Cylons and other Robots Converge on Dallas

Posted 10 Mar 2009 at 21:05 UTC (updated 10 Mar 2009 at 21:09 UTC) by steve Share This

The annual All-Con science fiction convention is coming to Dallas, TX this weekend; Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15. This year, the Dallas Personal Robotics Group is teaming up with All-Con to give everyone a nice mix real and fictional robots. You can hang out with Aaron Douglas, better known as one of the Cylon "final five" and chief engineer Tyrol of Battlestar Galactica. If you prefer real robots, you can also catch one of the DPRG demonstrations, the robot petting zoo, or even bring your own robot to participate in the RoboRama contest. And if you get bored with robots, you can check out the roller derby demos by the Assassination City girls, the cool Steam Punk cosplayers, or the burlesque performances of Lady Divina or Lollie Bombs (pictured above with cylon Aaron Douglas). See a few more photos of All-Con 2008 after the break. I'll be there trying to track down some interesting robot news and hopefully taking some cool photos, so don't forget to say hi if you see me.

Jack Sparrow tries his hand at controlling the DPRG's robot arm.

Jace Moore explaining how she created this Transformer Starscream costume from large quantities of spandex and hot glue.

dscf1453 The girls of Assassination City roller derby get friendly with a storm trooper at All-Con 2008

Aaron Douglas of Battlestar Galactica with Ron Grant of the DPRG and co-creator of the Mega-Donkey microcontroller

Close up showing one of the MECANUM Omni-directional wheels on Steve Alaniz's robot platform

If you want to see more photos of last year's All-Con, check out the All-Con photo gallery on flickr.

perplexing mechanics, posted 11 Mar 2009 at 15:49 UTC by Rog-a-matic » (Master)

wait.....those aren't.....actuators.......

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