The new Japanese music robot Miuro, designed to turn an iPod music player into a scuttling boombox-on-wheels, is shown during a press conference in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006. Equipped with speaker systems developed with Japanese audio-maker Kenwood Corp., the 35-centimeter (14-inch) long machine, which looks like a ball popping out of an egg, from Tokyo-based venture ZMP Inc. will roll and twist from room to room blaring music. Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod portable player locks into the top of the 108,800 yen (US$930; euro725) robot.
I don't understand why this qualifies as a robot because as far as I can tell it's just a speaker attached to some wheels. Will it serve me coffee? Will it call me human master? It's lacking all the basic functions of what makes a robot truly a robot.
Tomotaka Takahashi noticed the dominance of male robots in the industry and decided he'd create a female one, that not only looked female but moved in a feminine way as well. The FT (female type) robot was shown at New York Japan Society's Tech Epoch, where it struck poses Ã l... / Continue →
Note: Video of the chart-bottoming performance after the jump.
Can you tell which one is the robot? SPOILER: back left. Just kidding, it's the one with the silver legs, moron. Or is it? I thought they all were to be honest. If you're just joining us, you may not have hear... / Continue →
NOTE: Video is after the jump dammit.
I always thought the whole John Connor bit was a bunch of bullshit. And you know what? I was right for once in my Godforsaken life. This is the video evidence proving what Terminators are REALLY sent back for. Which SPOILER ALERT: is... / Continue →