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  • May 14, 2015
    The Lily is a waterproof autonomous quadrocopter with a face that automatically follows you around by detecting a tracker worn on your body (previously: this one from 2014). It has a 20-minute battery life, shoots 1080p video at 60FPS, 720p slow motion at 120FPS, and has a var... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2015
    This are several videos of Mercedes Benz's vision of the future: the F015 concept car. It can drive itself autonomously, has four chairs that can swivel in any direction, a manual steering wheel that folds out Flight Of The Navigator style in case you're really bored of having... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2014
    This is Sparked, a whimsical short video collaboration between Cirque Du Soleil and ETH Zurich and Verity Studios, featuring a man and a bunch of autonomous drone lampshades choreographed to dance around him. No computer graphics were used. Black magic? MAYBE. Definitely so... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2014
    In this will all end very poorly news, researchers in South Korea have taught a little humanoid robot to pilot a flight simulator. Admittedly, it does pretty well. So, let's say in a couple years they have the technology for robots to fly passenger planes autonomously. Would... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2014
    This is a video of the Advanced Tactics Black Knight Transformer (despite the fact it's beige and neither the Autobots or Decepticons want it on their side) taking its maiden voyage. Let's hope it goes better than the Titanic's. This is the official video of the Advanced Tact... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2013
    Note: I know that picture looks boring as hell but if you skip around in the video it is actually kind of neat to see the cubes move around and connect. First WildCat the running robotic predator, and now MIT's M-Block swarmbots, a bunch of cube-shaped robots that are "self-as... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2013
    In agreement with last year's announcement by Human Rights Watch, an initiative created by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots (an actual organization I didn't start myself) urges policy makers to ban the development and use of autonomous robots that can kill without human inter... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2013
    This is a video of the Navy's latest powerful burning laser gun targeting an an autonomous drone plane then BURNING IT OUT OF THE SKY. It's a feel-good video. Obviously, the secret to defeating autonomous robots in the future is going to be lasers. Of course this laser gun i... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2013
    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 →
  • February 22, 2013
    This is a video of two autonomous quadrocopters that can toss a spear back and forth and balance it on its end. These things are seriously getting out of control. I don't care what the government tries to tell you, there's no legitimate human-interest purpose for spear throwi... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2012
    This is Papa Mau, a wave-powered robotic boat that managed to autonomously navigate its way 9,000 miles from San Francisco to Australia over the course of the last year instead of being eaten by a shark like I begged King Neptune to make happen. IT'S SUSHI NIGHT TONIGHT, NEPTU... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2012
    Seen here about to inappropriately touch a stepladder, DARPA's autonomous V-bat drone hovers while showing off its 6-foot robotic arm. Wonderful, now they're going to start stealing our claw machine prizes. At least leave some for the kids. Officially, there's an innocuous ... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2012
    The Human Rights Watch has just issued a 50-page report titled 'Losing Humanity: The Case Against Killer Robots' that urges governments to ban the development of fully autonomous robots designed to kill. A one page addendum to the report written by yours truly adds, "Just ban ... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2012
    According to predictions made by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), as much as 75% of road traffic will be autonomous, self-driving vehicles by 2040. Me? I'll still be rocking the same 2001 Explorer Sport and crashing into things. Oh, who am I kidd... / Continue →
  • August 1, 2012
    This is some video captured by a group of human-haters at MIT who have programmed a model airplane to be able to autonomously avoid obstacles by pitching and rolling itself to safety. Watching the thing move in real-time is nuts because that thing adjusts itself FAST. Way fas... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2012
    Those aren't f***ing tacos -- that's a clown nose, dummy! Allegedly (and I stress allegedly HARD and in a real husky voice that makes you weak in the knees and pee a little), a startup in San Francisco wants to sell Mexican food and make deliveries with the use of an autonomou... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2012
    This is a video of a group of AUTONOMOUS quadrocopters from University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab playing the iconic James Bond theme. It takes them a while to get going, but by the end, oh boy -- by the end it still sucks pretty hard. Flying robot quadrotors perform the Jam... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2012
    Seen here practicing a stealth attack on a mock-up of your bedroom window, a group of autonomous quadrocopters at The University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab swarm their target. Now -- just imagine if it had been you sleeping on the other side of that window. Not a pretty pict... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2012
    WHAT THE -- 10 and 2 you crazy f***! Seen here doing his best 'supervillain scheming to take over the world', a man demonstrates an autonomous BMW that can drive itself on roads that have been previously mapped by the car's manufacturer. That way you can just sit back, relax ... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2011
    In news that can only be described as bad, a group of autonomous quadrocopters at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have successfully built a 20-foot tower out of foam blocks. *adding Switzerland to shit list* Neutral my ass! But seriously, I want you to think about ... / Continue →