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Robot Spider Learns to Weave its Web, Wants to Catch Prey

Robot Spider Learns to Weave its Web, Wants to Catch Prey

Created at the MIT Media Lab, this robot spider sits in his place, and moves its appendages to weave a web around itself. The robot is put in a wireframe enclosure where it uses its pre-programmed knowledge to pump out string and rope to weave itself a web. As you’d guess, this is just a step in the evolution of the robot.

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Eccerobot Robot has Human-like Skeleton and Muscles

Eccerobot Robot has Human-like Skeleton and Muscles

The web tends to look at robots as “our future overlords” who will enslave the meatbags and rule the earth. Most of that is said as a matter of jest, rather than earnest. Though robots aren’t really helping their case by looking this creepy. Eccerobot for example, mimics the human skeletal and muscle structure in its plastic and metal body.

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Samsung Galaxy Merges With Robot, Gives Xmas Hugs [video]

For an advertising spot in Japan, Samsung had the Galaxy tab join forces with RT Corporation’s RIC robot. The bare-boned metallic robot had its body covered in plastic air cushions so it could give out hugs. The bot has been (appropriately?) named Hug-chan for obvious reasons. The Galaxy and RIC make an easy pair, as both, the robot and the tablet run off Android.

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Stretchable Power, Data Cables Mean One Less Problem in the World

Stretchable Power, Data Cables Mean One Less Problem in the World

We can’t remember the number of times we have tried to attach a gadget to a socket or a computer and that darned thing was just out of range. Kids, this never works out well. Japan’s Asahi Kasei corporation has decided to make things that much more easier, and the world that much more better with power and data cables that are elastic and can be stretched to 1.5 times their original size. How cool is that?

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Bot Makes Senseless Doodles On The Wall, Claims It Is Art

Bot Makes Senseless Doodles On The Wall, Claims It Is Art

Robots have it easy these days. Or maybe it is just modern art. Whatever the case may be, the Senseless Drawing Bot is enjoying its time making random doodles on the wall and then claiming that it was all “art.” The bot is a four-wheeled arduino controlled machine with spray cans and a pendulum arm. It simply moves along the walls, randomly spraying the paint, and then calling the mess it created art. Yeah, you’re not very good bro.

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