mark a rayner: Vanity Thy Name is Robot

By mid-century, all the grumpkins agreed: robots were the shit. Even the most hardened humano-mechanicals were aware their robotic cousins could kick their asses. And the feed stock? Don’t be ridiculous. They were so squishy. So temporary. The only reason the snarko-collective allowed the progenitor biological intelligences to survive was simple. Even after they became ...

cartoon life: The robot bartender

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mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: How to Play Monkey-Robot-Pirate-Ninja-Zombie (moropinzee)

In honour of Talk Like a Pirate Day, I thought I’d revisit my version of the classic rock-paper-scissors, or rochambeau, as it is sometimes known. As you can see from the schematic below, each thing can beat two other things, … Continue reading →

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Twenty-Eight Tequilas Later

The party got out of hand roughly the same time Professor Lunchbender decided to create the “ultimate” knob robot. Of course, you had to admire any affaire that required the services of the National Guard, even if they were unsuccessful … Continue reading →

Trashy's World: Today is the Angry Man’s Birthday!

Yes, folks, Stevo is sure to tie one on tonight in celebration of the 54th year since his construction in a robotics factory somewhere in Southern Ontario. So, in honour of the head CPC henchman, I have composed a haiku… Bonne Fête, oh angry man Count your days as Emperor You’re toast in two years ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Sad about the singularity?

Is this robot really sad? Or is it just celebrating the technological singularity it its own quiet way? I don’t want to project onto this robot. Maybe he’s programmed to be happy with his single red balloon. Unlike Zathir, the … Continue reading →

Things Are Good: Robots That Ride Waves for Science and Understanding

New surfboard sized robots are riding the waves and doing science! They’re autonomous robots called Wave Gliders and they are being used to monitor shipping and more importantly they are tracking information on the oceans that have traditionally been too costly to gather. Researchers are warming up to the technology too. NOAA is testing a ...