our views about robots are greatly influence by Hollywood. Depending on your movie preference, you will either fear the potential of robots or go ‘awwww…’ with them. If you belongs to the former, San Francisco-based high-tech toy creator Anki is here to quell your irrational fear with its first robot toy, Cozmo. Anki did not explicitly mention it, but somehow we have a feeling that Cozmo has a teeny weeny bit of Wall-E influence in it. Not surprisingly as former Pixar animator was charged with translating animation into real life interactions and movements. Continue reading Anki’s Intelligent, Learning Toy Robot, Cozmo, Starts Shipping For $180

Turkey Company Turned A BMW Into A Real-life, Transforming Transformers

Good news! Transformers is very real! And the not so good news is, while the transforming BMW coupe, called Letrons, you see here does transform like the movies’ Transformers with sound effect to boot, it can’t walk like bipeds do and it isn’t very much articulated either – saved for the servo-powered rotating wrist, head and moveable fingers, and actuators-powered arms. However, that does not detract its awesome. In Earthly terms, the ability to transform into a robot and still look like a real car that actually drives is in itself an engineering feat. Continue reading Turkey Company Turned A BMW Into A Real-life, Transforming Transformers

Netherlands’ Has Waste Sharks That Chomp Down Garbage On The Sea

Pixar’s Wall-E painted a grim picture of the future. In the animated flick, the protagonist, Wall-E, is a lone garbage collecting robot that deals with the waste left behind by a post-apocalypse Earth. This seaborne drone you see here, dubbed Waste Shark, is much like Wall-E, except that (and thankfully) that it is not here to solve the problem of a post-apocalypse Earth. It is here to tourniquet the problem before it gets any worst. Developed by Richard Hardiman’s Netherlands-based RanMarine, Waste Shark is essentially an unmanned sea vehicle that plies habors and canals picking up garbage off the water ways. The idea is to stop the trash from becoming part of the sea by tackling the root of the problem, so to speak, at the source and that means Continue reading Netherlands’ Has Waste Sharks That Chomp Down Garbage On The Sea

With PadBot T1, Your Smartphone Is Also A Telepresence Robot

Calling itself a Tiny Robotic Avatar, PadBot T1 is the latest telepresence robot from Juppi Tech. The goal behind PadBot T1 is pretty much what all telepresence robots strive to do: let you remotely roam your home when you are away, so you can satisfy your curiosity about various things like what’s fido doing, did you turn off the faucet and lights et cetera. In addition, it allows you to follow a subject, so the person you are FaceTiming or Skyping on the end need not to be stuck to the same spot. In fact, given the power to maneuver, the days where objects hindering your view are gone and that’s awesome, since fido certainly won’t know how to move a potted plant. Continue reading With PadBot T1, Your Smartphone Is Also A Telepresence Robot

Self-driving Comes To Suitcase, Makes Pulling Suitcase A Thing Of The Past

There are many suitcase makers out there eager to make your traveling an easier one, but nothing compares to what Cowarobot has done. Really. Nothing. Why? Well, because it has developed what could be the most high tech suitcase on Earth: an autonomous suitcase. Yes. You heard that right. A self-driving suitcase! How’s that for futuristic? This suitcase, dubbed R1, will relieve you of the chore of tugging it around and effectively, make pulling or pushing suitcase a thing of the past. Equipped with a host of sensors, R1 is totally capable of NOT falling off stairs or ledges and knows to avoid obstacles as it follows you, at a briskly 4.5 miles an hour, like a faithful fido. Continue reading Self-driving Comes To Suitcase, Makes Pulling Suitcase A Thing Of The Past