The RoboCup is a international joint project with an ultimate goal of developing a team of "fully autonomous humanoid robots that can win against the human world champion team in soccer" by the year 2050. Until they succeed in this goal, they're holding technical conferences, programs, and annual RoboCup tournaments that involve teams of robots competing in soccer, dancing, and rescue challenges. I'm just happy that there's an "international joint project" to put an end to the scourge of human soccer players who are trying to support themselves and their familes. It's like they just don't know when to quit. Maybe when a giant Soccerbot starts rapidly firing flaming soccer balls in their direction, they'll settle down and become clerical workers or something. Jeeze.
See the guy in the picture? He calls that lovedoll his wife. Don't be that guy.
According to a recent study, 9% of people would be willing to have sex with a robot. And not like, to win a bunch of money if they survive the affair, they're just straight-up willing to bang a ... / Continue →
Jerks at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a robotic snake that can wrap itself around objects when thrown at them. Cool, here -- grab a hold of this volcano.
The idea is to create a robot capable of slithering into tight spaces, perhaps for scouting or search-and-r... / Continue →
Because building our future killers is all the rage right now, this is a video of a quadrocopter fitted with a 3-D printed claw modeled after an eagle's so it can grab things in flight. You know, things like YOUR HEAD. Then drop you from really high up. Like my high school p... / Continue →