Robo Tutorials

News : Korean Kid Gets Robo-Awesome on the Dance Floor

Today's innovation lies in the world of poppin' and lockin'. In fact, WonderHowTo's very own CTO, Bryan Crow, is no stranger to the realm of pop and lock-tastic (ask him, maybe he'll share some tips). But until Bryan posts some vids, we enjoy Korean extraordinaire Edo, as he g ...more

News : Robo-Copter Captures Sexy Video of Swimwear Models

RC helicopter rigs allow cinematographers the ability to capture footage which would otherwise be extremely expensive. Below, Hive Swimwear models are shot from above, using Aerobot's MikroKopter. Inspired? Buy supplies and learn to assemble your own MikroKopter here. Previou ...more

News : Robo-Elephant Tentacle Moves Just Like a Real Trunk

Robotics company Festo Bionics has released footage of a robotic manipulator arm modeled after an elephant's trunk. The first video in the gallery below is the concept animation; click on the second video to see the real thing in action. (Love how the grabbers hand off "giant ...more

News : Robo-Plants Respond to Human Touch

Japanese artist and visual designer Akira Nakayasu creates robotic plants that not only respond to human touch, but anticipate human touch. The first video in the gallery below, entitled "Plant", was inspired by grass blowing in the wind. The robotic plant has 169 artificial ...more

News : Robo-Exoskeleton Puts Paralyzed Back on Their Feet

Meet Rex, the Robotic Exoskeleton—a pair of wearable robotic legs that promise to help the wheelchair-bound get back on their feet. The wealthy ones, at least. The device is expected to retail for around $150,000 stateside. Via Rex Bionics: Rex, the Robotic Exoskeleton, is a ...more

News : Robo-Tagger (Unmanned Graffiti)

Graffiti with your eyes, or let your robot do the work for you. Via Flong, "A labor-saving device for graffiti artists. An assistive tool or telematic proxy for taggers working in harsh environments. Long-needed relief for graffiti artists with RSI. Or simply, pure research ...more

How To : Cut out paper letters using the Craft Robo

The Craft Robo is a useful tool for papercrafters, card makers and scrapbookers, which will allow you to cut letters out of any type of paper and using any sort of font you have in your library. Add a professional look to your next paper craft project!

How To : How About a Ride on My Robo-Insect?

This simple yet odd robot moves like a four-legged, single unit of a centipede, which unfortunately makes me think of the Human Centipede (shudder, don't click on the second video in the gallery below if you're faint of heart... or at work). OK, maybe a stretch. But for whate ...more

News : Robo-Pop Singer With Human Backup Band

Careful or you may find yourself crushing on this cute little Android named HRP-4C. From the head up, the Japanese robot could easily be mistaken for one of her human backup singers. Freaky! Previously, Robot Dance Off Gets Creepy. Creepy (Yet Kinda Attractive) Android Chick L ...more

News : Remote Controlled Monster LEGO Robo-Bot

This LEGO Mindstorms NXT Rover Bot is a monster. Depending on the camera angle, the scale looks huge (check out the person in the background). 9 NXT's controlling 16 XL power functions motors! Amazing.

How To : Fold Kirigami with the Craft ROBO

The Craft ROBO is a machine that lets you cut and score paper with precision and repetition. This is really handy if you're into scrapbooking or want to make shipping boxes, envelopes or promos for your Etsy shop. Perhaps you want to take it to the next level to create unique ...more

News : I Want a Robo-Chef in My Kitchen

This year's FOOMA International Food Machinery and Technology Exhibition had a few robots I wouldn't mind hanging around my kitchen. The sushi-bot's hand is amazing... if only it could make the sushi, not just transport it. Oh well. There's always next year. The Okonomiyake P ...more

News : Sweetly Surreal Robo-Tourist Takes on Paris

"A Day in PARIS" is a dreamy short by filmmaker Benoît Millot, shot on the Canon 7D Mark I. The footage looks truly fantastic. Pretty old news by now, but I'm still amazed how pro you can go with a $1500 consumer camera. Enjoy.

News : 2009's Wackiest Inventions

As 2009 comes to a close, the Telegraph presents a compilation of this past year's wackiest inventions. As always, here at WonderHowTo, we are inspired and impressed by ingenuity. The contraptions below range from utter silliness (engagement ring bra) to downright amazing (see ...more

News : DIY Clap-Off Bra

If the whale tail cookies and edible undies weren't naughty enough, you've still got about 24 hours left before Valentine's Day to whip up one of F.A.T. artist Randy Sarafan's step-by-step clap-off bras. Inspired by the electronic singing panties and remote-controlled bras of ...more

News : A Complicated Solution for a Simple Act of Vandalism

Swedish graffiti artist Akay's latest “Instrument of Mass Destruction” is Robo-Rainbow, self-described as a "complicated technical solutions to aide in a simple act of vandalism.” Translation: an awesome bike modded to graffiti rainbows on-the-go.

News : 2009's Most Amazing Scientific Images

Popsci has posted 2009's most amazing scientific images, and there's quite a few great ones in there. A few of our favorites below, click through for all 62. In short, Cow Farts. "Scientists measure methane at the source: In a lush pasture near Buenos Aires, this cow and its ...more

News : Robot Dance Off Gets Creepy

As November was coming to an end this year, the "6th Robo-One Gate in International Robot Exhibition 2009" dance competition took place. The contenders are just a little bit creepy, to say the least. Particularly exhibit A, Britney Spears wannabe,  "LOVE & JOY, Yuhi Kimura", b ...more

News : Graffiti Bot Tags With Paintball Bullets

Very cool project by Benjamin Gaulon. Gaulon has created a graffiti writing paintball robot, entitled PrintBall. He uses technology from (previously posted) EyeWriter to tag with his eyes, plastering a wall with paintballs. From Gaulon's site, Recyclism: "The PrintBall is a ...more

HowTo : Speed Tag Like a Felon on the Run

Looptaggr is an ingenious drive-by tagging device by Ariel Schlesinger and Aram Bartholl. It's cheap, quick and easy to make, and even speedier to use. Cities and small towns across the world may be littered with graffiti mayhem in no time at all... From Looptaggr, how to make ...more

News : Super Robot Has Powers of Levitation

This robot hasn't levitated any humans yet (especially not pictured Days of Our Lives star Deidre Hall), but it looks like the sky may be the limit with the Robo-Air Jet System. Developed by Aaron Becker and Robert Sandheinrich at the University of Illinois, Urbana, the Robo- ...more

News : The Future of Pancakes

Here's another latest in robotics: researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) have developed a robot that flips pancakes. The most interesting aspect of the project is the use of kinesthetic teaching, in which the user "trains" the robot by example. The user gras ...more

News : Pentagon Searches for Perfect Body Extraction Bot

Rescuing wounded soldiers in a war zone is extremely dangerous. Again, (previous entry, Futuristic Warefare), the Pentagon turns to scifi technology and robotics for the answer. The current solution is to develop robots that perform as "combat casualty extraction system[s].” A ...more

Nintendo E3 : 3DS, Kid Icarus!

It's been almost a century since we've last seen Kid Icarus start in his own game! The result of Project Sora, Kid Icarus will be released for the Nintendo 3DS! The 3DS was unveiled at the conference: Analog Stick Sensors Graphic update 3D Slider (decide how much 3D you want ...more

News : F.A.T. Lab (Free Art and Technology)

F.A.T. Lab (Free Art and Technology) is a network of artists, engineers, scientists, lawyers, and musicians dedicated to the research and development of new technologies and creative media. They are "committed to supporting open values and the public domain through the use of ...more

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