Apr 282013
Matt Denton (MANTIS) and Kogoro Kurata (KURATAS) are Robotics Rockstars

Weak: Science coverage in large-scale media outlets; Strong: Calling them on it; Better: Celebrating pure science for science’s sake exemplified by the awesomeness that is the recently unveiled six-legged MANTIS robot, vis-a-viś last year’s KURATAS robot mech.

Apr 132013
Japan's Robot Cars: Not Yet Good nor Evil nor FTL Spaceflight-Ready but Still Pretty Cool

Japan has some unique motivations to make robomobiles, and they’re on it! No, they don’t transform into sentient robotic warriors who’ve mastered interstellar travel yet still suck at compromise (seriously Transformers, you guys are dumb as hell), but the J-cars are cool.