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Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover

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This is a model of the Mars Science Laboratory rover, named Curiosity. The real rover is currently on Mars with a mission to investigate the past and current habitability of the Red Planet. On August 5, 2012, it touched down at Gale Crater, near the equator. This model has a fully articulated arm, deployable mast, and a working rocker-bogie suspension system that allows the rover to climb over large rocks and keep all six of its wheels on the ground.

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Smartpet turns your iPhone into a cartoon pooch

Smartpet turns your iPhone into a cartoon pooch | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Slap your iPhone or iPod Touch into this four-legged frame from the creator of Tamagotchi, spotted at the Tokyo Toy Show. Read this blog post by Tim Hornyak on Crave.
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Lego for girls, this time hardware-hacker style

Lego for girls, this time hardware-hacker style | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
One hacker has her own idea of what a Lego set for girls should be. If 10,000 people agree with her, the toymaker could find itself producing her hacker-focused design. Read this blog post by Daniel Terdiman on Crave.
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iPhone4 Walking Robot

I heard you just said "You again??" I know I know you already bored, but I have to make it walk once I got new gadget... If you would like to know more info ...
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Cubify's 3D-printed toy robots take cues from Lego, sport interchangeable parts

Cubify's 3D-printed toy robots take cues from Lego, sport interchangeable parts | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
If the urge to create a robot petting zoo of your own hasn't subsided since Maker Faire, 3D Systems' new Cubify toy robots...
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DVICE: Next-gen robotic dog lets you control it via smartphone

DVICE: Next-gen robotic dog lets you control it via smartphone | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Although the popular Sony AIBO was discontinued way back in 2006, there remains a healthy demand from geeks, young and old, in owning a robot dog. Hoping to once again test the robotic pet market is Takara Tomy's new Omnibot i-Sodog.

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Real Transformer (MUST-SEE)

Robot designed and built by Kenji Ishida and JS Robotics. Video was originally uploaded to Nico Nico Douga.
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