This edition of best robot photos of the week includes a medieval robot, a very large robot inside a library for no apparent reason, an R2D2 costume designed by kiddos, a lunar robot from the USSR and other robot treats. Every week we post a collection of the best robot photos submitted by our readers to our robots.net flickr group. Why? Because everyone likes to see cool new robots! Want to see your robot here? Post it to flickr and add it to the robots.net flickr group. It's easy! If you're not already a flickr member, it's free and easy to sign up. Read on to see the best robot photos of the week!
Moon Drome for the Lunkhod, 1:1 Model in Zhytomyr Korolev Museum - photo by flickr user martin.trolle
From Wikipedia: "Lunokhod 1 (Луноход, moon walker in Russian; Аппарат 8ЕЛ № 203, vehicle 8ЕЛ№203) was the first of two unmanned lunar rovers landed on the Moon by the Soviet Union as part of its Lunokhod program. The spacecraft which carried Lunokhod 1 was named Luna 17. Lunokhod was the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another celestial body.
Lunokhod 1 was a lunar vehicle formed of a tub-like compartment with a large convex lid on eight independently powered wheels. Its length was 2.3 metres (7 ft 7 in). Lunokhod was equipped with a cone-shaped antenna, a highly directional helical antenna, four television cameras, and special extendable devices to test the lunar soil for soil density and mechanical property tests. An X-ray spectrometer, an X-ray telescope, cosmic ray detectors, and a laser device were also included. The vehicle was powered by batteries which were recharged during the lunar day by a solar cell array mounted on the underside of the lid. To be able to work in vacuum a special fluoride based lubricant was used for the mechanical parts and the electric motors (one in each wheel hub) were enclosed in pressurised containers. During the lunar nights, the lid was closed and a polonium-210 radioisotope heater unit kept the internal components at operating temperature. Lunokhod was intended to operate through three lunar days (approximately 3 Earth months) but actually operated for eleven lunar days."
In his image - photo by flickr user Vincent Mattina (aka FLUX)
SciTrek House and Comic Con - photo by flickr user stevenighteagle
Had to move my Bots out of the way! Working on my two sky lites!
Robo 88 - photo by flickr user Innes2011
Steve Hellers fabulous creations.
Applied Minds - photo by flickr user jurvetson
I drove down a street in the North Hollywood area. The buildings were a non-descript industrial façade with no brands or company names whatsoever. Just a row of street numbers making it possible for the acolyte to find the destination. The lobby was a cramped space, with a friendly greeter, but the walls did not make right angles. “We have your NDA, so I just have to verify that you are a U.S. Citizen.”
A bearded mage with a sparkle in his eye appeared, and gestured to the open door. It led to a dead-end closet of a room, with barely enough space for both of us if he were to follow me in. The rear half of the room snugly fit a red phone booth, and he told me to carry on and say hello. So I went to the phone, lifted the handset to my face, and said hello. The entire back of the room swung open to the view you see here.
Cameras were strictly forbidden, so this is all I can say about one of the most magical mystery tours of techno delights that I have ever seen…
0047_landofy_SM - photo by flickr user Landofy
tubby the Robot and robot baby
Robot 187 - photo by flickr user urbex-tibwoy
R2D2 Kid - photo by flickr user Vim Trivium
848 robots attack - photo by flickr user Paul de Valera
Compliments of Mr. Rollers.
10170 - photo by flickr user benbobjr
A pedestrian underpass decorated by school children in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
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