Posts by tag: robots

Fun & Games July 10, 2018 posted by

Mini Strandbeest – make your own wind powered walker

You may have seen the viral video of the giant “robots” who walk along beaches powered by nothing but the wind. It’s a neat trick of mechanics and although you probably cannot build hulking beasts to comb the deserts, you can recreate it on a smaller scale with the Mini Strandbeest, the DIY yourself kit that lets you build your own walker.

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Mini Strandbeest – make your own wind powered walker
Gadgets May 28, 2018 posted by

Keecker – this robot is made for partying

The future we all dream of involves robots in our home and although they’re coming, they look a little different than we imagined. Enter Keecker, the pint sized robot that will keep you entertained no matter where you go in your home (as long as it’s on the first floor).

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Keecker – this robot is made for partying
Eco Friendly March 21, 2018 posted by

Super Monster Wolf – this robot may look scary but it’s trying to help

Before we understood natural food systems and cycles of life, humans made some really terrible hunting choices. Like killing all the wolves in an area which causes lack of natural predators and overpopulation of animals like deer which then eat the crops. Japan is trying to save their crops from such issues with the Super Monster Wolf, the animatronic . . . wolf.

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Super Monster Wolf – this robot may look scary but it’s trying to help
future tech July 3, 2017 posted by

MIRO – the robot fish

There have been “robot” pets for a while now but the metal version of Fido never really caught on as more than a novelty. Maybe the worlds most boring pet, the humble fish, will make a better robot option. MIRO is a bio-mimetic robot that looks and swims just like a real fish.

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MIRO – the robot fish
hmm..interesting August 16, 2016 posted by

A Future Without Jobs – check out this dark animation

It’s no great secret that more and more jobs are becoming automated and that machines are helping us become more productive in the workplace. This comes at the cost of actual workers in some cases. The more we automate, the less we need people to fill positions. Check out this short animated feature that shows one possible future, where the last worker on Earth receives their pink slip.

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A Future Without Jobs – check out this dark animation
Gadgets April 27, 2016 posted by

Codybot – learn to code with this tiny robot

It’s pretty common knowledge these days that learning a coding language at an early age is a good idea. Even if your kid doesn’t go into the field, it will give them a better understanding of technology and how things work on the back end. Not everyone learns the same though and Codeybot is the little robot that wants to help you learn to code in a more hands-on way.

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Codybot – learn to code with this tiny robot