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If the sight of Boston Dynamics' unstoppable Alpha Dog didn't convince you of the coming robot apocalypse, then perhaps a glimpse of its bipedal relative, PETMAN, will. Last time we saw the two-legged bot, It was walking well enough, but it lacked the humanoid visage needed to infiltrate and over...

October 31st 2011 at 2:33pm 0 Comments
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At this stage of its development, PETMAN is here to assist mankind. However, it's clearly fated to be weaponized as an AT-ST walker in support of Imperial ground forces. For the time being anyway, this biped humanoid is being built by Boston Dynamics to test military suits used to protect soldiers...

October 27th 2009 at 3:08am 0 Comments
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While some DIY bots understandably creep us out, there's just as many that bring a smile to our face, and this so-called BiPed robot V-3 from Alex V of Instructables definitely falls into the latter camp. Further adding to our appreciation is the fact that this one is built almost entirely from scr...

July 14th 2008 at 5:04pm 0 Comments
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We're still chuckling about Asimo's sad little tumble last year, but Anybots' breakthrough dynamically balancing biped robot, Dexter, is no laughing matter. While he's sans arms for now, the 135-pound, 5'10" robot is being celebrated for the sole fact that he isn't pre-programmed and can support his...

February 28th 2007 at 11:13am 0 Comments
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We won't beat around the bush: there's just no way that Takara Tomy's claim of "the world's smallest robot" for its new Omnibot2007 i-SOBOT humanoid is even remotely true, but as far as fairly well-articulated humanoid biped toy bots that are about to be available for sale, we could see the 6.6-inc...

January 23rd 2007 at 2:43pm 0 Comments
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There's a new humanoid bot in play named WABIAN-2R that's taking Japan by storm. Well, not really, but it is walking through Japan's malls at a blistering 1.24 miles per hour. The robot has plenty of familiar characteristics to its biped brethren: it stands 58-inches tall, weighs 149 pounds, and...

September 27th 2006 at 10:10am 0 Comments
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Nothing too incredibly fancy going on here, but this new humanoid HGR-3 bot from Hangood is decently limber compared to most of its peers. Along with walking around like any good biped should, the robot can do somersaults, shadow boxing, push-ups and kicks. We don't have much more info than that...

September 20th 2006 at 1:33pm 0 Comments
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We can't really say this is the most exciting bot with two "legs" we've spotted recently, but the new "NeeBo" bot from Robot Force is well-priced kit for robot hobbyists on a budget. Beyond a bit of manic biped waddling, the robot can rotate and tilt its upper body for more effective knockout blo...

August 12th 2006 at 12:47pm 0 Comments