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  • 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 →
  • December 3, 2014
    These are a bunch of Knightscope K5 security robots. They look like a cross between R2-D2, a Dalek, and the kind of buttplug you'd expect to find on a space station. Microsoft already tested a crew of them at its Silicon Valley campus. And you can rent some too, starting as ... / Continue →
  • 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 →