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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s a Lego machine that loves to have fun. Well, at least whatever fun incessantly making paper planes can afford. The Lego machine by NXTLOG member hknssn13 automatically grabs a sheet of paper, folds it into a paper airplane and launches it towards the target. We’d say that’s quiet a skill for a machine.
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.
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.
Winbot by Ecovacs Robotics is quite similar to its cousin, the Roomba in size and work. It does however, differentiate itself in a different field than that of its cousin, for Winbot finds more pleasure in sticking to window panes and moving around them unsupervised to leave them sparkling clean.