When CogniToys asked me to check out their latest educational toy, STEMosaur, I was fearful it would end up in the pile of “nothing special” STEM toys that litter my kids’ room. I was absolutely wrong.
Anki, the makers of Anki Drive, graduate from robotic cars to full-blown robot buddies with Cozmo. He might be tiny, but he’s hiding some powerful tech behind those baby blue box eyes of his.
To be honest that last bit is just a guess, but I’m 90 percent sure.
Corporations aren’t inherently evil, they’re only as greedy as the humans behind them. It’s the same thing with robots. Robots have no emotions—they’re just a pile of metal, screws and circuits—but they will be as mean, selfish, and avaricious as the people programming them.
Dancer Madd Chadd is so, so good at doing the robot that he actually looks more like a frighteningly realistic robot pretending to be a human than a human dancing like a robot. In this latest video, he's sitting down and attempting to eat a sandwich like a robot would and it looks absolutely perfect.
For the next five days, four robots will patrol the Tate Gallery in London. You can view the feed at the official site, and even request to control the robot remotely:
Fact: The Exos of Destiny know how to groove better than any sentient creature in the galaxy, and they'll cut a rug against anyone who says otherwise.
Matthew Wegner is working on a cool-looking game, but in his free time, he built an actual physical robot that plays Threes, the puzzle game that we're obsessed with. You can watch it playing live on Twitch right here.
D.I.Y. robot maker Tao Xiangli churns out incredible creations. Bless him.
Robot Chicken's brand of geek humor gets a lot of mileage from imagining the messed-up stuff fictional characters get up to when they're not busy being all heroic or villainous. So, yeah, a breakroom filled with the cast of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale would be boiling over with all of the shame and neediness…
Everybody complains about artificial intelligence. It's too dumb. It's too all-knowing. What it really is is too opaque. AI design remains one of the most mysterious disciplines of video game creation. Well, if you've ever wondered about how the rules governing the allies and opponents in a video game, then a blog…
With his new wife living and working in New York and his company and home base in Austin, Texas, how does legendary game developer Richard Garriott split his time between the two? He doesn't, that's what his robot is for.
I'll give E3 this: It's colorful. We did a few laps to see the big dogs: Square Enix, Activision, Ubisoft, Konami, Sony Ericsson, Microsoft...Robot Entertainment. (I can't help it. Orcs Must Die looks really fun!) Photos by our fearless photog, Isaac Viel.
Kids love video games, and kids love dogs, so Sega Toys and Activision Publishing have combined the two in Wappy Dog, a virtual pet game for the Nintendo DS that's a little less virtual, thanks to the bundled dog robot.
We've been ridiculously excited for the Tamil science fiction blockbuster Enthiran once we heard that it was totally bonkers. And indeed, these clips prove that the movie delivers scads o' madness. Robotic orb of machine gun death = total delight.
Using Microsoft's Kinect to control a modified Roomba is impressive. Using it to get a kit-built humanoid robot to mimic your actions is pretty damn amazing.
Friend of the site Matt Hawkins spotted this unbelievable R2D2 unit at PAX Prime earlier this month.