Riddle me this, Evil Robot!

What could be more bracing than a mind-toning session of Sudoku puzzle solving? A human being, a pencil and that sweet, sweet three odd pounds of all natural grey-matter, just strutting its biological computing stuff. It seems that, in another onslaught on human morale before the great conflagration, our signal processing oppressors wish to rob us of that simple pleasure of mental exercise as well.

"This little robot solves a sudoku puzzle all by itself. It scans the sudoku puzzle using a light sensor. It calculates the solution to the puzzle and then writes the digits."

After this puzzle is finished, you're goin' down...After this puzzle is finished, you're goin' down...



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A pleasant tour...of Robotic Dysto-pocalypse...

Not to be outdone in the brave new world of Evil Robot Science, the students of Taiwan University display their astoundingly shrewd entry into the human demolition derby. They have crafted a Robot Tour Guide, whom we here at Evil Robot News have no doubt, will indeed guide you with alarming efficiency, to your own merciless doom!

It serrupticiously maps and records it's surroundings. One day it will make certain that our most treasured and precious spaces, formerly the places of our warm and close held memories, will become meticulously gridded combat zones in the coming robot wars; a crucial morale advantage...


"A group of engineering students and their professor at National Taiwan University, Taiwan's most prestigious university, have built a robot that can map out the area it's operating in and offer guided tours.

The robot, named "Hsiao Mei" by the group, uses laser mapping and GPS technology to navigate on its own, including around corners and obstacles such as tables and chairs."

Your personal tour guide, through a mirror, darkly...Your personal tour guide, through a mirror, darkly...



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The REAL cause of the financial crisis...

J.P. Morgan Chase, The Federal Reserve Bank, Bernard Madoff? No, no my friends, there is a much more fundamental cause of our current global financial doldrums. In a journalistic coup, Evil Robot News has scooped the world media establishment in discovering that the source of all of this disaster is, indeed, Evil Robots!

The sinister Kuka Robot, at the heart of the financial system "down under" and aided by the insidious co-crafters of the future robot mind, Microsoft Corporation and their wicked voodoo application, Excel...


"If you visit the Royal Australian Mint you will see very busy, large, orange Kuka Titan robot, tipping coin blanks for delivery to the presses, tipping finished coins for packing into boxes and impressing visitors.

Dale Rogers, project manager for the Materials Handling and Warehousing Project (MHWP) at the Mint, said that until this year the materials and warehousing functions were carried out in a very manual fashion with very little technology bar Microsoft Excel."

The cold robotic pincer of international finance!The cold robotic pincer of international finance!



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Oh, ain't that sweet...

No nation on Earth has had more philosophical and conceptual wargaming experience with Evil Robots than our esteemed Pacific Rim ally, Japan. One wonders then, why they seem hell-bent on liberally pouring high-octane fuel (in this case literally) on the increasing conflagration that is the coming downfall. They seek nothing less than to give the sinister power of Evil Robots into the very hands of their own innocent children. Repent mighty, mighty Nippon, repent!


"Giant Torayan doll is the ultimate child

Fox News "Eats Words" on EATR Robot - Evil Robot Backpedaling (look at 'em go!)

Normally, Fox News Eating its own frequently venomous words would cause a poison hazard and , thus, be a welcome thing. In this case however, we find the media closing ranks around the Evil Robot Overlords and their coming empire of wanton flesh rending and ruinous human slavery.

While Fox News had originally reported that DARPA's EATR Robot, designed by the whimsical, happy-go-lucky folks at Robotics Technology, Inc., would be happily feasting on dead bodies "in the field", a robust snow job has been deployed to give the impression that the previous notion that the infernal contraption would feed on the flesh of soldiers (presumably enemies, but hey, what's the diff', right?), and whomever else's sanctified corpse might be lying around, was wholly erroneous.

Well it's good that we've gotten that all cleared up then, isn't it?

Hmmmmm, riiiiiiiight...

To get the true, Orwellian, flavor of the pining innocence of this sweet and cuddly device (armed with it's own robotic chainsaw arm) though, one must really read gingerly between the lines of it's very own product brochure. We're certain that you too will find this harmless, pacifist-hippy, vegan-bot to be every bit as innocuous as it's manufacturer's claim.

INCIDENTALLY:

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Are we on the brink of creating a computer with a human brain?

Well, it would seem one would have to be fairly oblivious to believe that we weren't. The infernal engine of machine intelligence seems to be plowing ever forward through the already worn barriers of common sense and sanity, now don't it?

"There are only a handful of scientific revolutions that would really
change the world. An immortality pill would be one. A time machine
would be another.

Faster-than-light travel, allowing the stars to be explored in a human lifetime, would be on the shortlist, too.

To my mind, however, the creation of an artificial mind would probably
trump all of these
- a development that would throw up an array of
bewildering and complex moral and philosophical quandaries. Amazingly,
it might also be within reach."

What is man, What is Bot?

Just as it was the ill gotten seed of King Arthur's loins that begat his evil son Mordred, who eventually brought about the ruin of Camelot, so has the suspect old warlock that is IBM Corporation robbed us of our own generative seed to add to its boiling cauldron of Evil Robot madness! Woe!

"As chip geometries get infinitesimally small, IBM is looking to DNA to make the manufacture of future chips feasible.

On Monday, IBM researchers and collaborator Paul W.K. Rothemund, of the California Institute of Technology, announced an advancement of a method to arrange DNA origami structures on surfaces compatible with today's semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

"The cost involved in shrinking (chip) features to improve performance is a limiting factor in keeping pace with Moore's Law and a concern across the semiconductor industry," said Spike Narayan, a manager in the Science & Technology division of IBM Research, in a statement."

Like tiny iridescent human pearls before Evil Robot swine...Like tiny iridescent human pearls before Evil Robot swine...



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Oh what a tangled web Evil Robots Weave...

In a disturbing new turn of events, as reported by Lurch, our Texas Regional Correspondent, the dark masters ( who will all too soon become the dark servants no doubt ), have learned how to further impart the darkest instincts of mankind into their craven simulacra. What might be worse than an Evil Robot, you might ponder? How about a bald face, rat-fink, liar of an Evil Robot?

SALLY (Innocent Human Child): "Are you here to reduce my family to human mulch for the bio-bot compost farm?"

RAT-BASTARD, LYING EVIL ROBOT: "No, no, sweety, I'm just here to check the meter."

Yet another titanium alloy straw on the Evil Robot camel's back from our fiendish friends at The Ecole Polytechnique F

Jiminy Cricket! Is a n y o n e sensing the development of a trend here?

In an astoundingly frank admission and a virtual case in point for the very existence of this website, the minions of the coming oil-stained ruin reveal their worship of the mecha-digital abyss over which we so perilously hang; with almost surreally naked abandon.

I suppose we should count our blessings and yet, doesn't this brazen report speak to a certain sense of..."fait accompli" on the part of these, the very nannies of Rosemary's Baby? Do you see those clouds on the horizon friend? There's a storm a' comin'

You tried to warn us Sarah Connor, but would we listen?You tried to warn us Sarah Connor, but would we listen?


TROY, N.Y.

The Long Feared Robot Quickening!

Much like the unwholesome image of Sean Connery sniffing wild stags on the rough winds of a Scottish beach, the Evil Robots are about to have the dark celebration of their own "Quickening". Nothing short of a milestone in Human/Evil Robot relations. In a veritable Summit of Evil, the black hearted scions of robotics are gathering to unify their efforts. There can be only one (Evil Robot Regime)!

THE UBot whizzes around a carpeted conference room on its Segway-like wheels, holding aloft a yellow balloon. It hands the balloon to a three-fingered robotic arm named WAM, which gingerly accepts the gift.

Cameras click. "It blows my mind to see robots collaborating like this," says William Townsend, CEO of Barrett Technology, which developed WAM.

The robots were just two of the multitude on display last month at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in Pasadena, California. But this happy meeting of robotic beings hides a serious problem: while the robots might be collaborating, those making them are not. Each robot is individually manufactured to meet a specific need and more than likely built in isolation.

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