Why would they give it lips??
If you missed Todd Rohal’s M.O.P.Z. when it aired on Adult Swim, here it is for your brain-exploding pleasure. Put very simply, it’s about a lovelorn school janitor who (tries to) invent a robot helper—and it would be weird enough even without being shown entirely in fast-forward, “because we know you’re busy.”
As Alfred pointed out in The Dark Knight, some men just like to watch the world burn. To them, a day at the beach spent lounging in the sun isn’t particularly enjoyable. But a day at the beach spent terrorizing swimmers with this amazing animatronic shark suit? Now that’s an afternoon well spent.
Simone Giertz, Queen of Stupid/Awesome Internet Robots, has an idea on how to make playing Pokémon Go a little easier. A custom helmet. And I like it.
If you haven’t seen the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi yet, it’s a fascinating look at the man behind the best sushi restaurant in the world, Jiro Ono, and his obsessive drive to continue to improve his craft, and stay one step ahead of the machines that might one day steal his job. Although he probably doesn’t know…
Here’s a remote-controlled robot skull with a bunch of spooky legs.
Just now, I saw a man almost die. He was holding a robotic oar down by his side while riding a skateboard. The oar, loaded with a motor and fitted with a wheel at the bottom, sent him launching towards the film crew and me at speeds usually reserved for small cars and scooters.
This creep machine, called Alter, runs entirely off a neural network. That means all its incoherent and erratic movements are 100 percent free of any human control. It’s basically alive.
With BattleBots back on TV, you’ve probably got a lot of armchair opinions on how to build a bot that would easily win the tournament. The only problem is your complete lack of electronics and engineering know-how. With the Ganker robot, you don’t even need to know how to solder to build, customize, and battle your…
You’d think that the first robot vacuum from a company like Dyson, who reinvented the vacuum, fan, and hair dryer, would rival R2-D2 when it came to functionality. But with the 360 Eye, Dyson instead focused on creating a robovac that did one thing very well: cleaning. It delivers as promised, but is that worth $1,000?
In an attempt to design robots that are as simple as possible, David Zarrouk’s latest mechanical creation takes its inspiration from a funky ‘80s dance move known as the worm. Using just a single motor it’s able to scoot across the floor by undulating its flexible body up and down, which also allows it to swim, and…
Everyone is trying to make cars that can drive themselves, but Honda and Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank want to go a lot further: they want cute emotional robot cars that talk to you about your feelings. There’s no way that could go horribly wrong, am I right?
This doesn’t mean you should stop being helpful or charitable to homeless people you encounter on the street—but if you see this guy, there’s something about him you should know. At a recent Maker Faire in Nantes, France, a man wearing worn clothing and pushing a shopping cart actually turned out to be a lifelike…
If you’ve ever enjoyed those horror movies that involve organ harvesting, you may be pleased to know that scientists are one step closer to using organic matter to power robots. Sea slugs are getting first honors though.
If you go to department stores in Japan you’ll sometimes be greeted by a friendly robot. Maybe one that looks like this:
The Stanford Shopping Center has suspended its security robots following an incident last week in which a 16-month-old boy collided with one of its machines, resulting in a minor injury.
As the automation era unfolds around is, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that no jobs are safe—not even those belonging to dogs. Introducing Swagbot, the world’s first herding robot.