This is the first of a new weekly feature on robots.net. Every week we'll post a collection of the best robot photos submitted by you to our robots.net flickr group. Why? Because everyone likes to see cool robots! This week's collection includes a little of everything to give you and idea of the sort of photos we'd like to see. Photos of real robots, robot competitions, robot being used in research and STEM education projects. But we'd also like to see robot art of all kinds, movie robot replica projects, vintage toy robots, pretty much anything related to robots. If you'd like to submit your robot photo for next week's collection, join our flickr group. 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!
Little Robot by flickr user Lis-a-beth
Robot yard art made from tin cans, seen Alabama
Robots Rock! by flickr user chocobain
A descriptive figure at World Robot Olympiad
Tachikoma, Ghost in the Shell by flickr user AnimeGeeksPlayland
From the hit anime Ghost in the Shell, here's a cute and cool action figure of the iconic Tachikoma AI tank. It has 18 points of articulation and comes with magnetized legs (so you can mount it on your refrigerator or locker), multiple arm pieces, and more! Great for robot fans. This is the special yellow prototype version. By Kaiyodo.This is a preorder item scheduled for release in December 2012. more info
IOIO-Rover by flickr user RobotFreak
IOIO-Rover in Paparazzi mode. Will take pictures autonomous, using face detecting.
Robot men wee here by flickr user [rich]
Robot iconagraphy on a restroom door
Excitement at FLL Tournament by flickr user Robo-si
FLL tournament of 2012 at CPT Trevano
Emilio Robot "Bandai 1994" by flickr user patrick-mz
A vintage personal robot
Cow number one by flickr user Steevithak
Cow number one is a walking robot designed and built by Dallas Personal Robotics Group member Will Kuhnle. It is one of a series of walking robots he built while studying the mechanics of mammal gaits.
Robots by flickr user 81941
Kari Byron thumbs up by flickr user steevithak
Kari Byron of Mythbusters checking out a VEX robot built by Boy Scouts. The robot has written Kari's name on the paper. VEX Robotics World Championship.
King of the Road by flickr user Dr. Strangebot
Electric motorcycle and robot rider. Motor and small gearbox came from an old security camera set up. Rear wheels are half of a trolley, wrenches, salt shaker, and misc. parts. 15 inches long and 16 inches tall.
Robots on parade by flickr user New Model Army Photography
Robot 1: "WTF is that?!"
Robot 2: "Keep your eyes on the prize, soldier!"