Posts tagged "robots"

Weird Machine Discovers The Number One Reason Why Condoms Break

Me? I don’t have a subscription to Contraception, the journal, but somebody out there must. Apparently, a trio of researchers set about studying the durability of condoms. After all, no one wants a condom that breaks, right? That’s so not sexy. Also? Babies. But how do you test a condom? Live models in the la…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 18, 2009

You May Now Marry Your HRP-4C Robot Bride

Back in March, Annika posted about a robot supermodel walking the catwalk who was threatening to take jobs away from the ranks of sniveling supermodels. Now that robot, otherwise known as HRP-4C, has gone bridal. The bride bot, who was created by Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, made her blushing debut…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 6, 2009

Skeleton Jewelry For The Ghoulish Girl

Have a taste for the strange? Feeling a bit dark? In the mood for something ghoulish yet glittery? Check out this hand-jewelry created by twentysomething-year-old designer Delfina Delettrez Fendi, a fourth-generation member of the Fendi family. For a mere $24,000, you can own this jewel-encrusted piece of wearable art that’s part bracelet, part ring, and…

By: Susannah Breslin / April 23, 2009

Robotic Model Can’t Compare To Humans

For the first time ever, a robot walked a fashion runway today in Tokyo. Well it didn’t exactly walk, but sort of wobbled like someone waking from an anesthesia-induced stupor. Although this was a great feat in the robotics industry, don’t expect HRP-4C, the Cybernetic fashion model, to hit another catwalk anytime soo…

By: Annika Harris / March 23, 2009

Robotic Model To Walk Tokyo Runway

Tyra Banks may be trying to groom the next supermodel on “America’s Next Top Model,” but over in Tokyo, they’re building their catwalkers from motors, batteries, and software. On March 23, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology will unveil HRP-4C, a sleek Cybernetic fashion model that is battery-powered and programmed to mimic…

By: Annika Harris / March 18, 2009

Pole Dancing Robots Shake Things Up

Sci-fi guy fantasy has hit a whole new woody-popping high with robotic pole dancers. Created by Giles Walker, these dancing machines have been humping all over the United Kingdom, Spain and even at an Australian music festival. The bump and grind girls move to the beat and have been getting lots of attentio…

By: Simcha / December 18, 2008

Quickies: Jessica Biel’s Stripper Movie Trailer

Jessica Biel’s stripper movie trailer is out. It’s called “Powder Blue,” which is the worst name we’ve ever heard, but it looks kind of good. Maybe? [Buzzfeed]
Man invents robot girlfriend. Creepy. [Asylum]
Who stole Tom Cruise’s Blackberry?! Xenu wants to have a word with you in his spaceship! [DListed]
Don’t like our…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 10, 2008

Pixar’s Wall-E: A Robot Love Story

Pixar’s latest, Wall-E hits theaters June 27, and this is the trailer. I am such a sucker for nerdy guys (even nerdy robots). When Wall-E and Eve are holding hands, my heart melts.

By: Catherine Strawn / June 13, 2008
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