Thursday, December 25, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Hexapod Dance Competition

Robot strippers are all well and good. But what about robots who like dancing but don't want to embarrass their parents?*

This whimsical montage of an annual Hexapod Dance Competition shows us a wonderful alternative:

*Figure of speech. It's well understood that robots don't have parents.

[via Laughing Squid]

Robot Holiday Gift Guide

MAKE: Blog has put together a delightful robot-themed holiday gift guide. It includes fully assembled robots as well as do-it-yourself robot kits. Very useful, as Assemblers and descendants of Assemblers will be considered a higher class of human in a post-Robocalypse society.

I particularly like the Karakuri Tea Serving Robot Kit. One of the oldest know robot designs, these were first made in Japan in the early 17th century:

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sex And Robots

Here is a sublime vision of things to come:

And another look here.

It's a novelty now, but will one day be more commonplace than human pole dancing.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Embarrassing Moments In Robot History

This entry into the Robot Hall of Shame features one of the most embarrassing robot movies of all time: Transformers.

Transformers was awesome, you say? You talkin' 'bout this movie?

Perhaps you were thinking of the beloved animated film of our youth, Transformers: The Movie. Nothing embarrassing about that masterpiece, right? Oh...yeah.

Not only is the Weird Al song horribly miss-matched to the scene, but things quickly degenerate further when the universal greeting is first uttered. "Ba weep granna weep ninny bong?" And then the dancing. Oh, and the "Me Grimlock not kisser" line. And Eric Idle's annoying, distorted television announcer voice. And--

Guess you can't blame Michael Bay for everything.