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  • July 7, 2015
    This are fights-only (no interviews or other filler) edits of the first three episodes of the new BattleBots show on ABC. I had already forgotten the show was coming out, so it was nice to be able to see these. Plus they're only the good parts (fights), so you don't waste any... / Continue →
  • July 6, 2015
    Last week, a US robotics company (MegaBots) challenged a Japanese one (Suidobashi Heavy Industry) to giant mech fight. This week, the Japanese company accepted the fight and wants to do it MELEE STYLE. The founder and CEO of Suidobashi Heavy Industry even got the shit talking... / Continue →
  • July 2, 2015
    In other sad robot news, MegaBots, a U.S. robotics company, has challenged a Japanese robotics company (Suidobashi Heavy Industries -- the maker of the Kuratas personal mech) to a giant robot battle. Now I'm not much of a betting man (I'm a former gambling addict, among a bunc... / Continue →
  • July 2, 2015
    In news that proves it's time to start disassembling anything with metal parts, a 22-year old worker was killed at a Volkswagen plant near Kassel, Germany after an industrial robot slammed him against a metal plate. For reference, nobody deserves to go out like that. Heiko Hi... / Continue →
  • June 15, 2015
    After securing the rights from Disney/Pixar, LEGO has just released the first images of its upcoming WALL-E set. The set started as a LEGO Ideas submission by Angus MacLane that got the necessary votes to be considered by LEGO for production (comparison shot between the origin... / Continue →
  • June 9, 2015
    ERROR, ERROR, 'DOOR' DOES NOT COMPUTE. INITIATING SELF-DESTRUCT SEQUENCE. This is a VERY watchable video compilation of robots falling down while trying to complete DARPA's Robotics Challenge this year. Pathetic robots! They all seemed way too top heavy, plus built by peopl... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2015
    The last time we saw MIT's Cheetah robot it was able to reach speeds up to 28MPH. And now? Well now, thanks to the development and upload of three new algorithms, it can autonomously jump short obstacles to reach and kill its target. So if you thought that white picket fenc... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2015
    This is Patrick the robotic ass. Patrick helps medical students practice prostate exams without having to stick their fingers up actual patient's asses. Because nobody wants to be a guinea pig when it comes to their butt. Hey doc -- you ever done this before? "First time." ... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2015
    In great news for people who have always dreamed of dying in the hands of cold metal robots, scientists have successfully created self-powered liquid metal. The metal, which is a combination of gallium, tin and indium, can propel itself when in contact with a piece of aluminum... / Continue →
  • February 17, 2015
    This is a short compilation of people trying to kick over robot dogs. It's kind of sad. Of course, none of the dogs actually fell, meaning everybody who attempted the kicking is probably dead by now. Me? I'm only dead on the inside. Plus my penis. My penis is dead inside ... / Continue →
  • February 10, 2015
    Death at the office water cooler. This is Boston Dynamics' latest quadruped robot, Spot. Spot is a smaller, all-electric version of their Big Dog robot. He only weighs about 160-pounds, which, while not that hefty, is still plenty big to carry any variety of weapons to kill ... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2015
    Seen here mid-rescue, a South Korean woman tries to remain calm while paramedics remove the robot vacuum that wanted to eat her brains. Apparently the woman was taking a nap on the floor when the attack occurred. When my local liquor store got robbed? I was at home with frie... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2015
    This is a two-and-a-half minute chronological supercut of the history of robots in movies, from 1921's The Mechanical Man, to 2014's Interstellar. Obviously, the two best are Flight of the Navigator and Batteries Not Included -- no arguing. Still, as interesting as it was to... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2015
    After receiving enough votes on the LEGO Ideas website, and being reviewed by LEGO (not to mention securing the licensing rights), the company has announced they will be producing Doctor Who and WALL-E playsets later this year. Sadly, they will both appear clearly written near... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2015
    This is a video of two Japanese artists who have had their faces projection mapped and tracked so they can have different animal and robot faces projected on them while they move around (previously seen before with a lady HERE). Pretty neat. I especially like the speakers-for... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2015
    This is a video of Empire Robotic's Versaball robot demonstrating its beer pong skills. Obviously, it's the exact opposite kind of robot you want showing up at your next keg party. Or one with chainsaws or machine guns for arms. If you're not familiar with Empire Robotic's V... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2014
    Seen here interviewing for a job at the circus after all the ball-balancing bears ran away, this is a video of an automated platform that can keep a ball bearing perfectly balanced in the middle, despite the interviewer's lackluster efforts to knock it off. Not to brag or anyt... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2014
    The group of scientists who created the Open Worm Project have successfully mapped the connections of all 302 neurons in a roundworm's brain, simulated them as a piece of computer software, and uploaded that software to a LEGO robot. So now there's a LEGO robot that acts like ... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2014
    This is a video of two mesmerizing 9V battery packing robots recently on display at PackExpo 2014, which, yes, is a trade show about packaging things. Just look at those robots go! Way more efficient that people. If they had actual people doing this you'd have Lucille Ball s... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2014
    Stephen Hawking is warning again (previously this year) that artificial intelligence could spell the end of humanity, despite me being fairly certain it's just spelled nity. Hoho, burn! Ask your nurse to put that in your pipe and hold it up to your lips so you can smoke it, S... / Continue →