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Robot Carol

Nothing sparks the Xmas feelings like hearing an animated tin can perform a semi-rap song.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Dec 12, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Holidays, Movies, Music, Robots

Double Robotics

I think all WUvies need to get these to communicate with each other.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Nov 30, 2013 | Comments (0)
Category: Robots

Patrick Rizzo’s Dancing Robot

When Patrick Rizzo built his "walking and dancing" robot back in 1948, he said it was the only robot in the world able to perform such feats without wires and cables trailing behind it. It could walk unaccompanied into a room and then dance a jig. He valued it at $100,000. [Telegraph-Herald - Oct 22 1948]

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Oct 29, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Robots, 1940's

Terminator Self-Regenerating Polymer

Is this the beginning or the "Rise of the Machines"?

Maybe just a rubberized T-1000?
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Sat Oct 12, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Robots

Self Assembling Robots—Are We Next?

Once this technology is perfected, new body parts could assemble themselves inside our bodies.

The best part is these robots can jump!! (See 3:06)

What other uses can you think of?
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Wed Oct 09, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Robots


Their homepage here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Apr 16, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Music, Robots

Miss Honeywell

Miss Honeywell, advertised as being the world's first robotic woman, was a fake, but not in the obvious way. Reportedly, she was actually a he — actor Jeremy Sebastian.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Apr 01, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Robots, 1960's

The Shark From Jaws

Actually, it's the shark from Jaws 2, but I assume Spielberg used something similar for Jaws. For full body shots of the shark, he used an animatronic model called Bruce.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Jan 13, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Movies, Robots, 1970's

The EyeSee Mannequin

It's the newest innovation in mannequin technology. It watches customers with the camera installed in its eye, recording details such as age, race, and gender. It also keeps an eye out for shoplifters. Be cool to have one of these as a home security camera. Keep it standing in the window, watching everyone who walks up to the door. [Yahoo! News]

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Nov 24, 2012 | Comments (4)
Category: Inventions, Robots, Technology

If typists were robots, what would they type?

"To Serve Humanity" was the first title that came to mind. Any other possibilities?

The robot in the ad was a 1930s-era model that went by a number of names including Mary Ann, The Roboter, Alpha, and Astra. Read more about her here.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Aug 11, 2012 | Comments (10)
Category: Robots, Advertising
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