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  • September 30, 2014
    This is Sparked, a whimsical short video collaboration between Cirque Du Soleil and ETH Zurich and Verity Studios, featuring a man and a bunch of autonomous drone lampshades choreographed to dance around him. No computer graphics were used. Black magic? MAYBE. Definitely so... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2014
    In this will all end very poorly news, researchers in South Korea have taught a little humanoid robot to pilot a flight simulator. Admittedly, it does pretty well. So, let's say in a couple years they have the technology for robots to fly passenger planes autonomously. Would... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2014
    This is a video of the Advanced Tactics Black Knight Transformer (despite the fact it's beige and neither the Autobots or Decepticons want it on their side) taking its maiden voyage. Let's hope it goes better than the Titanic's. This is the official video of the Advanced Tact... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2013
    Note: I know that picture looks boring as hell but if you skip around in the video it is actually kind of neat to see the cubes move around and connect. First WildCat the running robotic predator, and now MIT's M-Block swarmbots, a bunch of cube-shaped robots that are "self-as... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2013
    In agreement with last year's announcement by Human Rights Watch, an initiative created by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots (an actual organization I didn't start myself) urges policy makers to ban the development and use of autonomous robots that can kill without human inter... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2013
    This is a video of the Navy's latest powerful burning laser gun targeting an an autonomous drone plane then BURNING IT OUT OF THE SKY. It's a feel-good video. Obviously, the secret to defeating autonomous robots in the future is going to be lasers. Of course this laser gun i... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2013
    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 →
  • February 22, 2013
    This is a video of two autonomous quadrocopters that can toss a spear back and forth and balance it on its end. These things are seriously getting out of control. I don't care what the government tries to tell you, there's no legitimate human-interest purpose for spear throwi... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2012
    This is Papa Mau, a wave-powered robotic boat that managed to autonomously navigate its way 9,000 miles from San Francisco to Australia over the course of the last year instead of being eaten by a shark like I begged King Neptune to make happen. IT'S SUSHI NIGHT TONIGHT, NEPTU... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2012
    Seen here about to inappropriately touch a stepladder, DARPA's autonomous V-bat drone hovers while showing off its 6-foot robotic arm. Wonderful, now they're going to start stealing our claw machine prizes. At least leave some for the kids. Officially, there's an innocuous ... / Continue →