The Robotic Cockroach controlled from smartphone – RoboRoach

The Robotic Cockroach controlled from smartphone - RoboRoach
This roboroach is one of the most incredible kickstarter campaign ever. The users can  Control a living insect from your smartphone! by Backyard Brains, the movements of a live cockroach from their own mobile device! This is the world’s first commercially available cyborg! This product is not a toy, but a tool to learn about how ...

Rapid Prototyping Using Legos

Rapid Prototyping Using Legos
Utilizing a Denso 6-AOF robotic arm they have built a rapid prototyping machine that uses Lego as the building material. Right now pieces need to be placed on a template for the robot to find and pick up. For Mechanics of Manipulations (16-741) at CMU in Spring 2009, Gurdayal Koonjul and Ned Fox (me) made a system for ...

A new Robotic prosthetic arm for soldiers

A new Robotic prosthetic arm for soldiers
This robotic arm is light weight, adjustable for different body frame sizes, modular, and eventually thought controlled. Current testers are controlling it with buttons under their toes, but the thought control is in the later stages of development. Another cool feature of this arm is the fact that it changes its grip on your body depending ...

Clock knock box – a useless machine

Clock knock box - a useless machine
This Clock Knock Block can do a lot of things: milling, Arduino, sensing, solenoids, and plenty of dirty puns. Just knock on the Knock Block, or even the surface on which it’s resting, and it will knock back the time to you. First it will knock the number of hours, and then the quarter hours. One note ...

Vietnamese junkbot reward robot

Vietnamese junkbot reward robot
Vu Van Thang builds beautiful working junkbots from household trash. He is from Thai Binh province has won one of the five top prizes at the National Creativeness Competition for Children and Youth 2009 for his robot made entirely from items found in the trash. Created entirely from parts pulled from the trash, this thing has 11 motors ...

Robot checks Emails, RSS for you – Mail-E

Robot checks Emails, RSS for you - Mail-E
  Using a paper model of Wall-E, he added some servos and connected it to his computer using a PIC. The Mail-E robot is actuated by three 9g mini-servos, and controlled by a SD21 servo driver and a picaxe 18x We think it’s An overkill for a simple mail notifier, but still this is very nice. Mail-E ...