Category Archives: Robot Apocalypse

Sand Flea!

TweetRobots do the craziest things.  Like jumping thirty feet onto a building.  When the robot apocolypse comes, there will be nowhere to hide! Read more about it at io9.  

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More Fun with Quadrotors

TweetMore quadrotor fun and with ALL the math.  Vijay Kumar explains how they work and what the possibilities are for their use.  As for me, I’m putting them in my latest novel.  Swarm! Note: The video is seventeen minutes long, … Continue reading

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Quadrotor Swarm!

TweetI wonder if I’m the only one that has visions of Phantasm when they watch this video.  The technology is fascinating, but there’s something about the eerie way they move together that creeps me out.

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Rollin’ Justin Robot

TweetThe robot apocalypse needs to get its act straight.  Being amused by juggling robots is a really slow way to die.

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5 Things I Want Kinect To Do

Tweet The Kinect has become an indie revolution, open sourced and hacked to provide a wealth of effects we haven’t had access to for augmented reality.  The Kinect Hacks site is doing a terrific job covering the revolution, but I … Continue reading

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Control the Humanoid Robot by Kinect

TweetCrazy good translation of human movement into the robot.  I wonder if that movement memory can be retained by the robot so they can learn to do complicated actions without reams of upfront programming.

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Genetic Robots + 3D Printing = Robot Apocalypse?

TweetRobots can now be made without a human designer using genetic algorithms that come up with the optimal shape depending on the task terrain.  The robot is then printed out with a 3D printer and assembled at ball and joint … Continue reading

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Anybots Rock!

TweetI’m positive my boss won’t let me have one, but it sure would be nice. What I’m speaking of is the Anybot telepresence robot from Anybots.  Linking up with your robot from any location in the world (with a connection of … Continue reading

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