We got our first glimpse of Boston Dynamics’ newest robot about a month ago after footage leaked from a presentation given by Marc Raibert, the company’s founder. But today we finally have the first official reveal of Handle, and the new video will make you wish you also had wheels instead of feet.
If this new leaked footage is any indication, it seems like the robot creators at Boston Dynamics finally found a way to improve on humanity’s primitive two-legged design: By adding a pair of wheels to their new self-balancing robot, giving the bot some impressive new capabilities.
This week Joerg invited some students from the Technical University of Munich to create general mayhem with him via a steel axe. But an axe by itself isn't menacing/relevant enough. It obviously has to double as a slingshot. And it does! The handle of the axe is hollow . . .
Glowing—sorry, sorry, going one step further than the last glowing door-handle we saw, the LEDoorHandle concept lets you unscrew the handle in emergencies when you don't have another torch to hand. [Yanko via GadgetReview via Freshome]
Your criminal record gets wiped clean the moment you turn 18, but every idiotic screenname and angst-ridden Xanga remains in perpetuity. GOOD had a few online journalists (including our own Mat "emptyage" Honan) share their first handles, to amusing but mostly harmless results.
So you want to go old school and drink some milk from a carton. But you're not 7 anymore, your beverage needs to be a bit classier. Enter Motte, an attachable wooden handle for your carton. [SPGRA via Design Milk]
Dear Delta, I just saw your touch-sensitive faucet. You call it "Pilar Touch-Activated Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with ToucH2O Technology." I call it motherfaucet genius. This is how it works:
We've seen those ironic retro handsets that work with cellphones before, but this could be the first one we've seen that works on an actual computer for VoIP capabilities. The Yubz Talk Online phone is a USB phone that looks retro on the outside, but actually supports pretty much any VoIP program you have (Skype,…