Robots !!!

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Awww, he’s thinks he can play the drums. Robot’s are cute…

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Until they start punching you in the face. I’m pretty sure this is how the Matrix Trilogy and the world of Terminator: Salvation started out. First we’re creating robotic marionette’s to carry out menial duties or to entertain us or to test safety practices in robotic factories, the next thing we know they’re cutting their strings yelling “fuck Geppetto!” and grinding us into bio-fuel batteries.

This week theres been a slew of robot related vids popping up on the web, documenting our rush towards our inevitable demise in the automaton fueled armageddon. Here are 3 of the best.

This vid comes from the IEEE International Conference of Robotics and Automation in Kobe Japan. Supposedly, this piece was put together by a German aerospace company to study robotic related accidents so to develop proper safety measures. Supposedly.

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Kondo is a major robotics manufacturer operating and creating products in Japan. They also hosts robotic death matches for miniature bots to hone their fighting skills …

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Canadian company Dr. Robot put together this nefarious creation that- well it just plays the drums in this vid. “Hawk” was created with education purposes in mind and is equipped with WiFi, a GPS navigation system, dual cameras in its head, and various other cameras and sensors, needless to say, he can do more than play the drums.

Bonus: 2 more Kondo Bot Battle vids because it’s cool as hell.

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