Nowhere is safe from the unflinching skill and processing power of robots. Not even Puzzle & Dragons. Oh shit.
There is no better way to celebrate the passing of time than with a gratuitous display of synchronized dancing. Scratch that: Make the dancers robots and add in some drones, too. That should do it.
Sure, BattleBots was cool, but let’s not forget the real father of Robot TV deathmatches broadcast for our pleasure: the classic BBC series Robot Wars. Fans of violent robotic combat rejoice then, because the BBC are bringing back the series with more robots, and some mandatory science bits to distract you from the…
If you thought waking up on Christmas morning to above-average temperatures and no snow on the ground was scary, Boston Dynamics gives us a far more terrifying glimpse into a dystopian future where Santa’s reindeer have been replaced with (highly kickable) trotting robotic dogs.
When I talked to Valve about the Steam controller earlier this year, they told me they were manufacturing the divisive hunk of owl-shaped plastic in their own machine factory, one of the biggest in the nation. Here’s what the process looks like.
Very serene, up until the point when the spider mech starts shooting boxes of TNT at another mech. But that’s just what Minecraft mechs do.
Lately I’ve been having nightmares about robots.
When I was a kid I had a slot car racing set, but not many friends, so I used to play against myself with a controller in both hands. If only the robotic race cars of Anki Overdrive had been around back then.
If you’ve ever had a bee land in your beer, you’ll know they can’t swim. If it were one of Harvard’s Robobees, however, it would be a different matter altogether.
Because Lugia, leader of the Legendary Birds, who can tear cliffs down with one wave of its wings, apparently isn’t terrifying enough by itself. So now here it is in the form of a flying death robot.
Rock-paper-scissors and chess first, then the entire world. This is how robots will slowly take over everything. Japanese students from the University of Tokyo built a robotic hand that’s impossible to beat in a game of rock-paper-scissors.
When Horizon: Zero Dawn was announced at E3 by the makers of Killzone, what most people focused on were the big robot dinosaurs. Which, you know...fair enough. But the landscape and skies are bringing something awesome to the table too. Let’s take a look.
Mr. Handy might be a robot, but he sure has a lot of humanity.
Apparently if you work at Pixar, everything you make has to be adorable. So Alonso Martinez, a technical director at the company, designed and built a simple robot called Mira that’s just about the cutest thing you’ve ever seen when it’s playing peek-a-boo.
There’s a challenge in Final Fantasy X (and an achievenemt in FFXHD) that tests the player’s ability to dodge lightning. It’s really hard for humans, but luckily, humans can build robots to help.
You may kiss the bride. The robot bride.
Back in 1999, Sony released a robotic dog called Aibo, a canine companion that didn’t crap everywhere and only ate electricity. It sold pretty well — 150,000 units, despite the $2,000 price tag. Some owners became remarkably attached, which makes it even more sad that Sony has stopped repairing Aibo. Slowly but…