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Hang 66 robots, cyborgs, and other synthetic beings on your office wall

on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

If you’re a fan of robots (like our own Gadgeteer, Julie), you will probably want to find a place on your walls for this artwork by Scott Park.  Synthespians has a total of 66 of TV’s and movie’s most famous robots and synthetic beings.  You’ll find Lt. Commander Data and WALL-E, Robocop and the Gunslinger Read More…

Robo-One …Two…Three….You’re Out

on Friday, March 30th, 2012
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

They’re not as big as the Robots in Real Steel, they’re more advanced than the robots in  The Big Bang Theory,  but they’re not toys and they’re playing for a $12,000 pot.  Started in 2002, the ROBO-ONE championship is an annual competition held in Japan where bipedal  humanoid robots fight it out to the  end. Read More…

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iDroid – the World’s First Robot Controlled By Smartphones

on Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Brando is offering the iDroid, the latest entry in the MIDbot series.  This robot has 9 motors that allow it to move body parts, box, launch missiles, and even walk in a “humanoid walking model.”  Instead of a remote controller, you download a free app to your iOS or Android device and connect to iDroid Read More…

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No Friends? Practice Ping Pong with a Robot

on Friday, July 29th, 2011

Robots are taking over the world! Ok, not really – yet. They are coming one step closer though, just take a look at the Practice Partner 10 Robot from Home Leisure Direct. This table tennis robot can’t play an entire game with you, but it can help you perfect your serve. You can set them Read More…

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Interactive Gameplay Meets Real World Robotics

on Monday, March 1st, 2010
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

I’m crazy about gadgets, robots and toys….  so when Robonica put all three together and came up with the Roboni-i Robotic Gaming System, I had to have a closer look! It’s the world’s first programmable gaming robot.  Not only does it look cool, it has 360º movement and with 4 processors on board, aswell as 16 sensors, Roboni-i can Read More…

New TOKYObay Tokibot mini robots

on Saturday, November 7th, 2009
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

Check out this cute little robot keychain from TOKYObay. This one is the DJ. He is only 1.5″ tall, functions as an analog clock on a keyring and has moveable arms. He comes in gift packaging and a variety of colors. I reviewed one of the TOKYObay robot desk clocks last year and am still Read More…

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Tomy i-Sobot: Attack of the 6-1/2″ Robot

on Sunday, June 7th, 2009
Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets

Review of the Tomy i-Sobot According to the Tomy i-Sobot website, this is the world’s smallest humanoid robot in production, as per Guiness World Records.  With 17 servos and only 6-1/2″ high, it could be.