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  • December 11, 2013
    "The laser penis module will attach right around here." Meet Valkyrie, NASA's new "superhero" robot. What makes it a superhero? Absolutely nothing that I read about it. Okay fine, it was designed to be able to access disaster areas and help rescue survivors. Weird consider... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2013
    These are two videos of Boston Dynamics' ATLAS robot. The first shows the robot successfully traversing rocky terrain and auto-balancing itself after getting smacked in the hip with a 20kg medicine ball. The second video, which is of ATLAS's first public demonstration, featur... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2013
    In an incredibly rare example of robots being used for good instead of evil, Soother-Bot is a little humanoid robot designed to keep kids calm and distracted while they get shots at the doctor's. Man, when I was growing up I didn't have anything to distract me besides my dad y... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2013
    Remember DARPA and Boston Dynamic's PETMAN? Well now they're back with a new humanoid robot, Atlas. Atlas is the evolved version of this prototype I posted awhile ago. Can he take a 20-lb medicine ball to the hip and keep his balance? Yes. Is he arc-reactor powered? It su... / Continue →
  • August 2, 2012
    In "dammit, Japan" news comes a humanoid robot that can mimic the freestyle, backstroke and breast-stroke swimming styles of a human. Why? Presumably so when the terrestrial robots herd us all into the water, there will already be some aquatic ones there ready to drown us. W... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2012
    This is a miniature humanoid robot that sits on your shoulder and says all the same stuff and makes all the same gestures that a remote friend of yours controlling the thing does (Note: the picture on the right is just the proposed future of the concept, where there's no robot ... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2012
    The man in the video: he belongs in the slammer. This is a video of some pervert demonstrating what the scientists at Tokyo University of Electro-Communications are billing the world's most accurate robotic buttocks. Technically they're, "humanoid buttocks that represents emo... / Continue →
  • April 12, 2012
    This is a video featuring the latest advancement in DARPA's humanoid robots: the ability to navigate stairs. They already know how to push elevator buttons, so basically they can go anywhere they want now. That's why there aren't any stairs in my house -- only fireman's poles... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2012
    This is a video of a humanoid that's being billed as the world's first anthropomimetic robot. WTF does anthropomimetic mean? Whatever you want it to, somebody just made that shit up. But they want it to mean that the robot has an accurate human skeleton and joints and can mov... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2012
    Because I always like to arrive fashionably late to a party (then fill my backpack with beer and sneak out the back), here's a video that was circulating last week of Quantum Dream's (Heavy Rain's developer) latest tech demo running on a PS3 in real-time. It's called 'KARA', a... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2012
    Seen here shamelessly staring directly at her privates, a man admires one of the humanoid pole-dancers built by sicko robot-fetishist Giles Walker. Now we've known about Giles' stripper-bots for awhile, but Germany's recent CeBIT information technology fair paid to have these... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2012
    This is a video of a humanoid robot in the window of a Japanese department store designed to interact with customers and attract more business. Oooooooor get fondled by perverts. Japanese department store Takashimiya installed an eerily lifelike interactive robot for its Vale... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2011
    Seen here preventing an invisible giant's balls from touching the floor, Honda's ASIMO robot has undergone a series of upgrades, making him lighter, faster, and more autonomous (not to mention less likely to fall up and down stairs). Wonderful news in the middle of a site upgr... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2011
    BO is right -- slap some Old Spice up in them pits! Seen here looking eerily human, Boston Dynamics' bipedal humanoid robot PETMAN has been upgraded with arms (capable of pushups!) and a smoother gait. Well thank God! If there's one thing I can't stand, it's a goofy-walking ... / Continue →
  • April 6, 2011
    Seen here with their human doppelgangers (standing), a group of Geminoid robots telepathically plot the deaths of their caretakers so they can take over their lives and herald the rise of the machines. I don't know about you, but I, for one, do NOT welcome our new robotic over... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2011
    Not to date like, "damn, I wanna take that stud out to dinner and play with his wiener afterward", to date like, "up to this point in time". Introducing Geminoid DX, the latest doppelganger of death from Kokoro Co. Ltd and this creepy mamma-jamma. When we wrote Prof. Scharf... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2011
    Remember Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro's future-vision of robotic humanoid cell phones? Well the crazy SOB has started developing prototypes, and these are them. WOULD DROP IN TOILET AND NOT FISH OUT. The Elfoid...fits in your pocket and tickles you when you've got a call. "T... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2011
    Remember Telenoid R1, the teleconferencing robot that "recreates the physical presence of a remote user"? Well now the humanoid's creator is imagining miniature versions being used as cell phones. GTFO of here with that crazy-talk, nutjob! ...if Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2010
    Seen here showing her obvious disdain for the entire human species, this is some creepy-ass humanoid robot that's allegedly supposed to help people out in hospitals or something. Sure -- help kill them! Per Engadget, who's apparently known about this thing for awhile AND DONE... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2010
    Another day, another deathbot. I didn't realize just how quickly humanoid robot technology was progressing until I watched the video of HRP4 here in action. I found it frightening to say the least. I found a turd in the back of my pants to probably say too much. The HRP4 is... / Continue →