I’m really not sure how that headline can be argued. It’s a phone charger and a giant robot model! Actually, for those of you who aren’t genuine nerds, the robot is actually a Gundam – a mechanized character from a long-running Japanese toy line and anime series. Obviously, this phone charger is a Japanese-only type
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A group of Japanese manufacturers are getting together to build a a bipedal, moon-faring robot. Now I’m not sure if the endeavor will produce a sassy Futurama-esque robot or a sad Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy version, but I’m really hoping of the former. I am sure, however, that the Japanese coop named Astro-Technology SOHLA
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MIT researchers are taking 3D video to the actual third dimension with their prototype system of flying swarms of robot displays. Yup, read that again — I’ll wait. I know!! What?! The video from MIT distills all the pertinent information, but doesn’t capture the scope that something like this could have. Hypothetically, the “Flyfire” technology
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There are so many robots out there that don’t get the recognition they really deserve (for better or worse). So I decided to find a few of the quirkier robots I’ve seen lately. So enjoy! Robot 1: Dancing Crochet EarthFind more videos like this on Fashioning Technology Finally, one of these! I’ve been looking everywhere.
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The latest baffling idea from the well-meaning yet severely misguided People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals organization is that we should replace the famous weather-forecasting Punxsutawney Phil with a robot groundhog.

Popular Mechanics has a really great list of prototype technology that will be making headlines in the future. From the next step in robot design to nano thread for my super jeans of the future, the list has a lot of neat things that even tech nerds might have heard about. Anthropomimetic robots: European researchers
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If the idea of metallic exoskeletons crushing human skulls under foot in the battle scarred wastes of post-apocalyptic Los Angeles no longer instills fear in your all-too-fleshy human bits, the roboticists at Israel’s Ben Gurion University would like to invite you to their new nightmare: Robots that climb walls. Now some of you may be
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The aptly titled blog Fun Gags has collected an album of peoples terrible homemade robot costumes. Lord knows what dark inspiration set upon their editors, but bless their hearts – these photos are some of the best/worst things I’ve seen on the internet in a while. Check out my cardboard friend to the left, who
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Headline: Japanese Robot Robs Japanese Lady! Nah, just kidding – this is Robovie-II, a robot that’s been deployed to an actual supermarket to help the elderly buy groceries. You email the store your shopping list before you arrive, and Robovie-II walks around with you, helping you complete the list and making adorable purchase suggestions, like
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