Wednesday, July 29, 2009

At Long Last: Zombie Robots

A robotics company called Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. (doesn't sound evil at all) has been forced to deny allegations that it is developing a flesh eating robot. No shit.

The robot, called Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (or EATR for short), is being designed to refuel itself from biomass. The implications are terrifying indeed.
"We completely understand the public’s concern about futuristic robots feeding on the human population, but that is not our mission,” stated Harry Schoell, Cyclone’s CEO. “We are focused on demonstrating that our engines can create usable, green power from plentiful, renewable plant matter.

Of course, it's only a matter of time before one of them eats a corpse flower and develops an unholy appetite.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Don't Talk To Robots

Some important PSA's from the future:

[via io9]

Friday, July 3, 2009

Real Gundam Towers Over Japan

The Japanese continue to fetishize robots more than anyone else. Now they've gone and built a full size Gundam suit that lights up, moves its head, and spews steam from its many vents. You can tell Japanese are only waiting for technology to catch up to their desire to make their childhood dreams a reality and build one of these for real. If they have anything to say about it, future wars will be fought with enormous robots (and Michael Bay won't have anything to do with it).

[via AICN]

Obama Really Is A Robot!

...Sort of.
Here's a behind-the-scenes video of Barack Robama's induction into the Hall Of Presidents at Disney World. The animation is very impressive. Much more so than when I visited the attraction twenty-two years ago.

[via Boing Boing]

Thursday, July 2, 2009


The creators of The Machine Girl have outdone themselves (and possibly every other movie ever made) with their new film, RoboGeisha. I don't think there's any way the movie can live up to this amazing trailer. If you are easily offended or grossed out do not watch this! Everyone else, prepare to have your minds blown:

Could be the best movie ever. And whoever did the voice over for this trailer must do all movie trailers from now on.

[via Boing Boing]