Tagged: robots

Happy Birthday David

Y’all know how I just lurve Robots…

Well here’s the latest release from a company called Weyland Industries:

This is the second viral we’ve seen for Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien prequel, Prometheus. I would really like to believe in these viral and delve deeper into the franchise whilst imagining I was living a future in which Weyland was real but unfortunately those responsible manage to thwart me at every step, plastering each piece of communication with words to the devastating effect of – ‘This is just an add for a fictional film, do not suspend your disbelief!’ or alternatively ‘Prometheus Viral’.

Just for one moment let me get lost in space (oh no… that was a different franchise entirely).

Kinect to a Robot

This is my first post about the Kinect and I don’t know why, even after 3 days users had hacked it and already begun creating some wonderful things; rejig graphics, remote/motion controls, 3D drawings and more (Thanks HelloKinsella).  But none have excited me as much as PR2, the motion controlled robot.

Unfortunately we don’t get to see much of the automated action but I’m sure there will be more soon.

In my searching I did manage to unveil the origins of this awesome android.

You can keep tabs on the Willow Garage boys here, I know I will be.