The number one destination for barbot enthusiasts is Roboexotica, a festival held every year in Vienna.Continue Reading
Dustin Wallace, whose bottle-opener ring for bartenders I blogged recently, has released the third figure in his series of fold-up water-jet-cut sci-fi “Robotagami” models. You can fold it yourself, or he’ll fold it for you. [Thanks, Dustin!]Continue Reading
I really wanted to call this post “scorpiod robotagami,” but after lambasting Wired the other day for failing to count legs, I have to watch my step pretty carefully. Handy tip for bloggers: DO NOT ANNOY WIRED.
Anyway, Dustin Wallace describes his you-fold-it metal Chimera sculpture as part human being, part armadillo, and part pill bug. But the one I just ordered is gonna be a scorpion, darn it, no matter what Dustin or Wired say.Continue Reading
Is it me or are Evan Ackerman’s headlines getting funnier every day? This is the BeetleCam, by Will and Matt Burrard-Lucas. [via BotJunkie]Continue Reading
Lubbock, Texas artist Dustin Wallace, whose larger one-off/limited edition transforming robot sculptures I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, also makes these wicked little “robotagami” dudes that are CNC-cut from sheet metal (stainless steel or copper), ship flat, and get slotted together and folded up to make a dimensional figure by the buyer.Continue Reading
These are the work of Lubbock, Texas artist Dustin Wallace. Above is Homage 1.0, shown in both humanoid and jet transforms, and below, Homage 2.0, featuring extra-wicked elbow knives.Continue Reading
Odex 1, from Odetics, Inc. ; is a six-legged walking robot that weighed only 300 pounds. Its onboard computer could be operated remotely and the robot moved under its own power. It is capable of reconfiguring its shape to be tall and slender or short and squat, and able to walk in either configuration or anywhere between the two. Each leg is able to lift 400 lbs, the “legs” are versatile enough to be used as manipulators as well. Odex is capable of lifting over 2,100 lbs vertically, or carrying over 900 lbs. at normal walking speed. To display Odex 1 agility, engineers commanded the robot to walk to a truck, get on the truck, and then get off and actually move the truck.Continue Reading