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How To Build A Robot That Will Feed You Breakfast

How do you build a robot that will feed you breakfast? It’s pretty simple actually. All you need is a $339 robot arm, and a plastic spoon. Over at Motherboard, Simone Giertz hilariously details the process she went through (and … Continue reading

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Robots Falling Down At The DARPA Robotics Challenge

This compilation of robots falling down is far funnier than it should be. I love how they start falling down in almost slow motion, an inevitability of gravity pulling down on them as soon as they go slightly off balance. … Continue reading

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Industrial Robot Vs Sword Master

Japanese sword masters are impressively skilled, able to accurately slice an orange in half and perform precise cuts on their target. The sword technique, Iaijyutsu, is cultivated from ancient times, and requires many years of practice to perfect. Yaskawa Electric Corporation, … Continue reading

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Origami Robot

“Using techniques inspired by the art of origami, a US-based team has built a robot that can fold itself into shape starting from a flat sheet.” (YouTube) This is both amusing and awesome. It’s an origami robot that can fold … Continue reading

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Humans Need Not Apply

A fascinating video about automation and robotics and how it is taking over our lives, to the extent that, in the future, many jobs will stipulate that humans need not apply. From physical labour to automobiles to replacing professions to … Continue reading

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer 2

Latest trailer for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. Hmmmm… “Plot Summary:  The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police … Continue reading

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The Mathematics Of Murder

Should a robot sacrifice your life to save two? “It happens quickly—more quickly than you, being human, can fully process. A front tire blows, and your autonomous SUV swerves. But rather than veering left, into the opposing lane of traffic, … Continue reading

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