Yooooo this is creepy:

Those dead eyes and no mouth…. yikes.  How much do you want to bet they start arming them next, and then all of the sudden we have a full on Terminator / SKYNET type situation?



haha wow this is creepy:

Darpa-Boston-Dynamics-ReindeerI love the staccato / Christmas cheer in its step.  We have seen that pack carrying robot a million times before, but it’s creepy every single time.  DARPA / Boston Dynamics needs to hurry up and mount some mini guns on those things though and bless us with some epic YouTube slow motion footage.

Merry Christmas everyone!


VICE went:

That guy is one of my least favorite VICE hipsters.

ChappieMan it’s frustrating watching slow robots derp around and then slowly flop over. There should be more speed, fire, girls, and explosions.

I’m still skeptical that this public “championship” isn’t just a dog a pony show, and that the US Military actually has robots 1000x more sophisticated than these ones.  What do I know though *shrug*.


Fails from day 1 of the DARPA robotics challenge:

Chappiehaha it’s like they showed up drunk.  Not quite Chappie levels of agility yet.  If it’s anything like the movies though, these robots will definitely have the last laugh when they turn on mankind and try to kill us all.

There’s a short article at IEEE Spectrum which you can read.  Some of the comments are pretty funny / butthurt.

Gat tip: Luke


Warning, if you don’t have 8 minutes to spare you probably won’t learn anything from this documentary you don’t already know:

irobot-warriorPretty interesting job being an EOD guy, especially with robots now.  That job was basically suicide before, from an outsiders perspective anyway.

Gotta love the video game controllers they use.  Why not though right?  They are basically perfect for that job.

4:00 – Interesting what Brian said about how they initially would go out of their way to protect the robots because they were not considered as disposable in the past.

The previous VICE documentary on “Killer Robots” I posted was definitely more entertaining and informative, so make sure to check that out if you haven’t already.



VICE is on it:

Boston Dynamics and DARPA are so lit.  I can’t wait until they can program those things to kill ISIS and replace soldiers in many situations, kind of like they are doing with drone aircraft, and EOD robots right now.

Since I’m posting about a VICE video I’d be willing to put money on the fact you guys will make fun of the hipster VICE guy reporting hahah.  So predictable :P.

I can tell this whole new wave of robots is going to encounter the exact same friction guns do.  “BUT IT CAN HURT ME” type statements always being made.  Might as well just form a coalition of “moms against robots” right now and get a head start.  Bloomberg I know you creep this blog son… throw some money at some single moms trying to pay their way through college by putting them on this anti-robot thing.  Robots are the future.  Maybe as long as the engineers make the robots look organic it will be cool… make a black robot though and shit will hit the fan.

5:42 – $2.5 – $3.5M doesn’t seem like that much money for all that R&D.  I suppose a lot of it is probably from students doing it for free though as a part of their thesis etc..

6:28 – LOL my prediction is already reality… “Campaign to stop killer robots” *face palm* what a tool.

11:05 – Aaaaah damn that was so close.  The solider should have dick-checked that VICE guy with the robot and knocked the wind out of him.

14:16 – Uh… how about you do us a favor and quit producing terrorists in your country?  KTHX bro.

24:00 – Go home robot, you’re drunk!

Arghh that lady against killer robots is so obnoxious.   Girl do you even homeland security?

dont-drone-me-broBetter to have a robot and not need one then to need a robot and not have one.

The professor at the end makes some interesting points.