We love Spain, we love robots, and we love the 1930s. So we really dug these shots for Jess Nevins’ blog. Hope you will too.
See the rest of the photos after the jump.
This impressive short is jam-packed with ideas and originality. Part Sky Captain, part THX-1138, and all fun. The best seven minutes you’ll spend all week!
For more on this short and a teaser for a follow-up, click here.
This last week was a busy one at the blog. Full of fun, cool, and informative stories. We’ll take you through that excitement one more time.
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Robots smash each other and audiences flock to watch. Even the robot above smashed through a wall to get a peak.
From Deadline Hollywood Daily:
SATURDAY AM: Paramount’s Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen is looking like it took in $36.7M tonight from 4,234 theaters. The studio is now estimating its 3-day weekend cume bigger than expected: $115M vs $90M previously anticipated. That means the robot sequel could get to $204M for the 5-day opening total. Which means the rock’em, sock’em pic, despite lousy reviews, could gun down the 5-day opening record of $203.8M set by last summer’s The Dark Knight.
From the BBC:
The robot, called Adam, is the first machine to have independently “discovered new scientific knowledge”.
It has already identified the role of several genes in yeast cells, and is able to plan further experiments to test its own hypotheses.
The UK-based team that built Adam at Aberystwyth University describes the breakthrough in the journal Science.
Ross King from the department of computer science at Aberystwyth University, and who led the team, told BBC News that he envisaged a future when human scientists’ time would be “freed up to do more advanced experiments”.
Robotic colleagues, he said, could carry out the more mundane and time-consuming tasks.
“Adam is a prototype but, in 10-20 years, I think machines like this could be commonly used in laboratories,” said Professor King.
Read the rest of the article here.
As robots become more advanced, they will begin to take on more of the tasks humans don’t want to do. Experts in robotics refer to these as “the three D’s”: The dirty, the dangerous, and the dull.
If you had a robot what dirty, dangerous or dull task would you like it to perform for you?