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  Berthold Bauml would be to blame for with the downtrodden servatude of robots, or the impending robot uprising. He is the lead scientist in real-time dynamic motion planning at DLR. He developed a new advanced humanoid robot named, Agile Justin. It stands with a happy face on a terrorizing body. Agile Justin is the new and improved sister of the older version named, Rollin’ Justin. Berthold stated, “…but with improved dynamical performance: 1.5x faster arms through di ...
  University of Albany's robot in action   It was proven in 1997 that a computer’s computational abilities could outsmart a human when super-computer Deep Blue beat professional chess player Gary Kasparov at his own game. This match put the human brain against the software programming capabilities of a team of developers, but Deep Blue still needed human assistance in physically moving the chess pieces.   14 years later, roboticists hope to grant computers like Deep Blue th ...
(Right) HOVIS bot. (Via Robotshop)  (Left) A less advance HOVIS.   Beware Android’s apps are COMING ALIVE!   A South Korean company, Dasarobot, invented a HOVIS humanoid robot. The HOVIS can only be compatibility with any 3.5-inch Android-based smartphone. When the phone is connected to HOVIS, the app then become the robot’s commander. Several Android control apps are planned for the HOVIS bot, though availability outside Korea is not clear. However, when searching ...
TI has hit a homerun with the $4.30 TI Launchpad.  This low-cost, professional, easy to use tool gives the beginner everything he/she needs to get up and running in the world of microcontrollers and robotics.     EMGRobotics MSP430G2553 Robot Controller Board $15.00 Without CPU (Board is stuffed with socket only) $17.00 shipped with socketed MSP430G2553 Features: Board ships fully assembled Board ships with MSP430G2553 in socket ( 16K flash, 512 Bytes RAM, A/D con ...
(Nov 2011)     iZac does not care how attractive you are so do not even attempt to “woohoo” this bartender.  iZac is  an electrifying machine, the Android Bartender! The barbot was created by Nick Johnson; who was inspired by Evil Mad Scientist Labs’ creation, Drink Making Unit 2.0. Nick was awed by the Drink Making Unit 2.0.; as a follow up, he challenged himself to develop his own version.   If bars own the iZac, would they be able to maintain i ...
  This low-cost hack ($44.30 including the cost of the Hexbug spider) converts the remote control toy into a C programmable autonomous robot with a IR range sensor "eye" and a TI MSP430G2231 16bit brain.  After this hack the robot will be able to turn left or right and walk forward or backwards under the control of the EMGRobotics Low-Cost Robot Controller. The Hexbug(tm) Spider is a remote control walking toy you can buy at your local RadioShack, Target, Walmart, or ToysRus for ...

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