I love this little guy and am kinda blown away at his ability to balance and correct. And the way that they programmed him to stop the bike and wave to the crowd = brilliant.
I’ve gotta figure out a way to fit this blog into my new work schedule! I miss sharing fantastic pieces of human quirkiness like this cute little skating robot.
Posted in Robots
Tagged Robot, skating
What’s better than a robot? A retro robot! And what’s better than a retro robot? A retro robot that blasts music from your iPod through it’s chest, of course!
New York based Lipson Robotics, is the mastermind and creator responsible for these uber cool sculptures. They’re composed of random pieces found at thrift stores, recycle shops, junkyards, retail stores, construction sites and off of the street. Think Bender from Futurama meets a 1957 Chevy Bel Air and they decide to swap scraps. I love the idea of owning something that was created through a scavenger hunt, of sorts. If only the individual pieces could tell their life stories!
You can purchase one at the Lipson Robotics Etsy page. Or if the robots themselves are a little too pricey, you can pick up one of these 80-page books which contain over 100 photos.
Say hi to Noelle, the pregnant robot. She was created to train med students and I think she’s pretty neat. I only wish that they would have made her a little more realistic, either by making her face really pissed off or by adding a “curse-like-an-angry-sailor” button. If robots ever become conscious, I wonder if they’ll look back at this and find it super creepy.
O-M-G! My brother and his girlfriend are so amazing. Check out this incredible piece of metallic delight they got us for Xmas! I am in awe. I want to cuddle him while I sleep but I think for my safety (and his) he’ll have to remain on the mantle next to Buddha’s head. A duo made in heaven!
Next Stop Adventure is Matt Gauck, an artist and illustrator from Portland, OR. I want to live in his fanciful world where robots groom trees and albino sperm whales find themselves wedged in tree tops. I think I love the way he makes use of color in his backdrops as much as the images themselves. Also, my friend Jason wanted me to mention that I like the tiny red speckles in the monster painting below. He thinks that I’m retarded and wants the rest of you to know it too.
It doesn’t look like Matt’s site is working, but if you want to own something as much as I want to own this whale painting, you could hit him up on his Myspace or Flickr account.
If they do things like what they’re doing in this video… you bet your ass they can. JAZZHANDS!!!
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Check out these cool sculptures created from styrofoam. People always amaze me! How does one look at packaging innards from a DVD player and think.. ROBOT! HUMMER! TREE! ?
Styrobot by Michael A. Salter
Formula 1 Race Car by Michael A. Salter
Untitled by Tara Donovan
American Detritus by Andrew Junge
Styrofoam Tree by Dio Mendoza
Styrofoam Couch by Kwangho Lee
Posted in Art, Robots
Tagged American Detritus, Andrew Junge, Art, Couch, Dio Mendoza, Formula 1 Car, Hummer, Kwangho Lee, Michael A. Salter, Robot, Styrobot, Styrofoam, Tara Donovan, Tree
There’s absolutely nothing sadder than a sad robot.
Don’t you just want to shnuggle him and tell him everything will be okay? He was created by Little Brown Byrd Creations on Etsy although it looks like somebody already scooped him up for some consoling.
But don’t fret, there’s still a darling little nerdbot for purchase. And while I can’t relate to him as much, I think he probably understands my moth obsession.
I found this clip on Gizmodo the other day and I seriously couldn’t stop laughing. I love the way they walk. It feels like robots were crossbred with pigeons to create an army of child drivers.