robots

apple ii

This Programmer Turned the 36-Year-Old Apple IIe into a Robot

Yet again the Apple II community has found something extremely cool to do with the vintage computer.
Jason Koebler
a day ago
good habits

Life After a Brain Tumor With Simone Giertz, the Queen of Shitty Robots

For years, Giertz’s robo-fails have made us laugh. Now she wants to build something that will actually help people.
Ali Jaffe
1.14.19
CYBORGS

Cyborg Plant Controls a Robot to Move Itself Towards Light

A plant-robot cyborg developed by researchers at MIT uses electrodes, light detectors, and wheels to save a plant from perishing.
Caroline Haskins
12.4.18
robots

This Robotic Hand Can Shift Gears to Catch a Beer Can and Crush It

By creating a lightweight, 3D-printed “transmission,” engineers were able to build a hand that is strong when it needs to be and fast when it needs to be.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.17.18
robots

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas Robot Is Getting Good, and Now I’m Nervous

Atlas learned some parkour moves.
Samantha Cole
10.11.18
asteroids

These Amazing Photos Show the First Rover Landing on an Asteroid

Hayabusa2 is the first mission to deploy mobile robots onto an asteroid.
Becky Ferreira
9.24.18
rubik's cube

Watch This Rubik’s Cube Solve Itself

A ball of servos covered in a Rubik’s Cube can run a simple program to solve itself.
Matthew Gault
9.24.18
robot overlords

Children Are Easily Peer Pressured by Robots, Study Finds

Experiments reveal that kids were significantly influenced by Nao robots who fed them the wrong answers to visual problems.
Becky Ferreira
8.15.18
robots

Watch a Mesmerizing Robot Bounce a Ping-Pong Ball Using Sound

Four microphones pick up on the sound of the ball striking the platform, and self-adjust accordingly.
Samantha Cole
7.26.18
soccer

Watch the Final Match of the Robot World Cup

The RoboCup is an annual contest to build and program teams of soccer-playing robots.
Jon Christian
6.25.18
robots

Check Out These Creepy Crawling Insect Robots from Japan

The University of Tokyo's Parametric Move Conference pushes the limits of the ways robots get around.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.18.18
Tedium

How Robotic Arms Defined the Industrial Revolution

The evolution of the robotic arm, a product invented in the US that came to define modern factories around the world. It wasn't an easy sell in America.
Ernie Smith
6.18.18
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