It’s a totally unfair fight since this Yaskawa Bushido industrial robot arm basically stole all of master swordsman Isao Machii’s moves and is not human, so it can be programmed and won’t get tired, but it’s really fun to see man vs machine swinging swords to see who can slice things best with diagonal cuts, rising…
The only thing cooler than using a huge robot arm to sculpt? Using a huge robot arm to sculpt with liquid hot metal. Joris Laarman Studio's prototype software instructs a robotic arm to recreate 3D models in midair, using molten metals of all kinds. It looks as cool as it sounds.
Robots killing humans is an old science fiction concept, but it's always associated with the future — something that awaits humanity sometime in the next few centuries. But it's something that has already happened, specifically in a factory in 1979.
Powerful robots must know their limits to avoid injuring humans—and the only way to learn is from experience.
Microsoft is launching an interactive website to get gamers even more excited about Halo: Reach. Users will help build a Halo light sculpture by controlling a Kuka Robot Arm (that's the thing lurking in the shadows) to plot light points.
Driving simulators can give you pedals to mash and wheels to steer, but there's something essential about that gut feeling of actually moving. This Ferrari simulator replicates it with a gigantic robotic arm. Watch it realistically jostle one test driver:
The ABB IRB 340 FlexPicker's legs instantly put me in mind of a kind of merciless Matrixesque robot, snatching up human bodies and doing terrible things to them. But apparently, it's the world's fastest industrial robot, and is used to pick and sort items on a production line— innocent things like sausages and…