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WheelsOfConfusion



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like they're held up by bent re-bar.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what's a bent re-bar?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

picturesofsky wrote:
what's a bent re-bar?

+ =

Very complicated science, you see.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So basically, when I make robots, I need to use a tougher metal, and buy a propane torch?

Bah.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DOOM!

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NASA and General Motors announced on Tuesday that they plan to send a robot to the International Space Station, with the eventual goal of having it help out the astronauts there.

Although there are already several robots out in space — including the famous Mars Rovers, which have been zipping around the red planet for years — NASA and G.M. said this will be the first human-like robot to leave Earth.

The robot is called Robonaut 2, or R2 for short, and it weighs in at 300 pounds, with a head, torso and two fully functional arms. At first R2 will be monitored in space to see how it performs in weightlessness, but NASA hopes to eventually use R2 to assist astronauts during space walks and to work alongside engineers inside the space station.

In a joint press release, John Olson, director of NASA’s Exploration Systems Integration Office, said: “The partnership of humans and robots will be critical to opening up the solar system and will allow us to go farther and achieve more than we can probably even imagine today.”

R2 will be a passenger on the Space Shuttle Discovery, which is scheduled to head to the space station in September.

The International Space Station got some attention in the blogosphere recently when Timothy Creamer, an astronaut on board the station, sent the first Tweet from space. It looks like Mr. Creamer may have a new roommate soon, although it is not yet clear whether R2 is into Twitter.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im pretty sure Ive seen that movie.
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Lemontree



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure I'm late in finding out about these.. but I kinda want one! They're so cheap!
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*crazy cat lady mode kicks in* I can spy on my cat while I'm at work!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't imagine rovio surviving in a house with pets.
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Lemontree



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My cat would most likely run away from it. She's freaked out by the smallest things. lol
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dog loves playing with the Roboraptor made by the same company.
And by "playing" I mean looming over it, barking, and mouthing its face.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the coolest thing about rovio are the wheels. at first I was like, how does it move in a straight line!? then I saw the smaller wheel inserts. very nifty.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another step towards our robot overlords, or just the new worst fleshlight ever?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i knew that guy was a robot!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

volcanos! they're gonna kill us all!

wtf iceland?! keep your mountains in check!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh man for a second i thought you were saying they've invented robot volcanoes
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