Yes, there really is a Robot Hall of Fame! And it’s looking for votes! So if you have a beloved bot you want to support, this might be your chance. Alan Boyle of NBC News’s Cosmic Log says the RHoF will take votes for the first time this year, but an expert panel of [...]
I was all washed up. Broken neck, broken pelvis…broken dream. And get this, my old lady of sixteen years, Agnes, left me for the guy what did it. Right…she hooked up with that Rebel Dillon, a real prick. But a killer. Before he got into the game you rarely had a guy die in the [...]
Archetype is about a hulking metal fella who looks deep into its metallic soul and finds a reason to short out. Aaron Sims, the creature designer behind many blockbusters, is branching out and stepping behind the camera to direct. His credits include Men in Black, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Constantine, [...]
To be completely honest, I expected something along the lines of “V” or “The Event,” which is to say high production value, good cast, but nothing that I haven’t seen before (or couldn’t see again in reruns of The X-Files). What I got instead was an intelligent, griping survivalist, post-apocalyptic drama with a hint of [...]
This thing makes me nervous for the future. Now I can’t tell whether or not it’s the bizarre sound that it makes or the way it moves.. probably both. I know I’ve probably put this film up before, but Boston Robotics has added some new snow footage. This thing is doing something entirely too Borg. [...]
File this one under so real it’s creepy. Meet Geminoid DK – the freakiest humanoid robot ever. He(it??) was designed to look exactly like its muse, professor Henrik Scharfe from Aalborg University in Denmark. It is the latest and greatest in a series of UBER-realistic androids from Hiroshi Ishiguro. Check out the facial features… *warning* [...]
Parallel Lines – presented by Philips Cinema from MasterSaleem on Vimeo.
Rebbecca Boyle of POPSCI reports- Robo Runner Robots like Robovie-PC will be used to run the first-ever robot marathon. Vstone Marathoners may sometimes seem like robots, with their single-minded focus and obsessive dedication to finishing their goal. Now some actual robots in Japan are gearing up for a marathon of their own. The research firm [...]
Michael Ostermann, an Illustrator from Vienna, Austria, creates surreal characters and evokes other worlds. For inspiration, he may start with a good photograph, a dark idea, or a piece of music that sets the mood for the overall image. He applies his custom-made resources, Photoshop, and several other photo-manipulation techniques—he then follows his instincts to [...]
Is there an award category for best performance by a robot? We may need one this year after Sideshow Theater Company presents “Heddatron” at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater. Sideshow is partnering with robotics experts across Chicago to present a cast of human actors and functioning robots in this bizarre and savagely funny Chicago premiere. Imagine this….A [...]
From Directors Phil Paris Zarcilla/Semir Saleh comes yet another video where a sad non human dies in bittersweet fashion. This time, a robotic servant yearns for the smile that was never part of the intended manufacturing. What follows is a touching journey to be complete before power down. Before humans die, some of us go [...]
You guys may have seen this but it had to be added to the gallery. This is an amazing short by Lucas Martell. It took him 5 years to create the film. Secret Agent, birds and boom!
Honda makes a lot of stuff. I’m sure most of us know Honda for their automobiles such as the Civic. They also make lawnmowers, weed wackers, power generators, robots, and now… walking aids. It’s still in it’s experimental stages but the main idea behind this is that it will let people still do the walking but it will [...]