This pancake-flipping robotic arm is definitely one of the more endearing helper ‘bots we’ve seen. After a hand-held lesson from its programmers, it just tries so hard to flip a pancake. And it fails, again and again.
After about 50 attempts, the arm is finally able to perfect its wrist-flipping technique, so the fake metal flapjack flips and lands in the skillet. You almost want to start clapping.
In an excerpt from our new Tech Buyer's Guide, learn everything you need to know to make a smart purchase on one of the most popular gadgets of the year
By Sean Portnoy
Posted 11.24.2009 at 1:48 pm 1 Comment
Popular Science Tech Buyer's Guide Camcorders:
Each day this week leading up to Black Friday, we'll excerpt a chunk of our new Tech Buyer's Guide here on the site to arm you with the skills and the picks to get the most from your weekend shopping madness. Here are our picks for pocket camcorders (hint: no Flip!) and our buying advice for camcorders in general. Check out the guide for our picks in full-feature camcorders, as well as 15 other product categories.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.