Thursday, August 2, 2012

How to build your own robot?

I'm sure lot of you (well probably everyone) had in mind for at least one time in life wish to build own robot. It has not been possible for very long time or you could buy some really pathetic small kits and build robots that were basically just stupid toys. Well, that is not true anymore. Even Lego is most know as toy company, they also sells Lego Mindstorm that allows you to build really almost every robot you imagine and also program it with your PC or Mac and much more. This is something what is widely used by universities all over world in robotic classes. If you have ever wanted to build your own robot, that this is the right choice.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Chemical shape shifting robot

I have to tell you that this robot video kinda shocked me. I had absolutely no idea that there is something like "chemical robots" and I also had no idea that these robot can change their shape so extremely. In this video you can see prototype of robot that creates one company financed by DARPA and it is very interesting robot. It is really not very easy to explain here what this robot is and how much things this robot can do. It's main purpose is to infiltrate any area through really small holes. You can see in this video that this robot really is still just a concept, but if and when this robot will be finished, it will be something really amazing. If you remember T-1000 from Terminator 2, you know what I'm talking about.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Transforming robots are the best mannequins

I'm sure that you have seen at least some of the movies where robots transform into different shapes, sizes or even into cars. Well, this time we have her something what is really useful. E-shops has one big problem, lot of people who buys clothes there have to send it back, because the clothes does not fit. That is one of the reason why buying clothes in normal stores is still so popular. Well, fortunately, robots can solve this problem for us as you can see in this video. This robot can change shape so when you put some clothes on it you can see exactly how it will look on you. this is absolutely awesome and one of the greatest and also simplest ideas I have seen for long time. This exactly that kind of invention that is very simple, but very useful and has big chance to be very successful. I'm happy that I can bring such robot videos as this one.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Video of robot that flies like a bird

Flying like birds do is something humans always wanted and took really very long time until we achieved. Well, not exactly "we" achieved this, because no human can still fly like a bird, but one new robot humans created lately can do this. When humans tried to fly in history they usually tried to fly as birds do, but it turned out that it is very hard to fly like a birds do. After some time we developed much easier and simpler methods to fly, but we still wanted to fly like birds.
In this robot video you can see this fascinating robot. This robot is called SmartBird and was created by team of Marcus Fischer. This robot in this video is very light weight, only something more then 400 grams, is made for light material like carbon fiber, has small motor and it really can fly just by flapping its wings like a real bird. Good work guys I hope we will see much more so interesting videos.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Will home robot look like this one?

I'm sure that most of you are looking forward to those robots that will help us in our homes with all those works we don't want. Not many people like to wash dishes, or to do vacuuming and other boring stuff. some these things already do robots. you have probably already seen all those robotic vacuum cleaners, but the problem with these robots is that they only know how to vacuum clean and nothing else. Vacuum robot will not help you with dishes, for something like that you need some much more sophisticated robot. Well, such robot will definetely exist and maybe even much sooner than you think. In this robot video you can see one robot that is maybe the first step in this path.
You can see that this german robot looks really great, but there will be few more years until we all will have such robot at our homes. I really hope it will be soon, because I hate all those house works so much!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Creepy video with humanoid robot mouth

I have seen so many robot videos in my life that I don't even remember all of those clips now, but I really doubt that I have ever seen so creepy robot video as this one. This clip is so weird! In this video you can see artificial humanoid mouth and it looks absolutely crazy. I have to admit that I have really never seen anything even similar to this. Check out also the sound of this thing, it sounds really very strange.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Kibot: first robot for toddlers on video

Robot for toddlers? This is no scifi anymore, but reality now as you can see in this robot video. Everyone who has kids wants good future for them and we live in society where you need good education for good future. If you want to have clever and educated baby you have to start soon, but who has the time and patience to teach kids languages, right? There is a great robotic helper you can use now called Kibot. Well, it gets even better, Kibot is not just tutor because Kibot is also a babysitter. I'm sure that every parent sometimes wishes to have robotic babysitter.
The Kibot was created by korean company Kt Corp. It can do much more than just teaching korean kids english. This monkey looking robot can also move and when you leave it home it start to move trough the house and it is searching for kids. That is really cool isn't it? I have not seen many robot videos with such great robot, especially robots that already are in market.
Well, as you already know, Kibot is not just tutor, but also babysitter. That is because it has of course cameras and display and wifi connection. That means you can call it with your phone or some other device and communicate with your kids trough it. Well, it gets even better. If you have small kids, they usually does not know how to make a call, well, with Kibot it is extremely simply. They have card they just puts in front of Kibot's face and then Kibot calls the number that matches the card thanks to RFID chip it has in it. Another great thing about Kibot is, that it is not too expensive, 450$ is I think very good price for all the stuff it can do. I'm sure we will see more and more robot videos as this one in near future and our homes will be full of such devices.