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  • June 8, 2015
    This is a video of a YASKAWA industrial robot being programmed to wield a sword just like Iaido master and world record holder Isao Machii. Why you would ever train an industrial robot to swing a sword like an expert is beyond me. I don't even feel comfortable training robots... / 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 →
  • March 17, 2015
    Damn Mordor, calm down. Because Mother Nature feels the need to constantly remind us that she's in charge here and she can open the gates to hell any time she damn well pleases, this is a video of the Sakurajima volcano in Japan erupting and producing volcanic lightning (previ... / 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 →
  • January 21, 2015
    Come on -- you can kick harder than that! What is this, an 8-and-under kickball league? This is a video from the apocalypse-hurrying jerks at Carnegie Mellon's Biorobotics Lab of a hexapod spider bot with modified robot snakes for legs. You know, because you can never pack ... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2015
    This is a first-person POV video of a survivor trying to escape a group of the undead by parkouring his face off over the rooftops of Cambridge, UK. Is it enough to get away and live to see another day? SPOILER: No it is not. So the next time you're preparing for the zombie ... / 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 →
  • November 14, 2014
    This is a video of two ABB brand industrial robots swinging katanas in a choreographed fight sequence. Who do you think wins? If you answered, "Neither, this is clearly just a demo highlighting the robots' precision," congratulations, you're obviously a better guesser than I ... / Continue →
  • November 11, 2014
    PROTIP: Keep the volume all the way down unless you like the sound of your brain melting. This is a video of DARPA's Atlas robot recreating the crane kick stance from the end of Karate Kid. I don't know about you, but I would sweep the shit out of that leg. So yeah, Atlas ca... / Continue →
  • October 16, 2014
    This is a video of a group of French drone hobbyists racing quadrocopters (and other variants) through the woods with the help of on-board cameras and video goggles. It looks like fun. Especially if those copters were outfitted with POWERFUL LASER WEAPONS capable of F***ING S... / 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 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 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 14, 2014
    This is a video from Novosibirsk, Siberia, of a bunch of beach-goers running for their lives (or to at least prevent bruising) after it starts hailing in the middle of a 99°F (37°C) day. I would have just stayed underwater. Still, God must be angry. Probably at something I d... / Continue →
  • June 9, 2014
    A Russian chatbot named Eugene Goostman has successfully become the first program to beat the Turing Test and convince more than 30% of the humans it chatted with that it was human as well. I would have never fallen for that. Hello. "Hello." IT'S A ROBOT -- IT'S A F***ING R... / Continue →