Topobo

Hayes Solos Raffle and Amanda J. Parkes are the creators of Topobo, a building kit with kinetic memory. That means the creations remember and playback the way you push and pull them. Build a creature, teach it how to walk, it walks. Taking the ideas behind Legos and Capsela to a new level, Topobo is fun and subversively educational! Currently a project in Hiroshi Ishii's …

ArtBots 3

Participants have been announced for the third annual ArtBots: The Robot Talent Show, an international art exhibition for robotic art and art-making robots. Work from the following artists will be included: Leonel Moura; William Tremblay; Jonah Brucker-Cohen (piece pictured here); Alex Baker, LEMUR; Ralf Schreiber; franz alken; Sean Salmon, James Tichenor, Vasil Daskalopoulos, and Phillip Stanley-Marbell; Dan Paluska; Daniel C. Howe; Aaron Arendt; Bruce Shapiro; …

World’s Smallest Flying Robot

One can imagine all sorts of uses for this little bugger. Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson") has developed the mFR (“Micro Flying Robot”), the world’s smallest flying prototype microrobot. Epson developed the mFR to demonstrate the micromechatronics technology that it has cultivated in-house over the years and to explore the possibilities for microrobots and the development of component technology applications. The company will display its latest …