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Things I have learned from the movies: The Machine (James 2013)

that it is not in any way at all gratuitous when, from Metropolis (1927) onwards, robots in films are given the appearance of sexy ladies, but actually serves a genuinely vital purpose – as the sinister head (Denis Lawson) of a shadowy organisation notes, when one of his genius scientists (Toby Stephens) gives their robot the external appearance of the recently deceased sexy lady genius scientist (Caity Lotz), ‘glad that we give her tits … we could have had some confused lady-boy robot on our hands’. 7 more words

Film

How will robotic applications in the energy grid change our lives?

Written by Lieve Van Woensel with Brian Kelly

Today, more and more services and applications are functioning based on interconnected computers and robots interacting with the physical world. 569 more words

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After the End

Today’s soundtrack: Fresh Static Snow by Porter Robinson

I was given a prompt from a friend to write a brief one paragraph story with only the words “after the end” as a guide. 212 more words

GIANT FREAKIN' ROBOTS part 69: The Reset

THE STORY SO FAR:

Braggadocio between American and Japanese robotics engineers on social media escalates to a real-world face-off on a massive scale. Utilizing multi-million dollar budgets provided by corporate donors, each team builds a gigantic robot to compete in a best-of-three fighting tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada. 4,422 more words
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Westworld Trailer @ Infinispace.net

The one-hour drama series Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. 21 more words

Science Fiction

Devour

Devour is a piece about aggression, whether real or perceived. The idea would be to set up a pair of gnashing teeth and have the motors make the parts of the jaw move up and down in a biting motion. 116 more words

Sketches

Curiosity

Curiosity is an interactive piece consisting of a large, prominent eyeball that peers at onlookers and possibly swivels to follow them. The eye would blink and perhaps nod at people as they came to look at it. 174 more words

Sketches