November 11, 2010

Run With ASIMO App Robotic Competition

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Need some inspiration to get you to exercise? A free iPhone app, celebrating the tenth anniversary of Honda's mascot, counts your steps and for every hundred you take, Run With ASIMO rewards you with a movie of his development. You can also compete with others on the 5.8km Suzuka circuit. A similar one for Android smartphones should be released later this month.

Via Honda

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November 10, 2010

Argue Global Warming With @AI_AGW

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Software developer Nigel Leck tired of arguing with those who disbelieve the signs of global warning and that humans are responsible for creating it. He developed the Twitter chatbot @AI_AGW that searches for set phrases and spits links back to the tweeter. Oddly enough, Leck claims that many times humans do not know that they are communicating with a chatbot. His plans for the future include expanding it so that it can get new arguments from humans who do what AI_AGW does. The robot has about 2,000 followers.

(Thanks to Steve Talkowski for the use of his TweetBot. While it is only an idea for now, we hope he makes this a reality.)

Via Technology Reviews

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November 3, 2010

Plan a 3D Robot Party!

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Turn your next party into a 3D Robot Fest. Meri Meri's Party Invitation and Party Set comes with 8 invitations, thank you notes and pairs of glasses.

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And if that isn't dizzying enough, a Space Cadets Partyware Set contains 12 paper plates, 16 napkins, a garland strand and 12 more pairs of 3D glasses.

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Complete your party with Fred & Friends' Yumbots Robot Cupcake Molds. Made of silicone, the 4-pack come in different colors with swiveling heads.

Via Robot Party Supplies

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October 29, 2010

Must Have: Zombie Dog

If money were no object, how cool would this Zombie Dog be as part of your Halloween d├ęcor? With a silicone head, he snarls, growls and lunges at those who cross his path. This guy will set you back about $5,300 but when you check out the video, the scare factor has to be worth it. Have a great All Hallows Eve.

Via The Horror Dome

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October 22, 2010

Must Have: Eye-Flashing Robot USB Hub

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Check out this 2 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/4" Robot USB Hub whose eyes light up when connected to your PC. Four 2.0 ports are located in each wheel and he has adjustable eyes and rubberized wheels.

Via Robot USB Hub

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October 5, 2010

Fits.me Internet Clothing Dressing Room

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The Estonian company Fits.me plans to take trying on clothing to a whole 'nother level. CEO Heikki Haldre believes the fitting room is the most important part of shopping for clothing. Their Terminator mannequins, available in 5 sizes, tries on clothing with the results seen instantly online. Unfortunately, only men's clothing can be demoed as they haven't quite mastered the, um, bodice of the female body.

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Via Fits.me

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October 1, 2010

Must Have: Droid 2 R2-D2

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Fans at the Star Wars Celebration V event in Orlando got a sneak peak at Verizon Wireless' Star Wars inspired Droid 2 R2-D2. The limited edition smartphone features a 1GHz processor, Android 2.2 and 3.7" display. With a custom media dock, the Motorola phone is priced at $250 after $100 mail-in rebate and with 2 year contract. To download apps and wallpaper, sign up for updates and find out how to get your own, hit the link below.

Via Droid Does

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Volkswagen Ad Speaks to Newspaper Recipients

How spooky would it be to pick up your local newspaper and have it talk back to you? That's exactly what happened a couple of weeks ago to those who grabbed the Times of India. Chips were embedded in the last page in a Volkswagen ad so that when opened, it began to tout the virtues of the car. Pretty kewl, but we hope they don't try this at any local airport.

Via Digital Inspiration

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September 29, 2010

R2-D2 Strand O' Lights

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Now you can share your never-ending love of all things Star Wars even at night with an entire strand of R2-D2 Lights. The string consists of 10 lights (for indoor use only,) with each 2.5" tall, a 12" span between them and a 30" lead wire.

Via R2-D2 Lights

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September 15, 2010

Robotic Art Canvas Houses Clock

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This Ready Robots Clock comes from Megan and Mendy Winborg and can be considered art as well as a functional timepiece. Each one is handmade and stretched over canvas and has a AA battery operated (not included) clock in its center. A portion of the price is donated to childrens' foundations.

Via Ready Robots Clock

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