Posts Tagged ‘Crabfu’

Crabfu Featured on the Discovery Channel & NBC!

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Our good friend Crabfu has done it once again, stealing the spotlight with his incredibly talented work. While we’ve known for quite some time what amazing bots and inventions he can build, it looks like the Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet show and NBC are equally impressed.

Check out the two clips below for a great overview of some of his work and how he got to where he is today!

Crabfu’s Review of the Bioloid Comprehensive Kit

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

This one sort of slipped under our ‘Blogdar’ and while this has been available for a bit we feel it’s worth mentioning here for those that missed it. The infamous Crabfu wrote up and shot a fantastic video review of the Bioloid Comprehensive Kit. What we feel is great about this review is that its from the perspective of someone who doesn’t consider himself to be highly technical, in fact more of an artist than anything. Definitely worth taking a look at if you’re interested in the Bioloid system as it sheds some light on how the entire kit comes together from a user’s point of view.

Be sure to check out the Full Review of the Bioloid Comprehensive Kit.

The Crabfu Challenge Winners Announced!

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

The infamous Crabfu issued a challenge to our Community just over a month ago. In his words:

The challenge:
To bring a bunch of hardware the illusion of life and character. This is NOT about AI or fancy software or hardware. It’s not to achieve real character or personality, but the ILLUSION of it. Autonomous robots can enter too, but this isn’t a contest of the smartest robot, but a smartest “looking” and “moving” robot could win. This is about the art of breathing some charm into a bunch of electronics. So the goal is simple, the most characterful robot wins.”
Well just over a month had passed, and after much deliberation and consulting with fellow animators, the winners were announced.

Third Place: Robot Piggie
Creator: Jagged

Second Place: Delfigelo
Creator: Pladoh

First Place: Darwin
Creator: jes1510

“Thanks everyone for participating, and congrats to the winners. Regardless of who won what, I hope that this little competition inspires robot builders to add some charm to the machine, and shows the importance of visual creativity & emotional impact!