PLEN2 Robot is World’s First Printable Open-source Humanoid

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The world’s first 3D printable robot is here, and armies of the crafty open source PLEN2 will no doubt push humanity into a bright (and possibly creepy) future, walking hand in hand with humanoids.

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By providing the software and specs, anyone with a 3D printer can fully customize their own PLEN2 bots.

You do not even have to buy the assembled PLEN2 or the assembly kit full of its parts (or have Top Secret level clearance).

What do you need to play the role of the Creator sans all knowledge of robotics?

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition Adds a Robot

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Take the highly successful Borderlands series last two game installments, recreate them in high definition, and throw in a limited Claptrap, and you have one hell of a robot connoisseur’s holy grail in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition.

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Am I dreaming?

Wait, what’s that they’re saying over at Gearbox?

Introducing the CL4P-TP steward robot, from your friends at Hyperion! 

Claptrap is officially real and is rolling into walls courtesy of your own remote control ClaptrApp App.

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Look Up The Autonomous, Swarming, Nano Drone ZANO is Here!

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The Zano drone is built ready to film in HD from an aerial assault from an affordable price point of less than two hundred quid (169.95 in the U.K.).

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Let the autonomous swarming drone spy games begin!

We have all been there: one of you is the black spy, the other the white spy, and your game of ‘hide and go seek out and destroy the heinous enemy spy with your Nerf gun’ has stymied, because you cannot find your target.

They are too quick, too sneaky, and their ability to climb trees gives them a distinct advantage (you do not climb trees for fear of getting stuck like a cat . . . again).

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Mousr: An Intelligent Robot For Your Cat To Hunt

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Kickstarter has launched another must have product in the semi-autonomous Mousr robot that mimics a mouse’s reaction to invoke the hunt in your cats.

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Meeeeow, that is heaven (for a kitty)!

Wow, it looks like engineers have been watching Speedy Gonzalez and improving upon the windup mouse diversion.

Mousr is the first robotic cat toy that can see and react to a cat’s movements just like real prey . . . think Pinky with a brain.

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Meet Edison the Programmable LEGO Compatible Robot

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As a kid and as a grown up kid, Edison the ridiculously affordable robot, with its free open source software and its compatibility to build with all-things LEGO is a dream come true.

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Microbric has truly become a champion of the people!

The Kickstarter has 14 days to go and already been funded with $45,128 over it’s $20K goal.

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Geek Weekly: Run In With R2-D2 Infrared-Projecting Keyboard

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Don’t get me wrong, having any R2-D2 that projects an image is freakin’ cool, and one that puts out an infrared keyboard for Star Wars buffs to type with is even better.

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But come on, Runatown, $330? REALLY? Screw that. This R2 is too damn expensive for far too little.

Try not to misunderstand fellow Jedi Alliance members, I LOVE this badass little droid.

I want one in the worst way to role out on desks across the world.

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Pocket Printer: Putting the Power of Printing in the Palm of Your Hand

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What’s that? You’re stuck in the middle of no where and need to print off an important document? Never fear, Zuta Labs’ Pocket Printer is here!

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The Israeli team of engineering students at the Jerusalem College of Technology have recently secured financial backing through Kickstarter for the release of the novel printing device to the paying public in 2015.

That’s right, sometime in the near future your briefcase may be the home to a pocket sized inkjet printer. So how does it perform?

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Would Robot Strippers Arouse You?

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There is absolutely no shame in admitting that you enjoy a good striptease from a robot, really. I mean who is to judge you for being turned-on by a pair of busty robotic pole dancers working the music to neon lights?

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At the recent CeBIT expo in Hanover, German company Tobit Software demonstrated what would be the becomings of technology should engineers ever lose their minds by giving life to two pole dancing robots, named Lexy and Tess. To highlight the ongoing demand and fascination with tech devices and robots that go beyond their more accepted responsibilities, the software developer provided all those who walked by the company booth with a free show.

Believe it or not, the <sarcasm>highly erotic performance</sarcasm> is no different than what you’d expect from strip club, minus the natural, supple bodily curvatures of the female body of course. Grinding on the poles with some serious hip action, the ladybots moved with the rhythm of the beat, which was mixed together by a fellow robot DJ with a megaphone for a head.

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Smartphone Powered Lego Robot Solves Rubik’s Cube in Record Setting 3.253 Seconds [VIDEO]

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When it comes to geeky childhood nostalgia, Legos and a Rubik’s cube will always put a smile on your face. If you’re of the age that an iPad is your childhood nostalgia, this smartphone powered, Rubik’s cube solving, Lego robot will blow you away.

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Today, at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, Cubestormer 3 became the fastest thing to ever solve a Rubik’s cube, in a mind boggling 3.253 seconds. That is faster than any human or robot in the history of ever.

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What if a Tiny Robotic Doctor Could Live Inside of Your Heart?

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We all know how difficult it is to see inside our own vital organs, but thanks to science that could be about to change.

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Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed and tested a tiny device that is able to swim about inside you and provide real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood vessels.

Not only will it give surgeons of the future a better idea of what they’re doing when they’re fishing around inside your insides, it could even potentially clear patients’ clogged arteries without any major surgery whatsoever.

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