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  • May 19, 2016
    Meet Dogo, a small 26-pound remote controlled tank robot that carries a 9mm Glock pistol inside. The tank is capable of climbing stairs and is outfitted with two-way audio communications so you can try to negotiate with your target before shooting and killing them. The gun ca... / Continue →
  • April 19, 2016
    Because standing sucks, these are the Hover Cart and Hover Cooler hoverboard attachments designed and sold by BoatsToGo. They allow you to use one of those stupid hoverboards while sitting, for maximum laziness. That said, I just bought the cooler one because I like drinking ... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2016
    This is a video from some sickos in Finland who attached a chainsaw to a heavy duty DJI S1000 octocopter. Then they use the thing to behead some snowmen and murder a tree. What did that tree ever do to you? Soon drones will be available with every kind of weapon imaginable. ... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2016
    This is a video of Hanson Robotics' latest and most advanced humanoid robot, Sophia. She sort of looks like a real person except for the clear skull. If you're trying to make a realistic human robot you should not opt for a clear skull, that is a dead giveaway. Anyway, at th... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2016
    This is a video of Boston Dynamics' quadroped Spot robot harassing a real dog in a parking lot. If I was there they would have found that robot in pieces in that dumpster behind it because nobody messes with my furry friends. I am a friend of the animals. I like animals more... / Continue →
  • February 29, 2016
    This is Boston Dynamics' latest video of their Atlas robot edited by Youtuber Auralnauts to tell the story of the robot's love for box, and its determination to protect box from the humans that would keep them apart. It is worth a watch. It actually made me kind of feel sorry... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2016
    This is a video demonstration of Boston Dynamics' latest version of Atlas robot. It's smaller than previous versions, can pick up and carry objects, and can even get back on its feet after being pushed over by a man with a long cardboard tube. Cardboard tubes: just as ineffec... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2016
    This is a short video of an angry crab waving a knife at a guy. I don't care how delicious he might be, I would not mess with that crab. I like my fingers just the way they are: full length. "What about your pinky?" I've had to learn to love him the way he is. Hit the jump... / Continue →
  • February 12, 2016
    This is a short video from Wuhan University in China of a robot they've developed that can blend in with its background. The robot uses light sensors to detect the background color, then applies an electric field to plasmonic panels that then change the appropriate color to bl... / Continue →
  • February 10, 2016
    This is a video of LDRIC (Launch Directional Robot Intelligent Circuitry) making a hole in one at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ahahahhaha, the Waste Management Open -- I want to play in that. I want the garbage trophy. I heard instead of a green ... / Continue →
  • January 5, 2016
    This is a video of professor Nadia Thalmann talking to her look-alike robot. She looks pretty life-like, but her speech and movement leave something to be desired, provided you desire a robot that can pass as human. The robot will serve as a receptionist at Singapore's Nanyan... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2015
    This is a short video from Boston Dynamics wishing everybody a happy holiday season. In the video, a woman is seen being pulled in Santa's sleigh by the company's Spot quadroped robots, BigDog's little brothers. If this isn't a vision of the future to come, I don't know what ... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2015
    In today's real visions of the future segment, here's a video of a quadrocopter with a flamethrower attached, roasting a turkey and presumably starting a forest fire (previously: the quadrocopter with a gun attached the same guy made). Although it's not so much roasting the tu... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2015
    Two robotic engineers at Tufts University in Massachusetts have created an artificial intelligence system that will allow robots to disobey humans if the robots think they themselves may be harmed performing a particular action. Dammit robot, I already told you, volcanoes ARE ... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2015
    This is a video of the knife swinging tentacle that Youtuber outaspaceman built. It is basically the exact reason why humanity doesn't deserve to continue. If I could summon a meteor with my brain I would do it in a heartbeat. A HUMMINGBIRD'S heartbeat. You know what? I'm ... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2015
    This is a video of the autonomous drone that MIT PhD student Andrew Berry programmed with some custom obstacle avoidance software. The drone uses stereo cameras to see and avoid obstacles in its flight path, at speeds up to 30MPH. From the drone's point of view it kind of loo... / Continue →
  • November 3, 2015
    This is a video introducing MotoBot, a robot that Yamaha is developing to ride motorcycles better than the best human racers. Why? I'm not sure. Presumably to terrify people. Could you imagine this thing pulling up next to you at a stop light WITH A GUN FOR AN ARM? I would... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2015
    This is a video of a horned lizard (aka horny toad -- the species of lizard that can shoot blood out of its eye when threatened) riding a combat robot into battle. It is pretty much exactly how I imagine the future. Well, minus the fancy blinds and decorative window treatment... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2015
    This is a short video of a dog robot that has a tethered quadrocopter drone it can launch from its back. Like closing your eyes and randomly booty-calling any contact in your phone, this will probably end very badly (sorry Shane, hope we can still be friends). The combination... / Continue →
  • September 21, 2015
    This is a video of three autonomous drones using spools of rope to build a bridge capable of supporting a human. Now if drones can build a rope bridge capable of supporting a human, they can DEFINITELY rig up a noose capable of supporting a human too. See where I'm going with... / Continue →