Robotics

Horrifying Robotic Child

This just confirms my theory that all robotic children are the things of nightmares. Have you ever seen a robotic being built to look young that didn’t cause you to instantly fear it? And to top it all off, this might even be the scariest of the bunch! Where does the madness end? This leg-humping robotic child centaur thing pretty ...

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Most Annoying Robot Ever Mimics Your Every Move in Real-Time

You know that asshole at the office who seems to repeat everything you say just to be a douche bag? Sometimes it even seems like he’s walking in step with you. What the hell is with that guy anyway? The geniuses over at the Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) in conjunction with Samsung Electronics created Mahru, the robotic ...

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The Tetris Playing LEGO Robot

Equipped with some circuitry, a webcam, a NXT LEGO Mindstorm set and plenty of time on his hands, Branislov Kisacanin created Tetris-Bot, the first (to our knowledge at least) LEGO bot to be made specifically to play Tetris. Sure, Tetris-Bot has only made it to level 1 so far, but I think it might just be biding its time. First, ...

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DESTROY. ALL. HUMANS.: NASA to Launch Robonaut This Fall

NASA has announced that they plan to launch their R2 Robonaut into orbit in September, making it the first robo-humanoid resident of the International Space Station. Before launch, the robot/slayer of the human race will be thoroughly tested in conditions ranging from vacuum, low gravity and high radiation. Sure, he might be displaying amazingly good will for now. Just don’t ...

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Creepy Talking Robot Mouth Needs More Mustache

I’m not sure if you can actually call this “talking,” per se, but the oral movements of this robot are more akin to the actual movements of human oral muscles then I’ve seen in other robotic works. It’s certainly worthy of an uncanny feeling. Even if it does sound like one of the bots female attendance got a little bit ...

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RRoDMan: Xbox 360 Innards Become A Robot After Red Ring of Death

If you’re tired of the never ending cycle of sending in your RRoD’d Xbox 360 to Microsoft for a refurbished console that is likely to just have the same exact problems all over again, there’s an even cooler alternative than calling Microsoft tech support. You might not be getting your gaming money’s worth, but what you lack in game playing ...

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Mobile Remote Control Pacifier Does, Um, Something We’re Sure

With a price tag of $516, we’re sure this Mobile Remote Pacifier has some sort of use, it’s just a very niche-y product. I mean, it would be absolutely perfect for the lazy oral-fixated couch potato. Or a legless TV-watching baby. It’s just a matter of finding the right crowd and giving them all you’ve got. So, yeah. Own your very own, ...

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Cocktail Robot is Not Impressed With Your Choice of Beverage

I’d love if this thing could actually respond to your drink requests. Like “wait… you’re a man right? What’s with the fruity cocktail Mr. Tough Guy?” The aptly named Drink Making Unit can mix drinks with up to three components. An 8×8 RGB LED matrix is integrated for use as a data display, and an ice bucket chills your drink as ...

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