Been waiting for someone to hack a bunch of Roombas to play Pac-Man? Me neither, but somebody did AND YOU'RE GOING TO WATCH THEM OR I'M GOING TO TOOTHPICK YOUR EYES OPEN AND MAKE YOU.
The vacuum, long an instrument for chasing cats, has now been turned against its own. What better use for automatic home appliances than to have them chase each other in classic video game style?
Built using our spare time, Roomba Pac-Man is designed to showcase the extensive Unmanned Aerial System software suite that we have developed to support our personal research. It was also a great opportunity to use some of our skills for our own entertainment.
Neat idea, but did you have to use robots? Why not kittens? I mean, you just handed over like $1,500 to the iRobot company. Which, despite the number of emails I've sent, the government still refuses to classify as a terrorist organization. OPEN YOUR EYES YOU BUREAUCRATIC BUTTPLUGS! Unless....OMG the government's in bed with the robots! Initializing expatriation! New Mexico here I come.
This is Maslow's Heirarchy of Robot Needs as imagined by artist/Flickr user lunchbreath. Jesus that smells onion-y aside, he was right on the money with the hierarchy. It's true: robots strive to destroy humans, it's in their DNA. Or, you know, whatever the hell robots have.... / Continue →
This is a video of X2 (who looks suspiciously like the illegitimate buttchild of Johnny 5 and WALL-E), an AUTONOMOUS robot built from a LEGO Mindstorms NXT set that can climb and descend stairs on it's own. We aren't even safe upstairs anymore! Do I have your attention now? ... / Continue →
This is a little animated gif of a robot with laser-eyes wielding a missile atop a unicorn trampling a Smurf village. There is nothing okay about that. As a matter of fact, I hate everything about it except the unicorn and the mushrooms. The rest of it can all go to hell and... / Continue →