July 3, 2009

DIY Robot Voice Modulator

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How curious that as roboticists strive to make their creations' voices more human, "randofo" has made a device to make humans sound more like robots. Using an IKEA clock body, flourescent desk lamp, condenser mic, voice modulator and some other parts, this looks like a project for someone who has more than average ability. When the DIY kit is complete, it can not only make you sound robotic, you can plug in other instruments, mics or audio players and play around with its vibrato and pitch shifting.

Via Instructables

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July 1, 2009

Manga Robot Serves Coffee

Combine a Manga type robot and a Kondo KHR-2HV robot kit and maybe you too can get a bot to make and serve your coffee. Created by "Clockwork," it uses 20 digital KRS-788HV servos, one GWS-PICO-STD servo motor and is controlled by a PCB in its head.

via Dvice

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June 12, 2009

Must Have: Phoenix Hexapod - Outplay All Others

If you are thinking of entering the Robogames this weekend in San Francisco, Trossen claims that their Phoenix Hexapod is one of their best sellers and a fine contender. Looking at the video, we would agree. Too late for this year? That will give you a 365 days edge on the other guys as you practice with your Phoenix.

Via Trossen


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June 11, 2009

DARPA Self Creating Robots

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DARPA has yet another project, this one downright spooky. Just as in nature, SELF (the Self-Explanation Learning Framework) is so far only a proposal but it entails having robots that can take part in their own construction, and perhaps repair themselves when needed.

Via The Register

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May 28, 2009

Jackoon - Robotic Painter

We know that sometimes bored zookeepers will allow the animal inmates to paint, so we guess that Oscar G. Torres was thinking along the same lines when he created Jackoon. Named after artists Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, the bot paints in a similar style as its namesakes. A camera located on the ceiling directs it based on an image and colors. Jackoon made his debut at the Spring ITP show.

Via DVICE

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Tree of Knowledge DIY Robot Kit

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Summer will soon be here. Keep the little nippers (and/or Mom/Dad) busy with the Tree of Knowledge Robotics Science Kit. The kit has pre-assembled circuits that you simply affix to the base and add a body. One bot detects with IR rays, one is operated by any TV remote and the third is light sensitive.

Via DIY Robot Kits


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May 26, 2009

Robochan Powered by iPod touch

Take a look at this KHR-2HV that is powered by an iPod touch. "ogutti" has programmed Robochan's arms, legs and its head through its brain, sensors and interface. Connected through serial ports, Robochan can also memorize its movements to repeat them and can speak Japanese. We bet if he could, he would ask his maker to quit poking him for a bit.

Via Gizmodo

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May 21, 2009

Multi-Useful Programmable Hawk

The Canadian R&D firm Dr. Robot has developed Hawk with camera eyes and 2 arms that are each 2 ft. long with six joints and grippers. Controlled by remote, it can be trained as a security bot, bartender, musician or anything else you can devise. As evidenced by the other videos and the hype on their site, Hawk can be used "to serve and protect, for development and entertainment."

Via Dr. Robot

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May 6, 2009

Rovio Puts Out the Flames

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A member of WowWee's Robo Community hacked his Rovio's software and turned it into an automatic fire extinguisher. The bot can identify a blaze and extinguish it with a custom fire suppressant spray. "Colt 45" is hoping that he can get some funding to turn the prototype into one for commercial use or perhaps even equipping it with a gun to turn it into an anti-terrorist bot.

Via Robo Community

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April 30, 2009

OLLO Bug Kit

Trossen has a new kit for amateur builders. The OLLO Bug Kit comes with detailed instructions and everything you need to build 4 different versions of the plate and rivet system. When complete, it can trace lines, detect objects in its path or be controlled with wireless remote. The bug kit is available for $99.99.

Via Trossen

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