20 posts tagged Robots
20 posts tagged Robots
Amit Drori and Tel Aviv-based designer Noam Dover created an awesome menagerie of robotic animal sculptures, which are powered by servo motors and remote-controlled by puppeteers, for theatrical production entitled Savanna, A Possible Landscape, which premiered in 2011.
Photos by Noam Dover and Michal Cederbaum
If you enjoy giant robots and pink frilly things, this awesome pink, jewel-encrusted RX-78-2 Gundam figure might be the ideal toy for you. According to Pink Tentacle, the fantastically girlie Gundam was created by a Taiwanese fan in 2009 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Gundam Series.
Illustrator Jon Reinfurt created a series of pieces featuring treat-loving robots that are as meaningful as they are cute:
I wanted to explore the theme of “consumption” in a way that would be open for interpretation by the viewer while still having a very deliberate narrative. Since mankind is entirely dependent on the consumption of natural resources in order to both survive and progress, I felt that the tone of the paintings should not be overly negative but should leave room for further meditation on the subject. Like all things in life, this issue is not black or white. It’s too easy to just say that something is wrong without really thinking about how we got to where we are in the first place.
To help the viewer distance themselves from the obvious reactions that would come from seeing oceans of oil and leveled forests, I chose to use colorful robots and delicious ice cream treats to set the stage for my story. That way the audience can decide for themselves whether they want to see these images as a call for conservation or just a fun picture of a robot enjoying a frozen snack.
Visit BLDG//WLF to view more pieces from this series.
One person’s garbage is another person’s canvas. Malaysian artist Cheeming Boey painstakingly transforms styrofoam coffee cups into awesome little works of art. From pointilistic Breaking Bad and Daft Punk portraits to pieces styled after Japanese woodblock prints. According to Visual News, Cheeming Boey’s more intricate cup projects can take months to complete.
If you’ve been looking for reasons to broaden your horizons and see more of the world we’ve got a good one to add to your list: awesome robot fortune-tellers in India!
“Indians have long since been passionate about predicting the future. Horoscopes are created with the help of an astrologer on the very day a child is born and these documents are consulted from time to time during major milestones of a person’s life. Especially when a match is made as a part of an arranged marriage, an astrologer is duly consulted to make sure the horoscopes of the bride and groom are compatible with each other.
While all this may seem very strange to an outsider, for Indians it’s a part of normal and natural life. In fact, progress in terms of fortune-telling technology has been made too. In several homes, local astrologers have been replaced by computer software that serves the same purpose. One simply needs to enter their name and time/date of birth to receive a complete report of their past, present and future.
At fairs, festivals and even parks, it is common to find astrologers who read palms and have parrots that predict the future. Of course, several of them could be charlatans. Interestingly, technology seems to be taking over here too – with robots replacing the parrots. These robot fortune tellers are painted in bright colors and come in various shapes and sizes. The most popular design has flashing LED lights and an analog clock display on the front. Apparently, these creations serve the dual purpose of telling time as well as the future!
Should you choose to have your fortune revealed to you by one of these robots, all you need is a mere 5 Rupees (that’s less than a Dollar). In exchange for this small token, the robot’s guardian will allow you to put on a pair of headphones connected to its underpants and listen to a pre-recorded message of the future. Unfortunately, the messages aren’t available in English, but only in Indian languages – Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu.”
Photos by Paul Keller and Jitendra Prakash respectively
[via Oddity Central]
The Robot is a series of photographs by Thomas Jackson focusing on the life on a lone robot. The series begins with a depiction of the robot tending to mundane chores such as doing the laundry or mowing the lawn, but events soon take a turn for the mysterious. Jackson draws inspiration from science fiction and literature to give the robot’s story a “darkly humorous narrative.”
See more of Thomas Jackson’s photo series at My Modern Metropolis!
Instructables contributor lvl_joe made this awesome fire-breathing pony out of a FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony as an entry for the Hack It! Challenge. He combined the robotic pony with a flame thrower, some Arduino boards and other items – resulting in this fiery pony from hell.
If you want to try your hand at this, the full instructions are available on Instructables.
Be sure to check out video of the fire-breathing pony at Technabob!