Kristian Hammerstad is a Norwegian illustrator who draws funny and slightly psychedelic pop art pictures with robots, zombies, aliens and other mutants. He designs book covers, records and does illustrations for publications such as the New York Times, the New Yorker and MIT Technology Review. Continue reading »
Sheng Lam is a Korean concept artist and avid robot fan who devotes all his free time to drawing futuristic mechs and other unusual vehicles. Continue reading »
Enthusiasts Are Installing Transformer Robots Made of Waste Car Components in The City of Donetsk, Ukraine
Robots made by local enthusiasts and employees of an automobile repair workshop are seen during installation works on the outskirts of the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk, Ukraine. According to creators, who plan to open a robotics engineering park, 13-metre and 6-metre-high sculptures featuring transformer robots were made of waste metal including car components and weigh about 4 and 2 tonnes respectively. Continue reading »
Modern problems require advanced solutions. In a child health care of Rostov small patients are met by such robots. The dummies made by the clinic’s employees measure body temperature and sanitize hands. If the temperature is high, the machine will give an alarming signal. Continue reading »
Tomohiro Yasui is an artist known for his papercraft Kami-Robo robots which he has been making for the past 35 years, but also for his analog and digital illustrations and designs, professional wrestling masks, kigurumi costumes, and original crafts made of paper, felt, resin and all manner of materials and recycled parts. Continue reading »
Eric Joyner is a contemporary American artist whose body of work has focused on robots and donuts.
Joyner grew up in San Mateo, California, and spent some time in Medford, Oregon, after his family moved there. He was always interested in art and attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He began working as a commercial illustrator in 1984 and created the cover art for several video games, such as Tales of the Unknown, Volume I: The Bard’s Tale, Realm of Impossibility, and Archon II: Adept. Continue reading »
The video, shot by YouTube member Paul Moran who came across the spectacle while walking down Whyte Avenue, shows a group of robot musicians called N3K Trio playing the music of Daft Punk, complete with happy robot dancers. Continue reading »
According to artists: “Polyus is the largest gold producer in Russia with second largest area of explored reserves in the world. More than two million kilograms of gold, just imagine! Continue reading »
When it comes to robots, probably the first image that pops into our heads is from the American science fiction action films called ‘Transformers’. These robots played a huge part in our childhood as we were all curious to know how a simple car could transform into a giant robot. Moreover, these things could talk! Continue reading »
Regardless of your level of interest in American politics or cultural disconnects, you must recognize the inherent humor of artist Jayson Scott Musson’s social commentary. Whether you love or hate Barack Obama, we should at least be able to agree on how awesome it is that his ‘Magic Tears’ give men more staying power in the sack, no? Continue reading »
Bizarre Paintings Of Mecha Robots And Werewolves Attacking East European Peasants Of The Early 20th Century
The Polish artist Jakub Rozalski, who goes by the sobriquet “Mr. Werewolf,” has produced an amusing series of steampunk-ish canvases in which serene and idyllic rustic landscapes of what seem to be Eastern Europe (Rozalski’s very back yard, you might say) in the early decades of the 20th century feature the prominent and inexplicable existence of completely fictitious giant mecha robots. Continue reading »
Japanese android expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, left, talks with new talking robot Sota, right, Android robot Otonaroid, second left, and another talking robots CommU, center and second right, during a press event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan in Tokyo Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Ishiguro, the scientist behind the new talking robot in Japan says people should stop expecting robots to understand them, and instead try to chime in with robotic conversations. Ishiguro’s 28-centimer (11-inch) tall button-eyed Sota, which stands for “social talker”, is programmed to mainly talk with a fellow robot, and won’t be trying too hard to understand human speech – the major, and often frustrating, drawback of companion robots. (Photo by Shizuo Kambayashi/AP Photo)
Continue reading »
A new exhibition entitled “Android: What is Human?” showing at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo will showcase some of the most realistic humanoid robots ever seen.
The three android robots include Otonaroid, an adult female android robot; Kodomorid, a human female child robot and Telenoid, a minimally designed robot. The robots are the brainchild of Japanese robotics expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, a professor at Osaka University’s Department of Systems Innovation who has been developing robots for over 20 years.
Continue reading »
TP-Link showed off a massive robot, which greeted people and demonstrated its dancing skills briefly before being packed off by its handlers. (IBTimes) Continue reading »
Virginia Tech professor Dennis Hong has made an international name for himself — and Tech — by inventing humanoid robots whose abilities defy imagination.
Hong, director of Tech’s Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory, squares off against CHARLI-2 on the field. Designing a robot that can find and kick a soccer ball is believed to be the ultimate challenge in robot design. (Dustin Fenstermacher / FOR THE WASHINGTON POST) Continue reading »