Castrol, best known for keeping my ride lubed (double entendre!), went and created a robot to kick the everliving shit out of a soccer ball? Why? Cause they're a bunch of jerks.
Is there no end to the effort a company will expend on a promotional stunt? Deemed unsafe for training goalies, this bot seems useless. It will be touring the world as a demo of technical prowess and corporate largess, showing the lengths to which a company will go to garner attention. Looks like it's worked so far.
God, could you even imagine getting kicked by that thing? It'd be like, well, having your balls projected out the top of your skull at lightspeed. Which, I don't know about you, but I've been trying to avoid. Just sayin', a mule got me once, sent em as high my throat. They were salty.
Listen printer: if you even think about initiating a robot uprising I'll pull your plug and beat you with the cord so badly you'll wish you never learned to collate. Stop laughing, fax machine -- I'll paper jam your ass till you're drunk-dialing sex lines begging for mercy.
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This is a robot that balances itself on top of a ball. Impressive, but I've seen a clown at the circus do the same thing while juggling. Plus I winged a handful of peanuts at him.
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You thought I was kidding about it being Robotic Apocalypse Awareness Day, didn't you? I wasn't. First the Israeli snake robot, then Gundam, and now, another mecha. Plus, the day isn't over yet. Holy shit, more to come. Truth? You can't handle the truth!
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