Worlds First Spotting Robot Check it out. This machine by Eccentrixx can spot you in your bench press, squats, presses and all this stuff..
JazzMassage kinetic jazz playing sculpbot(sculpture/robot hybrid) made from an old beauty belt massage machine.
The Breakfast Machine I programmed a uArm robot arm to feed me Cheerios for breakfast. And yes: duct tape is an inevitable part of the DIY process.
Inside the Japanese Hotel Staffed by Robots If there’s one place on Earth you can already get a glimpse of our robot-assisted future, it’s Japan. Routinely at the forefront of robotics research, the country has brought us some of the weirdest automatons, most lifelike androids, and cutest helper-bots. Nowhere is this more evident than at Nagasaki’s Henn-na Hotel, a hotel run by robots that opened this year. Walk into reception and a mechanised dinosaur will guide you through check-in; go to your room and a luggage bot will wheel your suitcase along beside you; get ready for bed and your own robot companion will turn out the lights. Henn-na Hotel CEO Hideo Sawada sells his offering as part of a utopian vision where robots take over manual labour so humans can turn their attention to more creative pursuits. Replacing staff with robots might reduce labour costs, but their appeal to visitors needs to last beyond novelty value. Motherboard host Ben Ferguson checks into the robot hotel in the first episode of our new travel series Voyager, made possible by travel tool KAYAK (http://www.kayak.co.uk/). The robot workers he meets are courteous and communicative, but can they emulate the human warmth of their flesh-and-blood counterparts? Could robots really be our future holiday companions, or do man and machine ultimately get lost in translation?
Machine transplanting flowers Here at Bob's Market we use a pack planter robot from TTA to transplant pansies. This fall we will transplant over 100,000 flats!
Robot Fail Horrible Japanese invention! Beer pouring machine. This thing sucks!
The Revenge: Timo Boll vs. KUKA Robot Last year, Timo Boll challenged the KUKA KR AGILUS in his area of expertise: table tennis. Now, it is up to Timo to prove his qualities in a completely different kind of duel. The revenge is on. Man and machine are ready. The KUKA KR AGILUS and Timo Boll face each other for a new match. But this time, there are no rackets and no balls – there’s only glass. Watch this fantastic commercial featuring two worthy opponents that both provide utmost precision, speed and flexibility.
An insect-like, crash-happy flying robot Gimball likes to make contact. In fact, this small ultralight flying spheroid resembles an insect as it goes around bumping into things. The goal of EPFL researchers was to develop a machine that could operate in extremely chaotic environments without the need for fragile sensors.