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Entries in Robot (15)

Wednesday
Aug272014

Beware! The Robot (Bird) Apocalypse is Coming

Apparently, birds like to hang out at airports. Maybe it’s the fact that there are lots of other big, metal birds flying around. Or maybe they just really like Cinnabon crumbs (we can’t blame them). Either way, they’re swarming around airports and nobody wants them there. And since flying scarecrows would scare off the passengers too, airports need another solution. Enter Nico Nijenhuis and his robot birds.

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Monday
Apr282014

ROBOTS STEALING OUR JOBS: SOCCER PLAYER EDITION 

We’re still not convinced Honda’s ASIMO is a brilliant, high-tech robot and not just a child in an astronaut costume. Japan could be playing a practical joke on the world by making us believe they created a robot that can walk up stairs, make its own decisions, and play soccer with President Obama. If –we’re not saying they did – they managed to make such a robot, soccer players might want to start looking for another job.

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Wednesday
Mar262014

WEDNESDAY WONDER: ROBOT FISH 

This week’s Wednesday Wonder sounds like a bad Syfy movie. Robot Fish: Terror of the Sea! “You can swim, but you can’t hide!” “Part fish! Part robot! All killer!” “Go for a dip, end up getting bit.” Reviews give it “two fins up.” We’re glad we got that out of our system because as it turns out, this robot fish is probably the nicest, softest robot you’ll ever meet. “Part fish! Part robot! All heart!” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

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Friday
Mar212014

FRIDAY VIDEO: LEGO ROBOT SMASHES RUBIK’S CUBE SPEED RECORD

We’ve spent a lot of time and energy worrying about the inevitable rise of the machines. We know one day robots will take control and we will become Matrix-like sources of energy for them. But until that happens, we can still enjoy watching robots do impressive, non-threatening-to-mankind things like solve a Rubik’s Cube in just 3.53 seconds.

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Monday
Feb242014

NERF WARS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Here at Priceplunge we sometimes find ourselves in the middle of a Nerf War. We don’t hate each other, really, it’s just a great way to have fun, relieve some stress (blog writing is HARD WORK), and completely dominate our coworkers by shooting darts out of a bright orange kid’s toy.  We’re not Annie Oakley or anything, so we’re always looking for any way to up our chances of coming out the victor. And we found just the dart-shooting hexapod to help us.

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