Archive for May 7th, 2007

Humanoid HR-V1 inspecting pen

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Um, holy crap this is impressive. (As long as it’s not faking it)

Can’t tell you much other than we stumbled upon this video on Youtube. It was posted by an Alex Vogler and here is his homepage.

The Top Ten ’80s Robots (We Expected to Exist By Now)

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Another fun Cracked list 😛

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We were promised robots. Crazy electronic sidekick or death-dealing automaton of doom, we didn’t care, as long as the future shaped up to be the awesome electronic robo-battle we’d dreamed of as children. Flash forward 20 years and all we have are sorry, non-robotic pieces of supposedly innovative crap, such as “hybrid cars,� “iPods,� and “hope for the AIDs vaccine.� Consider the below list a sort of report card, so modern scientists can see exactly how far they are from fulfilling the promises of our childhood.

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Zonbu $99 Linux-Based Computer (Well, $250 actually)

Monday, May 7th, 2007
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From Gizmodo

There’s a cheap computer on the way that undercuts them all, the $99 Zonbu, due this summer in a silent-running form factor that’s about the size of a paperback book. It has 4GB of flash memory on board, and automatically backs up a copy of your data online. Besides that $99 purchase price, you’ll also pay $12.95 a month (for 25GB,scales up to 100GB for more money) to store its data on the Zonbu servers, giving you the ability to compute anywhere with this tiny device, or access your data from other PCs. If you don’t commit to a service plan, the little PC costs $250.

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