Will 2011 be the year we finally welcome robots into our lives? We're already well on our way, as the brilliant animators at Next Media Animation show us in this video. And their proof comes straight from the pages of PopSci.
Let me introduce you to Flossie, the creepy motorcycle-driving robot. She will drive through scorching heat and freezing cold without a complaint. She will shift perfectly every time. She will haunt your dreams.
By Paul BeckPosted 04.05.2002 at 6:13 pm 0 Comments
It's a bot-eat-bot world at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham, England. A herd of cylinder-shaped robots grazes peacefully, each angling its solar cells toward pools of light on which it feeds. Suddenly, a predator robot rams one of the grazers, trapping it between its metal tusks. The predator lifts the prey to its snout and sinks a single fang into the hapless robot. Vampire-like, the predator sucks away a quarter of the prey's energy to juice its own battery. It then releases the prey to forage for more light.