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Good Spot: mush, creepy little robot, MUSH.

April 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Good Spot: mush, creepy little robot, MUSH.

Pssstt, want to see some creepy headless robot dogs drag a truck along? Yeah, sure you do, pervert. Well, here’s your chance, because Boston Dynamics is doing some scary adverts to promote the fact they’re about to start selling these bad robot boys.

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Bird-bot will conquer the world (first, they came for the warehouse workers).

April 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bird-bot will conquer the world (first, they came for the warehouse workers).

Robot developer Boston Dynamics has given up for the moment on scary evil pony robots that can do Kung-fu moves and moved into the more prosaic world of coming up with robots to replace humanity in manual jobs – starting with this Big Bird-like pecking mother of a warehouse bot. It’s called the Handle. Here’s […]

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Bumblebee (2018) (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

January 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bumblebee (2018) (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

Filmmaker Michael Bay finally did right by the ‘Transformers’ movie series regarding his monotonous, massive mechanical misfits. Instead of helming another insipid instalment after directing the previous six clash-and-clang clunkers he had sense enough to step behind the scenes with a producing credit. This time around Travis Knight (Kubo And The Two Strings’) calls the […]

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Adam Robots by Adam Roberts (book review)

June 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Adam Robots by Adam Roberts (book review)

In the distance future, robots will take over. Well, the future is now…The ‘Adam Robots’ collection of short stories by UK author Adam Roberts contains tales all containing, well…robots. Known for a career that drift from Science Fiction to parody, Roberts doesn’t adhere to any one style of story in this collection, with each one […]

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The Machine (film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Machine (film review by Frank Ochieng).

There are selective moments where writer-director Caradog W. James’s ‘The Machine’ runs as well as…eh, let’s say for a lack of a handier phrase ‘a well-oiled machine’. This low-budget dystopian drama revisits the familiar moral dilemma concerning the manipulative message of tapping into the ‘man vs. machine’ realm, something that has been played out with more convincing […]

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The Robotic Dance: A great way to doing the Sci-Fi Shuffle!

September 14, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
The Robotic Dance: A great way to doing the Sci-Fi Shuffle!

Ah, there is nothing like the companionship of a mechanical mate to get one through the hard times, right? Well, television has certainly provided its share of a walking bucket of bolts throughout the decades on the boob tube. Whether these particular television robots were decorated or despised it did not matter in the least […]

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Robot & Frank (Frank’s Take).

September 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Robot & Frank (Frank’s Take).

In defining the concept of science fiction themes, the relatable consensus would probably range from the techno-titillation of CGI ecstasy, colorful creatures from exotic planets looking to threaten mankind or muscle-bound space cadets itching to conquer evil forces with advanced laser-powered weaponry. Whatever your definition of sci-fi cinema entails the ubiquitous genre is flexible enough […]

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Telepathic robot bunny ears.

August 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Telepathic robot bunny ears.

Here’s an interesting concept. Telepathic robot bunny ears, from Japan (of course), where sporting a pair of ‘Necomimi‘ ears – a headset with bunny ears that move according to the user’s feelings and emotions in real time – is frankly becoming de rigueur. Three emotional states create bunny-like reactive movements that show how interested or […]

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Robo Sandcastle Builder.

August 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Robo Sandcastle Builder.

While everyone may be familiar with Robocop, they might be less familiar with its arm-like cousin, Robo Sandcastle builder. Actually, the project is called Stone Spray, and was set up by three architects, Petr Novikov, Anna Kulik and Inder Shergill. Sandcastle competitions are big events in many places where there is sand and sun (most […]

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Proto

August 2, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Proto

PROTO – Trailer from Nick Pittom on Vimeo. Our friends over at SFsignal bring an interesting indie movie to our attention. It’s called Proto and features a robot looking, Data-style, for his human side.

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