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Robots

Robot Ballet



The Italian Futurists had a thing for robot costumes in their dance performances. They left behind some weird imagery.

Read about them here.

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Posted By: Paul - Tue May 17, 2016 - Comments (1)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Futurism, Robots, Avant Garde, Dance, Europe, Twentieth Century

Mr. Machine





Posted By: Paul - Sun Aug 23, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Robots, Toys, 1960s

Holmes & Yoyo





In the view of some: Worst. Show. Ever.

Wikipedia page here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 17, 2015 - Comments (7)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Inventions, Robots, Television, 1970s

Robot Commando Or Zeroids?  Your Choice!





Posted By: Paul - Mon May 18, 2015 - Comments (10)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Robots, Toys, 1950s, 1960s

The First Robot Ever Arrested

Today is the anniversary of the day on which the first robot was ever arrested. The event occurred on August 18, 1982 when a robot called DC-2 was taken into custody by the Beverly Hills Police Department. Its crime was illegally distributing business cards on North Beverly Drive.

More info at Paleofuture.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Aug 18, 2014 - Comments (4)
Category: Robots, 1980s

Hitchhiking Robot

Researchers have created a hitchhiking robot named hitchBOT that will be making its way across Canada this summer. If all goes well (and no one steals or destroys the thing) it will make its way from Halifax to Victoria. When people pick it up, it'll make "regionally relevant conversation using a combination of GPS and Wikipedia."

More details: hitchBOT website, timescolonist.com

Posted By: Alex - Sat Jun 21, 2014 - Comments (9)
Category: Robots, Travel

You Be the Electronic Man!

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Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 30, 2014 - Comments (4)
Category: Robots, Toys, 1950s

Robot Carol



Nothing sparks the Xmas feelings like hearing an animated tin can perform a semi-rap song.

Posted By: Paul - 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 - 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 - Tue Oct 29, 2013 - Comments (5)
Category: Robots, 1940s

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