This is a special type of robot that can skitter about like an insect and terrify cats. Oh, it can jump too.
Thatâs right, Japan has made a f*****g robot head-crab. __
This industrial robot is capable of determining if an object placed upon its sensor is a wheel. âBeep,â it says cheerfully during the demonstration. The audience applauds. "I've got them right where I want them," it thinks to itself. __
Japanâs got lots of robot competitions. Remember those robot wars shows that were really popular with guys like you a few years back? Well in Japan they've got the same thing, except without any stupid wedge cars, and the robots are bipedal and playing more complicated sports like soccer or competitive diving. Hereâs the winner of one of these competitions, with his winning robot slung over one shoulder, and his prize, which appears to be a bag of fertilizer. What use could fertilizer be for a robot? Oh, that's right,
According to the press release accompanying this photo, this fully articulated snake-bot is notable for the fact that it can move both on land and in water and wants desperately to understand the human concept of âhugs.â __
Hereâs a different version of the snake-bot, beside what is presumably its primary fuel source. __
Assuming this man is riding in this robot, and not being consumed by it, which is admittedly wishful thinking on my part, this appears to be some sort of commuting device/mobilized robotic armor. Not quite Macross, but I guess weâre getting there. __