Robot

First there were ears, now there’s a tail. What’s next?

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 …

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BERO is Your new Android Smartphone Controlled Little Buddy

Be The Robot (BERO for short) is the latest Kickstarter project to cause a blip on my gadget radar. You’ve probably seen the small Green  Android figurines on the market that seem to sell out as fast as they are made. BERO is about that same size (4″), but has up to 6 motors for …

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Sushibot – Feed an army of hungry Sumos

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 …

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Theo Jansen’s Kinetic Beasts

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.

Husqvarna Automower – Lock up the dog first

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 …

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Skitterbot – A Bug You Won’t Want to Squash

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 …

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