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  • September 12, 2014
    Remember the story of HitchBOT, the robot that was going to attempt to hitchhike the 6,000km across Canada from Halifax to Victoria? Well, despite my best efforts (I texted a friend in Canada and told him if he happened to see HitchBOT to tear it's head off), he successfully m... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2014
    Meet HitchBOT. HitchBOT is going to attempt to hitchhike the 3,871-miles (~6,230km) across Canada from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Victoria, British Columbia. I have every intention of finding him, running him over, stopping and backing over him, running over him AGAIN, then call... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2014
    This is the 6-foot, 20,000-brick LEGO Bender sculpture created by LEGOmaniac Adrian Drake. His stomach door opens to reveal space for several bottles of booze inside. Would you drink something that came from the stomach of a robot? I think I would. I mean, just as long as i... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2014
    This is a video of the bipedal Raptor robot, a two legged predator capable of speeds up to 46km/h (~28.6MPH). For reference, Hussain Bolt tops out at 27.44MPH (~44km/h). That means this little f***er could easily catch up to my out of shape ass and attempt murder. Only ATTEM... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2014
    Meet Boomer, a new rolling robotic dinosaur toy from the makers of Zoomer, the robotic dog. I am not familiar with Zoomer. Boomer rolls around making dinosaur noises, changing his eye color, and can follow your hand and try to bite it. Apparently he can also be trained to l... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2014
    This is a video of LEGO robot CUBESTORMER 3 setting the world record for Rubik's Cube solving. It completes the cube in 3.253 seconds, two seconds faster than its father CUBESTORMER 2's previous record of 5.27 seconds. Of course there's also this robot that can solve any cube... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2014
    *wolf whistle* Nice ass, bro! This is a video of table tennis pro Timo Boll doing battle with a KUKA industrial robot. Allegedly the KUKA is the world's fastest robot. Is that true? I doubt it. Of course, I doubt everything. Question everything -- that's my motto. Jk jk... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2014
    This is a little robotic spider with a 2W blue laser attached to it like a missile launcher. It can pop balloons. Plus melt human eyeballs. How much do you like your eyeballs? "I wish they were blue." Just be thankful you can see, okay? They are kind of a shit-brown thoug... / Continue →
  • 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 →
  • October 10, 2013
    This is a video demonstration of JoeBot, a coffee brewing robot. It doesn't make coffee from scratch though, IT USES A K-CUP MACHINE. So basically it can pick up a coffee pod and push a button. I'm sorry, but if you can't use a K-Cup machine you might actually be dead. The ... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2013
    Apparently everybody's favorite science guy Bill Nye tore 80% of his quadricep last week and was advised to not dance this week on Dancing With the Stars but performed this Daft Punk inspired number anyways. He and his partner got the boot afterwards. 80% of a quadricep, good... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2013
    This is a video of Traddino, a 51-foot, 11-ton, walking, fire-breathing dragon robot that was just named the new Guinness World Record Holder for "world's largest walking robot". The winner before that? Who cares. All I know is it looks like that thing is about to crispy-fry... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2013
    I spy a Steve Jobs lookalike! WIRED magazine teamed up with the Stan Winston School and Legacy Effects to bring this 9.5-foot, 400-pound robot costume to this year's San Diego Comic-Con. And this is a video of Mythbusters' Adam Savage meeting the beast. When I meet it? A wa... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2013
    Seen here performing in somebody's decrepit basement circus, a little robot executes a quadruple backflip dismount from a horizontal bar. If you couldn't tell, this is a composite image I made using a couple in-flip action shots. Will robots start taking home gold in the Olym... / Continue →
  • April 26, 2013
    This is a video of French Youtuber ioduremetallique demonstrating the remote controlled robot he built to steal soda cans out of vending machines. The design is pretty impressive and all, but I question dude's morals. Also, the cost vs. benefit analysis of building a robot to... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2013
    This is Matt Denton's two-ton Mantis, a hexapod robot walking machine that can climb on things and all around terrify anybody in its path. Hell, I'm not even in its path and I need a diaper change. Mantis runs off a 2.2-litre, 50 horsepower turbo diesel engine, and it stands ... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2013
    This is the BFS-Auto, a robotic book digitizer that can flip and scan over 250 pages in high definition in under a minute. For reference, I can read about a page every two minutes. "And how much of that is page is picture?" About half. Or its the first page of a new chapter... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2013
    This is a video of an industrial robot that's been programmed to carve logs into stools with a chainsaw. Afterwards, the stools are sold to the folks who came to watch the robot in action. Wow, what a fun way to spend a Saturday morning! "You're joking." Of course I'm jokin... / Continue →
  • January 3, 2013
    Seen here blowing chunks, Vomiting Larry goes for a projectile puking world distance record in a British laboratory. Larry was built to help study how puke is puked, how that vomit particulate spreads disease, and to hopefully help put an end to the norovirus (aka the Winter v... / Continue →