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  • 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 →
  • 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 →