Tag - robots

Skynet Update: Robots to Get Sense of Touch

Scientists at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln have developed a sensitive, flexible film that can mimic human touch. Only 100 nanometers thick (1,000 times thinner than a piece of paper), it registers pressure so finely that it is able to...

Skynet Version 0.0001a

Just think…the great-great-great-grandchildren of these things are going to someday slaughter all of your descendants. Happy Wednesday! Direct link for the feedreaders. Found at TechEBlog by way of Gizmodo.

I Am the Modren Man

As the world population declines in the face of “Have a kid? What, and make the Roomba feel threatened?”, we’ve seen the little guys playing pool and getting dressed up. Now here’s one that’s an action movie...

Weekend Recommendations: Books & CDs

Audiobook of the Week: How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion by Daniel H. Wilson, performed by Stefan Rudnicki. I can’t tell you how grateful we are to have this drop in our laps from...

Still Life With Droid

Worth1000 has another sweet Photoshop contest up: bits of art with robots injected into them. Think Skynet trying to conquer the art world instead of the whole world and you’ve got it. Found via Boing Boing.

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Origami Big Battel?

I’ll let the folks at We Make Money Not Art give you the skinnee, but the dime version is this: this guy made paper wrestling robots. And kept making them for twenty-three years. And his own private group of imagined mecha is now not...

The Brain is Only Functioning at Fifty...

A tantalizing tidbit of a show you didn’t get to see, from Webster Colcord. Hey, it’s got us written all over it: giant robot woken from sleep by a silent mixmaster and sent to defend the city? Sweet! Shame Nickelodeon passed on...