All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Robots’

Google Asks: Are We Ready For Robots Who Can Think, Act, And Relate To Humans?

This is the kind of thing many have probably expected Google to build eventually – a robot who can think, act, and relate to humans. Don’t worry, it’s hardly an announcement for a new robot product, but Google Science Fair tweeted this today: Follow @googlescifair Google Science Fair @googlescifair Robots that can think, act, and relate to humans–they even look …

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This Enormous Robot Comes With Twin Gatling Guns, Can Be Controlled With A Phone

Japan’s Suidobashi Heavy Industry has created this monster. It’s a 13-foot tall robot that shoots water bottles like rockets, comes with twin BB-shooting gatling guns, runs on gasoline and a diesel engine, and can be controlled with a phone or facial expressions. Yep. The company warns, “‘Kuratas’ is an art piece. It is not a normal vehicle, so it doesn’t …

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Someone Thought a Robot that Swims Like a Human Was a Good Idea

I no longer feel the need to preface anything about robots with the phrase “it’s my belief that,” because it’s now a mathematical certainty that humans are slowly but surely engineering our violent and imminent overthrow by continuing to make smarter, faster robots. Google’s busy making spider robots, some scientist with a death wish is teaching them how to learn …

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Now Google Is Getting Robots Involved With Google+

Google has uploaded a new video to its YouTube developer channel introducing OSCAR the Hangout Robot. It’s a robot that uses Google+ hangouts. I’m not exactly sure where Google is going with this, but here it is: Here’s the video description: OSCAR is a robot. He has seen better days. Recently he discovered hangouts and he really loves them. Please …

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Russian Billionaire Wants Other Billionaires To Fund His Immortality

You may recall a super crazy plan from one Russian billionaire that’s hoping to fund the first immortality project. Dmitry Itskov is pretty young at 31, but he hopes to live forever with the help of science and robotics. He needs help, however, from the billionaire community to complete his objective – becoming immortal by 2045. In an open letter …

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This Robot Trashcan Will Catch Your Inaccurately-Tossed Empty Beer Can

Is it necessary? No. Wildly inventive? Yes. Do you wish that you had one? Absolutely. That Q&A session is indicative of many products we see that are created in the minds of the Japanese. And now, those crazy innovators have just created every college student’s dream dorm room item. It’s called the “Smart Trashbox,” and its “smartness” comes from the …

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Forever Alone No More: Meet Kissenger, the Kiss Transmission Robot

Sometimes, when your significant other is far away, all you want to do is give them a big kiss. When sexting has run it’s course, you may need something a bit more physical to fill the chasm of emotional separation. Meet Kissenger, a “kiss messenger” robot that can communicate kisses across the interwebs. From the Kissenger site: Kissenger system consists …

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Humanity Can Rest Easy Knowing That They’re Better Than Robots At Angry Birds

The robot uprising is one of those what-if scenarios that’s truly horrifying. Robots can’t feel pain or remorse. They are the perfect killers and we would be so screwed if they were ever to gain self-awareness. Even if it ever comes to that, we can at least flaunt our gaming skills while they crush us with their metal hands. Jason …

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Interactive Vending Machine Wants Your Worship, Best Dance Moves For Free Snacks

Well isn’t this a smart little ad campaign. Australian company Fantastic is testing just what people will do for free food. In order to promote their “Fantastic Delites” flavored rice snack, they’ve set up an interactive vending machine that tests people’s dedication. The machine, called the Delite-o-Matic, starts off small by asking snackers to tap a button 100 times. Then …

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The Most Amazing Pair Of Robot Legs You’ll See Today

Engineers are getting better at robot building every day, it seems. Check out what LiveScience calls the “first pair of biologically accurate robot legs,” that “mimic how babies walk.” Before we go any further, just look: These legs are a product of the Florida Institute For Human & Machine Cognition, and are reportedly funded by the U.S. military. The project …

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The Robotic Uprising Begins At Google I/O

On top of all the great new hardware and software that Google showed off at I/O, there was another trend taking off – robots. Surprisingly enough, it seems that Android is pretty good at powering robots. We already saw a few of these robots that were really good at dancing. There were more than dancing robots though at Google I/O. …

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Johnny (HTML) 5: Google Introduces New Robot

HTML5 was a big theme during today’s Google I/O keynote. Chrome was a big theme as well. It seems fitting then, that Google would unleash a lego robot, which talks to a Chrome app using Javascript and HTML code. It also seems fitting that it would be named Johnny(HTML)5. If you don’t get the reference, watch Short Circuit. This post …

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