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IIT’s robotic plant system. Tech mimics life... making better machines based on the tried and true (via IIT & Plantoid Project)   Robots come in many forms, which are based on the functions they perform. There are robotic arms used in manufacturing plants, small disks that vacuum floors and even some based on humanoid babies to get a better understanding of human behavior. It’s not uncommon for robots to mimic various life forms, just take a look at DARPA’s pack mule ...
Trackdot device render. (via trackdot)   Bob was nervous and excited at the same time and he had good reason to be. He’s in line to be promoted to the head of operations at his tech company’s headquarters in Singapore and is set to deliver a speech regarding the firm’s future. He’s never made the trip from Silicon Valley to the east Asian country before but the journey will give him time to polish his speech before delivering it to the board members. Then it happens ...
Engineered Arts’ Robothespian robot. (via Robothespian)   Comedians know all too well how hard it can be to be successful when playing to an audience. Being funny is tough and many people simply can’t make the cut even when they thought their jokes were funny. Robots on the other hand have it even tougher and perhaps that is why there are not that many robotic comedians to begin with except in the fictional realm. Sure, there was Johnny-5 from Short Circuit (really not that fu ...

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