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Title: Strange Robots
Post by: spaceboy on October 07, 2010, 01:02 pm
A hair-washing robot from (who else) the Japanese:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcZwS03GmcQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD5HIJwO5hE

I wonder why they didn't use a live subject?


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: elyseface on October 07, 2010, 07:34 pm
Obviously in case it accidentally crushed someone's skull before going on a shampoo-fueled rampage.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: spaceboy on October 13, 2010, 06:23 pm
BIG DOG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2bExqhhWRI


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: oball on October 14, 2010, 07:25 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXJZVZFRFJc


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: BIG_STONE on October 14, 2010, 01:35 pm
Jesus Christ oball. I have tears streaming down my face.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Joseph Nistal on October 14, 2010, 07:23 pm
That one you can see coming.

This one could get into your house through a cat flap or through the roof!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUQsRPJ1dYw


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Driscoll on October 14, 2010, 08:12 pm
That is amazing and cute at the same time. They should put bunny ears on it or something.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Joseph Nistal on October 15, 2010, 12:14 am
Seems like they already have done more than that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aERq3ZBv-KI


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Driscoll on October 15, 2010, 12:41 am
Man, that is depressing.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 17, 2010, 10:04 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbqHERKdlK8


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on October 17, 2010, 01:09 pm
...Aaaaand we're one step closer to the T-1000. Thanks a lot, scientists.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nchammer326 on October 18, 2010, 12:14 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcZJqiUrbnI


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: spaceboy on October 18, 2010, 02:47 pm
So if HRP-4C and BIGDOG got in a fight, who do you think would win?

BIGDOG, I CHOOSE YOU!


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Daisho on October 20, 2010, 08:41 am
Four dancers with Uhura-regulation skirts around that robot, and all I could think was "Will one of you please just give that thing your soul already.  Christ."


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 20, 2010, 11:40 am
A robot built with lego that can build other things out of lego. Awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YZeX8ti7Io


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nchammer326 on October 27, 2010, 07:25 pm
What the fuck:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFVlzUAZkHY

http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/10/27/videos-super-realistic-female-humanoid-actroid-f/

Quote
Actroid-F made a public showing in Tokyo a few days ago, dressed as a nurse who could work in hospitals as an “observer”.

Her maker, Japan-based robot maker Kokoro, says that she is supposed to give patients a heightened sense of security.

"Safe" is the exact opposite of how this thing makes me feel.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Driscoll on October 28, 2010, 12:58 pm
Holy uncanny valley.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: elyseface on November 02, 2010, 03:25 am
I feel like at any moment its head could snap back, screech in some unintelligible electronic interference, and shoot blinding lights out of every orifice.

There is a trend here in that I fear most of these robots will eventually go on a violent rampage.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 02, 2010, 08:54 am
I can't imagine that the blob bot's rampage would be very successful.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Logical Penguin on November 02, 2010, 01:11 pm
I imagine the blob bot would prefer something more along the lines of an "assimilation". And since it can squeeze though keyholes and shit.... fuck.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: spermus on November 08, 2010, 07:41 am
You didn't watch the video.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 08, 2010, 09:19 am
Logical Penguin has a crippling fear of balloons.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Logical Penguin on November 08, 2010, 12:57 pm
Balloons murdered my family.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nchammer326 on December 07, 2010, 10:30 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrVFcqgHSLQ

On one hand, robots now know how to gut us with extreme precision.

On the other, "ham boning."


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Driscoll on December 07, 2010, 11:56 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_39dWDkiIPSw/SlFaaf5ujnI/AAAAAAAABxY/qrGigk-Mopc/s400/Roberto2.jpg)


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on December 10, 2010, 01:04 am
US military to commission robots capable of converting the flesh of humans into biofuel and replicating themselves.  No, for real. (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/09/eatr_beta/)


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nchammer326 on January 05, 2011, 10:37 pm
OH FUCK, THEY CAN PLAY PING-PONG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omGHeVmv6NI



Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on February 13, 2011, 07:02 pm
They can fly and play ping pong:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8O5RBcwmjY


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on February 16, 2011, 05:39 pm
More awesome(ly terrifying) stuff from Boston Dynamics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNi2ytOdbTY


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Citizen Snips on February 16, 2011, 07:51 pm
Throw some latex on that thing and from 1:12 to 1:25 it would be a facehugger.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 04, 2011, 11:37 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFl-9W8x-uI


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on March 08, 2011, 03:58 am
Ah I almost forgot about pancake bot!  Look at him go!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg8YYuLLoM0


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Joseph Nistal on March 25, 2011, 03:49 am
Strange robots? How about CYBORGS!?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QPiF4-iu6g


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Driscoll on March 30, 2011, 11:25 pm
It's not nearly as cool in a technical sense, but I think this is awesome anyways.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSwIFNJpxZQ


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 08, 2011, 09:17 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC8XtH9i7qk


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 21, 2011, 03:13 am
(http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Pneuborn-7II-01-620x413.jpg)

http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/05/09/pneuborn-robotic-babies-will-claw-at-your-dreams/


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on May 23, 2011, 05:41 am
more rhex:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtNg0W_s8xE


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on June 14, 2011, 04:37 am
eeeep.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGgcGF1WAD0


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on June 30, 2011, 07:17 am
Finally! The quadrotors show that they are human after all...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVrxvqYlCDs


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 30, 2011, 11:27 am
It's like a real life GTA4 Carmageddon


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nchammer326 on July 01, 2011, 01:00 am
It's not possible to summarize it any better than that, Snips.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhzbFaNueKU

Just open wide and say what the hell


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on October 26, 2011, 03:44 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkcaivxHZnY

Autonomous poop scooping.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 26, 2011, 04:22 pm
I first read that as "poop scoring", which made me first wonder A.) which scale they'd use to rate the poops, and then B.) what the poop I just took would score.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 26, 2011, 08:29 pm
Scoopin' up that poop, then flingin' it in a basket.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: CB on February 02, 2012, 03:13 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rSa1SFRyf8


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 06, 2012, 02:52 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2D71CveQwo


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Not A Spatula on March 08, 2012, 02:00 am
http://tubedubber.com/#d2D71CveQwo:dL06ScFuO0g:0:100:0:0:1 (http://tubedubber.com/#d2D71CveQwo:dL06ScFuO0g:0:100:0:0:1)


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 21, 2012, 10:44 pm
Robojelly (http://www.cnet.com.au/robojelly-hydrogen-powered-robot-jellyfish-is-squishy-awesome-339334331.htm)


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on March 29, 2012, 03:52 am
More boston dynamics shenanigans that will destroy us all

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b4ZZQkcNEo

edit: shenanigans


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on April 26, 2012, 05:28 am
Festo do some really elegant and strange things.  This one is a helium filled guy that moves by twisting itself inside out sort of:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDiTicX8HRU


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 18, 2012, 09:21 am
(http://www.fraunhofer.de/content/dam/zv/en/press-media/2011/big-image/rn11_fo1_g_hightech-spider.jpg)


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 18, 2012, 09:54 am
Now we know why Half-Life 3 isn't out yet: Valve is changing the medium to real life.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Joseph Nistal on June 18, 2012, 10:38 pm
That eerily reminds me of those robots the police use to find Tom Cruise in Minority Report.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on June 27, 2012, 05:41 pm
rock-paper-scissors bot!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nxjjztQKtY


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Zach on July 06, 2012, 12:18 pm
The most biologically accurate robot legs created to date.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18724114

"The team, from the University of Arizona, were able to replicate the central pattern generator (CPG) - a nerve cell (neuronal) network in the lumbar region of the spinal cord that generates rhythmic muscle signals.

The CPG produces, and then controls, these signals by gathering information from different parts of the body involved in walking, responding to the environment. "


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Zach on July 07, 2012, 07:22 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNNfn7ac-rY


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on July 15, 2012, 05:51 am
Rocket powered robot bees.  This is not a drill, people ... Multi-stage Micro Rockets for Robotic Insects. (http://roboticsproceedings.org/rss08/p24.pdf)


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 15, 2012, 06:01 am
Finally.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 26, 2012, 08:19 am
(http://www.newscientist.com/data/images/ns/cms/dn22073/dn22073-1_300.jpg) (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22073-kissing-device-lets-you-send-a-longdistance-smooch.html)


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on September 06, 2012, 04:38 am
The (terrifying!) Cheetah-bot from Boston Dynamics hits a new top speed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chPanW0QWhA


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Joseph Nistal on September 12, 2012, 10:25 pm
BIG DOG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2bExqhhWRI

Now officially in use by the military (http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19567351).


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 12, 2012, 10:29 pm
I love Big Dog. Big Dog for US president.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Zach on November 17, 2012, 03:53 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAeQn5QnyXo


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Joseph Nistal on November 17, 2012, 07:28 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHA_pNX6rUs


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Joseph Nistal on March 04, 2013, 05:55 am
More Big Dog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jvLalY6ubc


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Zach on May 05, 2013, 12:14 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj1yhz5io20


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Truck Thunders on May 05, 2013, 08:07 am
Why can't science demo videos use music that isn't terrible? (http://tubedubber.com/#nj1yhz5io20:nt34NJdItbc:0:100:3:8:1)


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Citizen Snips on July 18, 2013, 07:51 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkBnFPBV3f0

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/18/terminator-to-the-rescue-watch-the-most-advanced-humanoid-robot-in-action/


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Joseph Nistal on October 24, 2013, 03:13 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckbC0PTfCRE


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Remington Lonespear on November 01, 2013, 02:47 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TztFUjrI2CE

FUCK YES


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Joseph Nistal on November 05, 2013, 09:13 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFd6WsObOu4


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on November 08, 2013, 11:22 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWxF_ZXs-_o

Hopefully the 3 laws can be extended to say something about not allowing a human being to stick their head in this thing.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on December 04, 2013, 03:50 pm
Box throwing robot!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHohqPChqjc

He loves it!


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: pingollum on December 11, 2013, 07:24 pm
Lying-ass robots are stubbornly selling you things now (http://io9.com/freakishly-realistic-telemarketing-robots-are-denying-t-1481050295)


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on December 14, 2013, 02:39 am
Fuuuuuck.  Google just acquired Boston Dynamics too. (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/technology/google-adds-to-its-menagerie-of-robots.html?_r=0)  This is either huge or weird or both.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: oball on January 25, 2014, 10:49 pm
Robots have finally made humans obsolete

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/31626b5a343543fe9398abb83c81c64b/tumblr_mqjrxjkEOZ1r3gb3zo1_400.gif)


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Joseph Nistal on July 25, 2014, 01:25 am
Robo World Cup between Australia and Germany

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhooVgC_0eY


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Wibblewobble on July 25, 2014, 02:47 pm
That was a blatant foul by the red goalie!


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on August 05, 2014, 04:24 am
Here's a non-strange but freakishly high-precision robot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2bosuHkkvs


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: fermun on August 23, 2014, 09:19 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/dJls3HB.gif)

Prototype sex robot.


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Skeletonic on August 25, 2014, 05:34 am
nothing says sexy like a sex robot that's constantly shouting "KILL MEEEE" at climax


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on June 16, 2015, 04:50 am
Here are some robots falling over from this year's Darpa challenge. Don't fall over so much, robots, it's really expensive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0TaYhjpOfo


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on January 07, 2016, 03:40 am
Optimal 9V battery sorting robot team is indefatigable and has no time for nonsense.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClXfa4stfJM


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on May 17, 2016, 06:33 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX3OBvRlAVU

should there be a html5 version of the youtube tag already?


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: Joey on September 04, 2016, 03:36 pm
(click to show/hide)

most useful bot i've ever seen


Title: Re: Strange Robots
Post by: nameinuse2 on November 19, 2017, 05:18 am
this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRj34o4hN4I

should have this old Cog song as the soundtrack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juwn-npTuxw