Robot Hacks

Mind-Controlled WiFi Surveillance Robot

Mind-Controlled WiFi Surveillance Robot

The Rovio is a simple security robot with an attached webcam which can be remotely controlled from anywhere in the world.  Using a 14-electrode headset which monitors brain activity and head-motion, this hacker can now control his robot via...
Incredible Robot Balances Perfectly on a Ball

Incredible Robot Balances Perfectly on a Ball

We’ve featured some basic segway-like self balancing robots with two wheels but we haven’t seen anything like this.  This unique robot uses three omni-wheels to maintain its balance on a spherical ball.  As demonstrated in the video below, it...
Wiimote Controlled 15 Ton Robotic Claw Arm

Wiimote Controlled 15 Ton Robotic Claw Arm

Although you can't play with Wiimote controlled 15 ton grapples in the living room. This hack isn't anything like the Lego Mindstorms NXT Robot controlled with a Wiimote or the Wiimote operated Lawnmower. This one has gone king-size. This thing is a...
Hexapod Robot with Claws and Webcam

Hexapod Robot with Claws and Webcam

Just when you thought that Hexapod robots were the best, the guys of at the Tekkotsu lab at Carnegie Mellon University develop the Chiara robot, a fully articulated 6-legged robot, which claws and high-end webcam for precision navigating and...
SpiderBot The Amazing Climbing Robot

SpiderBot The Amazing Climbing Robot

Spiderman isn’t the only one who can climb walls anymore: Crawling its way out of a robotics lab comes Spidey’s robot alter ego. Not exactly in android form yet, the robotic contraption is more of a study in motion planning but is...
Extraordinary DIY Transformers Robot

Extraordinary DIY Transformers Robot

Little is known about this fantastic project, but the video really speaks for itself.  Obviously it’s not as smooth as the movie, it’s still an impressive engineering build.  It uses a bunch of servo motors to accomplish the complex...
DIY Virtual Robot Controls Physical Twin

DIY Virtual Robot Controls Physical Twin

In this cool project, learn to use a simple robot to manipulate its 3D mirror image constructed in Maya. For the physical robot, he uses 3 servos and a PicAxe 28X1 micro-controller.  Each time the robot moves on its axes, movement is...
Twitter Robot makes Popcorn, starts a Movie

Twitter Robot makes Popcorn, starts a Movie

Imagine this… On your way home from work, you send the Twitter command “Prep movie" to your robot.  Your robot reads the command, waits for a bit, pops some corn and starts a movie.  Build your own twitter powered roboslave and learn how...
Build a Heavy Duty Six Legged Robot

Build a Heavy Duty Six Legged Robot

Learn to build a robust, hexapod robot capable of carrying a human passenger.  The robot can also be made fully autonomous with the addition of a few sensors and a little programming.  The author has a detailed tutorial with plenty of...
Incredible Walking CNC Robot Router

Incredible Walking CNC Robot Router

Learn to build your own six legged robot with an attached CNC router for a head.  The demonstration video is fantastic, showing the robots mobility while it carves an intricate 3d human face.  You can even build your own.  The site...