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Yes, you read that correctly. And it’s not a 3D-animation, but a real amphibious robotic device, capable of swimming very controlled like a real snake.
This at first might seem like stand up comedy, someone playing the role of a crazy professor, complete with white coat, large glasses and fluffy hair. But then when you keep listening, you start to realize this guy (Marvin Minksy, a pioneer on Artificial Intelligence) is just being himself, talking about the things he uses his time on earth for.
Oh my, what a time intensive project this must have been…
This is not sci-fi, this is sci-fact! What an incredible machinery!
Wanna see something really creepy, but not in a horror kind way? Click here.
If you’ve got some time to spare, keep reading. If you got an insane amount of time to spare, why not re-create an entire Star Wars movie in letters?
Go check it out!
An 81 year old man in Australia wanted to commit suicide, so he turned to the internets for some advice. The solution he found and used was (of course) a killer bot! He built the thing and succeeded! I’m so curious to know what the killer bot looked like, but as far as I can tell, there isn’t a picture available yet. What a way to go … pretty cool actually, compared to the more conventional ways of dying. Full article here.
This robot was ‘animated’ with brainwaves! Full story at we-make-money-not-art.
Nobody has seen Wall-E yet, but we know what he/it looks like. Nice concept, very cool emotional expressions from a robot, the high quality stuff we’re used to getting from Pixar.
However, there’s a very striking resemblance between Wall-E and the robot from the 1986 movie ‘Short Circuit’, called ‘Johnny 5′. Even stranger, the box art is also suspiciously similar. There’s of course a hard to define line between inspiration and stealing, but it seems to me as though Pixar is balancing on the edge here.
The picture of Wall-E was inverted to resemble the colors of Johnny 5 more.