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  • December 13, 2013
    Scientists at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences in Dresden, Germany, have developed "robotic sperm" by trapping bull sperm in metal nanotubes then controlling the direction they swim with a magnetic field. Personally, I don't care how strong that magnetic field is, mi... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2013
    Instructables user dragonator (damn yeah you are!) went and made himself a 3-D printed GlaDOS robotic arm ceiling lamp and decided to share his knowledge with us so we can ALL make our own GlaDOS robotic arm ceiling lamps. That was very selfless of him. I just finished buildi... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2013
    Tailly is a heart-rate controlled robotic wagging tail (not to be confused with these mood-controlled robotic wagging tails). It's currently an Indiegogo project and $95 will get you one if they meet their $50,000 funding goal (which doesn't look like it's going to happen with... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2012
    Because real pets require care and care is an obligation and people HATE obligations, Takara Tomy designed these €15 (~$19) 'Robo-Fish' for sale as pets. Or maybe they're for kids. But apparently *picking plastic fin out of teeth* they're not for sushi. One of you could have... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2012
    Because the touch of another human is disgusting, Panasonic has developed a robotic head massager that looks like a skull crusher. The deathtrap was created using the same technology as their existing hair-washing robots, and guarantees no ending is a happy one. Crazy Engine... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2012
    From Neurowear, the same company that brought us the mind-controlled wiggling cat ears, comes a tail version called Shippo. A neuro sensor (hidden under a hat. Or worn without a hat so you look like some sort of government testing escapee) reads your mood, and the tail wags a... / Continue →
  • March 23, 2012
    Seen here looking suspiciously like a toilet plunger with no stick, a robotic jellyfish developed by Virginia Tech (not again!) and the University of Texas at Dallas plots its next stinging of an unsuspecting beach goer. "Hey GW -- if you get stung I'd pee on it for you." I k... / Continue →
  • October 19, 2010
    For those of you not familiar with the original, Pleo is a robotic pet dinosaur that starts off as a newly-hatched Camarasaurus, and then develops a unique personality, mood, and habits based on its treatment. Obviously I never bought into them because I watched a video of one... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2010
    Millionaire English couple Tony and Judie Ellis don't have any children. Or pets. What they do have is a robotic child they built themselves. You, uh, do know that makes you creepy as shit, right? But is that gonna stop me from hitting their rich asses up on Halloween? Hel... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2010
    Want to pretend you're a giant robot? I will f***ing kill you. But if you're determined to die by my hand go ahead and pick up a pair of $85 Giant Cardboard Robot Arms from Etsy seller giantcardboardrobot, then give me a call. I'll be waiting drinking. Arm yourself with gia... / Continue →