A Robot That Folds Your Laundry

Of all the appliances that have made life easier at home, the task of folding laundry still falls to manual labor. Well, there’s hope on that front now, with good hope that in a few years, you can have a bot to fold laundry. There are a handful of contenders in the field for folding laundry, one of them being FoldiMate. This bot is the size of a European washer and can (optionally) scent and dewrinkle clothes while it folds them.

This Two-Foot Tall LEGO Robot Is A Badass

The RX1 Behemoth is built to be a mighty warrior. It is based in part on the Spyrius space theme set that LEGO released back in 1994, and it takes some cues from the official 6949 Robo-Guardian set. Except this one is much taller, and for all purposes, stronger than those puny predecessors. It stands at 56 centimeters tall and has a 10-wheel drive. Oh and here’s the good part – builder Spacerunner built this one for play, not just display.

Flame Throwing Drone Burns Trash Off High Voltage Lines

An electric power maintenance company in Xiangyang, China is using drones to burn trash off high-voltage lines. Plastic bags and other debris often gets stuck on the high voltage lines, and it isn’t quite safe to send a human to fix that problem. Enter the fire breathing octocopter that burns the crap out of all that crap. We suspect engineers managing these drones would be quite eager to give a demonstration of their skills, or thoroughly clean every inch of the lines. There are a couple more pics, but unfortunately no video of the drone in action.

In a Positive Sign of Civilization, Humanity has Reached the Giant Robot Battle Stage

Millions of years of evolution and thousands of years of civilization has brought humanity at a critical point: the stage of giant robot battles. We’ve been waiting for giant robots to go into an all-out battle for decades now. It seems the battle will happen next year, when the MegaBot Mark II of USA takes on Kuratas from Japan.

BugJuggler, the 70 foot Robot That Juggles Cars

BugJuggler the robot is the next big thing that will make circus jugglers look like the noobs that they are. This robot is massive; standing at 70 feet tall; and it’s built for singular purpose, that of juggling cars. The gigantic bot will pick up a car, throw it in the air, and catch it again. We suppose it could do the juggling with any car model that ever existed, but it seems partial to the VW Bug; hence the name.

Tiny Robots Move Around, Build Stuff

As you can see here, micro robots can do very interesting and impressive maneuvers. Taking a leaf out of ant colonies, where ants are mostly specialized in a particular jobs, the micro robots can be programmed to handle some specific job as well. Diamagnetic Micro Manipulation (DM3) use magnets to move under a circuit board, and can be pre-programmed to follow a certain path and do specific jobs, even while navigating the terrain of the surface.