Kill all humans / assemble self into chair
January 18, 2009 9:18 AM   Subscribe


peace, love, unity, robots.
posted by geos at 9:28 AM on January 18, 2009

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posted by slimepuppy at 9:29 AM on January 18, 2009

Guess that Singularity will have to wait a bit.
posted by Artw at 9:31 AM on January 18, 2009

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posted by Artw at 9:53 AM on January 18, 2009

Best robot of 2009.
posted by gerryblog at 10:19 AM on January 18, 2009 [3 favorites]

Robox is my favorite robot. That guy is awesome.
posted by Caduceus at 10:29 AM on January 18, 2009

Man, it seems like there's really been an explosion in robotics in the past few years, at least in I guess "self balancing" humanoid robots.

However, the freakiest one I've seen is that water snake robot. It's called the ACM-R5 apparently.
posted by delmoi at 11:54 AM on January 18, 2009

is anyone else a bit freaked out by the buzzing headless all terrain dog?
posted by doobiedoo at 2:00 PM on January 18, 2009

wow, Big Dog is fucking awesome, freaky as hell and really impressively stable. i've never seen a robot that moves in such a lifelike way. that's really cool - thanks.
posted by sergeant sandwich at 3:54 PM on January 18, 2009

I remember when the big dog video came around the first time.

I winced when I saw the guy kick it, because it was past the uncanny vally and at the "don't hurt the poor thing" stage.
posted by mrzarquon at 4:24 PM on January 18, 2009 [1 favorite]

It's an amazing coincidence that "robot" is English for "autonomous computer", Japanese for "remote control biped" and Chinese for "preprogrammed android".
posted by DU at 4:41 PM on January 18, 2009

I love the robot chair that falls apart and then pulls itself together again. That's some Iron Giant technology there!
posted by moonmilk at 4:50 PM on January 18, 2009

...and they have a plan...
posted by eclectist at 12:14 AM on January 19, 2009

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