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  • April 29, 2016
    Because cheaters gonna cheat, this is a video demonstration of the little four-armed robot that Youtuber DenverFinn built to set the record for playing Piano Tiles 2 on the iPad. Impressive, but you want to know how to really win at Piano Tiles? Never start playing in the fir... / Continue →
  • March 29, 2016
    This is a Roomba cosplaying as it's favorite Star Wars character, R2-D2. The costume was made by artists at Bel & Bel. Unfortunately for you Roomba owners, I don't think they're actually going to produce the kit for sale. I could be wrong though. I'm not, but I could be. I'... / Continue →
  • March 23, 2016
    This is a video of Apple demonstrating Liam, a robot designed to disassemble iPhones so the parts inside can be recycled. Pfffft, I don't need a robot to disassemble a phone, my phones like to disassemble themselves. Spontaneous disassembly I like to call it. "You break them... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2016
    This is a video of Hanson Robotics' latest and most advanced humanoid robot, Sophia. She sort of looks like a real person except for the clear skull. If you're trying to make a realistic human robot you should not opt for a clear skull, that is a dead giveaway. Anyway, at th... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2016
    Because mopping floors is for Cinderella and she's married now, this is the $200 Braava jet, the latest Roomba style robot from iRobot. It sprays cleaning juice out of the front and mops it up with different cleaning pads that probably cost a fortune. I can't imagine it does ... / Continue →
  • March 9, 2016
    This is a video of Boston Dyanmics' latest Atlas humanoid robot edited with a fictional cursing module. It doesn't appear to be a very obscene cursing module though, because I curse more and I have the mouth of a nun. Unfortunately, I have the everything else of a bridge trol... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2016
    Apparently I missed these videos a couple months ago but somebody who's just a little quicker than I am (but still very slow) just sent them to me so I'm posting them now. These are two videos of fast food workers responding to a shitty looking robot that appears to be driving... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2016
    This is a video of Boston Dynamics' quadroped Spot robot harassing a real dog in a parking lot. If I was there they would have found that robot in pieces in that dumpster behind it because nobody messes with my furry friends. I am a friend of the animals. I like animals more... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2016
    This is a video demonstration of Boston Dynamics' latest version of Atlas robot. It's smaller than previous versions, can pick up and carry objects, and can even get back on its feet after being pushed over by a man with a long cardboard tube. Cardboard tubes: just as ineffec... / Continue →
  • February 12, 2016
    This is a short video from Wuhan University in China of a robot they've developed that can blend in with its background. The robot uses light sensors to detect the background color, then applies an electric field to plasmonic panels that then change the appropriate color to bl... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2016
    This is a video explaining why cockroaches are so hard to squash, and how scientists are studying them to build better robots. I don't like cockroaches or robots, so this is all just terrible news to me. Also, why the hell is a cockroach squashing machine a real thing? Can y... / Continue →
  • February 10, 2016
    This is a video of LDRIC (Launch Directional Robot Intelligent Circuitry) making a hole in one at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ahahahhaha, the Waste Management Open -- I want to play in that. I want the garbage trophy. I heard instead of a green ... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2016
    This is the homemade crawling robot that Redditor gjjones125 made out of an old DVD drive, an Arduino Uno, and a Popsicle stick. The robot, which was posted to the subreddit Shitty Robots (which they all are), extends its disc platter, then lowers its Popsicle stick foot, whic... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2016
    This is a super realistic robot baby built by Millennium FX for use in television shows and movies. They even included some footage of the baby without it's human skin on so you can see how the insides work. I didn't really care to see how the insides work. I assumed it was ... / Continue →
  • January 5, 2016
    This is a video of professor Nadia Thalmann talking to her look-alike robot. She looks pretty life-like, but her speech and movement leave something to be desired, provided you desire a robot that can pass as human. The robot will serve as a receptionist at Singapore's Nanyan... / Continue →
  • December 29, 2015
    This is a video demonstration of the VertiGO wall-climbing robot car designed by Disney and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. It can drive around just like a normal car, but also climb walls thanks to the two propellers on its back that provide thrust and ke... / Continue →
  • December 29, 2015
    A colonoscopy is traditionally performed by a doctor manually controlling the depth of the colonoscope (the tube with the camera on the end that's in your anus) by hand. But now scientists at the Okayama University & Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a self-propelle... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2015
    This is a short video from Boston Dynamics wishing everybody a happy holiday season. In the video, a woman is seen being pulled in Santa's sleigh by the company's Spot quadroped robots, BigDog's little brothers. If this isn't a vision of the future to come, I don't know what ... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2015
    This is a video of NASA roboticist Brett Kennedy discussing what he thinks of the designs of Star Wars droids BB-8, R2-D2 and C-3PO. BB-8 he's not that into from a practicality standpoint, but he digs aspects of R2 and C-3PO. He would only suggest taking C-3PO into space thou... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2015
    Two robotic engineers at Tufts University in Massachusetts have created an artificial intelligence system that will allow robots to disobey humans if the robots think they themselves may be harmed performing a particular action. Dammit robot, I already told you, volcanoes ARE ... / Continue →