robot overlords

  • Hands On With The Sarcos XOS 2 – The Real Life Iron Man

    http://player.ooyala.com/player.swf?embedCode=JhYW1xMTpv_-XezigxCCVrpwww6ZlcsV&version=2 I recently went to fabulous Salt Lake City to the Raytheon Sarcos facility to see the real life version of the Iron Man suit, the XOS 2. And while this suit isn’t powered by some futuristic kind of reactor embedded within a person’s chest, it’s still very impressive. Read More

  • One step closer to our robot overlords: the VTOL UAV

    Bad news folks, a defense contractor just revealed that they have successfully tested an unmanned vertical take-off and landing drone. This is getting just a little too close to the hunter-killers seen in the Terminator movies. Read More

  • Robot servant looks friendly‚Ķ so far

    While we are awaiting the eventual robot takeover of the human species, our generation will at least will get a little down time. Further generations will not be so lucky; they will be slaves to our robot masters. But, for those lucky enough to be alive in this golden era we give you the Japanese cell-phone-controlled robot servant. Designed by Fukuoka-based robot-making company, TMSUK… Read More

  • Styrobot overlords will not be much of a threat

    The future just got a whole lot less bleak. The impending and unavoidable robot takeover may not be as damaging to humankind as we once feared. At least not if they keep making ‘em out of styrofoam. Hell, these Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots could annihilate each other and nobody would even notice except for a select few in the packaging industry. Aside from the eventual robot… Read More

  • ASIMO now serves cocktails!

    http://www.liveleak.com/player.swf Ok, now I’m finally ready to love ASIMO. The robot can now team up with other ASIMOs and serve me drinks. Yes! Get me three, please, Honda, please! It’s Xmas, and I’ll need Egg Nog, ASIMO can bring it to me! And he doesn’t spill, and if he does, he cleans it up, and won’t feel degraded! I’m going to stop now! Honda Demos… Read More

  • All Your Base Are Belong To U-ROBO

    Korean robotics house ED has developed a house-trained robot with questionable uses. It packs a 1GHz Intel Pentium processor and 512MB RAM under the hood. The unit also features WiFi, ethernet, USN 2.0 ZigBee and RFID, so a wide range of connectivity options are covered. Users can control the U-ROBO via its 6.4-inch programmable touchscreen display, or through voice recognition. It includes… Read More