Kinect-Powered Security Cams Can Tell If You're Fighting

The skeletal recognition tech behind Kinect is useful for way more than just gaming. It's good for sign language, cheating at pool, and (duh) porn. But it could help stop violence, too. Thanks to Kinect, security cams could automatically know if they're witnessing a beat-down. » 11/11/13 1:40pm 11/11/13 1:40pm

These Pint-Sized Robo Pugilists Are Surprisingly Entertaining

It's no Real Steel, but damned if these tiny robots duking it out in the SupaRobotAttack fighting league aren't incredibly entertaining to watch. Not only are they surprisingly nimble, articulated, and agile, they're also all dressed up in kung-fu-movie-esque costumes which most certainly adds to their appeal. » 8/09/13 1:40pm 8/09/13 1:40pm

Punching Bag Changes Color Just Like a Video Game Boss

Remember playing something like TMNT arcade, and Bebop and Rocksteady would grow increasingly red, tempting you to throw in quarter after quarter because every moment seemed like the » 9/30/08 6:40pm 9/30/08 6:40pm moment they would be defeated? This punching bag works under the same philosophy, though it turns from red to a sickly yellow, as if…

Two-Legged Robot Wars: Kung Fu Fighting and Floating Head Smackdowns


Who has the strongest two-legged robot in the world? The Robo-One ground championships currently being held in Japan aims to find out. Twenty-five competitors are duking it out in "a spectacle strikes a close resemblance to a real boxing or mixed martial arts match as robots trade jabs, dodge punches and eventually… » 12/03/07 8:00pm 12/03/07 8:00pm