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Watch Robots Build The Tesla Model S [video]

Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California makes about 400 cars a week, the stunning Model S. They bought the factory from Toyota in 2010, spent a year retooling it, and started production of the Model S sedan in 2012. The coolest part about the factory perhaps, is seeing robots work in tandem to build the cars. Watching those red machines get to work in building cars is quite mesmerizing and pretty darn impressive.

Via WiredAutopia

Robotic Spider Works Quite Like the Real Deal

Robotic Spider Works Quite Like the Real Deal

Since peeing your pants never gets out of fashion, having a robotic spider that’s incredibly life-like might help one stay on top of the game. The 3-D printed T8 Spiderbot has incredibly realistic movements that are guided by a network of wires and 26 servo motors. This network of wires is kept hidden by a 3D printed shell that works to enhance the life-like scariness of the terrible insect.

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How to Train Your Robot

How to Train Your Robot

Training dragons is what we did in the old times, but the modern world has no dragons to train so it’s only logical that we look at the resources we have available. Train a robot. Be warned though, boxing training for your robot is no easy job and should be only done by professionals. The video is the creation of students at the Platige Academy.

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Drones Fly Beer To You

Drones Fly Beer To You

Drones have come a long way. Rather than merely be suitable for barbaric acts like war, they have started to become more civilized and can now be seen flying beer to patrons. This particular drone took flight at South Africa’s OppiKoppi music festival where customers would order beer by phone and the drone would carry parachute packed beer and drop it near the intended customer. Drones, beer falling from the sky, music, well that’s pretty much how things should be.

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Robotic Girl and Hound Sniff You, Pass Judgement on Your Body Odor

Robotic Girl and Hound Sniff You, Pass Judgement on Your Body Odor

We would argue that we don’t need a robot to pass judgement on body odor, but then perhaps better a robot than a girl. Having the appearance of just a head, the humanoid robot girl sits on a rectangular pink and red box. Should you come close to the robotic lady, Kaori-chan and have her smell your breath, she will tell you what she thinks, ranging from “It smells like citrus” to “Emergency taking place.” Arguably, the scent of citrus is always better than the smell of an emergency.

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Kinect Enabled Mannequin Mimics Shoppers [video]

Kinect Enabled Mannequin Mimics Shoppers [video]

Window shoppers crossing Japanese clothing retailer United Arrows’ showroom in central Tokyo will have the pleasure to “play” with a mannequin that has been programmed to mimic the actions of viewers. Marionettebot, as it is called, uses a Kinect to copy movements, walk, move its hands, feet and even jump. 16 wires attached to various points on the robot body allow it to be controlled somewhat like a puppet and be an attraction for people on the street.

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Possibly The Largest Robot Lantern In The World

Possibly The Largest Robot Lantern In The World

For all means, this robot lantern in Shuzhou, China, might be the largest robot lantern in the world. That however, cannot be said with confidence, because apparently the world of gigantic robot lanterns is not studied enough to give us a correct assertion to merit this claim. Apparently a wannabe Gundam but not exactly there, the robot stands 12 meter tall.

Via Xinhua, Kotaku