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  • March 21, 2016
    This is a video of Hanson Robotics' latest and most advanced humanoid robot, Sophia. She sort of looks like a real person except for the clear skull. If you're trying to make a realistic human robot you should not opt for a clear skull, that is a dead giveaway. Anyway, at th... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2016
    This is a promotional video from Aerotain, a Swiss firm creating drone-powered helium blimps to serve as flying billboards. That is kind of depressing. Not surprising, just depressing. In related news, bb gun sales are through the roof. I never had a bb gun growing up but I... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2013
    Because you shouldn't be able to fail a student just for being 100% dead wrong, a proposed Oklahoma law (which is actually moving forward because this is Oklahoma we're talking about) will prevent science teachers from flunking students who argue dinosaurs and humans coexisted.... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2013
    In news that just makes me want to throw my hands up and tell the lord to take me now, scientists have created "zombie" cells in the laboratory that can outperform living ones. I don't even know what that means but I just taped a knife to a mop handle to fend off whatever hell... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2012
    Now punch the man in black and bring me his wallet. This is a video from the CNRS-AIST (no clue and I'm too angry to look it up) Joint Robotics Laboratory featuring a humanoid robot that's controlled via brain computer interface. Basically the guy wearing the silly hat (I kno... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2012
    This is a video from Switzerland of a group of three quadrocopters that work together to throw and catch a ball in an elastic net dangling between them. Why do we need that? We don't. AT ALL. If robots start playing all the throw and catch, what are our children going to do... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2012
    Researchers at Harvard University have developed a squishy octopus-like robot that can have different colored dyes pumped through its skin to change colors, then remain motionless until you walk by and HELLO, FACEHUGGER. The machine was made from silicon-based polymers, and ... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2012
    This is a video from Cornell's Creative Machines Lab (for the last time: WE DON'T NEED ANY MORE CREATIVE MACHINES. Microwaves and vibrators -- that's it) featuring a robotic "jamming-based gripper" capable of picking up and throwing any object. The concept is simple: there's ... / Continue →
  • June 8, 2012
    A group of American and Italian scientists recently painted a robotic fish to resemble a pregnant female zebra fish, then placed it in a tank of real zebra fish. Those fish all swam right up to it because fish are stupid. And I'm not just saying that because mine used to jump... / Continue →
  • December 21, 2011
    Because humans shouldn't be the only ones that get to share ultrasound pictures (your baby looks like a bean!) with their friends, somebody created a Facebook-y website for robots where they can share whatever sadness is going on in their pathetic existences. Sounds familiar! ... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2011
    "Scientists" (read: terrorists) at the Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT) have attached a Linux box to a quadrocopter drone and taught it to locate Wi-Fi networks and attack them from the air. Oh -- plus they named it SkyNET. What the shit... Whilst internet-only attacks ... / Continue →
  • June 30, 2011
    Presumably using GPS location data, Augmented Reality Cinema is an upcoming smartphone app that allows a user to watch the scenes from a movie that were shot at their current location. And, God willing, get hit by a bus in the process. Because if there's one thing the world n... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2010
    Remember Israel's robotic snake army? Well now when you cut them they just turn into more, littler robotic snakes. Which is exactly why we'll have to burn them. Instead of being built like a normal snake with a head at one end and a tail at the other, each segment of this sn... / Continue →
  • April 27, 2010
    Ladies rejoice, you can now own a replica of the piece of shit engagement ring Edward gives Stella in the Twilight series. Taste: Edward has none. Except for blood. See what I did there? Because he's a vampire! Last week, breathless fans of "The Twilight Saga" were treated... / Continue →
  • May 5, 2009
    Star Wars Weekends are Star Wars themed weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. Here at Geekologie we've already seen several examples of the perversion that goes on there. Well, these are the posters advertising Star Wars Weekends 2009, which, I think we can all a... / Continue →