The world’s loneliest robot travels through England

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 17 January 2014

C.A.R.L. is a series by London-based photographer David Ryle about a sad and lonely robot traveling all by his lonesome throughout England. The beautiful, silver mech was created by artist Gemma Fletcher and Studio Boo. The series of photos show C.A.R.L. wandering streets and fields, doing human stuff like: reflecting deeply, getting lost in thought, […]

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Bye, Mum! Atti the robot will babysit the kids now

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Friday 13 December 2013

This South Korean robot was created by SK Telecom to takeover parental duties. Almost. Programmed with songs, games and other interactive programs, Atti is controlled by a magic wand and might just help your kids learn faster than any parent can. SK Telecom Project Manager Shin So-young says research has shown children see robots as […]

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World’s first Cyborg Cockroach is now for sale

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 16 October 2013

Having your own minions is now a reality. Except these minions aren’t cute or yellow. Instead, they have six legs, wings, antennae, and go “crunch” when you accidentally step on them. You can now buy RoboRoach, the first cyborg to be commercially available to the public at $99.99. Developed by Backyard Brains, owners of this […]

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This teddy bear will have a conversation with you

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 31 July 2013

A talking teddy? Don’t know about you, but haven’t we seen this in Seth MacFarlane’s film, Ted? True, you can get one of these Ted soft toys to deliver ready punchlines like ‘I wuv you’, but the Supertoy teddy, which is now appealing for funds on Kickstarter, actually lets you have a conversation with it.

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Underwater jellyfish spy is now a 170-pound monster

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 4 April 2013

The Navy must really like their spy jellyfish. We knew they were exploring jello territory last year with a team from Virginia Tech, and this year, with the five-year grant from the Office of Naval Research, it looks like RoboJelly has a new name as well: Cyro. It has also ballooned from a palm-sized prototype […]

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Roomba-like device for cleaning smartphone and tablet screens

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Tuesday 5 March 2013

The Japanese come up with the coolest gadgets. So what if they’re more cute than they are functional? This little Roomba-like device is a cleaning robot for your smartphone or tablet screen. The adorable robot cleans a smartphone screen in 4 minutes and a tablet screen in 8, powering down with a cute little noise […]

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Shippo: a mood controlled cat tail from Japan

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By Kuan Huang in New Products on Monday 11 February 2013

Shippo, which means ‘tail’ in Japanese, is a mechanic tail controlled by brain waves which literally interacts with your mood. This gadget captures your brain waves, and interprets the signals into waving patterns. Shippo wags ‘soft and slow’ when the person is relaxed, and ‘hard and fast’ when the person is concerned.

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Romo: turn your smartphone into a little robot

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By Lucas Jatoba in Tech on Monday 28 January 2013

Romo is the first smartphone robot for everyone. It combines your smartphone with a super cool robotic base. Romo smiles at you, he sees you, delivers coffee, and has a great personality, among other many things. A pet, a toy, or a robotic avatar? He’s all in one. So cute, I want one. Now!

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Shimi: the first musically intelligent robotic speaker dock

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in Tech on Friday 21 September 2012

So you have an awesome MP3 collection. Who cares if no one’s dancing to it. Well, with Shimi, you have a dancing buddy no matter what tune is spinning. This is ‘a real robot with artificial intelligence that analyzes music it plays through his speaker-ears and generates real-time unique dance moves to bring the music […]

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Chef Cui: a noodle-slicing robot

Bridget Barnett Contributor

By Bridget Barnett in Video on Monday 27 August 2012

Chef Cui is a noodle-slicing robot developed to take on the arduous task of slicing noodles in restaurants. The robots work on same principle as windscreen wipers as they slice the noodles with a swift up and down movement. They also light up for no functional reason. It is just me, or is anyone else […]

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Shiri The Robotic Butt by Nobuhiro Takahashi

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 5 June 2012

Say hello to the robot. It’s a butt called Shiri. If you slap it or caress it, it will express ‘various emotions with organic movement of the artificial muscles’. Enough said.

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Sphere robot breaks into cool moves

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 20 April 2012

Norwegian engineer Kåre Halvorsen has built the MorpHex, a sphere robot that rolls around and plays ball like any other ball, but also opens up to execute moves that out-nimble, well, me. All in all, very awesome.  

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Creepy Crazy Alien Robot Baby

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Friday 27 January 2012

I have had numerous experiences lately that reveal to me the true horrors that are behind our reality, and this video of a squirming, skinless, robotic baby is one of them.

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Be warned: the Visitants are coming

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By Barnaby Purdy in New Illustration on Tuesday 31 May 2011

The Visitants is a new series of illustrations depicting robot visitors to our planet. The Visitants are lino prints on vintage encyclopedia pages from 1972, with pencil over the top. Each is unique: one page, one cut, one print, one chance to get it right.

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Robot of Leisure graphic novel series

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By Kat in New Illustration on Saturday 5 March 2011

The Robot of Leisure graphic novel series tells a gentle tale of one robot’s pursuit of happiness and purpose.

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