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Robotic systems continue to evolve, slowly penetrating many areas of our lives, from manufacturing, medicine and remote exploration to entertainment, security and personal assistance. Developers in Japan are currently building robots to assist the elderly, while NASA develops the next generation of space explorers, and artists are exploring new avenues of entertainment. Collected here are a handful of images of our recent robotic past, and perhaps a glimpse into the near future. (32 photos total)

Twendy-One demonstrates its ability to hold delicate objects by manipulating a drinking straw between its fingers at the Department of Mechanical Engineering laboratory in Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009. The sophisticated robot has been developed by the university's team, led by Dr. Shigeki Sugano, in hope of supporting people in aging societies. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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348 comments so far...
1.

#5 really cute! :-)

Posted by iShotPix.com March 4, 09 12:43 PM
2.

Dwight: And how big do you want this robot?
Michael: Lifesize.
Dwight: Mmm, no. Better make it two-thirds. Easier to stop if it turns on us.

Posted by pablo March 4, 09 12:44 PM
3.

Great pics, as always :) even if it does look like early beginnings of terminator!

Posted by Zeke March 4, 09 12:46 PM
4.

Can't wait to see what the Mars Science Laboratory rover will discover. That's one amazing piece of machinery.

Posted by kyle March 4, 09 12:50 PM
5.

fantastic...

Posted by haidir yusof March 4, 09 12:51 PM
6.

Fantastic!
And I think this is just the start of tecnology!

Posted by Rafael March 4, 09 12:51 PM
7.

Typo in link from "32 photos total". One w missing fromURL.

Posted by Pam West March 4, 09 12:52 PM
8.

I saw my first HDTV demo at CeBIT in 1991...so these things should be fairly mainstream in 15 years or so.

Posted by pk March 4, 09 12:54 PM
9.

#26 is... amazing (and somehow also creepy)
Awesome pics!

Posted by Cess007 March 4, 09 12:55 PM
10.

The robots are coming for us. It's only a matter of time.

Posted by Joe Waterloo March 4, 09 12:55 PM
11.

Great photos, as always, thanks!

Posted by framck March 4, 09 12:57 PM
12.

#16 is awesome

Posted by Scott March 4, 09 12:57 PM
13.

Awesome.

(there is a w missing in your link:
http://ww.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/03/robots.html)

Posted by Frank March 4, 09 01:00 PM
14.

why does #16 's robot need to look like a mexican?

Posted by changos March 4, 09 01:01 PM
15.

Beautiful technology. I wished we could also experience advancements in Relationships, Respect, Kindness, Tolerance among ourselves simultaneously.

Posted by David March 4, 09 01:03 PM
16.

#9 looks cool
terrific photos as ever!

Posted by Ryan March 4, 09 01:04 PM
17.

@Pam West, @Frank - thanks for the heads-up

Posted by alan taylor March 4, 09 01:05 PM
18.

#17 = hilarious. Nice gallery!

Posted by Dave Mosher March 4, 09 01:05 PM
19.

I, personally, love and respect our robot overloards.

Posted by Kate March 4, 09 01:09 PM
20.

Creator David Cunningham made #4 and it is incredible.

Truly state of the art... the future is upon us!!

Posted by Iarocci March 4, 09 01:12 PM
21.

#4

HAL? Is it really a good idea to name a robot HAL?

Posted by Fizzle March 4, 09 01:12 PM
22.

Very nice gallery. Awesome subject. How soon before they take over?

Posted by Dano March 4, 09 01:17 PM
23.

The "chowder cookie" as it is commonly called in #11 is fantastic. Harvards own Father Michael Gannon supposedly designed this originally from old recycled lap top parts... He sits in his room isolated for the entire winter like a weirdo.

Why would they name a robot Hal? Thats like naming your dog Cujo!!

Posted by Schmegin March 4, 09 01:20 PM
24.

Dear changos (post 14 ):

I think there is no other reason than aesthetics. Don't be so sensitive doesn't that look cool? May be he has a whole collection of robots that look like different nationalities?

Posted by timur March 4, 09 01:23 PM
25.

I can recognize a Traxxas T-Maxx (or E-Maxx) RC truck frame in the picture #21. Who said that toys can't be used for science? :)

Posted by Magzime March 4, 09 01:25 PM
26.

One day they will use Twitter and here will start Skynet. :)

Posted by Play March 4, 09 01:28 PM
27.

Bus Lyons was fantastic as the inspiration for pinky the pinkbelly. Golden Oreo is a cyborg that deliciously toes the line between robotic creepiness and metal fantasticness. I truly maintain the year 3000 will be ruled by giant Jason Phillips as far as the eye can see...

Razor bumps rule will be their battle cry.

Future wars will be fought by robots. Economists and robotic entities Kevin Doyle and Mike Cummings still hate each other.

Posted by James Dennehy March 4, 09 01:28 PM
28.

Heres a video link for #19; Big Dog. The agility of the "dog" is amazing. Almost impossible to knock it over, check it out.

http://www.break.com/usercontent/2008/1/Big-robot-dog-434810.html

Posted by Trev D. March 4, 09 01:33 PM
29.

and cue apocalypse in 3...2...1...

Posted by Melanie March 4, 09 01:34 PM
30.

Also, a Sony PS3 controller in #24.

Posted by Magzime March 4, 09 01:35 PM
31.

Hey, I know several people who named their dogs Cujo.

For anyone who's interested in seeing the BigDog in action-- and it really is quite impressive, bordering on troubling-- head on over to http://bostondynamics.com/content/sec.php?section=BigDog and stick with it at least until the ice-slipping moment.

Posted by Eric Meyer March 4, 09 01:37 PM
32.

#30 - Terminator meets the new Terminator.

Posted by Vinny March 4, 09 01:40 PM
33.

Picture 17: on display 17-19 February?? uh... missed that then

Picture 30: Craig Barrett hasn't been Intel CEO since Paul Ottelini took over in 2005. He's now chairman of the board

Posted by Ian Davies March 4, 09 01:58 PM
34.

Caption to #4 seems a bit off. The guy by himself could lift a 30kg bag of rice. So could the Royalty, I'd wager. I'd think a robot shell should be able to lift more. 300kg, perhaps?

Posted by idahogie March 4, 09 01:59 PM
35.

This is a fantastic entry, as usual! For those in the Boston area, there's a great talk happening tonight at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education (http://www.ccae.org) regarding robots with folks from the Media Lab at MIT! If your curiosity was piqued here, satisfy it by learning more tonight!

Posted by Elizabeth March 4, 09 02:01 PM
36.

Gobernator is back!!!!

Posted by laullon.com March 4, 09 02:13 PM
37.

All very impressive photos; I think the first one is the most poignant, though - great texture and lighting.

Posted by Anonymous March 4, 09 02:18 PM
38.

You missed my two favorite robots---Spirit and Opportunity.
They are still hard at work on Mars...

Posted by Kat March 4, 09 02:19 PM
39.

I really wonder about the (unconscious ?) objective of pic #6, as it is a (little) known fact that most terrorists jailed in the US after 9.11 where DOMESTIC ones ... Could this be linked with the muslim Dajjal myth (their version of the antichrist) ?
To say nothing of #29 (picture taken in Iran ? Don't the US.A have better kinds of robots in Detroit ?) !

Besides that, I find it great that robots MAY soon take care of the burdensome tasks that people are (where?) breaking their back at doing ...

Unfortunately for the "future is here" scenario, our current economic models are definitely not fitted for the robot-era (and have been inadequate for quite a long time : machines & nature work, but DO NOT HAVE TO CONSUME OR BE PAID, a fact disregarded by most classical economists ...) ... And do we have to be reminded that mistakes (computer bugs) & vandalism (computer viruses) exist ??

Lastly, WHO can guarantee the people that robot's controller/manufacturer WILL ALWAYS act for the good of mankind (and not ONLY their own) ... And for the love of mankind, DO NOT LET THE ROBOTS THINK BY THEMSELVES, or they'll rightly conclude that mankind has to be slaughtered for their sins (pollution of air, sea and land and space, chronically paying FAR MORE for war than for education, maintaining artificial systems ensuring that the rich's sons will be rich while the poor's sons may die of hunger, ... ) !!!

Posted by Huang Di March 4, 09 02:48 PM
40.

I, for one, welcome out new robot overlords.

Posted by Geoff March 4, 09 03:01 PM
41.

EGADS!!! Haung Di is right! Run for your lives! THEY'RE COMING!

Posted by L March 4, 09 03:04 PM
42.

WTF is up with #16?!

Posted by mike March 4, 09 03:04 PM
43.

#9 should have never have been made.

Posted by mdmadph March 4, 09 03:06 PM
44.

I can't think of robots and not think of this tshirt: http://www.chopshopstore.com/product.php?productid=16186. Not real robots, but for the love of robots.

Posted by Mark Grodzki March 4, 09 03:14 PM
45.

@Huang Di
Picture 6 was taken in Djibouti. You *do* realise that Djibouti is an East African country with a partially Islamic population? I suspect that you are jumping to some kind of apologist conclusion that because the robot is approaching a box of Emirates brand water, it somehow implies that all terrorists are non-US Islamists, as opposed to, you know, just being some box that was hanging around in an Islamic country...

Posted by Ian Davies March 4, 09 03:15 PM
46.

I like 32 best. Looks good. aspecialy with the smile. Almost Human.

Posted by robert lazet March 4, 09 03:33 PM
47.

Correction for #30, Barrett is chairman of Intel. Paul Otelini is CEO.

Posted by Alex Brooks March 4, 09 03:42 PM
48.

#16 was made by a farmer in CHINA! The farmer most likely doesn't even own a passport.

Posted by Anonymous March 4, 09 03:45 PM
49.

Craig Barrett is not CEO of Intel, he is the former CEO and currently Chairman

Paul S. Otellini has been CEO since 2005

Posted by Intel correction March 4, 09 03:47 PM
50.

#13 - Already done, not practical ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cED52VxKyyU

Posted by Jef March 4, 09 04:17 PM
51.

Tamiya Wild Willy tires in #21. Love it.

Posted by Matthew March 4, 09 04:29 PM
52.

I think the main pic does it for me. Gently holding a straw, but capable of bone crushing strength. I think the toy market is ripe for innovation like this. Again, another reason why engineers should be treated like rock stars !

Posted by Matt March 4, 09 04:38 PM
53.

#16 is best

Posted by Mark Grodzki March 4, 09 04:57 PM
54.

Dear guy being pulled in your buggy by a robot,

Why not put that technology and money to good use and build a car so you don't have to be pulled in a buggy?

Just a thought,
James

Posted by James March 4, 09 05:03 PM
55.

I love this site, has an excellent picture on a scale of 0 to 100 is 101 is amazing:)

Posted by jorge alberto mussuto March 4, 09 06:14 PM
56.

When did we lose the distinction between a robot and a remote control device. A robot, or automaton, is a device which is capable of operating without intervention and is, necessarily, more complex than a simple remote control device which relies on human intelligence to succeed. I guess it is just a deterioration of the language brought about by ignorance or, perhaps the desire to elevate the lowly remote controlled device to a much more exalted status. How sad.

Posted by bigjohn756 March 4, 09 06:18 PM
58.

maluco.......para ........eai e o sexo

Posted by darty March 4, 09 10:33 PM
59.

#16
ever heard of exercise?????

Posted by #1 March 4, 09 11:02 PM
60.

@ Jef #50:
#13 is being invented for those who cannot feed themselves. The video you were referring to is for people who can use their hands etc. With the technology #13 has, people with disabilities may be able to stay with their families. People with cerebral palsy can be more independent. This machine is absolutely wonderful!

Posted by Jamie March 4, 09 11:49 PM
61.

in the future human can be replace with robot ?

Posted by reges March 5, 09 01:08 AM
62.

What I want to know is who is the cutie in #32? They need to put credits on these!

Posted by Steve March 5, 09 02:04 AM
63.

#16, ha-ha, I guest Wu has a thing for Mexicans. :) Nice.

Posted by Ivo March 5, 09 02:41 AM
64.

#7 and #30 made me smile, excellent !
Thanks again for these great pictures !
You all have to watch those "big dog" videos on youtube, awesome !

Posted by Joff March 5, 09 04:11 AM
65.

Boy o boy, I love number 21. Awsome picture.

Posted by BartusKN March 5, 09 04:55 AM
66.

# 15 is freaking awesome. HELP!


HELP!

Posted by Josh March 5, 09 06:30 AM
67.
Posted by Param Prakash March 5, 09 06:52 AM
68.

You missed Le Trung in Canada with his Aiko project.

http://www.projectaiko.com/

Posted by Richard March 5, 09 07:09 AM
69.

nothing like building and improving our future rulers

Posted by pugs March 5, 09 07:13 AM
70.

Really amazing..

Posted by urkl March 5, 09 07:13 AM
71.

commentter #56 is right.... but that doesn't keep him from being a wanker.

Posted by Roger Yerwyf March 5, 09 07:29 AM
72.

I, for one, welcome our new robotic overlords.

Posted by fergus macdonagh March 5, 09 07:51 AM
73.

@Ian Davies, post #45 :
You really cannot be bothered to READ more than a few lines, don't you ?

@reges, post #61 :
If we do not WAKE UP from our slumber, pic#15 will be common evening news ... right before pic#11 ... as I said earlier, computer have bugs & viruses, but your Windows copy is not presently shipped with lethal tools that can hunt you down in the middle of the night, should Microsoft (or bugs, or viruses) decide it's a good idea ...
Now, it will be (mostly) the US. Army who'll control the things ... and they have a track record of slaughtering millions of persons, financing & helping dictatorships, staging coups against democracies, promoting torture, and caring little for the population (but it involves reading Noam Chomsky and countless Pentagon/Congress reports ...)

What is there to worry, you ask ?

Posted by Huang Di March 5, 09 08:21 AM
74.

#4 is of great interest to those of us who have disabilities. Except I want it now. May more fun than my walker.

Posted by Anne March 5, 09 08:42 AM
75.

#4 The exoskeleon is called HAL and the company building it called Cyberdyne. Just saying...

Posted by D0o0Fy March 5, 09 08:45 AM
76.

slava robotam!

Posted by bender March 5, 09 08:46 AM
77.

wow, amazing! ive never thought that those robots could go this far, very sophisticated

Posted by temetnosce March 5, 09 08:47 AM
78.

Brilliant set of pictures - thank you.

Posted by OoOOoO March 5, 09 09:23 AM
79.

no cyborgs here -- and there are quite a few projects

Posted by scs March 5, 09 10:00 AM
80.

i hope to see that day is not so far when our insurance companies puts a robot in every home as a security and helping in daya to day activities like reminders, helping, interacting just like a family memeber, some basic first aid and playing with us....... at least from 25 or less yrs from now...

Posted by pramod March 5, 09 10:05 AM
81.

#30 ...and if someone that got frozen for some kind of experiment wakes up today and see that pic, would think that it is a new Schwarznegger's movie.

Posted by Rafa Lac's March 5, 09 10:19 AM
82.

Exelentes fotos

Posted by Juan Manuel Becerril March 5, 09 10:28 AM
83.

They all look just so cool. I'm having a hard time deciding which one I want to kill me once robots take over the world. I think I'll go with # 20, but that's just me.

Posted by Scott from Guelph March 5, 09 10:31 AM
84.

Quite amazing but also a little frightening.

Posted by Muriel Keiper March 5, 09 10:34 AM
85.

Image #15: LOL! A burglar wearing loafers!

Posted by Ramone March 5, 09 10:49 AM
86.

# 32 has lego wheels.

Posted by Trannys from Space March 5, 09 10:59 AM
87.

Great photos like always but, where's Asimo the amazing autonomous biped robot from Honda?

Posted by Commodore March 5, 09 11:28 AM
88.

Simplemente impresionante. muchas gracias por publicarlas.

Posted by Jorge March 5, 09 11:56 AM
89.

Finally robotic beings rule the world!

Posted by Dave March 5, 09 12:40 PM
90.

#16 is totally the best. Farmer Wu Yulu is my new hero.

Posted by Danielle March 5, 09 12:44 PM
91.

Why do the japanese always have to put faces on the their robots?

Posted by Aaron Pillar March 5, 09 12:45 PM
92.

Iowa State University has been doing some interesting things with developmental robotics over the past year. Here is a link to some photos and video http://www.ece.iastate.edu/~alexs/lab/media/index.html

Posted by Anon March 5, 09 12:45 PM
93.

Great gathering of technologies.

"If you're reading this...you are the resistance" :)

Posted by Vince Palermo March 5, 09 01:06 PM
94.

Awesome picture.....

Posted by Arunachalam March 5, 09 01:15 PM
95.

my favorite robot is arnold schwartznegger! god bless him or ill kill you!

Posted by PK March 5, 09 02:07 PM
96.

Very interesting photographs of reality, impressive technological advancements and frightening human emotional levels. An excellent report.

Posted by Leticia March 5, 09 02:10 PM
97.

I think number eight just broke that dummies neck!

Posted by Space Junkie March 5, 09 02:16 PM
98.

@ Huang Di
Actually, yes, I read it just fine, thanks. But I'll take another look, just in case I missed something...

...let's see... cack-handed linking of 9/11 to a picture of a bomb-disposal robot... yadda, yadda, yadda... random mention of Islamic false prophet... yadda, yadda... borderline jingoistic comparison of Iranian and American automated car assembly that spectacularly misses the point of the whole set of photos...

...um... no, I think I got everything the first time.

It would be an ignorant assumption on my part to say whether the poor spelling and grammar in your posts is due to English not being your first language, or just a lack of education.

Posted by Ian Davies March 5, 09 02:46 PM
99.

this scares me a bit...

what's with this obsession with anthropomorphic robots?

makes me think of the Japanese movie "Metoroporisu" (2001) (and how it all ends up)

#16 makes me think about the original "Metropolis" (1927), though

Posted by astro boy March 5, 09 02:49 PM
100.

Asian robots seem to largely mimic people and animals. Western robots seem to largely mimic automobiles.

Posted by da March 5, 09 02:59 PM
101.

cylons...we should destroy them while we can

Posted by gaeta March 5, 09 03:25 PM
102.

Number 5 is alive, no disassemble number 5

Posted by Johnny5 March 5, 09 03:28 PM
103.

Am I the only one scared that technology is getting to smart?
Am I the only one that can see any number of previously Sci Fi ideas of robots taking over not so far fetched?

Posted by Muaddib March 5, 09 03:35 PM
104.

I find it funny that even farmers are building robots in Japan... that's one technologically advanced country... :)

Posted by Junkie March 5, 09 04:01 PM
105.
Posted by CC March 5, 09 04:02 PM
106.

Kneel before Skynet!

Posted by T-1000 March 5, 09 04:20 PM
107.

None of these robots are in any way intelligent. They are all highly programmed or teleoperated. Conrary to what the PHD students say (when trying to justify their grant money) true self-aware AI is so far away, we don't even know how far it is.

Posted by George Jetson March 5, 09 04:31 PM
108.

Viva Skynet!

Posted by PKeating March 5, 09 04:39 PM
109.

That Hybrid Assistive Limb thing looks AWESOME. Like something right out of Metroid or Star Wars.

Posted by Topsy Krett March 5, 09 05:02 PM
110.

One of the robot that should be included is Dr.Ishiguro's Geminoid. I really enjoyed looking at the new Big Dog design.

Bhargav Gajjar

Posted by Bhargav Gajjar March 5, 09 05:03 PM
111.

Still waiting for a Cherry 2000. She's the robot of my dreams.

Posted by Marc March 5, 09 06:11 PM
112.

the robot in the #30 with the red tie looks very real and creepy.

Posted by Jerry March 5, 09 06:40 PM
113.

incomplete post without asimo

Posted by asimo honda March 5, 09 07:07 PM
114.

Is it me? Or is #16 seem a little racist?

Posted by Natalie March 5, 09 07:20 PM
115.

Look at all the women in this picture!

Posted by Connie March 5, 09 07:36 PM
116.

The future has been "over us" for the past 100 years. Remember when Victorian age newspapers would talk of robots who could "talk" and "sing" and "shake hands"? All smoke and mirrors.

Technical advancements yeah. But all these "robots" are gimmicks, specially these crappy "robots" from Japanese companies who do nothing other than move their rotors according to a pre-recorded script with no reaction whatsoever.

We like to think we're capable of magic, but the reality when we look at it is that the only "robots" that make sense are the ones who do not look human at all - see the car makers' robots and bomb-disarming robots.

Still, #1 makes up for all kinds of crap other companies are doing. "Touch" sensitivity has always been the staple on robotic development and it seems they're making progress. I can't think of anything more difficult to hold by a robot than a straw (well, hopefully the straw pressure is not prerecorded in this case, that'd render my praise moot).

Posted by A Jaded Robot Fan March 5, 09 07:45 PM
117.

@georgejetson what is "true" self awarness? We have robots that recognize themselves in the mirror, and reason about situations & environments taking into account their own existence. Your statement is like saying submarines will never swim, its true but they don't need to. It's just taking things out of context

Posted by Josh Ribakoff March 5, 09 07:50 PM
118.

The essay doesn't claim to be a comprehensive list. Doy.

Posted by Carlos Valdez March 5, 09 07:56 PM
119.

Some who have commented seem to believe that these are indeed robots in the original sense of the word- that is, machines that can actually think for themselves in some way. As a couple of posters have mentioned, that is not the case at all. Most are simply very expensive remote-controlled devices, a few are quasi-independent but still rely on direct input or feedback, while fewer still (maybe two of the above) can function independently for a while with no human input (although otherwise completely programmed by humans). As the history of attempts to invoke true "artificial intelligence" will tell you, not one of these can think for itself. Not even remotely so. A sea slug has vastly more intelligence.

Posted by PW March 5, 09 07:59 PM
120.

I live in Beijing, and I just happened to see a TV special on the Chinese farmer from #16!
Here's some extra tidbits i understood from the special (i only saw part one...part two is on tonight).
Farmer Wu is an impoverished farmer. He has a grade 5 education. He started this hobby by making a bycle that plows a small divide in his field and drops a seed in. From there he made a series of walking machines, including a pair of walking tables...i kid you not.
He has also made a buttler that pours his drinks and lights his ciggarettes.
His farm is a managerie of creepy awesome robots all made from junk that he collects...
...but then one day a horrible fire when he was welding!! 50% of body covered in 1st degree burns! Will he give up this fool's hobby? Tune in tomorrow night....

Posted by Steven Morrissey March 5, 09 10:20 PM
121.

Are you sure the caption on #18 is correct? Because based on the camp in the background and the rock formation it looks like the Haughton-Mars Project on Devon Island in the Canadian Arctic, not Moses Lake, WA (which to my knowledge does not have a "frost rubble zone").

Posted by Rocky March 5, 09 10:45 PM
122.

what's up with number 6???
suspicious package with "emirates" on it.
propaganda at this beutiful leve as well, or just a coincindence.

Posted by Anonymous March 5, 09 10:59 PM
123.

Waseda University should be located in Osaka, which is that I'm sure since I'm...

Posted by Wasedanian March 5, 09 11:19 PM
124.

Glad the army is being inventive (See #21)

The base of it is a popular remote control truck.
http://www.traxxas.com

Posted by Pedro March 6, 09 12:55 AM
125.

Many more examples of the excess that has gotten the world into financial disaster... Really cool though

Posted by Shane March 6, 09 01:17 AM
126.

superb

Posted by arjun March 6, 09 02:10 AM
127.
Posted by Anonymous March 6, 09 03:46 AM
128.

@ 121: I think you're right - the rock outcropping in the background left looks a lot like the one in this photo:
http://www.marsonearth.org/images/2003/070903/img_4046.m.jpg

Posted by Anonymous March 6, 09 04:32 AM
129.

It's really a smart innovation..

Posted by Joelianto March 6, 09 05:28 AM
130.

#56 and #119, have you ever looked robot up in the dictionary? Because I do not think it means what you think it means. You've got your own false impression - probably based on movies - as to what robot means. Pay particularly close attention to definition 2:

ro·bot (rō'bŏt', -bət) pronunciation
n.
1. A mechanical device that sometimes resembles a human and is capable of performing a variety of often complex human tasks on command or by being programmed in advance.
2. A machine or device that operates automatically or by remote control.
3. A person who works mechanically without original thought, especially one who responds automatically to the commands of others.

Posted by David March 6, 09 10:37 AM
131.

I was surprised to not see any iRobot bots. They're probably the most successful mobile robotics company in the world right now. Thousands of bomb disposing PackBots and millions of Roombas have been sold. Awesome thread, though, as usual.

Posted by Ivan Kirigin March 6, 09 10:40 AM
132.

and this is why nobody in the world has jobs... and a Robot doing Surgery? come on now. i would NEVER let some robot cut me open. Whoever thought that a robot could take the place of a surgeon with years of education and expierience is obviously a little of his rocker.. I would choose a surgeon over a robot any day.

Posted by angela March 6, 09 10:46 AM
133.

I'm going to go home and destroy my roomba.

Posted by Dan H March 6, 09 11:52 AM
134.

Bigdog is a beautiful robot, but farmer Wu the hobbyist gets 10/10.

Posted by wrathex March 6, 09 12:27 PM
135.

love it!

Posted by Anonymous March 6, 09 01:14 PM
136.

Picture #7 - Duct tape on the shoulders? It truly can do anything!

Picture #8 - It rescues people by dragging them by their necks?

Picture #19 - Big Dog is still the creepiest robot I have seen move, ever.

Posted by Dave March 6, 09 01:24 PM
137.

Big Dog . . .

METAL GEAR?!

Posted by Nayt March 6, 09 02:03 PM
138.

in the future we no longer say yes... we say afirmative

Posted by error March 6, 09 03:29 PM
139.

The surgical robots do not function autonomously, they are operated by highly skilled surgeons. A friend of mine was recently operated on by the robot in picture #12. These tools offer much greater precision and dexterity to the doctor, while requiring much smaller incisions, which greatly speeds up recovery. I'd much rather have my surgeon operate through five very small holes than have my entire abdomen sliced open.

Posted by jjcote March 6, 09 03:53 PM
140.

Won't be long before an actual robot war... I wonder who'll get the first robot soldier to the battlefield?

Posted by g March 6, 09 05:35 PM
141.

@ Shane, post #125: Since when does research = excess? I mean sure, no one will argue that robots undermined the housing market and encouraged financial irresponsibility on Wall Street and at home... [/EXTREME SARCASM] But I think there were PROBABLY much bigger wastes of money, for much less practical benefit to society.
But maybe you're right...maybe we should stop researching robotic tech. And put a halt to all that wasteful medical research, while we're at it. In fact, why don't we save a WHOLE BUNCH of money and just revert back to the dark ages? Then you and Huang Di can have a grand ol' time in your evil-robot-free, thatched roof cottage. But someone will still be trying to take your money so they can waste it themselves.

Posted by TheDumbestSmartass March 6, 09 05:44 PM
142.

nice works..

Posted by joyoge designers' bookmark March 6, 09 06:15 PM
143.

33 is a good one too

Posted by bill March 6, 09 07:06 PM
144.

Wonderful, but ASIMO is missing

Posted by elin3t March 6, 09 09:40 PM
145.

#3 & #12 shows the granddaddy of Futurama's probulator.

Posted by Andreas March 7, 09 03:02 AM
146.

The future is now!!

Posted by Tiago Celestino March 7, 09 09:47 AM
147.

#33 World leaders meet with rebel cylons in the largest science fair in Hannover, Germany.

Posted by charlie March 7, 09 10:04 AM
148.

hi i am abijeet saini from india i am working on a micocontroler 8081 i wanna make a robot which is releated to any feild can u sugges me how ia do this?

Posted by abhijeetex March 7, 09 11:56 AM
149.

Awesome, love the inventions!

Posted by Ryuk March 7, 09 08:13 PM
150.

can't wait til we get some EMOTION built into these f*ckers. ahhh, we got quite a ride ahead of ourselves gentlemen :)

Posted by dinosaurhumper March 8, 09 03:40 AM
151.

Wow, thanks google for the awsome pics. and captions, really put together nicely! I knew there were some smart robots, but, i never knew they were so intellegent. I don't think i would want one to do surgury on me and rip me to peices, but they sure are neat to look at.

Posted by deezzziii March 8, 09 02:30 PM
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Posted by Dom March 8, 09 02:38 PM
153.

#28: harp seal robots to comfort people........i find this singularly odd, given that yet another massacre of these unfortunate and VERY REAL animals is about to take place off the north Atlantic coast...........@ the rate we are destroying them in our infinite vanity, perhaps only the robots will survive to remind us of these innocents........

Posted by andrew peterson March 8, 09 03:54 PM
154.

awsome

Posted by Anonymous March 8, 09 04:13 PM
155.

[happy sighs] i can't wait for the technological singularity. when no life will go untouched by technology's magnificence. Yeesss!

Posted by Korry March 8, 09 10:19 PM
156.

Reading all this made me wonder one thing, and similar discussions have made me wonder again and again, why has Hollywood succeeded so well at fostering our fears of anything and everything new?

I mean, “Robots turning on humanity” is one of, if not THE oldest SciFi cliché in the world. We can probably agree on that one. Next, AI technology is only in its infancy, if not before that, so there is no reasonable way we are going to see any robots in the true sense of the word any time soon. (But since semi-autonomous working machine does not have the same ring, we’ll keep on saying robots even though it’s wrong, and nobody can stop us.) And even then, the earliest AIs will only be adaptable along the parameters implemented by their programmers, and simply adding something along the lines of “(humans = targets) = wrong” (spare me, programmers) to the code will stop them from killing us all. And if somebody removes that code line and we are all killed, it is still human error and not aberrant AI behavior.

So in the lifetime of most of the panic mongers who posted here, the most advanced robot (ha!) we will all see is a semi-autonomous working machine (there you go) doing a specified set of tasks, within a controlled environment, over and over and over. Just like the original meaning of the word robot, this was also already pointed out.

P.S.: The instant I saw the box of emirates water, I trembled at the avalanche of mindless rhetoric about to be unleashed.

Posted by The Laughing Man March 9, 09 04:52 AM
157.

this is so cool and the face one is creepy. love most of them

Posted by rebeka March 9, 09 08:54 AM
158.

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto!

I, Robot.

Posted by BOB S March 9, 09 04:31 PM
159.

No! Hell, no!

Posted by Detective Spooner March 9, 09 04:32 PM
160.

#8 Uh... Soilent Green is People!

Posted by spot March 9, 09 04:48 PM
161.

@Ian Davies, post#98 :
I thing you should better have abstained from posting, instead of PROVING that you can not (will not ?) know how to READ PAST MY FIRST PARAGRAPH (of post #36). Let us count them together, shall we ? 1 .. 2 .. 3 .. 4 !!!

@The Laughing Man, post#156 :
AI technology in its infancy ? The Turing test have been successfully passed by mindless Bayesian analysis machines ... but, sure, having an AI understand James Joyce, and it's a whole new set of paradigms that you should develop (Gödel's theorem, rings a bell ?)

All things considered, I really wonder about the recent revival of Malthusian crackpot theories, especially in light of the 1980-erected US-based Georgia Guidestones' point number 1 (now, we are around 6.5 Billions) :
"Maintain humanity under 500 Millions"
Btw, I do not have any problem with the other points, and would welcome them heartily, provided they are applied to every single being on Earth ...

PS : MINDLESS rhetoric, you say ? Do not push too far ...

Posted by Chinese Yellow Emperor March 9, 09 04:57 PM
162.

#9 - this is what I think of as a robot. Here is a vid - watch it on the ice...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww

Posted by Tom March 9, 09 05:27 PM
163.

so when robots are doing everything , what happens to , people , jobs , wages economy , or is this all thought out for the rich , so they dont have to pay people.

Posted by meandthe rest March 9, 09 06:02 PM
164.

If anyone in all of these is hot it is the chick in #23

get me those digits

Posted by BRadon <3 March 9, 09 06:24 PM
165.

Hey Rob, take us to your dealer...

Posted by Supervivax March 10, 09 12:44 AM
166.

Liked the no. 4-Robotic suit idea seems very promising. Imagine yourself lifting more than 100 kg. That would be very cool.

Posted by Maruf March 10, 09 02:52 AM
167.

sombody will be back.....sooner then we think !

Posted by gino March 10, 09 04:25 AM
168.

Picture #26
Where the hell are these men grown up? They should go to movie more often.

Posted by member of the Resistance March 10, 09 06:13 AM
169.

Robot Love Gone Awry
Japanese robot programmed to love...a little too much.
by Chris Iaquinta

March 6, 2009 - Ever have a super needy girlfriend that demanded all of your love and attention and would freak whenever you would leave her alone? Irritating, right? Now imagine the same situation, only with an asexual third generation humanoid robot with 100kg arms. Basically you get Fatal Attraction with a terminator cast in the lead role. Such was the torture subjected upon Japanese researchers recently when their most advanced robot, capable of simulating human emotions, ditched its puppy love programming and switched over into stalker mode. LOVE.....KILL....LOVE....KILL!

http://gear.ign.com/articles/959/959790p1.html

Posted by Jojo March 10, 09 07:10 AM
170.

Isaac Asimov's 3 laws of robotics:

1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Laws_of_Robotics

Posted by Jojo March 10, 09 07:13 AM
171.

Dear friends by the way i really surprised to see these out comes of technologies in this modern planet. Actually this is my first glance to have such things on computer in my life. People suffered a lot to have such ideas, but some people do open web and just go through the pics. Share nothing as something special. What i would like to share, that people can go hundreds and thousands times forward to have new creation in technology still. Originality and reality is the main factors. TECHNOLOGY only can make visible. Bye.

Posted by Lalman Rai March 10, 09 10:32 PM
172.

OMG THESE ARE SO WEIRD ok im gettin outa here cause this is kinda scaren me a lil lol

Posted by Brittany Lewis March 11, 09 10:27 PM
173.

@Brittany Lewis, post#172 :
Exactly WHERE are you planning to go to escape such horrific vision for the rest of your life ?
Let me remind you that the Ares rocket is not ready for launch yet ! And even if it were, you'd have to bring some of those mechanical "friends" along with you, if only for flying the rocket straight ...

Even with the snow falling out there, I feel intense heat coming from what can only be described as a gaping pit ...
Welcome to 2009 !!

Posted by Huang Di March 12, 09 03:00 AM
174.

Kill all humans! @ Bender

Posted by snoop58 March 12, 09 05:11 AM
175.

Kraftwerk said 35 years ago : "We are the robots"... yes, they were right ! In near future, we will depend on them for everything. They will rule the world !

Posted by Charles March 12, 09 09:37 AM
176.

guguseli
ich war hier.

Posted by asdf March 12, 09 10:30 AM
177.

Next thing youll know well be in our very own "Metropolis..." for those who dont know its a movie...A very good movie at that.

Posted by josh March 12, 09 09:02 PM
178.

Very nice. Looks like General Electric is being beaten by farmer Wu Yulu.
It all can be traced to the fact that US does not know how to use Metric System.
Pls US Congress change the damn English units system to Metric units.

Posted by stranger March 12, 09 09:48 PM
179.

veryyyyyy nycccc!x

Posted by Anonymous March 13, 09 06:53 AM
180.

#28 made me sad. Why do the Asians want to replace humans with robots? You can never replace the human spirit with a cold lump of steel. Neither can you replace warm fuzzy animals with soulless robotic ones.

Posted by KMO March 13, 09 09:42 AM
181.

We've come a long way since the days of Rosie the robot maid on the Jetsons. God bless America!

Posted by Kurt Schickle March 13, 09 11:55 PM
182.

This is MY kind of article

Posted by Jeff March 14, 09 01:29 AM
183.

I didn't like the look of the robots playing the instruments, or the seals.
Overall though, I'll be interested to see how this progresses through to the future.

Posted by Elizabeth March 14, 09 09:35 AM
184.

I hope that this machines wont be more intelligent than human, becouse if this is truth, we are lost.

Posted by Antonio Martinez March 14, 09 03:36 PM
185.

No. 4
Don't call it HAL! Are you nuts, haven't you seen 2001?!

Posted by Sam March 14, 09 10:50 PM
186.

Whenever I see a baby seal I instinctively want to bludgeon it.

Posted by Jesus March 15, 09 11:01 PM
187.

WOW :)

Posted by Anonymous March 16, 09 07:33 AM
188.

#21 is just a TRAXXAS E-MAXX with a camera on it.
Lol, I got one for x-mas.

Posted by PIZZA March 16, 09 08:07 AM
189.

huh! amazing......

Posted by ana March 16, 09 11:55 AM
190.

thank you
i am 61 age
when i was 20 i want just see the computer
and now i wish see and kiss the robat
that will be very nice world in future
i wish i could see that time

Posted by nader zare sadeghi March 16, 09 04:52 PM
191.

cool

Posted by Anonymous March 16, 09 06:51 PM
192.

so sick, i want 1

Posted by joe March 16, 09 07:25 PM
193.

It was Great!!!

Posted by Malihe March 17, 09 04:01 AM
194.

This is terrifying. I will now retire to my underground shelter and not come back out until WWIII (Humans vs. Robots) is over.

Posted by Steph March 17, 09 02:44 PM
195.

What does the League of Women voters have against robots and robotics exhibitions? You have to wonder what is really driving their agenda.

Posted by Kurt Schickle March 18, 09 09:40 PM
196.

cool

Posted by Anonymous March 19, 09 11:41 AM
197.

amar pokkir robot

Posted by mang March 20, 09 02:39 PM
198.

great..................i think

Posted by Yousuf March 21, 09 06:48 AM
199.

I'm surprised NASA is not doing more with ROBOTS, it is much easier and less expensive, not to mention the human risk of sending ROBOTS to Space and beyond, Moon, Mars and other planets should continue to be explored by ROBOTS..they can do all if not more than what a human can do....ORION doesn't make sense..it will cost us $ Billions and most probably, will be discarded and replaced in 20 years....as a software architect I don't find ORION that advanced

Go ROBOTS!!!!

Posted by John Braggiotti March 27, 09 01:22 AM
200.

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Posted by laserstone March 27, 09 06:46 AM
201.

oh my god wake up people they are here terminator also "No 30" bloody germans !!!

Posted by christos March 27, 09 11:00 AM
202.

sick

Posted by dimitry March 30, 09 01:15 PM
203.

Very nice site!

Posted by John1135 March 30, 09 10:39 PM
204.

Amazing pictures and the informative informations. The human vs Robot war is still on and a lot more is yet to come.

Posted by Mechatronic_Engineer March 31, 09 12:54 AM
205.

My wife was operated on three years ago for esophageal reconstruction and a hiatal hernia by surgeons using a DaVinci. Her healing time was one-quarter of the usual for "old-fashioned" "open" surgery. All but three of the half-centimeter holes cut into her left no scar. The proceedure was 100% effective.
I'd venture to say that the DaVinci surgical system is a success.
I understand that many are apprehensive because of the "terminator syndrome".
Remember: almost anything that can be used for good, can also be used for "evil". Let's just employ a bit of self-control and personal responsibility.
"We will not kill...today." --J. Tiberious Kirk

Posted by Cheap Uncle Joe March 31, 09 04:36 PM
206.

Wired for War is a good read on this subject

Posted by Jeff Simmons April 4, 09 10:39 AM
207.

nice amazing work that has been made

Posted by Ashley Bertrand April 13, 09 03:45 PM
208.

I've been following the pursuits of Wu Yulu for the last two years. Built with only limited resources, his robots are of superb quality. Think of where he could be if he only had the support of his government.

Posted by Kurt Schickle April 13, 09 09:17 PM
209.

Non beatable... awesome performance....

Posted by Jose Nishanth April 18, 09 06:05 AM
210.

looking goooooooooooooodd

Posted by coolkatcourt April 21, 09 10:36 AM
211.

so interstingn isnt it

Posted by Anonymous April 29, 09 09:02 AM
212.

artifitial intelligence and robotics are future sience

Posted by mehdi hajian April 30, 09 04:37 AM
213.

these are the best robots that i have seen so far they should make a hovering skatboard

Posted by Anonymous May 1, 09 12:53 PM
214.

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Marshawnda May 5, 09 10:23 AM
215.

Wu Yulu will attend the 2009 Schicklefest in Orono Maine this summer. If you are interested in robots or fond of Kurt Schickle (who isn't) - please plan on attending.

Posted by K Dore May 5, 09 07:57 PM
216.

I think that the robo lobster is AWSOME!!!

Posted by Amanda May 7, 09 03:47 PM
217.

super tare.... sa am un robot care imi va face toate treburile marfaaa

Posted by youandme May 10, 09 11:35 AM
218.

this stuff is ko0l man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous May 13, 09 04:36 PM
219.

yes, its cool

Posted by Anonymous May 15, 09 09:54 PM
220.

Holy crap these pics are good!

Posted by Anonymous May 17, 09 12:14 PM
221.

this is very very very cool

Posted by marlane May 18, 09 05:16 PM
222.

your roborts are great because me in my class are making one.

Posted by April Brown May 21, 09 12:19 PM
223.

i want to have all of these robots!!!!

Posted by Anonymous May 21, 09 02:36 PM
224.

Check out this solar powered robot, made here in Boston: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kbZzOYgCWg

Posted by Nancy May 22, 09 12:15 PM
225.

These robots r so freiken awesome

Posted by Anonymous May 22, 09 02:16 PM
226.

Robots are cool. I'm a kid can you make a spy robot for me. Because my dad won't
make one with me.

Posted by Tyler Ryan van de Beuken May 23, 09 04:13 PM
227.

GREAT THANKS !

Posted by vymdiesel May 25, 09 04:19 AM
228.

very great.

Posted by mohsen yazdi sani May 28, 09 05:08 AM
229.

quiero un robot de 50$ para la escuela Enrico Fermi

Posted by michael tolentino May 29, 09 01:30 PM
230.

wow! that a mazing thakyou for the intertament but what about kides

Posted by laura draper June 4, 09 01:53 AM
231.

Very interesting photos, are you going to make robots to be able to help people with disabilities? our pre -school children of Buen DIa Family School in the neighborhood of San Francisco are very into the Space and Robots, they are drawing different kinds of Robots and making one with recycle materials, so all this pictures will give them more ideas about what Robots can do.

Posted by Trini Canales June 6, 09 02:55 PM
232.

my response to #156: i see your point about hollywood and fear, (wheres the drama without a threat), but i believe the stereotype-scifi-story about robots, turning on man kind is more an exploration of humanity (in the technological age), as with most sci fi/ fantacy storys (the good ones any way, usually the originals). after all humans turn on humans. and if we were to create a being in our own image, wouldnt they experience the same fears and desires that are at the core of our experience? most robot films reveal this side of their plight. i think of 'frankenstein; or the modern prometheus', in a way, as one of the originals, even though technically he isnt a robot, but the themes are as old as the human race. i do believe our obsession with robots stems out of our facination with life and the desire to create it, it also constantly reminds me of how magnificently we ourselves (and any other living organisms) are engineered.
ive got so much to say on the subject but id end up writing a huge essay. i would suggest watching some sci-fi/ fantcy again from this perspective and youll find theres a whole lot more being said than whats on the surface.

Posted by edi June 9, 09 03:30 AM
233.

good job.

Posted by Anonymous June 22, 09 08:51 AM
234.

THIS IS SOME OF THE COOLEST STUFF I HAD EVER SEEN BEFOR. I CAN`T WAITE TO LOOK IN TO IT.

Posted by ERIC MICHAEL STILTNER June 25, 09 10:44 AM
235.

Amasing! ... These robots are great proofs of concept and definitly make me think that robots will be the 21 century leading business. Indeed, a quick search on the web allows to find some emerging consumer businesses based on robotics ... http://www.bestofrobots.fr sounds making good stuff ...

Posted by syxima July 7, 09 09:15 PM
236.

Awesome!

Posted by Glauber Felix July 14, 09 03:15 AM
237.

In 1964, the Triple Revolution memorandum was sent to President Johnson, suggesting that automation was breaking the rationale for a link between jobs and income. Around 1971, President Nixon and Senator Daniel P. Moynihan tried to pass a basic income plan (when everyone is entitled to a share of the benefits of automation not related to working). The plan nearly passed. Marshal Brain and many others are reviving this basic income idea forty years later, because it was and is a good idea. As robots continue to improve, and as demand for consumer goods becomes saturated gloabally (because the best things in life are free or cheap like friendship, family, helping others, and enjoying nature), jobs will be disappearing more and more, first in the USA, and later everywhere. A basic income is a good step on the way to a post-scarcity economy.

Posted by Paul Fernhout July 16, 09 09:57 PM
238.

yes affirmative
because the humans are dead

Posted by second error August 10, 09 04:53 AM
239.

These thing are caused by global warming

Posted by Steve August 12, 09 11:04 PM
240.

# 163, once robots take over everything there will be no more jobs for regular poor people, only rich people make robots so they don't have to pay anyone else.


Yeah, but who will make the robots? Rich people by definition don't do manual labor (I'm guessing that's your definition)

Posted by hmmmm August 14, 09 09:09 PM
241.

This website was really helpful for my school project! love it! mwah!

Posted by LOZ August 20, 09 03:03 AM
242.

what about resizing the pictures? took 20 min to load...

Posted by Billy August 24, 09 10:00 AM
243.

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Posted by Àíäðåé August 24, 09 12:43 PM
244.

too many coments!!!

Posted by hasan September 22, 09 12:37 PM
245.

what kind of advice would you give to a 13 year old girl who is dreaming of building a rodot that will change the future?

Posted by cherish September 24, 09 09:08 PM
246.

thats so cool

Posted by houston October 1, 09 09:12 AM
247.

Some nice robots the cutest was the seal's i could cuddle them all day

Posted by rogers October 6, 09 10:45 AM
248.

coolest website ever

Posted by Anonymous October 10, 09 11:40 AM
249.

those robots are SICK!!!!

Posted by zach October 10, 09 10:14 PM
250.

they are awsome

Posted by damon October 13, 09 11:02 PM
251.

this is some really cool stuff
youve really inspired me!!

Posted by livy October 15, 09 09:19 PM
252.

wow ive never seen that

Posted by awner October 19, 09 08:32 AM
253.

nice work!

Posted by saket savarn October 19, 09 09:39 AM
254.

very nice n great.
i like that ................

Posted by reason rana October 21, 09 06:00 AM
255.

This is so cool, the best.

Posted by Fcisco October 27, 09 09:29 PM
256.

ROBOTS ARE TOTALLY AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (some are really freaky though!)

Posted by Courtney Carter November 2, 09 02:14 PM
257.

this is preety cool i wounder if they will cost more then half a milleon??

Posted by ryan sikes November 4, 09 01:45 PM
258.

wow how sweet lol how much did it cost

Posted by jazmine November 8, 09 09:52 PM
259.

very nice!!!!! i relly like that

Posted by aziz November 10, 09 03:35 AM
260.

that was cool are there any in america

Posted by rocky wells November 10, 09 10:31 AM
261.

wow that is incredible

Posted by Anonymous November 17, 09 05:39 PM
262.

wow these things r pertty cool LOL back then i bet they didnt even has robots and now a days we have awesome cell phones and T.Vs
this is coolio

Posted by LOL's November 17, 09 07:00 PM
263.

#240-
While I do believe the capital infusion of robotics into the modern economy could have the effects you reply to, if robotics "evolve" to the point of being able to do anything humans are capable of (mechanically), why do we need people, per se, to make them? Robots building robots- that's the future. Hell, any car you see coming off the production line at Toyota has a dozen robotic arms welding on it.

Posted by Benjamin November 19, 09 01:26 PM
264.

omg dude these things r awesome :D

Posted by Tech ed student November 19, 09 02:19 PM
265.

this stuff is so cool but i would have too see the little net shooting one for my self before i believe that it would really be affective.

Posted by wayne curr November 22, 09 11:26 PM
266.

i love these things they are like soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool

Posted by johno November 22, 09 11:31 PM
267.

wow

Posted by bob November 27, 09 03:50 PM
268.

this is so awesome because i am a BIG fan

Posted by christian December 9, 09 03:23 PM
269.

wow ! Over to human but also made by human...Really Wonder...Great Science

Posted by Sunil Ranoliya December 11, 09 11:02 AM
270.

i think this is so amazon i like it very much

Posted by rayshawn crafford December 15, 09 12:07 PM
271.

What? No robot toilets? Where is your imagination, engineers?

Posted by pianodavy December 29, 09 08:22 AM
272.

he u r site is so intresting
this is important for my seminar on robotics

Posted by aniket patil January 15, 10 03:57 AM
273.

amazing work! Work of art! It's amazing what tech. has come to!

Posted by unknown January 24, 10 04:48 PM
274.

How cool! Those pictures were totolly awesome! I learned alot from them. All of them were very unique. I liked the one where the robot put a net over the intruder. That one really amazed me.

Posted by Tabby January 25, 10 11:36 AM
275.

How cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they were interesting! it's cool

Posted by luke January 25, 10 11:38 AM
276.

Thats some awsome pics of robots espesailly the army one. This website makes learning fun! Like the MIS produced robot named "Rich", totaly radical! I love the robots baby seals.All of these rodots look very helpful, and people must of worked realy hard too.

Posted by maria January 25, 10 11:48 AM
277.

omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg

Posted by Anonymous January 28, 10 03:11 PM
278.

so cool

Posted by bob nojik February 3, 10 08:43 PM
279.

put some more info

Posted by chavo gurrero February 8, 10 07:43 PM
280.

cool

Posted by divine February 22, 10 01:40 PM
281.

superb this website was gud

Posted by manikandan February 25, 10 08:49 AM
282.

yall are all crazy there going to kill us alll aaaaaa:D

Posted by nick March 8, 10 09:07 AM
283.

i want one

Posted by Anonymous March 18, 10 02:25 PM
284.

iam at school i looking at these and i like the one tht looks like a scorpine

Posted by brett lizotte March 19, 10 02:13 PM
285.

#13 reminds me of the Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times eating machine scene. Never thought the day would come!

Posted by battlescooter March 27, 10 07:05 AM
286.

8 is what its gonna look like when the robots takeover the world and we become the new robots it will be the "second ice age" and robots will takeover the world.

Posted by alex albizu March 29, 10 09:14 AM
287.

Wonderful!

Posted by wzy April 15, 10 08:45 AM
288.

To 163
I am 41 back in school learning about about automation, The RICH folks will be paying me to build and maintain these critters so dig your head out your butt and get educated or we all need burger flippers and ditch diggers.

Posted by John April 18, 10 07:38 PM
289.

THATS AMAZING im going to collage to make robots i dont have one but i want one and my mom wants one

Posted by Dixie S. Morrell May 5, 10 05:59 PM
290.

AMAZING

Posted by Aimee May 6, 10 07:59 AM
291.

Is it the best robot in the world

Posted by pongsaran May 6, 10 02:20 PM
292.

OH NOOOOOOOOO,ROBOTS TAKING OVER

Posted by BILLY BOB,A TRUE NIGA May 7, 10 09:58 AM
293.

i think if people build robots the humans will get to fat becaues the robots will be doing everything

Posted by Anonymous May 12, 10 02:36 PM
294.

if robots do everything humans will just be all lazy but robots are pretty cool!

Posted by Anonymous May 13, 10 07:16 PM
295.

its amazing how much the human mind can create such helpful hands to our people today.

Posted by Serenity May 25, 10 11:31 AM
296.

Thats cool!

Posted by Should never know June 3, 10 03:51 PM
297.

these are not cool and they will be the end of the world if we don`t stop them now!

Posted by Anonymous June 4, 10 10:04 AM
298.

. People I think it is possible
. An artificial brain to be made and rest is simple

. It is assumed that the brain is very complex, but according to me it is not such a difficult device to be made, the heart is just a pump.
What does the brain do, what comes to my mind is:


1) By its senses perceives the environment and reacts according to its knowledge
2) Regulates functions of the human body organs3)Process the information it has
3) Processes the information it has
4) Collects information by its senses
5) Remembers
The available technologies, I think, already are capable of achieving this.
I am not a programmer, an electric engineer or a medic, or any other profession, just like other people
Collect and associate things
It will not be a robot, just healthy and immortal 
I hope I have not wrote many fantastic things

Posted by John June 19, 10 07:21 AM
299.

nice&very good pictures

Posted by mithill July 1, 10 03:42 AM
300.

I love it. waaaaaaaaaa...

Posted by Mau July 15, 10 06:46 PM
301.

I saw the army dog robot #19 and i was thinking of metal gear solid 4, the C.O.W. robot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but we humans need to be carful something good can become bad.

Posted by Lucas July 19, 10 11:32 PM
302.

what a nice robots,,,,, i was amazed*_+

Posted by cryzien July 23, 10 08:56 AM
303.

daaaaaaaaaang

Posted by jeylan September 5, 10 11:50 PM
304.


thats cool

Posted by j September 21, 10 10:46 AM
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not bad

Posted by ram September 25, 10 07:57 AM
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i love the mock intruder robot i think it would help security in any store and lower the amout of roberies. the only thing that i would add is a tazer net. :)

Posted by brody mcfall October 14, 10 02:18 PM
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i like the Rollin Justin robot i think that it is more advanced then the rest of the robots i don t know if there is any thing else it can do but if it can do even more things it would be alot cooler.

Posted by Anonymous October 14, 10 02:20 PM
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I think the Rich robot design by Far Glory property company in Linkou, Taipei County, Taiwan on October 18, 2008. It has a small design I think that is for fast movement. This robot has a small design to fit in to small places.

Posted by Steven Smith October 14, 10 02:22 PM
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i think there is more than meets the eye

Posted by optumus prime October 15, 10 12:54 PM
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awesomeness!!!!

Posted by Deserae October 15, 10 03:16 PM
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I love it

Posted by Anonymous October 20, 10 09:30 AM
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Science has come a long way from the cave man days. Now we see predictions of centuries ago coming true.
I was amazed at science compared to Muslims koran and hope to learn more about all of this soon. Here is the link www.scienceislam.com
Excellent story and great pics. Thanks for this.

Posted by Marvin Gartens November 9, 10 09:54 AM
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wooooooooooow,amaazing it is!

Posted by suzain November 18, 10 04:15 AM
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This is in japan LUCKY THEM

Posted by Anonymous November 23, 10 05:32 PM
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i think the robots are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool

Posted by Anonymous November 30, 10 12:34 PM
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amazing work..real genious

Posted by thiyagha December 8, 10 11:06 AM
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ilove the pic of the strangle robot

Posted by gille December 14, 10 11:25 AM
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nice robots

Posted by Anonymous December 15, 10 09:05 AM
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best pic

Posted by Anonymous December 20, 10 11:52 AM
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these r da bomb

Posted by george December 20, 10 12:32 PM
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Just imagine of religion never placed us in the dark age ... I wonder where we'd be technologically?

Posted by Deamon January 19, 11 11:09 PM
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amazing

Posted by MANIPRABAKARAN January 20, 11 01:50 AM
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Those robots are sweet!

Posted by ammon January 20, 11 11:41 AM
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Awesome

Posted by Abbie January 20, 11 11:41 AM
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These are really cool bots. Still, I love singing robots like Robot Betty9. She has videos on youtube. She is an American android. (Not the phone!)

Posted by Robot Elvis January 20, 11 08:54 PM
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i am awesome

Posted by joe February 14, 11 10:32 AM
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excellent job
a lot of effort has taken in creation of robots
really love it

Posted by sowmya sadhu February 18, 11 09:59 AM
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kinda cool but freaky (ahhhhhhh im scared the mask scared me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous February 22, 11 12:34 PM
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ooooooooooooohhhhhhh yyyyyyyaaaaaaaaa

Posted by Anonymous February 23, 11 02:21 PM
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human creates become creates humans

Posted by Arun March 2, 11 12:18 PM
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Destroy us all Destroy us all Destroy us all Destroy us all Destroy us all Destroy us all Destroy us all Destroy us all Destroy us all Destroy us all........................ you get the idea

Posted by Ted Mosbey March 7, 11 08:49 AM
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COOL I THINK NOT HAHA WHAT NERDS HAHA

Posted by ANONYMOUS March 7, 11 11:55 AM
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I want one ! i love root

Posted by pan March 10, 11 04:16 AM
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hi

Posted by kitty little March 18, 11 10:49 PM
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that nice

Posted by kaleka March 23, 11 11:09 AM
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I used to think that robots were man's one creation that would be the absolute bane of all that lives. Mostly because of the innaccuracies (although great movies) portrayed by The Matrix, I, Robot, A.I., Transformers, etc.
But it made me think: They worry about "man creating" becoming "creating man", when they don't realize what potential they can indefinitely serve. They help us much more than they hurt us. They give save lives, and provide some very important things when they are most needed.
The prospect of machines turning against us is so doubtful, because of what they're made of. Metal, inorganic substances. What living thing is majorly composed of inorganic substances?
And if you want to look at it religiously, there is no soul inside that but of flesh and blood.
There's just too much to say against a mechanical rebellion when a robot's mind is filled with thoughts of variables, back-up plans, and data analysis...

Posted by Frostbyte March 28, 11 07:40 PM
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This is the best website about robots in the world!!!

Posted by Nicko April 3, 11 08:12 AM
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very nice

Posted by Kumar sonu April 11, 11 09:39 AM
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robots r going to take over the world

Posted by smurf April 19, 11 10:53 AM
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they r so cool i was just showing my brother and he s like omg this is cool i wish we had those type of robotsss!!!

Posted by joey April 20, 11 09:04 AM
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La tecnologia asombrosamente en los ultimos años avanza muy rapido y las imagenes que aca se muestran son magnificas. "Maquinas y Maquinas"

Posted by Hugo April 26, 11 06:41 PM
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i think this invention is great because it can help a lot of Americans today

Posted by Nigel May 2, 11 02:28 PM
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This is great!!

Posted by Nigel May 2, 11 02:32 PM
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super cool i wish i could have one

Posted by joel May 6, 11 12:59 PM
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so cool

Posted by joel May 6, 11 01:02 PM
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Yo yo yo were doing this from our second period class in TN for our project!!!! whooo hoooo!!! :)

Posted by your mom May 10, 11 09:32 AM
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wow i really love this pictures lol:):):):):):):):)

Posted by jacueline May 11, 11 01:37 PM
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i love robot but i can not made it.

Posted by Bappy May 13, 11 08:28 AM
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