Technology is an exciting thing. Advancements are being made daily to bring about that futuristic world that many of us are looking forward to. However, these advancements will probably come in the form of intelligent AI rather than flying cars.
QBO, from Thecorpora Robotic Corporation, is an open source project which seeks to advance the field of AI. These little robots are pretty advanced. You can read up more on the blog which is fascinating.
QBO seems to be able to learn images and match them. While this technology has been around for a few years, it is great to see it being implemented like this.
Rotobox continue their stunning customization work with this tribute to Combattler Godaikin toy. True to the original, this Qee version combines five pieces to form the full robot. It’s a one-off and has already been sold, but you can still drool at all the photos here.
Albotip: The “V” in “Combattler V” is pronounced like the letter (as opposed to “five”) and stands for “Victory.”
This Teaser Trailer For Cyberpunk 2077 Is Glorious
CD Projekt RED’sCyberpunk 2077 is about a police force that takes down people who are turned into murdering psychopaths by their misuse of artificial enhancements. Hopefully the game’s as good as this teaser.
Old school anime heads rejoice! Florida based clothing company, Hari Kari, has recently revealed their newest clothing creations for the season. The first winter drop unveiled these two new items to the store, both directly inspired by the legendary anime, Mobile Suit Gundam.
Today, Bandai announced the above Super Alloy King Robo: Mickey and Friends which is slated to drop next March in Japan for ¥13,440 (US$169). The 22cm figure is made up of robot versions of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Pluto’s doghouse, and Steamboat Willie makes up the head.
One of my favorite 3-inch Dunnys is Frank Kozik’s Mecha Dunny. He just released this aweome 8-inch version which includes an art print. Too bad that all 111 of them sold out almost instantly. According to toysrevil.net, they were gone in two minutes, thirteen seconds.
OMFG. Look at this thing. It’s like the giant robot equivalent of Kaws’ Dissected Companion. The super accurate recreation from the original Mazinger series comes with a bunch of LEDs and full size docking bay. It’s almost a foot tall. For the $440 price tag, I was hoping for something more like three feet. It’s still awesome and I still want one though.
Can These Robot Sneaker Sculptures Kick It? Yes They Can.
Transshoesformers is an art project by James Visaya where he turns old sneakers into Transformer-style robots. The bots above were made using a Nike Air Flight Huarache OG and an OG Asics Gel-Lyte III. Hopefully they were never worn and don’t have feet stank.
This Giant, Rideable, iPhone-controled Mech Can Be Yours For About 2 Million Dollars
Although we still don’t have hoverboards or flying cars, this giant mech shown off at Tokyo’s Wonderfest 2012 is proof that the future is here, and it’s awesome!
This is KURATAS, a 13 foot, 4-ton battle mech created by Kogoro Kurata and Wataru Yoshizaki for Suidobashi Heavy Industry reaches top speeds of 10km per hour, can be driven in both high and low positions, has an arsenal of human-safe weapons (including a smile-controlled BB pellet Gatling gun with lock-in face detection), and it even syncs with your phone so you can take calls patrolling the streets.
Check out the videos below to see the KURATAS in all its glory.
Interested parties with an extra few million to blow can customize their own KURATAS and order it directly from the Suidobashi Heavy Industry site. Check out the one I made.
I might have to set up a KickStarter so that I can actually get it now.