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Robots

Hovis Eco Dancing Robot

by Johan on August 12, 2012

Hovis Eco Dancing Robot

The Hovis Eco is a plastic-clad humanoid robot, which is designed by Dongbu Robot. What makes this robot special is that it has the ability to do Tai Chi and dance. Measuring 16-inch tall and weighing four pounds, the Hovis Eco is upgradable and programable. You can upgrade the Hovis Eco with more sensors, a new head unit and servos. The Hovis Eco is piced at $900 for the plastic-clad version (the Eco) and $730 for the more barebones model (Lite). Video after the jump. Read more

The World First Microbot That Can Jump Across The Surface Of Water

Researchers in China have successfully created a microbot that can repeatedly jump across the surface of water. Weighing at only 11 grams, the robot has a super water-repellant nickel foam coating to help the microbot’s legs to stay afloat with every 5.5 inch (14 cm) leap. The ability to leap will make the microbot more agile and better able to avoid obstacles it encounters on the water’s surface. [Engadget]

The Hagent Robotic Heat Redistributor

by Johan on February 7, 2012

The Hagent Robotic Heat Redistributor

Designed by Daniel Abendroth and Andreas Meinhardt, the Hagent robotic heat redistributor uses a heat sensor to find a warm cozy place such as next to the fireplace. The device will absorb all of that heat, storing it as energy. Once the temperature drops, the Hagent robotic heat redistributor will move around to where it is cold and release the stored heat. Watch the video after the jump to get more details. Read more

Gymbot Personal Trainer Robot

by Johan on February 5, 2012

Gymbot Personal Trainer Robot

Designed by Massimo Battaglia, the Gymbot is a concept humanoid robot that features articulated joints that mimic human movement, speed and precision. This personal trainer robot has several sensors that will measure your heart rate and blood pressure. The robot is equipped with a 3D video camera, a thermal camera and a microphone. See more pictures after the jump. Read more

TOUGHBOT Robotic Platform

by Johan on January 16, 2012

TOUGHBOT Robotic Platform

As its name suggests, the TOUGHBOT is a rugged robot that is designed for surveillance, reconnaissance and inspection. The lightweight robot is equipped with an infra red camera, a water resistant shell and the ability to turn on a dime. The TOUGHBOT Robotic Platform is priced at $4,990. [Product Page]