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  • February 18, 2010
    The Litter Robot is a $330 mechanical litterbox that your cat will ignore and begin shitting behind the couch instead. I just ordered two (one for me, one for the dog). Basically the whole damn thing rotates and sifts the litter, depositing waste in a pan below the unit. It'... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2009
    Okay, so maybe it doesn't. OR AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT THEY'D HAVE YOU BELIEVE. The Alsok Guard Robot D1 is being put to use in Fukuoka, Japan as tour guide/guard/monster piece of suck. Damn I'm good with the news! The area's tourist attraction known as Canal City opted to use ... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2009
    Robot-ethicists are demanding a retuning of Asimov's laws of robotics, which they believe are too simple and do not take into account just how badly robots want to kill us all. "If you build artificial intelligence but don't think about its moral sense or create a conscious se... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2009
    Be quiet for a second. You hear that? It's your Roomba singing "Oh Happy Day" because today marks the 25th anniversary of the first robotic death in the United States. That's right -- on July 21st, 1984, a factory worker was crushed to death by a robot in Jackson, Michigan. ... / Continue →
  • April 21, 2009
    Boston Dynamics, purveyor of such hellhounds of the robot apocalypse as BigDog, LittleDog, and BullDog, are back at it, this time at the opposite end of the spectrum: robotic bugs called Squishbots. SquishBot is a program to develop a new class of soft, shape-changing robot. T... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2009
    Thought you were safe from robotic parking meters? Think again. Apparently the clever little bastards are pretending to be broken, then, once you've limped away without feeding them, auto-correct themselves and POW, parking ticket. How is this possible? One explanation, ac... / Continue →