This is an amazing new video showing a new generation of the Atlas robot, which is capable of walking in snow without falling over as well as coping with being pushed around by humans.
Need to connect up to 8 ultrasonic sensors to an Arduino or other 5V microcontroller? Now you can with the Octasonic HC-SR04 breakout board. This board uses SPI communication so only uses one dedicated pin on the microcontroller. Here’s a video of an electronic piano project using 8 ultrasonic sensors. This would work great in robots for obstacle avoidance too!
If you have access to a 3D printer, you can build your very own “life size” BB-8 robot using this detailed guide from Ed’s Junk. 3D design files are available to download too. This is one of the best DIY robotics projects we’ve seen in a while. Nice work, Ed!
This is from a few years ago but is a great TEDx talk about the innovative robots being developed by a team at Virginia Tech, led by Dennis Hong.
Researchers from the Foundation for Research and Technology in Greece have made this amazing robotic octopus which can not only mimic a real octopus but can also walk and carry objects while swimming. Webbing has also been added between the tentacles to make it a more efficient swimmmer.
One of our goals here at Super Awesome Robots is to produce a low cost robotics kit based around the Arduino platform. We’ve looked at many of the currently available robot kits and feel that they are too expensive and out of reach of many hobbyists, especially students. We are currently working on some prototype designs and negotiating prices with suppliers to… Read more »
This 30 foot tall, fire breathing robot, definitely gets a “Super Awesome” rating from us! We’re looking forward to seeing this robot in person (well, you know what we mean) at the NoCo Mini Maker Faire in October.
The MIP Robot is a self balancing robot that can carry various objects thanks to a clip-on plastic tray. It can also respond to certain gestures. The MIP only comes in two colors – black or white. You can find MIP at stores such as Toys R Us and Amazon. As you can see, the MIP Robots are quite small, but capable of carrying a… Read more »
The current issue of MAKE Magazine includes instructions for creating this very cool remote control robot that can fire a Nerf gun. This looks like the ideal project to motivate children to get involved in robotics! More information is available on MAKE’s website, here.
This is a new robot being released by UK company Dyson. This is a competitor to the Roomba and its sole purpose is to autonomously vacuum your floors. It has some pretty cool technology, especially its unique 360 degree vision system, allowing it to see all of its surroundings at once. The motor that they use to create suction is… Read more »