Last Winter Dave and his son (AKA The Gadgeteer Kid) reviewed the Sphero ball, which they found fun to play with, but were not convinced that it was worth the $130 price tag. A new version of this remote controlled toy has just been announced – the Sphero 2.0. What’s different? It’s now 2x faster […]
Last year Jackie told us about Necomimi, a pair of robotic cat ears that move in response to your brain waves. Now you can don a tail to complete your transition into a cat. Say what? I’m not making this up folks… Neurowear will soon be offering the Shippo, which is a motorized tail that […]
Construction toys are always good for kids both big or small. Cubelets from Modular Robots is a set of magnetic and modular building blocks that can be built into robots that respond to the world around them. Using sensor, logic and actuating blocks, you can build robots that drive around on a tabletop, respond to light, sound, and […]
3.8 metres tall, weighing 4,500 kilos and able to move at 10 kmh with a diesel engine, the Kuratas by Suidobashi Heavy Industry is the first giant boarding-robot. Controllable from the cockpit, via an external controller or via your smartphone, the Kuratas also comes with built in weapons; the “bottle” rocket launcher and the BB […]
From Wow Stuff in the UK, the self proclaimed “Greatest Toy in the Universe” has now been named the Attacknid. Battle against your friends or enemies with this six-legged, multi-directional, remote control robot. With customisable armour and weapons, knock your opponents armour off, hit ‘em three times, and they’ll be assimilated. Smyth’s Toys in the […]
Mmm, is it just me or does this video creep you out a bit? The Clothbot was designed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. As a proof of concept model, the Clothbot uses a pair of wheels to grip wrinkles to enable itself to climb around on pieces […]
The RC Toy Robot is a concept toy from designer Jaehong Eric Han. The robot can be controlled from smart devices or across the internet, and multiple robots will be able to interact with each other. Amongst other capabilities are the ability to be used as a baby monitor, to give you alerts from your […]
The kids and I love making Sushi rolls, but it can be a tedious and slow process. The Sushibot was demonstrated at the World Food and Beverage Great Expo 2012 in Tokyo. Produced by Suzumo, a company that specialises in sushi making machines from domestic to commercial, the machine is capable of making up to 300 rolls […]
Dutch artist Theo Jansen creates “lifelike” kinetic structures using plastic tubes and lemonade bottles. Not a product you can buy, not sure what practical use, not sure what else I can say, but I think it’s cool and hope you will too. So sit back and enjoy. Watch the video after the jump.
Warning: If you like robots, DO NOT READ this article. Don’t.do.it… If you decide not to heed my advice, it won’t be my fault if your productivity goes down the drain for the next 8hrs and your credit card starts to complain. You’ve been warned.
Hammacher Schlemmer has released the Bionic Bopper. The Bopper allows each driver to battle it out to deliver the round winning, chin-lifting uppercut. The driver sits inside the Bopper’s protective steel cage cockpit and use two independent joysticks to maneuver while the thumb triggers activate two pneumatic powered , tire-treaded-fisted arms. Powered by a Honda gas […]
I love my Roomba so why not the same for my lawn ? Husqvarna has a range of three robotic lawn mowers covering from 1800-3000m2 capability. Just like the Roomba, they find their own way home when they’re low on battery to recharge. They have a timer/scheduler, are weatherproof and include a theft alarm. There’s […]
This Edge Robotic Arm Kit from ThinkGeek could be the first step in automating your house – or at least dunking your teabag to make your mornings easier… You won’t have to solder, but you will have to follow instructions carefully. In about 2 hours, you should have your own, working robotic arm. The arm […]
What do you get when you combine robot toys and a solar cell? You get the fun and educational 6-in-1 Solar Robot Kit from MiniInTheBox.com. Let’s take a look.
This has to be the cutest USB toy that I’ve seen in awhile. It’s a little plastic Owl that can perch on the top edge of your laptop screen or on an included tree stump. It can blink and cock its head from left to right. Unfortunately it won’t hoot or flap its wings, but […]
I had the opportunity to see the Skitterbot in action last February when I attended the International Toy Fair in NYC. The Skitterbot is a small bug shaped robot that is crazy fast. It can travel at one foot per second. You can control the Skitterbot with the 5 function remote that includes controls for […]
There’s nothing unusual about this USB flash drive other than its form. Remove the little silver robot’s head to access the 4GB USB flash drive. He keeps a hold on his head, so you don’t have to worry about misplacing the cap to your drive. There’s a clip on his back, so you can carry […]
mydeskfriend from Arimaz is a 2.5 inch tall penguin that interacts with your Facebook account. It is similar to the Nabaztag wifi rabbit and Violet Mir:ror as it has some of the same features – it will read your emails, tell you the weather forecast, read the news etc. Let’s take a closer look.
Today I have something for robot and remote control toy enthusiasts. It’s the Zibits Mini R/C Robot from Senario. Zibits are cute 2 inch tall collectible robots that can rotate 360 degrees and are equipped with lights and sounds.
Le Trung, a 34 year old inventor from Canada has created a custom robot that he named Aiko. That sounds perfectly fine right? Well, the sad and creepy part is that he spent Christmas with this robot and even bought her presents. Apparently, Aiko is like a real woman and ‘Like a real female she […]
How would you like a robotic bug that can react to sound and light? I hate bugs, but I’d take a HEXBUG any day. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but you give her a crab and she will remember you forever