Members of the Toyota Engineering Society (TES) have a secret weapon up their sleeve, and its name is PIXI. This soccer robot can kick balls at speeds of up to 85 km/h and it’s actually the world’s first hydrogen-powered autonomous soccer robot, designed to shoot penalty shots.
Carving a marble sculpture by hand could take months, if not years, that is unless…you’re using the ROBOTOR 1L. This 13-foot-tall robot takes just four days to carve intricate marble sculptures of the same quality that you’d see in museums. However, all of the marble surface has to be coated in a synthetic diamond powder to make it easier for 1L to cut through the stone.
Designer David Bowen reveals ‘Plant Machete’, a bizarre installation that uses a real living organism to control a robotic arm. However, it’s not what you think, as this cannot be used for battle since the robotic arm moves purely based on electrical noises made by the plant, which means precision is not a priority.
Hyundai has just unveiled their Mobile Eccentric Droid (MobED) ahead of CES 2022 in Las Vegas next month. This is essentially an all-new and pioneering small mobility platform using cutting-edge robotics technologies that could one day be used for film shoots.
Gamer and engineer Graham Watson has been fascinated with loot boxes, and what better way than to build a robot modeled after the one found in Apex Legends? That’s exactly what he did, and Loot Tick was the result. This 2.5-foot-tall loot box not only walks, but even has LED lights to mimic the opening animation.