Tuesday, April 14, 2009

MIT creates robot gardeners.

Can domed cities and soylent green be far behind?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Via Sentient Developments:

Next up on the Pentagon's drawing board, autonomous robots who can decide when to fire their own weapons.

"We are sleepwalking into a brave new world where robots decide who, where and when to kill," said Noel Sharkey, an expert on robotics and artificial intelligence at the University of Sheffield, England.

Look out, Sarah Connor.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Ant Bot

Coming soon to a picnic near you.

Monday, April 6, 2009


This one is designed to extract wounded soldiers from the battlefield.

That's actually pretty cool.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Must Read Interview

PW Singer, author of Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century, speaks on robot uprisings, the idea that Asimov's Laws are bullshit and the scourge of Ewoks.

Robotics Roadshow - Employment Opportunity or Ground Zero for World Robot Domination?

This Robot Roadshow happening in Boston on April 14 reads like a weird ad from a Jetsons future we never had. "Learn to be a robot integrator, reseller, engineer, installer, or -- would you believe --robot personality designer?" But it seems to be for real, so perhaps we need to send some folks in to infiltrate the ranks of our future robot overlords and try to stop the robot rebellion while it's still in its infancy.

Robot Gardeners

Soon they'll be pruning you.

Cute Informational Children's Book or Pro-Robot Propaganda Distributed by Our Future Overlords in Order to Lull Us into a False Sense of Control?