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  • April 3, 2014
    This is a video of Festo's latest robotic creation, a kangaroo (previously: a bird and brain-sucking jellyfish). Why build a robotic kangaroo? That's just it -- there isn't a good reason. Not a single one. You know how kangaroos are notorious boxers? Well it's not their pu... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2014
    After the robot apocalypse has been fought and humanity decimated, I hope the robots make a note somewhere in their central databank that I called it from the beginning. I don't know, maybe they could erect a statue of me somewhere mentioning that, although I didn't agree with... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2014
    This is the dancing witch robot that artist Jordan Wolfson and Spectral Motion created. Apparently it responds (read: dances) to music and follows you around with its eyes. Obviously, everybody involved with the project should be jailed and that jail should be shot into the s... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2014
    Seen here looking like the lovechild of Legion from Mass Effect and some shitty 80's rocker, the lead guitarist from robotic band Z-Machines prepares to shred...everybody in the audience's faces off. And not in a good way either -- in a BAD way. Like, it will wear those faces... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2014
    This is the robotic air hockey player built by Jose Julio using 3-D printed parts. If I saw this at the arcade I would jam its coin slot with washers then rip one of the guns from Time Crisis loose and smash its brains out. Then beat all the pinball high scores. The robot us... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2014
    In news that made me question my belief that all water parks are either pirate or tropical island themed, South Korea has announced it's building a $625-million robot themed water park in Incheon. Wow, sounds like a great place to accidentally get electrocuted. Among [Robot L... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2014
    I actually wrote about the development of RoboEarth almost four years ago, but since a lot of you weren't even born yet I thought I'd touch on it again. Touch = beat with a croquet mallet. RoboEarth: basically a real-life "central brain" Skynet that's being tested so robots c... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2014
    This is a video demo of NASA's Robosimian, a monkey inspired robot that looks more like a four-legged spider than a primate. I think we can all agree it does look like it would be fun to hit with a shovel though. Designed to mimic the posture and movements of a primate, the b... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2013
    This is a video of the main theme from Pacific Rim being performed on dueling Tesla coils while an exposed-brain robotic drummer tries to suck all the lightning into its eyeballs. You ever rubbed your socks on the carpet to build up static electricity then touched a friend's e... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2013
    Scientists at the ETH Zurich Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (really has a ring to it) have developed Cubli, a robotic cube that can balance itself on its vertices and even jump and 'walk' while maintaining balance. Wow, I never thought I'd be so afraid of a shape. ... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2013
    Scientists at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences in Dresden, Germany, have developed "robotic sperm" by trapping bull sperm in metal nanotubes then controlling the direction they swim with a magnetic field. Personally, I don't care how strong that magnetic field is, mi... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2013
    Not these balls mind you -- they would take a forklift! Jk jk, but at least a brown grocery bag. This is the incredible ball-moving machine built by Kawaguchi Akiyuki. Each section is an individual module (often designed by other ball-moving aficionados) that moves the lit... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2013
    This is a short video of DARPA's Atlas humanoid robot trying to navigate a treacherous path of pieces of wood and rope when it trips on a stick and eats shit (it didn't even make it to the pebbles!). Sucks it wasn't walking on hot coals. It also sucks it has a safety harness ... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2013
    These are the remains of a Roomba from Austria that allegedly turned itself on, ran onto a kitchen hotplate, and burned to death. Robot suicide? We can only hope. I like how you can see the ash tire tracks from when it was running around in circles while on fire. That makes... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2013
    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 →
  • October 7, 2013
    Because apparently jellyfish are becoming a serious problem, South Korea has developed a swarm of aquatic robots designed to detect and "pulverize" jellyfish using spinning propellers. When reached for comment, Poseidon had this to say, "NOW YOU GONNA PAY, HUMANS!" before stab... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2013
    Note: I know that picture looks boring as hell but if you skip around in the video it is actually kind of neat to see the cubes move around and connect. First WildCat the running robotic predator, and now MIT's M-Block swarmbots, a bunch of cube-shaped robots that are "self-as... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2013
    Remember Cheetah, DARPA's 28-MPH robot that was confined to running tethered on a treadmill? Well now they've ditched the tether and created WildCat, a 16MPH (read: faster than you) running robot that can run free and as long as its on-board motor will allow. Scared yet? You... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2013
    This is Robot Ninja Lager. It has absolutely nothing to do with robots or ninjas except the name and its alleged Japanese influence. Don't get me wrong, I'd still drink it, but only if the bar was out of Mickey's wide-mouth bottles. "Please, GW -- tell me you don't actually ... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2013
    This is a video of a robot that can solve any Rubik's Cube combination in under a second. Although, to its discredit, it has to have all the sides of the cube scanned prior -- it just makes the moves in under a second. It also has to have a custom cube with a special indentat... / Continue →