Most useless robots in the world
• The most useless robots in the world
Do you think robots are not able to beg for money, drinking alcohol, playing "Rock-paper-scissors"? In our list of these robots are able to not only this, but also to do a host of other unnecessary things.
Popinator Project was developed by the manufacturer of popcorn. In response to a voice query "Shoot!" (In the original "Pop!"), The robot determines the location of the mouth and sends back the hot popcorn.
A robot that never loses in the "Rock-paper-scissors." Janken Robot was developed in Tokyo University. Due to the speed of the reaction it defeats opponent in 100% of cases. The robot is built high-speed camera, which monitors and analyzes traffic hands of an opponent in one millisecond and displays in response to a winning combination.
This robot created specifically to participate in the competition of the Japan Cup wacky robots (Japan's Baca RoboCup) and it should be noted, he won it. All Kintore-Z is able to do push-ups. But it makes it very hard. After some time the robot arm fall off on stage, but he continues his exercises.
Robot Bar Bot developed by the Laboratory of humanoid robots (HRL) in Austria in 2003. Robot-alcoholic beggar created to drink beer. He only knows how to beg for money from people who then spend on beer. The main feature of mankind - selfishness and the robot can be regarded as truly human, that is to it only serves their own interests...
The Japanese company Kawasaki Heavy Industries has created a robot that is able to quickly assemble a "Rubik's Cube". The robot is activated as soon as his "hands" give the cube. In just a few seconds, the robot calculates the algorithm and starts to build. On the solution of the problem in the robot takes a few minutes, whereas a man delivered a record is less than 10 seconds.
The Japanese manufacturer Sakakibara Kikai technology in 2005 developed a bipedal robot Land Walker. Externally, the robot resembles a "exoskeleton", controlled by the pilot from the cockpit. But in reality it is not "exoskeleton", and he does not increase labor produced. Two barrel of a gun firing rubber bullets, the robot can not walk - he is rolling through rollers on the feet at a speed of 1.5 km / h. The robot can be purchased for 350 thousand dollars.
Teotronico - a robot that knows how to play the piano. It was created by Italian inventor Mattio Zutsii who spent 4 years on it. The robot has 19 fingers, with which plays on the keyboard while singing and accompaniment on the drums. Moreover, it can change the expression and evaluate the reaction of the audience. If it "sees" that the audience does not like the music, the robot switches to a different repertoire.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed a robot which is able to climb Clothbot on the human body, using folds in clothing. Robot weighs 140 grams, with 4 motorchikami and creeps up by a mechanism that creates a crease in clinging clothes and it is pulled up.
The Japanese National Institute of Science and Technology created a humanoid robot HRP-4C, which can replace the models on the catwalk. Of course, if he is to change the external parameters, and bring them closer to the model. The ability to move the robot was due to 30 motors, and thanks to the eight other robot can mimic the basic human emotions. It is this robot 200 thousand dollars.
Student at the University Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University has developed a robot Nao comedian. The robot tells jokes and, thanks to the external HD-camera, studying the audience reaction for further action. The robot was introduced to the public in 2012.
This list is missing a robot that is able to print and send Christmas cards, which pleased loved ones. I think it would be helpful for the New Year.