Frida: The Production Line Robot

FastCompany: Swiss manufacturer ABB has revealed a prototype robot called Frida that’s designed to be dexterous enough to replace a human being on a production line. It’s a good thing that’ll alleviate employee shortages, not subjugate the human race. Frida stands for Friendly Robot for Industrial Dual-arm Assembly, and the whole concept is pretty interesting. […]

Frida: The Production Line Robot Read More »

Robotic Lawnmower Biz

< p style=”text-align: center;”> has recently launched an opportunity for individuals interested in making an extra income by becoming a dealer of their robotic lawnmowers. According to Mark Timms at DaizyMower, they have  streamlined their business model to allow anyone interested in selling their mowers to make $200 profit per sale starting October 15th.

Robotic Lawnmower Biz Read More »

Man’s New Best Friend

< p style=”text-align: center;”> According to a story in The Boston Globe, it’s when Chad Barraford opens his front door and swipes a radio frequency identification tag through a scanner linked to his home computer that extraordinary things happen. Welcome home, Chad,’’ says a voice coming from a wall speaker. “You’ve been away for 1

Man’s New Best Friend Read More »

The Robotic Cow Milker

A BusinessWeek reporter visited the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin last week and came back with the interesting story of this completely automatic robotic milking machine. One of the most impressive things I’ve seen at the expo has been Lely’s Astronaut A4, the Dutch company’s latest-generation robotic milking machine. I am not being sarcastic

The Robotic Cow Milker Read More »

Pumped Over Tire-Inflating Robot

The Dallas Morning News: For decades, inventor George Carter watched as Americans wobbled down highways on low tires. Carter, who developed the Photon laser-tag game in 1984, says he realized 20 years ago that the problem of underinflated tires would only worsen with the disappearance of full-service gas stations – and he, of course, began

Pumped Over Tire-Inflating Robot Read More »

Cool Invention: Robot Lifeguard

Automating life-saving. That’s the plan for one Arizona entrepreneur, Tony Mulligan, who designed a remote-controlled buoy named Emily to help rescue swimmers in distress. Emily — an acronym for Emergency Lifesaving Lanyard — can race through rippling waters at 24 miles per hour and rescue swimmers twelve times as fast as human lifeguards, according to

Cool Invention: Robot Lifeguard Read More »

Robot Chicken Butcher

Popular Science: The fastest human butchers can fully debone about 150 chickens per hour. That’s a lot of chickens! But the new Mayekawa Automatic Chicken Deboner easily bests it, masterfully breaking down a whopping 1,500 chickens in the same amount of time—which, if our math is correct, is ten times faster than a flesh-and-blood butcher.

Robot Chicken Butcher Read More »