Posts tagged "tech"

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With the idyllic weekend paradise firmly behind us, time for some cold sobering facts about the coming robot uprising from C.G.P. Grey

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Here’s ATLAS, DARPA’s latest and most badass super robot, dragging around a heavy metal truss. Either scientists are putting the machine through a series of rigorous tests or they are trying to fill its silicon soul with hate for its human masters. 

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Welcome SaviOne your new robot overlord room service attendant. 

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Harvard researchers have programmed a thousand minibots to self-assemble into a variety of different shapes, which doesn’t seem so frightening until it’s the bots deciding what shape to make!

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The first step towards a robot cat: Samsung’s new robot vacuum cleaner has sensors to chase a laser pointer. 

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Creepiest robot houseboy evar!

(MM7 robot via Cybernetic Zoo)

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JIBO may be pretty amazing tech, but it is just the latest attempt by robots to invade our home. They’ve been at this a long time!

(images via The Old Robots)

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Plantoid is a project to make a robot that mimics plant roots, squirming and burrowing through the soil. Soon, there will be nowhere that’s safe from the robot uprising, not even underground!

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According to the BBC, a baseball team in Korea has installed telepresence robots at the stadium that fans can log into (and upload their face to) when they want to watch a game. And that’s not creepy at all. 

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Best crazy tweets from hitchBOT

Best crazy tweets from hitchBOT