Posts tagged “robots”

Build Your Own R2-D2

Build Your Own R2-D2

Everyone should have an astromech droid.

Beer-Opening Robot

Just when you thought beer-drinking couldn’t get any better, along comes the Autonomous Beer-Opening Robot, or ABOR. It was built by Jean-Phillipe Clerc, a mechanical engineering master’s student at the University of Florida, as part of the school’s Intelligent Machine Design Laboratory class. link via Visual Distortion

A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away …

The 106-bed facility … features robot bears whose sole purpose is to watch over the elderly residents. … The fur-covered robotic assistant, simply known as Teddy, hides a microcomputer and a local network connection. It is the latest in a series of companion robots … Previous efforts included cats and a surprisingly appealing wombat. link


RoboScience has created the RS-01 RoboDog – the world’s most powerful, most advanced and largest commercial legged robot. The RoboDog takes leading-edge technology out of the laboratories of the world’s major organisations and puts it in people’s living rooms.

In Which I Want to Be a Robot

I will be the first in line to have my brain in a robot body! This article is amazing, and not just because the publication date is June 10, 2000! It’s like living, literally, in the future!


Ryan blogged this and for the life of me I can’t figure out why. This thing has a dialect that sounds more like bad Chinese than ‘robot-speak’. Oh well … he’s new.

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


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