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  • September 23, 2014
    In this will all end very poorly news, researchers in South Korea have taught a little humanoid robot to pilot a flight simulator. Admittedly, it does pretty well. So, let's say in a couple years they have the technology for robots to fly passenger planes autonomously. Would... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2014
    Sucking specialist Dyson has just announced the Dyson 360 Eye, a robotic vacuum similar to a Roomba but allegedly much, much more advanced, and super suckier. It uses a 360-degree vision system to pick reference points in the environment and triangulate its location so it know... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2014
    This is a video from Unifiller showing off their line of robotic cake decorators. They can ice a whole cake AND add the little swirl and dollop decorations, pretty much rendering that sweet old lady at the grocery store obsolete. That's cool, I'm sure she has plenty of other ... / Continue →
  • August 21, 2014
    In things that shouldn't exist news, this is 'Ghost In The Machine,' a robot programmed by artist Ted Lawson to draw a life-size picture of himself using his own blood as ink. Obviously, there are a million things wrong with this. I'm surprised it didn't bleed him dry (which ... / 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 →
  • August 15, 2014
    Seen here hanging out with my uncle Wes the exact kind of guy I'd expect to be having sex with a robot, a synthetic sexbot poses with her owner. And now, according to a 66-page report (links to PDF) titled "AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs," sex robots will be commonplace ... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2014
    This is the terrifying scarecrow (technically a scarebear) robot built by a Turkish farmer to keep bears from destroying his crops. The robot makes car alarm sounds (presumably because it's half car alarm) and has a 25,000-volt taser in one hand which it wildly swings around, ... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2014
    Scientits (not changing it) have developed origami robots capable of autonomously self assembling and roaming around. God willing, these scientits will be the first to be enslaved by our new robotic overlords. Me? They're not taking me alive. Who wants to drink the Kool-Aid... / 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 21, 2014
    Jibo, pass me the butter. Oh wait -- YOU CAN'T DO THAT. This is a video introduction to JIBO, a home robot designed to become part of your family and help everyone throughout the day. The robot, which is Wi-Fi connected, can track faces, take pictures, search the internet, t... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2014
    These are the laser-cut rolling pins available from Etsy seller ValekRollingPins. She has a number of different patterns to choose from for $42, or she'll create a custom design from scratch for $136. I want one to make cookies that reads, "If you've already taken a bite, you... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2014
    Note: Slightly larger version HERE but it's still pretty small, you can download a giant poster-size 10,000px version at the creator's website HERE to throw darts at/set fire to. This is the visual guide to robots and cyborgs as compiled by "Science Bob" Pflugfelder. It's by ... / Continue →
  • May 27, 2014
    Picture related enough: the near future. Mediocre soup and sandwich giant Panera Bread has announced it's going to replace its human cashiers by 2016. The company will install automated ordering and payment kiosks so you don't have to talk to a human while ordering your food.... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2014
    This is a video of a robotic hand developed at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) that can move and adjust itself to catch any object thrown at it in less than five hundredths of a second. "But can it give handjobs?" The Flash, ladies and gentlemen! The only man... / Continue →
  • May 9, 2014
    Full disclosure: I did bang Fisto in Fallout: New Vegas just to see what would happen before reloading my previous save. In 'What the hell is the matter with you people' news, 17% of Brits admit they would be willing to have sex with an android, and 11% willing to raise the ro... / Continue →
  • May 6, 2014
    In news that it shouldn't take a world-renowned theoretical physicist to figure out, Stephen Hawking is now warning that artificial intelligence could be humanity's downfall. And Stephen Hawking's downfall? "Stairs." Wow -- you really are a terrible person. 'Success in crea... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2014
    These are the Giant Robot Feet With Sound Effects slippers available from ThinkGeek ($30). They make every step sound like a robot taking a step. They are the perfect slippers for somebody looking for giant robot feet with sound effects slippers. They are NOT the perfect sli... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2014
    US President Obama recently traveled to Japan (presumably to stock up on Manga and novelty snack foods) and met some of the country's latest in robot technology. Specifically, Honda's ASIMO, which he played soccer with before calling it scary. Which it is, so regardless of yo... / Continue →
  • April 22, 2014
    One cyanide or two? This is a short video of Honda demoing the latest version of their ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative MObility) humanoid robot. Asimo was first introduced in 2000, and has since undergone a series of upgrades that make him less likely to fall up and down s... / Continue →
  • April 21, 2014
    This is Norwegian engineer Kåre "Zenta" Halvorsen's MorpHex, a hexapod robot that can transform and roll out in a ball. You may actually recall MorpHex from this post back in 2012, this is just the new and improved version. Or maybe it's the exact f***ing same, I'm not sure. ... / Continue →