Apr 132012
Revolutionary Robotics at the Warehouse in Waltham. Boston Dynamics Dominates.

We’ve all heard about DARPA’s grand robot challenge, but seems like Boston Dynamics already has this one in the bag. I mean come on, these guys have developed what are effectively artificial autonomic responses in machines – recognize, yo!

Feb 172012
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! (NEW SECTION AT ANTHROBOTIC.COM)

A: “There is a man who lives in Japan, in the future, and the J-Tech is strong with him.” B: “What? Seriously? How can that possibly work?!” A: “Japan IS in the future – it’s already tomorrow there already.” B: “Oh. My. God.”

Feb 142012
Technological Utopianism is Way Better than Technological Apocalypticism. Robots, Robots.

Human employment is soon going to drastically & quickly change. For sure China’s in trouble, but on the whole is this good or bad? Here a young guy says we’re doomed, and an old guy says it’s all going to be cool. Weird, right?

Jan 262012
Technology Will Eradicate Barbarians & Drum Circles and Fix Everything

Technological utopianism might be just as foolish as vegan white people with dreadlocks or those with a super-spooky, vengeful, punishing father figure in the sky. But I kinda really seriously doubt it. (BOOK RECOMMENDATION)

Nov 242011
Moving a Robot/With a Kinect/Over the Internets/Is a Revolution

Yasakawa Japan has retrofitted one of their robots with an off the shelf MS Kinect. And just like that, telepresence takes a huge leap forward.