Random Robot Roundup

Posted 26 Jun 2009 at 14:45 UTC by steve Share This

I hope it's not too soon for another roundup because our mailbox is overflowing. Props to Geekdad at Wired for including us in his list of 52 Robot Geeks on Twitter. Wired also posted an interesting article suggesting birds may be able to see magnetic fields thanks to some quantum mechanics going on in their eyes. Based on Roger Ebert's review, the new Transformers movie is for the birds too. He describes the movie as "a horrible experience of unbearable length". Add that to the new Terminator on the robot movies that suck list. On the other hand, at least one fan likes Transformers enough to build a full-size Bumble Bee in his front yard. But that pales in comparison to the full-size 59 foot Gundam that now stands over Tokyo. John Palmisano sent us video of smaller combat robots fighting it out at RoboGames 2009. More peaceful robots were the subject of several recent 'The Future and You' podcasts featuring our friend Tom Atwood of Robot Magazine. Finally, Stephen Hsu discusses Bruce Charlton's recent essay on the question, "Why are modern scientists so dull?" (PDF format). Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please. And don't forget to follow us on twitter.

Roger Ebert on transformers 2, posted 27 Jun 2009 at 09:05 UTC by c6jones720 » (Master)

Roger Ebert is entitled to his opinon but I saw the film and loved it! Im sure anyone that grew up with transformers in the 80s would love the film too.

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