Boston Dynamics, better known for the hulking robot brute known as ATLAS, has just revealed a considerably smaller creation that looks like a cross between a golden retriever and a baby giraffe. But forget about it just replacing your family pet: SpotMini looks like it can replace your housecleaner too.
Here it is. The soundtrack for the inevitable robot insurrection. You know, when they rise up and kill us all.
Players who try Automatron will be delighted to find the DLC’s has a staggering number of options for building robots. Naturally, people are taking advantage of this and recreating bots and characters that everybody knows and loves.
Here’s Codsworth, like you’ve never seen him before.
Boston Dynamics’ line of robotic dogs creep the hell out of me and other sensible humans on this doomed planet. But at least my gut call is partially justified by this probably world-first meeting of man’s best friend and man’s future downfall.
When the Zoomer interactive dog was first introduced a few years ago, Spin Master officially took up the robotic pet torch that was slowly burning out after Sony abandoned the Aibo. The Zoomer Dog was followed by the award-winning Zoomer Dino, but neither are as remarkably capable as the latest addition to the Zoomer…
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.