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  • October 6, 2015
    This is a video demonstration (dude has a robot battle in a mock living room) of Microsoft's upcoming augmented reality system, HoloLens (available early 2016 to developers for $3,000). It looks pretty promising, but I'll have to wait to experience it for myself and see if it'... / Continue →
  • July 2, 2015
    In news that proves it's time to start disassembling anything with metal parts, a 22-year old worker was killed at a Volkswagen plant near Kassel, Germany after an industrial robot slammed him against a metal plate. For reference, nobody deserves to go out like that. Heiko Hi... / Continue →
  • June 8, 2015
    This is a video of a YASKAWA industrial robot being programmed to wield a sword just like Iaido master and world record holder Isao Machii. Why you would ever train an industrial robot to swing a sword like an expert is beyond me. I don't even feel comfortable training robots... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2015
    In great news for people who have always dreamed of dying in the hands of cold metal robots, scientists have successfully created self-powered liquid metal. The metal, which is a combination of gallium, tin and indium, can propel itself when in contact with a piece of aluminum... / Continue →
  • February 10, 2015
    Death at the office water cooler. This is Boston Dynamics' latest quadruped robot, Spot. Spot is a smaller, all-electric version of their Big Dog robot. He only weighs about 160-pounds, which, while not that hefty, is still plenty big to carry any variety of weapons to kill ... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2015
    Seen here mid-rescue, a South Korean woman tries to remain calm while paramedics remove the robot vacuum that wanted to eat her brains. Apparently the woman was taking a nap on the floor when the attack occurred. When my local liquor store got robbed? I was at home with frie... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2014
    The group of scientists who created the Open Worm Project have successfully mapped the connections of all 302 neurons in a roundworm's brain, simulated them as a piece of computer software, and uploaded that software to a LEGO robot. So now there's a LEGO robot that acts like ... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2014
    Jerks at Harvard have created 1,024 little robots that can work together to form shapes. For reference, that makes them infinitely less dysfunctional than my own department at work. We can barely hold a meeting without people trying to kill each other. Each of the identical ... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2014
    Because what good are killer robots if they can't still kill after being injured, scientists at the Sorbonne in Paris and the University of Wyoming have developed an algorithm that allows a robot to learn to adapt to broken/nonfunctional limbs so it can still murder its next ta... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2013
    In holy shit that's terrifying news, his is a conceptual Combat Alpha/Big Dog. And by conceptual I mean there's no way the government doesn't already have a bunch of these. If you don't think we have weaponized Big Dogs running around in the jungles and deserts across this pl... / 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 →
  • December 14, 2012
    Nice shoes brobro, you see those at the store and fall in love with them? See -- LOL. This is Kenshiro. Kenshiro is a robot with a human skeleton and muscles. I'm not sure WHOSE skeleton and muscles, but you better believe I'm unchecking the organ donor box on my driver's l... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2012
    So some DARPA robot stabs you in the gut, what are you gonna do? ANSWER: Get pumped full of some DARPA Wound Statis foam to apply pressure to the wound, slow the bleeding, and save your life. DARPA: Monopolizing both sides of the robotic apocalypse. A foam-based technology ha... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2012
    The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk is scheduled to open at Cambridge University and evaluate the risk of us all dying at the hands of killer robots with lasers for eyes and razor blades for hands. Plus other threats like climate change. Pfft -- if it can't shoot or ... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2011
    Seen here with an XBox Kinect for a head and about to grope a patient, 'Cody' the robot was used in a study conducted by Georgia Tech to learn about how people respond to a robot's touch. NOT WELL. Boom -- study's a wrap, let's go drink. "What we found was that how people pe... / Continue →
  • November 17, 2010
    This is a vision of the future captured by famed horror photographer Joshua Hoffine (who also created THESE images). Needless to say, it'll be haunting my dreams (including the day variety) for months to come. GAAAH!! Sorry -- must have dozed off for a sec. Per the man hims... / Continue →