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November 18, 2012 7:18 PM   Subscribe

A video of cute and terrifying things. (Which is which is left as an exercise for the viewer.)
posted by ocherdraco (40 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ah, the pitter-patter of little feet.
posted by codacorolla at 7:25 PM on November 18, 2012 [10 favorites]


Excellent.

Perhaps it can compete in a dance contest or maybe some sumo wrestling.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:26 PM on November 18, 2012


Set a plate of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on it and send it scurrying over this way.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 7:28 PM on November 18, 2012


It needs its own hamster/poké-ball to help protect it from the rampaging toddlers.
posted by mephisjo at 7:30 PM on November 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


The manner in which it undulated was vaguely upsetting.
posted by A Bad Catholic at 7:39 PM on November 18, 2012


Holy shit. I need to get one of these so I can chase my dog around the house with it.

She's not afraid of the vacuum anymore and the bike pump gets a big yawn.
posted by fshgrl at 7:40 PM on November 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


I want to take one of these things wrap it up in the shell of a stuffed animal and take it out for walks.
posted by zengargoyle at 7:41 PM on November 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Nightmares. Doggie nightmares.
posted by RolandOfEld at 7:41 PM on November 18, 2012


Get this damn giraffe off of me! I am a fearsome monster-bot!
posted by 4ster at 7:44 PM on November 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


I am deeply disappointed that the video did not end with it launching directly at the camera like a headcrab.
posted by Suddenly, elf ass at 7:48 PM on November 18, 2012 [8 favorites]


Oh the horrible terrifying stompy thing it does at :49 made me click away so hard.
posted by mochapickle at 7:50 PM on November 18, 2012


Imagine several dozen of these charging at you across a battlefield, each weighing 4000 kg and 8 meters wide, covered in reactive armor plating.
posted by thewalrus at 7:53 PM on November 18, 2012 [4 favorites]


Imagine several dozen of these charging at you across a battlefield, each weighing 4000 kg and 8 meters wide, covered in reactive armor plating.
The airborne drones will get you first. These things will be used for looting your corpse.
posted by b1tr0t at 7:59 PM on November 18, 2012 [5 favorites]


Fuchikoma
posted by Brocktoon at 8:13 PM on November 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


The airborne drones will get you first. These things will be used for looting your corpse.

Imagine one of those crawling out of your corpse.
posted by blue_beetle at 8:15 PM on November 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Imagine one of those crawling out of your corpse.

How else is it supposed to harvest your remaining viable organs?
posted by figurant at 8:18 PM on November 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's neat that the kids are so comfortable with it.
posted by jiawen at 8:27 PM on November 18, 2012


Those kids are not having the correct reactions.
posted by arsey at 9:09 PM on November 18, 2012 [4 favorites]


All I can see is a cave-man like bashing with a bat as soon as one enters my field of vision.
posted by tatiana131 at 9:19 PM on November 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Loved the undulating in a creepy manner, decidedly did not love the dash! Something chilled inside me. The kids were cute, at first I thought it was the lobster kid watching. And then his partner came home and saw what was being done to the hardwood floors.
posted by Iteki at 9:42 PM on November 18, 2012


"Perhaps it can compete in a dance contest or maybe some sumo wrestling."

I was thinking dressage.
posted by bz at 9:44 PM on November 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Some of you may think the little kid was just babbling. He was sending commands.

"Boo-wip! Boo-ip!"
posted by chimaera at 10:04 PM on November 18, 2012


You can turn it over and it does the same thing? Neat! That's like, symmetrical or something.
posted by trip and a half at 10:31 PM on November 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


1) It should be tap-dancing to Putting on the Ritz
2) My cats would be clinging to the chandeliers if I brought one of those inside the house. (They'd start out under the bed, until they realized it could follow them.)
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 10:38 PM on November 18, 2012 [4 favorites]


The wiggling thing it did at the start looked like some kind of mating dance to me. Although, maybe I shouldn't say that out loud.
posted by Solomon at 11:03 PM on November 18, 2012


If battery technology continues to stagnate, we will irreversibly destroy the climate with fossil fuels. If battery technology suddenly advances, we will irreversibly destroy ourselves with spider robots. Discuss.
posted by dephlogisticated at 11:10 PM on November 18, 2012 [6 favorites]


How is this thing anything but adorable.
I don't understand anymore.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 11:47 PM on November 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


The mad dash is ... unsettling. But not even remotely as disturbing as that dance contest link.

I'll be over here, in the corner, under the covers. O.O
posted by ApathyGirl at 12:11 AM on November 19, 2012


I was expecting to be creeped out at the dash, but all I could think of was how cool it would be to be a little kid riding on one.
posted by davejay at 12:12 AM on November 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


I did not realize that the machine wasn't the source of the noise for some time, and found it far more disturbing for that reason.
posted by aeschenkarnos at 4:10 AM on November 19, 2012


Fuck. That. Shit.

Brr.
posted by howfar at 4:23 AM on November 19, 2012


He left a part off that note in the video popup:
"...please pardon my little toddlers comments [as this robot is voice-activated]."
posted by obscurator at 7:08 AM on November 19, 2012


This reminds me of the very disturbing Gilligan's Island episode with the giant spider that freaked me out as a child. Thanks! :)
posted by sevenyearlurk at 8:57 AM on November 19, 2012


The manner in which it undulated was vaguely arousing.
posted by FatherDagon at 10:38 AM on November 19, 2012


Oh, man. I want one of those things SO MUCH!
posted by blurker at 11:12 AM on November 19, 2012


arsey: ”Those kids are not having the correct reactions.“

Kids should not be afraid of technology. Neither should adults, for that matter.
posted by jiawen at 11:16 AM on November 19, 2012




Kid: "NEEDS MOAR CAW & GIWAFFE!"

Dad: "Daddy is trying to do science HERE!"
posted by KingEdRa at 11:41 AM on November 19, 2012


Oh, I need one to terrorize my cats.
posted by deborah at 8:22 PM on November 19, 2012


louche mustachio already posted clips of the dance-offs, but I think this one deserves to have its full routine shown, with the accompanying music
posted by radwolf76 at 11:04 PM on November 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is incredibly cool and I want one badly. Unfortunately, the cost is just a little out of reach for a toy, and I am pretty sure my wife would not enjoy having one of these running around the house.
posted by mysterpigg at 9:22 AM on November 20, 2012


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