Robot kangeroo – are we watching a military mechanical marcupial?


Here on GadgetyNews you’ve seen robots that wander around art galleries at night, fly ahead to warn you of what’s on the road beyond, become your buddy, and those that have been developed for military use – such as Big and Little Dog and the awesome Atlas killer bot. The latest robotic animal I have [...]

Control robots to view Tate art after hours

tate robots

If you can’t sleep at night but fancy wandering around the Tate when its closed then you are very much in luck as you will be able to remotely control a camera-clad drone around the exhibits. Anyone with a working Wi-Fi connection will be able to sign up to pilot light- and camera-equipped robots around [...]

Renault off-roader is Kwids in with own drone assistant [video]

renault kwid concept with drone

Renault has unveiled their new concept off-road vehicle they have named the Renault Kwid. As well as its smugly futuristic looks it comes fully equipped with a quadcopter drone that checks the road ahead. Renault has designed the Kwid for young customers in India. It’s tiny, at just 3.6m long, and packs in a 1.2l [...]

Amazon Prime Air drones promise to deliver within the hour – The downside

amazon prime air drone

Jeff Bezos took to 60 Minutes to announce Prime Air, a drone-based 30-minute delivery system for densely populated areas – could this open up to people shooting your order out of the skies or a quicker way to get your purchases? The Prime Air idea originally struck with wonderment but then, the more I thought [...]

First robot suicide reported in Austria

marvin the paranoid android

Performing tedious household chores became too much for one cleaning robot who has apparently rebelled and decided to end it all. The paranoid android was given the demeaning and tiresome task of cleaning up spilt cereal before it climbed on to a kitchen hotplate and took its own ‘life’. The bot had reportedly grown weary [...]

Poppy is your 3D printed humanoid robo buddy


Who here doesn’t fancy hanging out with a friendly humanoid robot? Wouldn’t it be great if you could build one out of 3D printed bits and parts from a high street store, kind of like Weird Science without the awkwardness? Say hello to Poppy. Poppy is the latest in friend-printing technology. Well, I suppose the [...]