Oct 252013
 
Robotboys And Poppin John Perform Inhuman Robo-Dance

Danish dance crew Robot Boys take ‘pop and locking’ robot dancing to the nth degree. They even won Denmark’s Got Talent back in 2008, with their winning performance garnering over 14 million views!

Now, they have finally returned to the web from too long of a hiatus with an impressive robo-dance with equally talented dancer Poppin John, and are trending with a viral boost from Reddit

 


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Oct 232013
 
Mini Homemade Robot Performs Triple Backflip-Landing

Back in July, Japanese YouTuber Hinamitetu posted video of his impressive miniature gymnastic robot which performed a Quadruple Backflip. That video went viral with over 900,000 views to date. 

Now, he has returned with his latest ‘bot to perform a Triple Backflip-Landing, and has already amassed over 550,000 hits this week!

 


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Oct 052013
 
Small Robot Cubes That Self-Assemble

MIT News Office reports on their latest project to come to fruition. 

Scientists and engineers at the world famous school have built small, modular cube robots, called M-Blocks, that have the amazing ability to self assemble

They have no external parts and look like any mundane three dimensional cube, but are able to move, jump, and work together. 

The new video featuring the tiny, cute ‘bots has already amassed over 450,000 views, and is further featured on MIT, CNet, TechCrunch, and LATimes

 


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Oct 042013
 
DARPA WildCat Robot Runs Fast Like A Cheetah

Boston Dynamics and DARPA collaborate to create state-of-the-art robots that may have utility in the military, such as for search and rescue missions. 

They are famous online for their impressive Big Dog and humanoid ‘bots. 

Now, they have just introduced their latest ‘animal’ in the robotic pack: the WildCat

Read more on ExtremeTechGeekologie, Salon, and Geek

 


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Sep 282013
 
Rice Engineering Students Build Robotic Arm For Disabled Teen

Dee Faught was born with the genetic disease Osteogenesis imperfecta, causing his bones to be extremely brittle. His bones are so weak, he can’t even lift lightweight objects. 

A very special engineering team of students at Rice University went above and beyond the call of duty to bring Dee and his parents hope by building a special robotic arm to give Dee more independence and spirit. 

The web loves this uplifting story, and as a result it has gone viral, amassing over 415,000 views in less than a week. The video is further featured on HuffPost, Neatorama, and KHOU

 


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