Random Robot Roundup

Posted 4 Aug 2009 at 18:50 UTC by steve Share This

Travis Deyle writes, "The iconic Pixar animated lamp, Luxo Jr., unofficially debuted in animatronic form at Disney's Hollywood Studios in late June." Rog-a-matic spotted a detailed paper model of a MechWarrior robot. A PDF of the artwork is available for anyone who wants to build their own. He also sent a link to a RoboTokyo post suggesting 5 Robotic Home Makers for Lazy People. Emeka Okafor pointed out an article by Richard Eskow in the always interesting 3 Quarks Daily blog expressing skepticism (and perhaps a misunderstanding) of memetics titled, A Coupla Robot Heads Sitting Around Watching TV. The Swirling Brain noticed a CinemaBlend post claiming the android girl in the Surragates movie poster is copied from the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles teaser art work. What they've forgotten is that the Terminator art itself looks to be copied from the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact. Poly Bug sent a link to an interesting collection of photos, video, and info about Iowa State University's humanoid robot. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please. And don't forget to follow us on twitter.

Re: Luxo, posted 10 Aug 2009 at 15:14 UTC by jkkroll » (Master)

Awesome. I have been trying to use animators techniques to give some of my robots "personality" for a while. I have put together a bit of info if anyone is interested:

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