Built by inventor James Bruton, BinBot 9000 (apparently the 8000 model was total…garbage) is an autonomous trash receptacle that can come to you, that way you don’t miss trying to throw a banana peel in basketball style. The robot uses vision-assisted guidance and printed targets to identify its location and
Because how are robots going to overthrow humanity if we don’t make them tough, harbingers of the apocalypse IHMC Robotics has conspired with Boardwalk Robotics to develop a Nadia humanoid robot capable of maintaining its balance after getting shoved on a treadmill. Yeah, make it resilient then piss it off!
Because those food delivery robots have the spacial awareness of something with absolutely piss-poor spatial awareness (I’m a wordsmith), this is a video of a little food delivery bot getting hit by a train after blatantly ignoring the railroad crossing and trying to wheel itself across the tracks with a
These are several videos of an impressively made “>Optimus Prime toy from Robosen Robotics ($1000!) that not only fully transforms from tractor trailer to humanoid (and back again) by itself, but also takes vocal commands. Honestly, I hate robots with a passion and it still made its way to the
Because soon all sports will be played entirely by robots, this is a video of Google’s i-S2R ping pong playing robot completing a 4-minute, 340-shot rally with a human before it nets a ball because clearly there’s still work to be done. That’s cool, but why did they name it
Hopefully named Johnny 5 Appleseed or its creators completely blew it, this is a video of a robotic apple harvester picking about 30 apples in a minute, using the latest in apple-identifying technology and its six suction-cupped hands to get the job done. That’s cool. For reference, I’ve never actually
Because the robotic apocalypse can’t come soon enough, this is a video from Chinese defense contractor Kestrel Defence featuring its Blood-Wing/Red Wing drone deploying a robotic war dog armed with a machine gun. So, if you were wondering what the beginning of the end looks like, this is definitely it.
This is a video of Cassie, a pair of robotic legs inspired by those of an ostrich, setting the world record for fastest 100m run by a two-legged robot. Cassie finishes with a time of 24.73-seconds. For reference, the current world record for a human is Usain Bolt’s 9.58 seconds