The late 80’s and early 90’s were a great time to be a kid. Computer generated effects were in their infancy, the Nintendo Entertainment System was at its peak, and many awesomely-bad sci-fi movies were being pumped out like no tomorrow. My favorite brand of those films were the ones based around video games that tried to kill the players for real. Just think about it. What if Nintendo had the cojones to instal crazy military programing into Robbie The Robot? Gyromite would’ve been a hell of a lot more difficult, I tell ya what. I’ll do you one better. What if Q from Star Trek: TNG was responsible for programing and designing the robot? We’d be in for a world of shit. EVOLVER is about that very thing. Read the rest of this entry »
Ok, so what happens when a Japanese robot company teams up with a Japanese security company? Something awesome right? Well, we’re getting there I guess. Tmsuk Co. and Alacom Co. have jointly developed the T-34 prototype security robot. This thing looks more like some remote control toy I got for Christmas when I was eight than what I imagined a security robot would be but, whatever. It can move 6 mph and hurl a net at unsuspecting breachers-of-security triggered from a remote location via a cell phone. Maybe this could stop a Japanese teen doing some jackass shit at the mall, but if they plan to bring this to the states they’ll have to equip it with a taser or something (source).
“Hello, South African Airways.”
“Hi, I need a ticket to anywhere in Africa. On the next possible flight.”
“I’m sorry, where is it you would like to go?”
“Anywhere. In Africa.”
“Okay…(typing), there’s a flight to Johannesburg that leaves at 6:15 tomorrow morning.”
“Nothing sooner? (furiously packing suitcase)”
“Hurry up, bitch.”
Chart stolen from IEEE
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