Sphero Robotic Ball is Controlled by your Smartphone

Control a rolling ball with your smartphone! The Sphero Robotic Ball is an Apple iOS or Android controlled robotic ball with hundreds of fun uses. Besides just rolling it around your house and having fun with your cats, kids, or self, there are many free apps that give you games to play …

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Advanced Acrobatic Robot

Hammacher’s got this pretty sweet Advanced Acrobatic Robot for sale (for $2400). What do you get for that kind of cash? An advanced robot measuring 13″ high that can do over 75 acrobatic moves like somersaults, backflips, and air guitar. The robot has 17 servo motors, a gyro sensor, and accelerometer …

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Build Your Own Darth Vader Robotic Arm Kit

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If you’ve ever wanted to build your own Darth Vader Robotic Arm, now you can. It’s made from 45 snap together parts that come together to build a working robotic arm. The arm is able to grip and manipulate lightweight objects. No batteries are required, the robotic arm is hand powered (yes ...

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Furniture Strikes Back: Self Arranging Furniture

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A project called Ikea Robotics by designer Adam Lassy takes ordinary Ikea furniture and adds an intelligent motor with a proximity sensor to them. Now the furniture moves around the room reacting to different situations. Tables move in front of chairs, chairs move into place when extra people join the party, the ...

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Man Builds Functional Power Hand Claw

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Details are scant but it appears that this functional armored power hand claw was built by a full grown man for his own entertainment. Dreams of becoming superheroes never die, apparently. The Hand Claw is made of aluminum and is a prototypical example of wearable robotics. The claw is driven by a compressed ...

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