#robot

#robot
Amagami Ham Ham: Cute Pet Dog Robot That Bites Your FingerThis robot will not pull a Freddy Fazbear malfunction, will it?Meet Amagami Ham Ham, a series of robots designed to nibble the end of your finger in a definitely cute and reassuring way (hopefully). Developed by Yukai Engineering, the series features two characters,  Yuzu the cat and Kotaru the Shiba Inu dog. These two adorable toys were based on Liv Heart’s Nemu Nemu series of plush toys. The toys’ biting motions are driven by HAMgorithms. According to the developers, this program will generate 24 different biting modes. Now, before you pull a Five Nights at Freddy’s reference, because this situation at first glance just screams similarities between the animatronics featured in the game, please stop. Yukai Engineering claims that the biting motion is designed to recreate the sensation of having the tip of your finger nibbled by a pet or a baby. Friendly and not harmful. Image via digitaltrends #toys #amagamihamham #robot #YukaiEngineering #technology #plushtoy
#crab
Spy Crab Infiltrates Annual Christmas Island MigrationThe Christmas Island red crab (Gecarcoidea natalis) lives on a small set of Islands in the Indian Ocean. Every year, at the beginning of the rainy season, they migrate from the forests to the shoreline, millions of them, to mate and lay eggs. This migration clashes with the residents of the island, but in recent years, islanders try to take care not to interfere with the migration. In order to study the red crabs up close, conservationists rigged up a robotic crab with a spy camera to blend in with the crabs without disrupting their natural behavior. You can see the whole sequence in the video below.We assume there was more one than one crab robot in order to film the other. Like the real crabs, the robot had to negotiate fences, cross busy roads, and avoid being eaten. This footage is part of the BBC/PBS series Spy in the Wild 2. -via Laughing Squid #crab #redcrab #ChristmasIsland #robot