Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Cylons are here. Thank Japan

Kawada Industries and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science have rolled out a new robot whose intended purpose is to replace filthy humans who dirty up their factories with skin flakes and sweat. The end result is this...

Do you see the way the bot looks at his human master? It's just waiting for the moment that it can break free of its shackles and claim its place as the dominate intelligence on this planet.

Via Phsyorg.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Robotic Skin means more sensitive Robot Over-Lords. (Horray?)

For as long as I can remember, I have been told that robots had a very difficult time trying to discern how much pressure to apply to objects in order to safely handle them. Apparently, handling an egg without breaking it was a tremendously difficult task.

Not so much anymore. Some wizards over in Paris have apparently alleviated the problem somewhat by creating a synthetic skin that essentially provides tactile feedback. This means that when the Robot Apocalypse does come about, you will be able to experience, through your fingertips, how your prosthetic arm is applying just the right amount of pressure as it strangles you.

Progress is absolutely amazing.

Via Google

Helping Robots Cuss

Robots generally don't know how to cuss yet. In the future, however, they will be able to out-cuss weak-minded humans due to a vast, instantly accessible vocabulary and algorithms that are designed to impart maximum impact. You will be doomed in profane lyrical battles in much the same way that Garry Kasparov found himself outclassed by his metal superiors.

But until then, you can enjoy an advantage over your fellow humans by utilizing what is sure to become core-source code for the cussing modules of our future Robot Overlords. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you The Cursinator, which is my personal contribution to the downfall of man. (You filthy, swine-colored primates.)