July 16, 2009

Two Robots for Two Personalities


Peruvian Luitpol Ruiz, a graphic designer and artist from the NOVICA group, has created this limited edition Robot Keychain. At a size of 0.2 x 2.8 x 4.5", he is handmade with aluminum and stainless steel, and has springs for arms and legs. Then again, if you lean more towards the evil side, this Sterling Silver Angry Robot from Pugster may be more your type.

Via Robot Jewelry

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July 8, 2009

Chinese Doppelganger Creepily Realistic


The Xian Chaoren Sculpture Research Institute in China can duplicate humans so realistically that you can have your own doppelganger. The sculptures are made of simulated silica gel and are apparently a hit at art exhibitions, museums, and those who can afford them. Take a look at their site...which is the human?


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July 2, 2009

Learn to Draw Robots


For those who cannot build, but have talent as an artist, Keith Thompson has created this unique book that will teach you the basics of drawing 50 Robot designs with over 200 illustrations. Once you have your "starter" model, you can add to it to make it your own. Learn to create clockwork bots, insectoids, shock-troopers, bipedal anti-tanks and more.

Via 50 Robot Designs

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June 29, 2009

Robots Adorn Onesies


Next time you are stuck going to a baby shower, show your robotic love with the organic cotton Robots Dancing Onesie from Foco Loco. Choose between five colors and 2 sizes. The same design also comes in a long sleeve version and t-shirt, both with the same options.

Via Foco Loco

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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.


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May 27, 2009

Tucher and Walther Limited Edition Toys


Who wouldn't want to have this 3 1/2 Tin Dragon wreaking havoc on your pets and neighbors? Each one is assembled, soldered and painted by hand. Powered by a nickel-plated brass boiler double-acting Wilesco steam engine, it is part of a limited edition of 100 from Tucher and Walther with a humongous price of $1,495.00.


If that is a bit past your budget, they also have a Wind-up Dancing Tin Robot. At a size of 2 x 4 x 6", this is also a limited edition of 1,000 for $139.00.

Via pucciManuli

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May 25, 2009

ACE Needs Humans for Direction

Similar to Kacie Kinzer's Twinbots, Martin Buss and a team from the Technical University of Munich created ACE, aka Autonomous City Explorer. They sent the bot, equipped with sensors, software and cameras, to the Marienplatz without directions, about 1.5km away from the school. ACE had to rely on humans to point him in the right direction. To make a long story short, it took almost five hours and 38 people, 21 of them who were merely curious, to get him to his destination. What we want to know is once ACE found his way, could he be programmed to show the Twinbot the way, or vice versa?

Via New Scientist

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May 20, 2009

Ann P. Smith Robotic Sculptures


Ann P. Smith takes broken machine and electronic parts and turns them into robotic art. Although based in Providence, RI, her sculptures have been seen all over the world and are now displayed at Eco Age in London , risd/works in Providence and Cog and Pearl in Brooklyn. If you are fortunate enough to be in one of those areas, drop by and give her work a look-see. Her site also offers pieces and postcards of her work for sale.

Via Ann P. Smith

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May 13, 2009

Roman Klonek - Robot Art and More


Check out the art of Polish artist Roman Klonek. Not only is his site a trip to visit, his gallery has some incredible and surrealistic posters and animation.

Via Roman Klonek

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April 30, 2009

Visit Lockwashers at the Saratoga Art Show


We were recently invited to the Saratoga, CA Rotary Art Show, being held this Sunday, May 3. Lockwashers will be showing up in booth 300, so stop by if you get the chance, as it will be their only personal appearance this year.

(Thanks, Paul)

Via Lockwasher Design

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