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Most are familiar with Ouija, a spirit board marked with the letters of the Latin alphabet, the numbers 0–9, the words “yes”, “no”, as well as “hello” and “goodbye” occasionally. Well, maker Ronald McCollam decided to create a Ouija robot, perfect for Halloween.
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Let’s face it, deserts are typically hot, dry and hard to cultivate. Meet the A’seedbot. This mini autonomous robot comes equipped with solar panels and designed to scour terrain at night, identifying fertile areas and plant seeds based on the data retrieved from its sensors.
Hanyang Robotics knows that clearing snow can be quite the task, especially in arduous weather, and that’s why they built the Snowbot S1. this fully autonomous snowblower is capable of clearing a path in up to 12-inches of snow.
Called Hadrian X, this massive brick-laying system consists of a 98-foot robotic arm mounted on a truck that is guided by motion sensors. How does it know where to lay the bricks? It comes loaded with a digital blueprint, and can auto-correct its position 1,000 times a second.
Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has just unveiled a robot that can not only solve complex tasks in home environments, but they can also take selfies. That’s right, TRI robot scientists were able to train them to understand and operate in complicated situations, including recognizing and responding to transparent as well as reflective surfaces in a variety of situations.