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Top 50 Robots in H1 2009

— June 30, 2009 — Tech
From robotic arms made sexy to robots that can fly, our geektastic list of hot robots will rock your robot curiousity.... (Does that even make sense? Probably not, but these are some damn cool robots.

Also check out our robots trend database, which now has more than 1,639 robots.

Implications - For past generations, robots were a representation of the future; if this is the case, then the future is now. Though robots may not be widely employed as nannies, and don't guzzle alcohol and smoke cigars, they are functioning, purpose-driven beings that are becoming more advanced daily. Ultimately, the technological revolution pushes on with the widespread development of robots.
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Personalized Bridezilla Bots
Personalized Bridezilla Bots
The Wedding Robot Greets Your Guests
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48
Segway With Legs
Segway With Legs
The Cajun Crawler Redefines Geeky Personal Transit
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47
Robot Portrait Presentations
Robot Portrait Presentations
Christian Gumpold's Xirrou Adds Feeling to Your Ceiling
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46
DIY Solar-Powered Robots
DIY Solar-Powered Robots
RobotiKits for Kids Include Happy Hopping Frog Bot
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45
iPhone Robots
iPhone Robots
Hacker Creates Stealthy Spy on Wheels
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44
Famous Scientist Robots
Famous Scientist Robots
Unresponsive Einsteinbot Gives People Blank Stares
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43
Intelligent Bartender Bots
Intelligent Bartender Bots
The DIY SOBEaR v02 Has a Built-In Breathalyzer
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42
Reassembling Robots
Reassembling Robots
Shape-Shifting Design That Reconfigures After Being Kicked Apart
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41
Robots with Tentacles
Robots with Tentacles
Sculptural Bots Inspired by Nature and Biomimicry
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40
Labor-Saving Farmbots
Labor-Saving Farmbots
Lely EV Robotic Feed Pusher Keeps Cattle Fed & Contented
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39
Mechanical Fashion Models
Mechanical Fashion Models
'Super Models' Invade Tush Magazine
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38
Canine Robots
Canine Robots
'BigDog' Buzzes Like a Bee But is a Honey
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37
Empathy for Robots
Empathy for Robots
Will NYC Strangers Give Kacie Kinzer's Tweenbots Directions?
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36
Personalized Robot Replicas
Personalized Robot Replicas
Little Island Will Create Mini Me Machines
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35
Underwater Pollution Sniffers
Underwater Pollution Sniffers
Robotic Fish to Detect Marine Pollutants in Ocean Near Spain
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34
Puzzle-Solving Robots
Puzzle-Solving Robots
Guinness Book World Record Set By Rubik's Cube Robocracker
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33
Stealth Spy Robots
Stealth Spy Robots
SAM Snooper Camera Rod Extends from 25 Inches to 20 Feet
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32
Retro Robot Flashbacks
Retro Robot Flashbacks
Laughing at Futuristic Design Quirks Before Bots Were Real
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31
Robot Construction Workers
Robot Construction Workers
Project 'On the Bri(n)ck' Employs Robotic Builders
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30
iRobot Evolution
iRobot Evolution
Documenting iRobot's Design Transformation
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29
Bionic Penguins
Bionic Penguins
Festo Bionic Learning Network Creates Aquatic & Flying Penguins
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28
Self-Fueling Robots
Self-Fueling Robots
The EATR Will Hunt and Forage for Its Energy
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27
Molecular Nanobots
Molecular Nanobots
Two Legged DNA Walker Robots Are Incredible
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26
Fashion Model Robots
Fashion Model Robots
The HRP-4C Is Japan's Answer to Unaging Female Models
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25
Biotechnological Breakthroughs
Biotechnological Breakthroughs
Popular Mechanics Lists 20 Incredible Biotech Discoveries of 2008
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24
Robotic Building  Toys
Robotic Building Toys
'Topobo' Construction Kit Remembers Its Motions
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23
Desktop Micro Maids
Desktop Micro Maids
The 'Mini Robo Vacuum' Sucks Up Crumbs, Leaves Cuteness
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22
Fire-Breathing Robots
Fire-Breathing Robots
Junkyard Dog with Indigestion Roams the Streets of London
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21
Boxy Plush Robots
Boxy Plush Robots
Bunk Bots Are Cuddly Toy Factory Refugees
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20
Substitute Teacher Robots
Substitute Teacher Robots
Saya the Humanoid Could Be Your Child's Future Teacher
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19
Immortality Through Robots
Immortality Through Robots
The 'Oboe' Robot Keeps Memories of Your Loved One Alive
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18
Robot Greek Goddesses
Robot Greek Goddesses
'The Rise of Discord' by Broton is Mechanical Version of Eris
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17
Steampunk Invention Challenges
Steampunk Invention Challenges
Dvice Invites You to Retrofit Battlestar Galactica Villains
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16
$75 Stick Figures
$75 Stick Figures
Justin Swaby's Childish Drawings Are Selling For Pretty Big Bucks
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15
Mother Nature Mechanics
Mother Nature Mechanics
Animal and Plant-Inspired Tools for the Future
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14
Transformer Laptops
Transformer Laptops
Office Robot is a Mini PC, USB Hub & Cassette Player
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13
Radio-Controlled Mobile Bars
Radio-Controlled Mobile Bars
Finally, a DIY Robot Actually Worth Making
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12
Cyborg Firefighter Armor
Cyborg Firefighter Armor
'PyroPack' Makes Firemen Look Like "RoboCop"
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11
Papercraft Robots
Papercraft Robots
Shin Tanaka Collaborates with Giant Robot Magazine for These Toy Bots
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10
Cheeky Mechanic Sculptures
Cheeky Mechanic Sculptures
Recycled Robots and Ray Guns Look Ready for Trouble
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9
Recycled Robot Art
Recycled Robot Art
DIY Sculptures for Gearheads and Nerds
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8
DARPA-Inspired Cyborg Bugs
DARPA-Inspired Cyborg Bugs
Dean Christ's Controversial Collection Casts Eye On Warfare
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7
Haute Helmet Heads
Haute Helmet Heads
Benedict Campbell's Sensual FemBots Make Futurism Sexy
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6
Real Life Transformers
Real Life Transformers
The Gundamn Robot Stands 59 Feet Tall in Tokyo (UPDATE)
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5
Prosthetic Arm Fashion
Prosthetic Arm Fashion
Huseklepp 'Immaculate' Design Makes Prosthetics Functionally Hip
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4
Giant Steampunk Spiders
Giant Steampunk Spiders
La Princesse Webs Her Way Across the Globe
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3
Robotic Motorbikes
Robotic Motorbikes
Aggressive Yellow Motorcycle for Automated Performance
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2
Autobot Movie Leaks
Autobot Movie Leaks
Sneak Peek at “Transformers 2” Machines
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1
Robotic Exoskeletons
Robotic Exoskeletons
'Wearable Agrirobot' Power Suit Helps Farm Harvest & Pruning
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