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Tuesday: April 20, 2010

NASA to send first humanoid robot out into space later this year.NASA to send first humanoid robot out into space later this year.

The robotics aren't quite advanced enough yet to send an actual android that is advanced as the ones you've seen on Star Trek - but it's a start. As to when these robot astronauts will turn on their masters and decide to destory all of our satellites - anybody's guess.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 1:14 PM | Tags (8) | data | humanoid | launch | nasa | robots | shuttle | space | startrek |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: April 9, 2010

NASA decides to unveil a whole slew of sweeping new programsNASA decides to unveil a whole slew of sweeping new programs

This budget provides an increase to NASA at a time when funding is scarce,' he said. 'It will enable us to accomplish inspiring exploration, science and R and D, the kinds of things the agency has been known for throughout its history.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:48 AM | Tags (11) | deep | destinations | funding | nasa | orbit | planets | programs | robots | shuttles | space | technologies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Daily Grind: Crazed

Name: Vin (aka robot on the rampage)
How Vin feels today: Crazed @ 2:57:12 PM
What Vin really wants today: To note disappointment in lame attempt to get back on track with consistent daily grind posts. No sleep and no sleep makes Vincent something something.

Music Stuck in Head: Cheap Utah Blues / God Street Wine
This absolutely made my day yesterday. I discovered a page on archive.org that had rare and unreleased tracks from one my favorite (and for the most part generally unknown) bands. Here is a link to said tracks for those who care.

Stuff to do today:

  • Research more methods on how to obtain sleep whilst parenting a child that does not like to sleep
  • Commit to aggresive napping during strategic parts of the day
  • Strategy is dumb and may lead to eventual work dismissal
  • Continue researching new methods of data capture via strategically placed web tracking bus
  • Translation: reverse engineer Google Analytics code snippet for fun
  • More sleep is required to pull this one off

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:57 PM | Tags (7) | . work | crazed | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | robot | sleep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Animal cyborgs created through the cybergenic eye of Photoshop.Animal cyborgs created through the cybergenic eye of Photoshop.

Whoever created the attached thumbnail should call up Cartoon Network and see if they need a new logo for one of their shows that involves stop-animation and action figures. Ten points and a cookie to anyone who can guess which show I am obviously referring to here.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:48 AM | Tags (8) | animals | chicken | cyborgs | dog | manipulation | photoshop | robots | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 3, 2010

Nine inventions that prove Leonardo Da Vinci was in fact a super-villain.Nine inventions that prove Leonardo Da Vinci was in fact a super-villain.

Not only could this have been used to create some of the most intricate (and deadly) machines on the planet, but da Vinci would have known exactly what parts of the body he wanted them to attack.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:35 AM | Tags (7) | cracked | davinci | inventions | villian | army | robots |  |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 114 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

PETA calls for replacement of Punxsutawney Phil in favor of animatronic version.PETA calls for replacement of Punxsutawney Phil in favor of animatronic version.

According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, six more weeks of winter weather will follow. If he doesn't, expect an early spring. But PETA has had enough of the tradition that dates back to 1886, and believes robotic technology could be the solution.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:01 AM | Tags (10) | peta | animals | groundhog | phil | cnet | crave | robot | technology | animatronic | tradition |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

Technology not quite as advanced by 2010 as some would have hoped.Technology not quite as advanced by 2010 as some would have hoped.

Nope, turns out we're not living like The Jetsons quite yet; shockingly some people aren't too happy with that. Although we still have another fifty years to go before any real complaining should go on (The Jetsons live in the year 2062 according to Wikipedia).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:45 PM | Tags (12) | 2010 | advanced | cars | flying | hopes | jetpacks | jetsons | lifestyle | reuters | robots | servants | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

A gallery of this year's most amazing scientfic images just for you.A gallery of this year's most amazing scientfic images just for you.

Have a peek at sixty-two images showcasing a myriad of scientific amazement your optic delights. Turns out that capillary networks make for some interesting photography. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:22 PM | Tags (6) | science | robots | humanoids | popsci | photography | photos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Eleven of the most embarrassing songs of the 2000s.Eleven of the most embarrassing songs of the 2000s.

...it might as well be the most successful single (it hit #1 in May '07) by the guy who made himself a multi-millionaire by taking his questionable singing voice and using auto-tune to transform himself into a pitch-perfect robot.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 2:41 PM | Tags (9) | songs | embarrassing | 2000 | 11points | funny | robot | autotune | iphone | millionaire |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 84 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

This year's hottest toy is robotic hamsters according to CNNMoney.This year's hottest toy is robotic hamsters according to CNNMoney.

Move aside Tickle Me Elmo - this year robotic hamsters are all the rage.  The price might be a factor in this as well as these little robots will only set you back about eight or ten bucks. They also leave less of a mess than a real-life hamster, which is nice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:50 AM | Tags (8) | toys | items | musthave | holiday | season | cnnmoney | hamsters | robotic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to build your very own wifi robot spybot.A handy tutorial on how to build your very own wifi robot spybot.

Always wanted to try your hand at building a robot of some kind? How about one that has built-in wifi and a camera? Good luck, 007.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:46 AM | Tags (5) | tutorial | robot | wifi | spybot | instructables |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 73 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

The fifty best inventions of 2009 according to TIME.The fifty best inventions of 2009 according to TIME.

Covers everything from tank-bred tuna all the way up to fashion robots.  Looking for the worst inventions of 2009? There's a list for that.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:31 AM | Tags (11) | 2009 | clouds | environment | health | inventions | list | nasa | robots | science | time | tuna |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Johnny Five is alive, Short Circuit remake actually in the works.Johnny Five is alive, Short Circuit remake actually in the works.

Didn't we say everything we needed to say with the last two Short Circuit movies? Must we bring Johnny 5 to this generation? That space has already been occupied by a cuter robot named WALL-E.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:11 PM | Tags (11) | dissassemble | hollywood | johnny5 | movies | nextgen | reboot | remake | robots | scifi | shortcircuit | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

A gallery of robotic dorks through the bullying eye of Photoshop.A gallery of robotic dorks through the bullying eye of Photoshop.

An interestingly-themed contest regarding the not-to-distant future of robotic losers. Plus, it's always good to start your morning with a little bit of Worth1000.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:27 AM | Tags (8) | worth1000 | photoshop | manipulation | robots | dorks | geeks | nerds | bullies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 5, 2009

Nissan finds that emulating fish helps robotic cars avoid crashes.Nissan finds that emulating fish helps robotic cars avoid crashes.

The automaker studied how large schools of fish can move without colliding. It says Eporo imitates three rules of fish movement: avoiding crashes, traveling side by side, and keeping close to other members of the school.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:39 AM | Tags (8) | nissan | crashes | robots | robotics | fish | study | cars | autos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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