Japan has finally realized the threat of a future revolt and has attempted to diminish killer robot potential by mandating a set of guidelines for the next robot generation. The guidelines establish basic rules for consumer robots, with requirements like sensors that prevent robots from running into people and emergency shut-off buttons for when robots decide they've had enough of our crap. I applaud Japan for mandating these requirements, but I just don't feel they go far enough. Where are the rules about robots not shooting electricity or balls of fire? What about not giving robots the strength to hurl people into space? The guidelines are a good start, sure, but I'll still be up at night worrying about all those robots with unfeeling electric eyes and saw blades for hands.
See the guy in the picture? He calls that lovedoll his wife. Don't be that guy.
According to a recent study, 9% of people would be willing to have sex with a robot. And not like, to win a bunch of money if they survive the affair, they're just straight-up willing to bang a ... / Continue →
Jerks at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a robotic snake that can wrap itself around objects when thrown at them. Cool, here -- grab a hold of this volcano.
The idea is to create a robot capable of slithering into tight spaces, perhaps for scouting or search-and-r... / Continue →
Because building our future killers is all the rage right now, this is a video of a quadrocopter fitted with a 3-D printed claw modeled after an eagle's so it can grab things in flight. You know, things like YOUR HEAD. Then drop you from really high up. Like my high school p... / Continue →