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2015 Feb 12, 12:03
Collection of mobile 3d printer robots build large structures: … (aka the future)

Content ID Run Amok: Isaac's Lip-Dub Proposal Removed from YouTube

2012 Jun 7, 3:14

Waxy roundup of DMCA takedown process stupidity.

So the Scripps TV broadcasts are indexed by YouTube, and the Content ID robots do the rest. And because Content ID disputes are judged by the copyright holder, complaints are routinely ignored or denied.”

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Can an Algorithm Write a Better News Story Than a Human Reporter? | Gadget Lab |

2012 Apr 26, 9:53

As Hammond explained what he did, the critic became agitated. Times are tough enough in journalism, he said, and now you’re going to replace writers with robots? “I just looked at him,” Hammond recalls, “and asked him: Have you ever seen a reporter at a Little League game? That’s the most important thing about us. Nobody has lost a single job because of us.” At least not yet.

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Hey Okay » Danger!

2009 Nov 13, 9:47
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Paleo-Future: Robots vs. Musicians (1931)

2009 Jun 12, 9:16"This ad from the March 9, 1931 Simpson's Leader-Times (Kittanning, PA) is in no way subtle. The consequences of using recorded music at theatre performances rather than live musicians are, "Monotony in the theatre - corruption of taste - destruction of art." Yikes."PermalinkCommentsvia:ethan_t_hein music advertising technology robot copyright


2009 Jun 11, 3:16Humorous science merit badges. "The 'I build robots' badge (LEVEL IV): In which, technically technically, the recipient is not in the business of world domination (as dictated by membership rules), but has built a robot that is.", "The 'non-explainer' badge (LEVEL I): Where the recipient can no longer explain what they do to their parents", And other humorous badges.PermalinkCommentshumor web science math nerd badge via:boingboing

tweenbots | kacie kinzer

2009 Apr 13, 10:17If the face drawn onto the robot hadn't been as cute I doubt as many people would have helped =). "Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal."PermalinkCommentstweenbot video social map robot cute nyc society humor

Swarmbots team up to transport child

2009 Jan 13, 12:30A swarm of robots drag a child across the floor. The future is now! "In the meantime, the video below shows that an army of swarmbots belonging to researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland can work together to pull off quite a feat - transporting a small girl across the floor."PermalinkCommentsvideo humor robot robots drag

The Future of Driving, Part I: Robots and Grand Challenges: Page 1

2008 Oct 13, 2:35"The robotics community outdid itself once again at DARPA's 2007 Urban Challenge. This contest featured all the challenges of the original Grand Challenge, along with a few new ones: the vehicles navigated a simulated urban environment and were required to interact with human-driven vehicles while obeying all traffic laws. Six teams successfully completed the course, with Boss, a car developed at Carnegie Mellon, claiming the prize." Sure, sure but when will they fly?PermalinkCommentsarticle robot car science technology transportation ai


2008 Jun 24, 10:02

sequelguy posted a photo:


I thought the phrase 'Im seein robots' was funny.

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2008 May 5, 1:45Old Glory Robot Insurance. Now the video straight and legal from NBC. "And now, Sam Waterston for Old Glory Insurance."PermalinkCommentssnl humor video robot robots insurance

New Scientist Technology Blog: Little yellow robot gets dancefloor company

2007 Aug 16, 8:47More from Keepon the yellow blog dancing robot.PermalinkCommentsrobot robots dancing video music youtube keepon

New Scientist Technology Blog: Mr Woo's DIY automatons

2007 Aug 13, 3:15Article and video on Mr. Woo a Chinese farmer who creates robots from scavenged materials. Very cool.PermalinkCommentsrobot robots video china diy article humor

Difficult Captcha Screenshot

2007 Jun 3, 11:25Screenshot of a captcha involving math...PermalinkCommentscaptcha images humor math security spam robots.txt

BattleBricks: WiigoBot, The Perfect Game

2007 Mar 30, 1:05Video of a Lego robot that bowls a perfect game in Wii bowling.PermalinkCommentswii robot robots bowling humor game nintendo lego video

"Daisy, Daisy, Give me your answer do!" Switching off a robot

2007 Mar 26, 11:13Researcher watches person try to switch off robot while the robot begs them not to. Kind of messed up. Study finds people less likely to turn off robot if its agreeable and smart.PermalinkCommentsvideo humor ai robot robots

All Hail Robot Nixon : Strk3 :

2007 Mar 24, 1:22A poster suggesting you vote for Robot Nixon (Futurama reference).PermalinkCommentshumor nixon robots poster product futurama wishlist purchase

Old Glory Robot Insurance : Strk3 :

2007 Mar 24, 1:05SNL commerical for robot insurance for old folk.PermalinkCommentshumor video snl commerical robot robots insurance


2007 Jan 29, 3:58Hook an industrial robotic arm up to the Wii remote. Watch as these guys play tennis (sort of) and wield a sword (scary). I for one welcome our new sword-wielding robot arm overlords.PermalinkCommentswii robot robotics robots hack video nintendo humor
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