The cuddly little Japanese robot is called Yotaro. He giggles, sneezes, and smiles endearingly. This little guy might be just what reluctant Japanese couples need to push them over the edge and make them want to raise a child of their own.
Eric Joyner’s artwork is such a sweet mix of vintage sci-fi robots, Americana and luscious oil paint that you’re likely to slip into a diabetic coma at some point. All I can say is that until your inevitable insulin shot is due, just enjoy the fun.
Are household pests good for anything except for annoying and scaring the hell out of us? Probably. I just recently found out about the fascinating work of UK designer James Auger from the Royal College of Art who worked with Jimmy Loizeau to build predatory devices that trap and feed on flies and mice to [...]
According to the 1980s, Xanadu is what houses looked like in 2001. That would’ve meant tearing down our houses fifteen years later in favour of giant hollow Polyurethane structures shaped like giant robots. I wish! In reality, our lame society pretty much stuck to the same old formula leaving ol’ Xanadu to be enjoyed only [...]
Suidobashi Heavy Industry have released the first giant boarding robot, dubbed KRATAS. It’s a 13 foot tall mechanized robot with rocket launchers for shoulder pads and machine guns embedded into its arms. You can even built your own custom KRATAS. It will only cost you $1.4 million.
A new eatery in Shinjuku’s Kabukicho district mixes sushi and robots for a unique experience. Ten billion yen ($127 million) to build, Robot Restaurant features LED encrusted tanks, cabaret girls and gigantic fembots steered with joystsicks. For a steep 3.000 yen ($37) admission, you can be served by a Valkyrie ‘robot’ straight out of the game Soul Calibur and enjoy an hour-long caberet of, well, you name it – Japanese taiko drumming, kimono wearing faux-geishas singing japanese folk songs, a vinyl-clad marching band, and young girls dancing in army motif swimsuits. Think Chuck E Cheese with sexbots and sushi – you get the idea.
Three robots named Hubert C Botman, Thadeus B Botman, and Nova P Botman have been sent on a mission. To travel around the world and discover what defines being human. Following their caretakers everywhere they go, documenting their travels and interactions. Zoetic Labs is the main hub of their activity, but each Bot also has [...]
These assemble-yourself cardboard robots, that you or your kids can paint to look however you want, look so fun. They come in either a 20-inch version or a 41-inch version, depending on how much space you want it to take up.
When I was little, I always thought that I would have a robot friend by now. It hasn’t happened, but I’m glad to see some progress in robotics development. You may have seen video of the female humanoid robot called Actroid-F, developed by Kokoro; now she has a brother. These robots will assist children with developmental disorders and talk with the elderly to prevent mental decline. Maybe one day, I will get to have a robot friend.
The Host was recently presented in Poland where strange robots danced and twirled around the large warehouse space. They have an unnerving presence, which is inhanced by a 1950s sci-fi soundtrack and automated lighting, including moments of darkness. Marynowsky, the Australian artist behind it all, purposely gives the robots an abstracted human form, which adds [...]
Tyler Kilback is an aspiring photographer from British Columbia who photographs just about anything. He is fortunate enough to be surrounded by the immense nature of our province but also really loves making and photographing his robots.
The Visitants is a new series of illustrations depicting robot visitors to our planet. The Visitants are lino prints on vintage encyclopedia pages from 1972, with pencil over the top. Each is unique: one page, one cut, one print, one chance to get it right.
With an appetite for robots and Samurais, I came across the work of illustrator Crom-Cristian Ortiz, who with a tint of propaganda posters, pictures young warriors in a world where having a companion pet seems as mandatory as it is to belong to some epic Mecha army in quest for honour and glory. Cool and fun stuff which makes me feel twelve years old again.
This amazing looking thing can be found wandering the streets of Shibuya Station in Tokyo, Japan, dishing up ample servings of Coca-Cola and gripping the city’s teenagers with a sudden fear of the future.