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Via Anki
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Cozmo hits stores in October for $179, but Anki (robotics company responsible for creating this beaut) is taking pre-orders now on its website. Anki is also planning to release the SDK, which will allow owners to tinker with Cozmo’s A.I., if they'd like to. Check Cozmo out in action below:

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Via Colossal
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Italian designer Riccardo Sabatini scanned hundreds of mechanical manuals and schematics, gathering pieces that he could use to create Mekkanika, a typeface tribute to the Transformers franchise. The amount of detail in each of these letters is amazing, Sabatini perhaps gets the hyper-articulated feel of Michael Bay's Transformers better than Michael Bay himself could.

Just don't try, like, writing a paper in this typeface or something. Check for more in the gallery below and the via link!

Via Engadget
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Japan's robotics research collective Bravo Robotics unveiled a preview of its latest prototype model for a remote-controlled sports car that transforms into a bipedal robot, which will be presented during the upcoming Maker Faire in Tokyo. The 1/12 scale model is operated by a modified PS3 controller and comes equipped with a missile launcher on each arm and a wireless camera that feeds into mobile devices like iPad.

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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.

Check the via link to Memebase's new Science site for all kinds of other pants-wetting science news and lols.

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