Building a Robot That Creates Art

Building a Robot That Creates Art
  Do only humans create art? Can art be made by something that is not alive, like a robot? What is interesting about the Vangobot™ is that it is not a copy machine; it actually paints pictures with brushes and paint, and in a distinct, unique style— just like a human artist. The Vangobot™ can change ...

Make a Delta Robot

Make a Delta Robot
Asurofilmchen has decided to build a DIY version of a Delta Robot. Obviously it won’t have the same speed or dexterity but it is still a challenging undertaking! Theres an interesting thread going on at RoboterNetz.de about building delta robots. “A Delta robot is a type of parallel robot. It consists of three arms connected to universal joints at ...

ODRi – Omni-Directional Research Platform

ODRi - Omni-Directional Research Platform
This interesting project was created by Tal Avivi and Shachar Geiger to test the feeling of omni-directional driving using various control techniques. The creators were given the task of designing a 1-person electrical urban vehicle. There’s a video of it embedded above. It can be driven using three different input styles: an accelerometer joystick, a traditional gamepad, ...

Tiny medical robot that goes through your veins

Tiny medical robot that goes through your veins
This tiny bot was designed to travel through veins and it’s  just one millimeter in diameter. Developed by researchers from Israel’s Technion University, what makes the robot feasible is that it isn’t self-propelled, saving size and engineering complication. Instead, It is controlled by a magnet outside the body. See those little spines? Those straighten out to keep the bot ...

SpiderFab Printer Robot For Space

SpiderFab Printer Robot For Space
  SpiderFab is the first 3D printing robot designed for use in space in order to build large spacecraft components such as antennas or solar panels. TUI is currently developing a revolutionary suite of technologies called “SpiderFab” to enable on-orbit fabrication of large spacecraft components such as antennas, solar panels, trusses, and other multifunctional structures. Under ...

15 ton huge robotic arm controlled by Wii Remote

15 ton huge robotic arm controlled by Wii Remote
These huge robotic arms is made of 15 tonnes of steel, 200 bar of hydraulic pressure and a control system written in Python and a Wiimote. The one thing to remember here is to stay at least 17 meters away when the thing is on. Not content to control them by a simple joystick, the team hacked together ...