Animatronic Heads for Everybody!

10 Jul
2012

We are finding that more and more students, kids, parents, people from nearly all age groups want to be involved in some kind of animatronic. Some want to play with animatronic robotic eyes, some want an arm, some a hand, and some want a whole robot....

DYN Hand Gen1 – Robotic Hand

23 May
2012

The human hand is one of the most complex appendages in the world. At least 29 small bones, 34 muscles, and about 123 ligaments. Now, make me a robot hand. Simple? There have been thousands of designs of “robot” hands spanning centuries....

Custom Abraham Lincoln Android

21 Nov
2011

This could be anything from a small project involving an android with only a few motions to a large android having many motions and autonomy. A perfect example is a small museum with big wishes for an android copy of Abraham Lincoln. This is t...

Mecha ToMoMi Robotic Head, The Next Mouse

15 Jun
2011

Ever since Douglas Englebart developed the fist mouse prototype in 1963, people have tried to find better ways to interact with computers. Nearly 50 years later, almost all work done on a computer is still done with a mouse. Of course, it would be...

The New Frontier of Custom Robotics

24 Jan
2011

The world is always changing. So is the enormous field of robotics. Not long ago you were privileged to have an MIT handyboard or a Turtle or maybe even a sumo-bot project in your hands. Saying these words a few years ago to most crowds would c...

How Great Movie Props Make Great Movies

06 Jan
2011

When I see this I think of cool models, maybe some sets, maybe some small artifacts from Star Wars or Runaway or maybe Blade Runner that I might be lucky enough to collect. Being a part of the worldwide special effects industry I have had some ama...

The Evolution Of Robotics

07 Dec
2010

In this new era where we see robots on TV making our cars, cleaning our floors, doing life-critical surgery, and “simply” zapping our corneas with a laser we have managed to slip into a state where “robots” are just another tool to help us. ...

The Wonderful World of Animatronics and Robotics

03 Dec
2010

In this new era where we see robots on TV making our cars, cleaning our floors, doing life-critical surgery, and “simply” zapping our corneas with a laser we have managed to slip into a state where “robots” are just another tool to help us. ...