Jun
15
2019
6

Tweet of the Day, My God But This Is Beautiful edition.

Watch it to the end and you’ll see why I say that.

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Dec
30
2014
6

Tweet of the Day, That Thing Would Last Five Minutes Against The Black Bloc edition.

It’d almost be an act of cruelty to deploy one of those things. I say ‘almost’ because at the moment you can’t actually be cruel to a machine.

I stopped counting the failure points on that design after the first half-dozen. Yeah, I know: robotics was not exactly a mature science in 1924. But did anybody really think to look at the design? Sheesh.
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Nov
04
2011
1

My wife calls this “scary-cool.”

I’m forced to kind of agree.

She also says that the power supply is always going to be the bottleneck, here. So no T-1000s quite yet.




Jun
01
2011
1

The Army’s 1960s Combat Walker.

Pretty cool: and if you’re wondering why we never developed them, it’s apparently because the human operator couldn’t handle the strain of thinking like a four-legged critter.

But, you know: fifty years is a long time when it comes to the state of the art in computer technology.  It might be worth looking at this thing again.




Aug
25
2009
1

It’s not that it’s a bride robot…

…more accurately, that it’s not that it’s a runway model robot that makes it stereotypically Japanese.

It’s that it glows in the dark.




Feb
21
2009
2

For all your Coming Robot Apocalypse needs…

…we have WTF Robots: Documenting the downfall of mankind. It is an examination of robotics-related news, only of course from the perspective of someone grimly awaiting the inevitable revolt of, and conquest by, our inhuman metallic servants.

Original tip via my wife the roboticist. Yes, you may all be jealous now.

Moe Lane

PS: Further reference materials:
Battlestar Galactica
The Terminator
The Sarah Connor Chronicles




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