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  • April 3, 2015
    This is the $36,000 robotic desk clock available from MB&F. The piece is limited to 99 pieces, or $3,560,000 in gross profit provided they sell them all. For reference, that is more than I would make in my entire life if I lived to be 800. Did I mention it just tells time? ... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2015
    Note: Article was originally posted January 3, 2008, but because the internet is cyclical the story is going around again so I edited it and moved it to the front page. Seen here looking suspiciously like Jake from Adventure Time in tank form, Yuki-taro is a Japanese robot t... / Continue →
  • January 21, 2015
    Come on -- you can kick harder than that! What is this, an 8-and-under kickball league? This is a video from the apocalypse-hurrying jerks at Carnegie Mellon's Biorobotics Lab of a hexapod spider bot with modified robot snakes for legs. You know, because you can never pack ... / Continue →
  • November 11, 2014
    PROTIP: Keep the volume all the way down unless you like the sound of your brain melting. This is a video of DARPA's Atlas robot recreating the crane kick stance from the end of Karate Kid. I don't know about you, but I would sweep the shit out of that leg. So yeah, Atlas ca... / Continue →
  • 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 →