In Greece it is common joke to ask if anything hi-tech (whether that be a phone, gadget, car etc.) can make coffee.
Well this robot is the answer to many years of joking because, yes, it can make coffee! Dimitris Xristodoulidis is the maker of this robotic arm that is able to make traditional Greek coffee without any help, meaning it will pur water in the pot, add sugar and coffee, open the electric cooktop and after the mixture boils it will serve it for you to enjoy it.
Complete info of the project and photos can be found here but the knowledge of Greek language is required.:)
Lars Kristian Roland is building a Biped Robot from scratch instead of using a kit, utilizing some sheets of metal for easy manufacturing at home, 12 standard servos and an Arduino based development environment, the bot stands on its feet and is able to walk a bit.
Of course the job is far from finished but the robot is capable of basic moves such as crouch and stretch, lift a leg etc.
From the first impressions this looks promising and the best part is that Lars is planning upon completion of the software to make it open source!
More info on the project can be found here.
Mehul Asher constructed a Lego robot that can act as a text printer. The bot is built using a Lego Mindstorms Kit (8527) and the software powering it up is made using the Lego toolkit for LabVIEW.
The WRITER as the maker calls it, can write characters and numbers in a pre-defined method all characters and numbers are in block letters format. The user has just to enter the desired text and the WRITER will start to "print" it on the paper.
More info, details and more robots can be found here.
shynet after presenting us the nBot for first time now comes back with a small battle between two bots. The red and the blue team fight till "death" and at the end of the video you'll learn who wins.
A school project getting better and better.
R J McNamara is planning to build a soccer playing robot with Lego for chasis and brains and some RotacasterOmni-wheels when they become available in the Lego Technics format.
Event though the wheels attached now doesn't help in movement the bot seems to have no serious problem navigating around freely.
This bot has all the credentials to become a master scorer and we'll keep an eye in the progress and so can you here.
David Gilday designed the ARM Powered MultiCuber 777, a LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robot that solves V-CUBE 7 utilizing an Android Application on a DROID by MOTOROLA smartphone.
Maybe not as fast as ARM's last speedcuber but more impressive and massive.
MarXbot is made by the Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques (LSRO) group in EPFL and is a modular all-terrain experimentation robot with a handfull of features.
It is build with modularity in mind, in order to adapt to several research projects and being capable of commu...
Boris Smus made a fully autonomous twitter-controlled robot with NXT brick and an Android phone. Instead of the usual way of the phone communicating with a computer over WiFi, and the computer (paired to the NXT through bluetooth) submits the command to the brick, Boris made the phone part of the robot eliminat...
vgolden5 made a robot with two objectives in mind: Voice Controlled and looking for exit.
The second objective is common but the first is more interesting since there are not much voice controlled robots out there.
Even though the understandable commands are only four they are enough to have fun with your robot.
Both programs are available for download and you can even visit vgolden5's site if you are familiar with Chilian language,