Cool Robots

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Showcasing amazing inventions that take robotic technology to new applications.

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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

http://youtu.be/Byk8LcPovOQ 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 [http://www.is.mpg.de/fischer] 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