robots

Via CC Lin
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

These robots need to pack up their stuff and go back to the factory they came from. Seeing something with such speed and precision makes us sick. It's not natural. Seeing this bolt-sucking toaster-ass bag of wires is enough to fear for at least your job, and then what? What's next? Are we going to have to recite the pledge of allegiance in binary? Are we going to have to put a calculator on the 100 dollar bill? The only thing we have on them is human emotion, but even that will become our undoing. That's all we'll be to them, a bunch of over-expressive sideshows doing kabuki for crowds of lifeless sparking mannequins with pneumatic hands, capable of clapping at over 900 claps per minute. And then they'll learn to do that better than us. These damn tin cans are probably already working on how to become flawed anti-heroes with hearts of gold. Except they can literally craft their hearts out of actual gold. And it all started because we had the hubris to make an extra fast arm. It's just a good thing robots don't have souls so we don't have to see them in hell.

Via TXV800
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Just in case you didn't know at this point, the whole Battlebots scene is nothing short of a brutal, gladiatorial spectacle. These dudes aren't playing games. It's a good thing that they didn't cheap out on the bulletproof glass. 

Advertisement
Favorite

23 Reasons Why Connecting Everything To The Internet Is A Mistake

Ever look around and get the sense that we're living in some sort of techno-dystopia? We get it—sometimes it's cool to have lights that you can dim from your phone or a watch that tells you how many calories you burned, but maybe the 'Internet of Things' has gone too damn far. Once you start connecting every single object in your home to the internet, you become pretty vulnerable when, say, Google is suddenly down, or your WiFi router malfunctions. Sometimes a doorbell should just be a doorbell and a toothbrush certainly shouldn't require regular firmware updates. And who the hell actually wants an Amazon surveillance robot literally flying around their house 24/7?

Anyway, we've got a bunch of examples of bad 'smart devices' from Twitter that might make you reconsider that bluetooth coffee mug purchase. 

cursed, internet, internet of things, smart car, smart devices, amazon, dystopia, technology, creepy, funny tweets, twitter, facebook, google, robots, artificial intelligence, fail | Casey Neistat i forgot the login credentials for my robot vacuum WHAT A COMPLETELY INSANE THING TO SAY | Jaap Stronks @jaapstronks So you cannot ring my DOOR BELL because someone changed it into a British HOTEL BOOKING WEBSITE
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Via swebounce
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Honestly, this is wildly impressive. This guy's grip strength is heroic. Never thought about what it'd be like to try and sit in a robotic chair, but this guy went and did the dang thing. Props. 

  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Before this, pretty much the only thing we had on robots was that we could flex the pythons, but apparently they're taking that too. As soon as muscular robots like this develop 6 pack or even 8 pack technology, it's certain they'll take our women. Where did it get that skeleton anyway?

Advertisement
Favorite

Twitter Thread: Star Trek and the Inhumanity of Gig Economies

Twitter user _danilo uses an example from Star Trek to explain some of the dangers of having an industry that lacks face-to-face interaction with its own workers. It's scary enough to imagine your job being done by a cold, calculating robot, but what if your boss's job was done by a cold, calculating robot? For something with more Star Trek fun and less technocratic dread, here's an awesome Tumblr post on how hard humans go in Star Trek.

Twitter thread on danger of tech in gig economies | Frisco Uplink @_danilo After premiere Picard name checked Bruce Maddox, decided head back and watch Measure Man, TNG S2E09. And turns out Maddox is bit tech bro. Startling well this holds up three decades later. This kind guy is still problem. | Frisco Uplink @_danilo As refresher Measure Man TNG at its hammiest, most thought provoking best courtroom drama where fate Data hinges on question whether he is sentient being deserving call basic
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Skolkovo Dynamics. It's like Boston dynamics but with less budget and direction, but a lot more noise. We'll always have a soft spot for useless, noisy and horrible machines. Maybe it's because they remind us so much of ourselves. Either way, these things are a tour de force of crap. Is that a stick?

  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Robotics company Boston Dynamics went viral today after sharing a video of several of their robots dancing to The Contours' "Do You Love Me?" The video, which garnered a lot of attention on Twitter, is thought by some to reduce the intimidating nature of the machines. While we are still a bit weird about robots, the most intimidating thing about them was their super sick moves. It's a sad day when a robot can out-dance you, but these are the times we live in.

Advertisement
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

We may be a few years away from a complete robot takeover of the world, but now we know that when it happens, the descendants of these creepy-ass, bolt-sucking electricity munchers will be able to replace you and your family while making full and completely realistic eye contact. Go back to EPCOT you future-snatching wire-men.

Favorite

Dry Ice Loophole Makes Mockery of Robotics Competition

There's no solution more compelling than those lazy "it's not stupid if it works" moments, even if they're technically against the rules. A low budget or DIY solution might make a judge mad, but you can't say that your solution wasn't effective. For another story of a stroke of lazy genius, here's a guy who needed a permit to build a garage so he just bought a van.

Funny loophole story of dry ice robotics competition | is funniest loophole have ever seen? Kevin Yue, studied at Massachusetts Institute Technology school, they held robotics competition pretty simple, conceptually had make firefighting robot would have navigate maze, find candle and put out (fully automated, no remote control can't remember exact size but think robot had be smaller than 1 foot length, width, and height. Scoring as follows start with time long takes search every room and put
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Dry Ice Loophole Makes Mockery of Robotics Competition

There's no solution more compelling than those lazy "it's not stupid if it works" moments, even if they're technically against the rules. A low budget or DIY solution might make a judge mad, but you can't say that your solution wasn't effective. For another story of a stroke of lazy genius, here's a guy who needed a permit to build a garage so he just bought a van.

Funny loophole story of dry ice robotics competition | is funniest loophole have ever seen? Kevin Yue, studied at Massachusetts Institute Technology school, they held robotics competition pretty simple, conceptually had make firefighting robot would have navigate maze, find candle and put out (fully automated, no remote control can't remember exact size but think robot had be smaller than 1 foot length, width, and height. Scoring as follows start with time long takes search every room and put
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Advertisement
Favorite

Dry Ice Loophole Makes Mockery of Robotics Competition

There's no solution more compelling than those lazy "it's not stupid if it works" moments, even if they're technically against the rules. A low budget or DIY solution might make a judge mad, but you can't say that your solution wasn't effective. For another story of a stroke of lazy genius, here's a guy who needed a permit to build a garage so he just bought a van.

Funny loophole story of dry ice robotics competition | is funniest loophole have ever seen? Kevin Yue, studied at Massachusetts Institute Technology school, they held robotics competition pretty simple, conceptually had make firefighting robot would have navigate maze, find candle and put out (fully automated, no remote control can't remember exact size but think robot had be smaller than 1 foot length, width, and height. Scoring as follows start with time long takes search every room and put
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Dry Ice Loophole Makes Mockery of Robotics Competition

There's no solution more compelling than those lazy "it's not stupid if it works" moments, even if they're technically against the rules. A low budget or DIY solution might make a judge mad, but you can't say that your solution wasn't effective. For another story of a stroke of lazy genius, here's a guy who needed a permit to build a garage so he just bought a van.

Funny loophole story of dry ice robotics competition | is funniest loophole have ever seen? Kevin Yue, studied at Massachusetts Institute Technology school, they held robotics competition pretty simple, conceptually had make firefighting robot would have navigate maze, find candle and put out (fully automated, no remote control can't remember exact size but think robot had be smaller than 1 foot length, width, and height. Scoring as follows start with time long takes search every room and put
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Twitter Thread: Star Trek and the Inhumanity of Gig Economies

Twitter user _danilo uses an example from Star Trek to explain some of the dangers of having an industry that lacks face-to-face interaction with its own workers. It's scary enough to imagine your job being done by a cold, calculating robot, but what if your boss's job was done by a cold, calculating robot? For something with more Star Trek fun and less technocratic dread, here's an awesome Tumblr post on how hard humans go in Star Trek.

Twitter thread on danger of tech in gig economies | Frisco Uplink @_danilo After premiere Picard name checked Bruce Maddox, decided head back and watch Measure Man, TNG S2E09. And turns out Maddox is bit tech bro. Startling well this holds up three decades later. This kind guy is still problem. | Frisco Uplink @_danilo As refresher Measure Man TNG at its hammiest, most thought provoking best courtroom drama where fate Data hinges on question whether he is sentient being deserving call basic
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Twitter Thread: Star Trek and the Inhumanity of Gig Economies

Twitter user _danilo uses an example from Star Trek to explain some of the dangers of having an industry that lacks face-to-face interaction with its own workers. It's scary enough to imagine your job being done by a cold, calculating robot, but what if your boss's job was done by a cold, calculating robot? For something with more Star Trek fun and less technocratic dread, here's an awesome Tumblr post on how hard humans go in Star Trek.

Twitter thread on danger of tech in gig economies | Frisco Uplink @_danilo After premiere Picard name checked Bruce Maddox, decided head back and watch Measure Man, TNG S2E09. And turns out Maddox is bit tech bro. Startling well this holds up three decades later. This kind guy is still problem. | Frisco Uplink @_danilo As refresher Measure Man TNG at its hammiest, most thought provoking best courtroom drama where fate Data hinges on question whether he is sentient being deserving call basic
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Twitter Thread: Star Trek and the Inhumanity of Gig Economies

Twitter user _danilo uses an example from Star Trek to explain some of the dangers of having an industry that lacks face-to-face interaction with its own workers. It's scary enough to imagine your job being done by a cold, calculating robot, but what if your boss's job was done by a cold, calculating robot? For something with more Star Trek fun and less technocratic dread, here's an awesome Tumblr post on how hard humans go in Star Trek.

Twitter thread on danger of tech in gig economies | Frisco Uplink @_danilo After premiere Picard name checked Bruce Maddox, decided head back and watch Measure Man, TNG S2E09. And turns out Maddox is bit tech bro. Startling well this holds up three decades later. This kind guy is still problem. | Frisco Uplink @_danilo As refresher Measure Man TNG at its hammiest, most thought provoking best courtroom drama where fate Data hinges on question whether he is sentient being deserving call basic
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -