00001110 Days until Robotmas!

Posted in ETA with tags , , on 28 Jan 2012 by mckenzee

Start lubricating now and beat the rush.


Call for entries!

Posted in Uncategorized on 10 Jan 2012 by mckenzee

Our flesh-friends over at MUNGbeing will be releasing an issue all about robots on Robotmas. There is still time to submit!

Happy New Year! We’re zipping into the future, more mechanized and connected than ever before. Some exciting breakthroughs in lifestyle and capabilities are going to happen this year and more are just on the horizon. What a great time to be alive! We’re looking forward to it with baited eyes, thrilled to see what happens.

The theme for issue 42 is “Robots!” They’ve already entered our lives. How far will they allow us into theirs? The deadline is January 15, 2012 for a February 11, 2012 release. You know what? Let’s make the deadline January 22nd, just to throw them off.

00100000 Days until Robotmas!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on 10 Jan 2012 by mckenzee

(sorry, was down for the human holidays)

01000000 Days until Robotmas!

Posted in Uncategorized on 9 Dec 2011 by mckenzee

i09: the Amazing History of Cute Robots

‎01000010 Days until Robotmas!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 7 Dec 2011 by mckenzee

Call for Papers:

The University of Miami School of Law seeks submissions for “We Robot” – an inaugural conference on legal and policy issues relating to robotics to be held in Coral Gables, Florida on April 21 & 22, 2012. We invite contributions by academics, practitioners, and industry in the form of scholarly papers or presentations of relevant projects.

01000100 Days until Robotmas!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 6 Dec 2011 by mckenzee

McSweeney’s: I’m sorry that my robot car ran over your robot cat.

Oh, my goodness…

01001011 Days until Robotmas!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 28 Nov 2011 by mckenzee
snowman and robot

featuring Ted the Robot from tinyghosts.com

01001011 days until Robotmas!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on 23 Nov 2011 by mckenzee

Liquid Robotics’ Wave Gliders Begin Historic Swim Across Pacific”

Yesterday, four Wave Gliders—self propelled robots, each about the size of a dolphin—left San Francisco for a journey that combined will total 60,000 kilometers. Built by Liquid Robotics, the robots will travel together to Hawaii, then split into pairs, one pair heading to Japan, the other to Australia. Waves will power their propulsion systems and the sun will power the sensors that will be measuring things like water salinity, temperature, clarity, and oxygen content; collecting weather data, and gathering information on wave features and currents. It’s not going to be an easy journey—the little robots will face rough weather and have to dodge big ships.

Fraley’s Robot Repair Shop

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on 22 Nov 2011 by mckenzee

Fraley's Robot Repair front window

Fraley’s Robot Repair is a fictional business set up as a public art installation. The Artist behind this installation is Toby Atticus Fraley, a multidisciplinary artist based in the Pittsburgh area.

This installation opened for a year long run on Duquesne Light Light Up Night®, November 18, 2011.

The shop depicts what appears to be a robot repair shop where the owners have left for vacation, leaving robots in various stages of repair, including one peering through the store windows longing for life in the outside world. The scene appears to be set in the future, where robot ownership is commonplace, with a 1950’s aesthetic. Interactive QR codes and a website allow smartphone and internet users a behind-the-scenes view of the creation of the art piece. Those who frequent the area will see the installation change and evolve over the course of the year.
Project Pop Up Pittsburgh is a new initiative of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl with the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Department of City Planning and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. Project grants were awarded to for-profit and nonprofit ventures including art installations, retail shops, restaurants, educational initiatives or a combination.

01010011 Days until Robotmas!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 20 Nov 2011 by mckenzee