Watch 22 of the Dumbest Robots You've Ever Seen Try to Fight 

Building a robot is... pretty tough. Even one of the most advanced robots around, Atlas, is still just "a baby trying to learn," prone to accidents and mistakes despite its brilliant and qualified creators. So what happens when you ask a bunch of unpracticed randos to build robots that can fight? You get a series of… » 12/01/14 10:49am 12/01/14 10:49am

Pleo Gets Thrashed at the Hands of a Battlebot

At Maker Faire 2008, a group of carnage-loving individuals pitted the 2007 Holiday Toy Darling Pleo against the heavy duty battle bot, Vicious Verdict, in a no holds barred competition. Needless to say, the sniff-n-grunt capability of the Pleo was no match for the blade-equipped bot, which turned Pleo into fillet… » 5/09/08 10:00pm 5/09/08 10:00pm

RoboCup 2007 Concludes, Germans Dominate Robot Soccer Matches

We showed you some preliminary action last week from the Georgia Tech-sponsored RoboCup 2007 competition, but spectators of the game between the Darmstadt Dribblers and NimbRo (from the University of Freiburg, Germany) tell us this quarterfinal game was the best match of RoboCup 2007. In this battle, NimbRo took… » 7/09/07 8:45am 7/09/07 8:45am

Korea Ups the Ante in Future Robot Wars With Japan

Things are shaping up for an eventual Korea vs. Japan robot wars in the next 20 to 30 years, and Korea is getting ready with a robot that keeps your home safe. Unlike previous robots, this one from KornTech (snicker, snicker) is named Rogun and has high-end face tracking software, which means it can both recognize and… » 5/21/07 3:20pm 5/21/07 3:20pm