Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Nerd Builds Robot Clone

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Robot Aliens? "Sure, Why Not?," Says Smart Guy.

Odds are about 50/50 that alien robots are even now plotting our destruction.

As if we didn't have enough to worry about here on our own little rock.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Last Call

Robot bartender. Seems to be able to only serve beer at the moment, which may help lessen the opportunity to slip you a mickey.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

LegoBot is Smarter Than You

A Swedish fellow built a robot out of legos that solves Rubik's Cube in 60 moves or less.

Another blogger's algorithm for solving the Rubik’s cube puzzle is much faster and only requires a hammer and a quarter pound of superglue.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Game Over

That's it, folks. We're done.

They've gone and built a biologically based robot brain.

The robot’s biological brain is made up of cultured neurons which are placed onto a multi electrode array (MEA). The MEA is a dish with approximately 60 electrodes which pick up the electrical signals generated by the cells. This is then used to drive the movement of the robot. Every time the robot nears an object, signals are directed to stimulate the brain by means of the electrodes. In response, the brain's output is used to drive the wheels of the robot, left and right, so that it moves around in an attempt to avoid hitting objects. The robot has no additional control from a human or a computer, its sole means of control is from its own brain.

We're now officially doomed.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I'll Buy That for a Dollar

Crime fighting robots by 2040.

"The robots themselves will not be super-intelligent and will not be motivated to take over themselves, but those who control the robots will control society."

The study that came to this conclusion was sponsored by the dvd release of The Sarah Conner Chronicles. Conflict of interest?

Saturday, August 9, 2008

This is Not My Beautiful Robot

David Byrne lends his voice to a robot named Julio.

How soon until we get subjected to a Madonna-bot? Oh, wait. Some folks suspect we already have...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

How Low Can You Go?

Spiderbot does the limbo.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Robot Army On The Rise

Some plucky Brits utilized the technology that makes your mobile phone vibrate to create a small army of autonomous robots.

Says a biorobotics professor: "This also poses important research questions: how can we maintain and control thousands of robots."

Yeah, let's get a handle on that now, shall we?

Friday, August 1, 2008

Keep A Close Eye On Your Sushi


And you're the bait, Chester.