I stopped by the Times Square Toys R US store last night to hunt down one of Nick Donaldson's cute robot monkey (more on that later) and stumbled across a robot dinosaur right out of Jurassic Park instead.
Subscribers to ROBOT Magazine are receiving their copies of the latest issue right about now, and the store copies should be in bookstores very soon.
This particular issue, with the Kumotek KT-X humanoid robot on the cover, will prove to be quite interesting and exciting since it includes coverage of robots at the Maker Faire, animatronic dinosaurs, a how-to on programing servos, Arduino Bot Brains, a chance to win a Parallax robot, a look at the latest Kondo hexapod robot, and our detailed coverage of RoboGames 2011.
Ever wonder what the fastest robot might be? Can an i-SOBOT outrun a Robonova? Does a MANOI have the heels of Mercury? Can a Robo-Reptile out-sprint a Bioloid? What's your best guess? Who would you put your money on?
We won't spoil all the fun by revealing the robots name, or the competition here. You're going to have to watch the race in its hilarious entirety, including all the grins, giggles, energy and totally robotic chaos to enjoy it for yourself:
We were looking for something else entirely, but fate somehow lead us to this extremely well executed and documented step-by-step Pleo Robot Dinosaur tear-down. Keep in mind that their objective was to take it all apart, and they didn't plan to put Humpty Dumpty together again.
Innovo Labs just announced a special discount offer for robot fans that become friends of the Pleo Robot Dinosaur on Facebook.
We’re happy to report that Pleo, the cute green dinosaur robot originally created by UGOBE has been resuscitated, brought back from the dead actually, and is alive and well, just in time for Christmas, assuming you have deep pockets and can figure out what to do with the little creature.
Jetta, a.k.a. Innvo Labs, based in Hong Kong and Carson Nevada, bought the rights to the Pleo design, and has relaunched the product, and the Pleo World website, in hopes that the robot will gain enough public attention and interest to generate enough sales to recoupe their investment.
’Pleo dinosaur robot gets a second life’ continues