September 14, 2010

Machinarium to Come to Wii

Originally released by the Czech-based Amanita in October 2009, Machinarium will be making its way to the WiiWare download service. XGen Studios, the company behind Defend Your Castle, is assisting on the game that not only requires plenty of mouse clicking, but logic as well. The goal is for protagonist Josef to save his robogirfriend and the city of Machinarium.

Via Neoseeker

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September 8, 2010

Robotrilla Smokes

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We are not sure why David Weeks decided to design an ashtray that doubles as an artsy coffee table piece, but that's exactly what Robotrilla is. The 6 x 4.5 x 3" silver resin ashtray will stream smoke out of its eyes and nose, or can be used to hold candy, nuts, or teeny, tiny evil bots.

Via Robotrilla

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August 25, 2010

Throw a Robot Cupcake Party

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Next time your kids (or significant other) begs you for a party, make it a Robot Cupcake gala. Twenty four liners and cupcake toppers are included in the package. Don't forget the robot and rocket ship Party Centerpiece.

Via Robot Party Supplies

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August 24, 2010

Build a Sculpture For Remember Reach

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Microsoft has launched Remember Reach for Halo fans. The site allows them to control a giant robot by remote and build a sculpture. A Kuka KR 140, an oversized robotic arm, places points of light. The site is part of the publicity for awareness of the soon-to-be Xbox 360 shooter release of Halo Reach. Help build the monument via Facebook and watch real time as it is being built.

Via Remember Reach

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August 18, 2010

Desktop Robot Assistants

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It's a Calculator, message poster and pencil holder, but mostly it is a helpful robot that can hang out on your desk. Available in green, blue or white, this companion will make a fine companion for your Holmes Robot Desk Lamp with adjustable head, body arms and legs and clip-on hands for holding what the Calculator cannot.

Via Robot Calculator

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August 13, 2010

Must Have: Eve USB Hub Interacts

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Two years after the release of the movie "Wall-E",
Disney continues to allow licensed products to keep it alive. We found this Eve USB 2.0 Hub with 4 ports that is both Mac and PC compatible. At a size of 2 1/4 x 2 1/8 x 3 1/4," she has adjustable arms, rubberized wheels and her eyes light up when connected.

Via Eve USB Hub


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SFpark Automatically Adjusts Charges

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It isn't exactly a robot, but any gadget that thinks for itself is good enough for us. San Francisco will be installing smart parking meters that will adjust their prices depending on demand. The prices for SFpark, varying from 25 cents to $6.00, will change once a month and the experiment will take place over a two year period.

Via SFpark

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August 6, 2010

Tweet With Charatter

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Charatter could be your new best friend. The blue bear will handle your tweets for you and even moves his mouth. He even has his own Twitter account. Powered by 2 AAA batteries, he will be available in October for ¥2,200 (~$25.00.)

Via Watch (translated)

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July 28, 2010

Robot Cookie Jar

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This Robot Cookie Jar was made by Vandor and is based on some of Japan's 50's and 60's designs. The ceramic collectible stands about 8" tall and is supposedly no longer being made. We don't know if that's true, but we think this would be a dandy addition to any kitchen.

Via Robot Cookie Jar

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July 21, 2010

CoCoNatch Mutters on Twitter

Japan is certainly embracing Twitter, where they refer to tweeting as "muttering." The University of Tokyo and Waseda University are developing CoCoNatch, a bot that connects to a computer by USB and responds to incoming messages. In addition, about 20 words can also be recorded by the user. The plan is to sell them en masse this fall for ¥4,000 (~$40.00) or a prototype can be had now for ¥6,000 (~$70.00.)

Via CoCoNatch

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