Monday, June 30, 2008

Pray for Mercy

Thanks to nullifidian

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Dr Roboto

A nice article on Slate about the embracing of robot surgeons.

"We don't yet let robots wash the car or mow the lawn, but dissect out a cancerous prostate? Sure, go ahead."

And now, it seems, these robot docs aren't quite living up to their promise. Shocking.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Watch Your Backs, Warehouse Workers of the World

These cute yellow guys are taking your jobs.

This also means, of course, that we need to start keeping an eye on our packages. Who knows what these little buggers will plant inside your next shipment of sprockets.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Why We Fear Them

We grew up with things like this.

Is it any wonder we fear them? We've seen the future. Have you tried to pull off your wife's face lately? Be careful. To quote Dr. Zaius, "You may not like what you find."

Monday, June 23, 2008

Watch Where You Sit

This little fellow just may be crawling around inside your pipes.

Not sure if flushing will deter it.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Knock Knock

So this fellow's specialty is going around by itself and asking permission before going through a doorway.

I suspect it happens something like this:

Knock knock.

"You Sarah Connor?"

Blam Blam Blam!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Dance Fever

The latest pointless robot to hit the market: a dancing robot that hooks up to your ipod.

Money quote from the article: "The owner can also enjoy being chased around the house by the robot."

Priceless. Sometimes these things just write themselves.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Uniting to Better Crush, Kill and Destroy Us All

A fistful of Japanese robotics firms are joining forces, Transformers(or is it more Power Rangers?)-like, to make one big giant evil venture.

Together, they hope to sell 200,000 to 300,000 robots within the next five years.

Oh, joy.

I'm thinking that the first real skirmishes in the robot wars will begin on their little island nation anytime now.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mr Roboto

DJ Motoman gives autographs and spins records.

Insert joke about current top 40 radio here.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Robot Walks, Talks, Listens, Kills

Reem-B is allegedly capable "face recognition, speech interaction, biped walking, traversing stairs, and sitting."

But I have to say, the design of this thing practically screams out, "Crush, Kill, Destroy!"

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Hook, Line and Sinker

So what bait would you use for a robofish?

Don't fool yourself, Buster. You're the bait.

Friday, June 6, 2008

And So It Begins...

They can reproduce.

Oh well, fellow homo sapiens, it was fun while it lasted, but it's all over now. Kiss your fleshy butts goodbye and kneel before your RoboOverlords.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

CameraBot Enema

Now they want to send a robot camera into your intestines to take pictures, presumably while they simultaneously inject you with some sort of disease or explosive nanobots.

Or maybe they just want detailed maps of our intestines so the nanobot forces can better find their way when they're unleashed at a later date.