I have a confession. I have never been to a real, live circus, and now that I think about it, I was always in the middle when it came to the idea of a circus. On the one hand, circuses always had this weird allure. The ambiance, the ring master, and all the strange acts [...]
This game from our childhood has never really stayed in the past, has it? It is not strange at all to see adults settle matters over a quick round of Rock, Paper, Scissors. For some, it is even a matter of pride to state that they always win. If you’re that type, you might want [...]
Forget Waldo. Can you find Pixar’s WALL-E in this enormous collection of movie and TV robots?
Crave companionship? Do you find yourself lacking in love and absent affection, or do you simply need a good hug? Finally, thanks to Japanese robotics engineers, a hug will always be at the ready with the Sense-Roid HugBot.
Marriage. The formal definition of the practice is, “Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship.” Sounds so special, and it most certainly is, to some. Unfortunately, nearly 50 percent of all marriages in America end in divorce, and a new, coin-based, method of getting married, Concept Shed’s AutoWed Wedding Machine may result in [...]
Robots may soon become a part of our everyday lives. They have their own world wide web, are capable of cleaning our bathrooms, are becoming ever better at solving puzzles, and realistic robot babies with the possibility of having a solar-powered skin that can touch and feel exist already. If that wasn’t evidence of enough [...]
Robots have yet to best humans in solving a Rubik’s Cube, but they are making inroads concerning social media and are becoming more human-like everyday. Disconcerting to say the least.
Rubik’s Cube. A puzzle created in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of Ernő Rubik. The multi-colored brick has been purchased more than 350 million times since its release, making it the world’s best-selling puzzle game and one of the world’s most popular toys.
I am in the middle of reading the Ender’s Game series, and my mind has been full of thoughts of aliens, computer programs, and robots as sentient beings. One aspect that has always fascinated me is their means of communication. Language is such a wonderful thing – ever-changing and taking on so many different forms. [...]
The world of robotics and biology are on a crash course which could soon find encountering a fellow human who is part cyborg. Seriously.