Cool Robots

Collection by Tech EdVentures


Showcasing amazing inventions that take robotic technology to new applications.

Tech EdVentures
Robots as large as grains of rice or ants!

Why I make robots the size of a grain of rice

By studying the movement and bodies of insects such as ants, Sarah Bergbreiter and her team build incredibly robust, super teeny, mechanical versions of creepy crawlies … and then they add rockets. See their jaw-dropping developments in micro-robotics, and hear about three ways we might use these little helpers in the future.

Fundi Bots student Victor Kawagga created this remote controlled robot called Attobot using 90% local or recycled materials. The wheels/tracks are bicycle chains and the frame is made of wire and paper mache.

Robotics revolution hits Ugandan classrooms - CNN

Building a robot from scratch may seem like an impossible task to any school student, but one man is changing that mind-set for a generation of Ugandans.

And another pod...the Ultra Pod. the driverless electric car transport system at Heathrow Airport.

Heathrow Airport Unveils Driverless Electric Car Transport System To shuttle travelers between the airport and an outlying parking lot, London Heathrow Airport has launched a driverless

Joust A Bot

Joust-A-Bot | Make:

Turn a basic line-following robot into a jousting knight. Append a simple circuit to the chassis, add some personality to your bot, and let the games begin!

Swimming Robotic Micro-Scallop - YouTube

Swimming Robotic Micro-Scallop

A team led by Prof. Peer Fischer from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany [] has developed an ...

Yikes.  They put a worm's brain inside a Lego bot.  Now let the philosophers in to the room!

A Worm's Mind In A Lego Body

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Robot Creates Beautiful Light Paintings - IEEE Spectrum

Robot Creates Beautiful Light Paintings

Thymio II is a simple robot with simple programming, but it can create amazingly beautiful long-exposure light paintings

Fluffy Little Rovers Are an Effective, Adorable Way of Monitoring Penguins - IEEE Spectrum

Fluffy Little Rovers Are an Effective, Adorable Way of Monitoring Penguins

Penguins don't like humans that much, but they don't mind penguin-shaped robots at all

A Thousand tiny buzzer robots self-assemble Into complex shapes - IEEE Spectrum

A Thousand Kilobots Self-Assemble Into Complex Shapes

This is probably the most robots that have ever been in the same place at the same time, ever