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  • July 14, 2010
    Note: Video is after the jump because robot people aren't really people (like those wolf kids). Also, casual mention of world domination around 2:40. This is a video of a New York Times reporter interviewing a wonk-eyed robot named Bina48. I've got the feeling she isn't the ... / Continue →
  • June 9, 2010
    Note: Video is after the jump because even I peed a little and I'm exposed this this sort of thing everyday. Autonomous drones that can assemble themselves into a flying mothership. Crap. Seriously -- I think something just squeaked by but I'm afraid to look. For those of y... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2009
    No this isn't Roller Coaster Tycoon, this is real life! The "Sum of all Thrills" is a new ride at Disney's Epcot Center that allows children to design their own roller coasters and then ride them in a virtual reality environment with the aid of a giant robotic arm. I smell vo... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2009
    Well we've already seen robots that can feed on organic matter, and now, an even scarier one. Wait, does that say chainsaw? Robotic Technology Inc.'s Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot -- that's right, "EATR" -- "can find, ingest, and extract energy from biomass in the e... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2009
    Well folks, it's happening. The HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) robot suit is going into mass production and will be available in Japan sometime soon for around $4,200. This is great news for HAL's target market: Its ability to grant its wearer tenfold strength increases during... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2009
    NOTE: VIDEO IS SLIGHTLY NSFW DUE TO LANGUAGE. This is a rap about a robot party that Shredder threw at the Technodrome. It sounds pretty epic, and I wish I could have been there. Also, that banjo-toting pedobear from Chuck-E-Cheese's touched my butt when I was a kid. Just s... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2009
    Have kids? Well you won't for long if Saya, the robot substitute, has her way. The harbinger of death is allegedly multilingual, capable of calling roll, reading, and assigning work from textbooks. Also, scaring the shit out of your children. Behind her latex face -- modele... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2009
    I just don't get it -- why take the chance? What's wrong with paying some pimply adolescent $6/hour to serve ice cream? You have to look at his ugly face, that's what. Still, I want the record to show that I am anti-robotic ice cream server. These Kuka industrial robots w... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2009
    Kenji, a third-generation humanoid, was programmed by Toshiba's Akimu Robotic Research Institute to emulate human emotions, including love. But shockingly, Kenji has gone haywire and will probably end up killing off all his love interests. The trouble all started when a you... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2009
    This rescue robot, the red-headed stepsister of this beast, was designed to rescue humans from areas firemen can't easily access. Apparently, the seemingly unnamed robot can not only carry a 110 kilogram person over difficult terrain with ease, but monitor the occupant's vit... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2009
    How many times do I have to emphasize that I am not kidding about a robot apocalypse? Did the Terminator series teach us nothing besides Arnold Schwarzenegger should run for governor? Now, in a recent report by the US Navy, it has been suggested that robots participating in b... / Continue →
  • February 18, 2009
    'Berti' is a humanoid robot that was designed and programmed to mimic hand gestures and play paper rock scissors. I want to smash his athletic cup of a face in with a rock. And then tear his fingers off. And then plant them in a cup of Wendy's chili and sue for free Frosties... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2009
    If you answered yes, I want you to leave your name and address in the comments section, as I'd like to send you some anthrax literature. You will not be saved. But, for the sake of my Pulitzer, I'll report on these devilish little bastards anyway. Available from Little Islan... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2009
    This spider-inspired robot apparently shoots webs to catch criminals in the act of cowering like little girls. Per translated German: Which like an ugly remote controlled car is in really an awake robot, which is to catch burglars, looks harmless. The Japanese robot manufactu... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2009
    This is a German commercial for something I have no idea what is (saturn.de?) that shows the evolution of technology in robotic form. It confused me in my pants. I definitely felt a little twitter at the part with the t-rex, but the rest of it just scared me. And the chick f... / Continue →
  • December 29, 2008
    Honda is rocking out with their robot out January 1st at the Tournament of Roses on January 1st in Pasadena, California. That's right, a 50-foot likeness of Asimo, the harbinger of our destruction, will lead the parade along with a Honda FCX Clarity (fuel cell car). Be sure t... / Continue →
  • December 26, 2008
    This is a video of Macs and PCs transforming into little robot people and battling to the death. Who wins? You'll have to watch to find out! Read: I stopped watching halfway through to go scavenge for food. Well sandwiches don't make themselves! *ahem* Ladies, that was a h... / Continue →
  • December 18, 2008
    Three people in Japan have died after trying to use a robotic foot massage machine on their necks and shoulders. In the most recent case, a woman removed the cloth cover of the machine and ended up strangling herself when her shirt collar was caught in its massage rollers. T... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2008
    Africa -- who's coming with me? Hit the jump for two more graphics I didn't bother looking at because I'm too busy throwing clothes in a suitcase.... / Continue →