robotics

Via CC Lin
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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.

Girl's Petition to Enroll in Boys Only Robotics Class
Via Acid Cow
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Cash Cayen was interesting in signing up for a robotics class at Timmins Public Library in Ontario, Canada, but she was unable to attend because the class is labeled as "boys only." Cash Cayen then took matters into her own hands and started a petition. Now anyone between the ages of 9 and 12 can sign up for the class because she wouldn't take no for an answer.

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By Unknown
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Alright DARPA, I get it: You're hell-bent on making me fear the inevitable rise of the machines. Do you have to go all Youtube and remind me about it every few months? Yeesh!

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Members of the IBR Algorithm Group and Braunschweig University of Technology mounted LED lights on a batch of Roomba floor-cleaning robots and let them go to town in an empty room, taking long-exposure camera shots of the guys in action. The resulting light show is pretty cool, wouldn't you say?

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By Unknown
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Oh hey, that's cool, a big robotic snake. What's that other thi- OH GOD THE END IS NIGH ROBO-SPIDER.

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Did I say pants-wetting? No no, I just meant cool. And awesome. Not terrifying at all or anything like that.