Sunday, October 27, 2013

Ghost Quadrocopter is one of the coolest new Halloween Decorations of 2013

Halloween carries a huge opportunity for growth in the home robotics industry as is illustrated by this crafty quadrocopter operator who fashions the device into a spooky ghost.   I can't wait until someone figures out how to slip on a werewolf costume on the Atlas Robot!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Unbounded Robotics Announces $35,000 Multi-Function Robot

Featuring 3D Vision, a movable arm with gripper, and emergency stop to prevent a robot apocalypse, this new robot will be marketed to industrial manufacturers and also to senior citizens as an in-home helper.  I can't wait for the day for my mom to call me to come over to help fix her robot! 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Atlas Robot Will Run You Over!

Published on Oct 3, 2013
Atlas is an anthropomorphic robot designed to operate on rough terrain. The video shows Atlas balancing as it walks on rocky terrain and when pushed from the side. The balance and control system places the feet and swings the arms and upper body to stay upright. The controller uses inertial, kinematic and load data from Atlas's sensors. Atlas is being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA's M3 program. For more information visit

Modular Robot Cubes Can Change Their Own Geography!

Published on Oct 3, 2013
Known as M-Blocks, the robots are cubes with no external moving parts. Nonetheless, they're able to climb over and around one another, leap through the air, roll across the ground, and even move while suspended upside down from metallic surfaces.

Inside each M-Block is a flywheel that can reach speeds of 20,000 revolutions per minute; when the flywheel is braked, it imparts its angular momentum to the cube. On each edge of an M-Block, and on every face, are cleverly arranged permanent magnets that allow any two cubes to attach to each other.

Read more:

Saturday, October 5, 2013

WildCat is a four-legged robot that runs fast on all types of terrain

Published on Oct 3, 2013
WildCat is a four-legged robot being developed to run fast on all types of terrain. So far WildCat has run at about 16 mph on flat terrain using bounding and galloping gaits. The video shows WildCat's best performance so far. WildCat is being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA's M3 program. For more information about WIldCat visit our website at

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Jellyfish Shredding by JEROS (Jellyfish Elimination Robotic Swarm)

Published on Aug 22, 2013
The Jellyfish is shredded by fast rotating screws installed underneath JEROS (Jellyfish Elimination RObotic Swarm). The experiment was performed in Masan Bay, South Korea on Aug. 2012.