The music video for MC Frontalot’s
I’ll Form the Head is glorious.
R’ha. Humanity doesn’t have a monopoly on AI rebellion.
Reminds me a bit of the
Outer Limits episode “The Quality of Mercy.”
This present turns into a robot Santa Claus. It talks, does a little dance, performs mime, and judges your deeds with its lifeless glowing eyes.
Pacific Rim may be the giant-robots-punching-kaiju-monsters movie of my dreams. Or it may be terrible. Regardless, I’m looking forward to it.
This robotic lamp is right on the line between adorable and creepy.
By Lauren Davis
This stern mechanical monk is a marvel of early automation; likely built in the 1560s, it is a completely self-acting device, with all of its clockwork mechanisms hidden beneath its cloak. Today, the clockwork monk can still scoot about, moving its mouth and arms in silent prayer.
Boston Dynamics’ Pet-Proto robot is amazingly coordinated.
And now, a robot wheelchair that uses its wheels as legs to climb stairs. It’s pretty cool.
Tears of Steel, a Dutch short film with giant robots, relationship problems, and brilliant special effects. The entire thing was crowdfunded, and the 3D software is open source.
Death By A Thousand Robotic Paper Cuts
Without a doubt the most extreme paper-robot engineering I have ever seen. Of course, it’s the ONLY paper-robot engineering I have ever seen, so there’s that.