February 4, 2011

Must Have: Robot Gift Basket


Robots now come in gift baskets. Janna Salak's Love Does Not Compute Robot Gift Basket is the star of this assemblage that comes with a 15 oz. mug, five types of gourmet coffee, biscotti and 4 coasters.

Via Robot Gift Baskets

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January 27, 2011

Doctor Creates Virtual Baby Making Family


Virtual avatars are nothing new, but this story made us sit back a bit and go "Whoa." Dr. Michael Genord of Esprit Women's Health in Royal Oak, MI created Lisa and Dave, a virtual couple that are trying to make a baby. The doctor has set up 'The Interactive You: A Virtual Pregnancy' because many of his patients requested social media options that would help them with the same dilemma. The project, sponsored by Beaumont Hospitals, follows the couple as they go through conception, pregnancy, delivery and post-partum.

Anyone who views the webisodes can interact with Lisa (who is Dr. Genard's wife) and Dave (who is just a stock photo) by making comments, asking questions and even helping to name the baby to come. Hit the link to partake of the virtual trek. And if you are still confused by the whole concept, you are not the only one.

Via The Interactive You

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January 20, 2011

Video Games Star Bio-Creatures

Pacman takes on a whole 'nother meaning when it involves living creatures. Scientists from Stanford University have created video games that, instead of software, are based with biological processes. Assistant Professor Ingmar Riedel-Kruse says that there are 3 types of biotic games, one with a single celled paramecium, another on a molecular level and a third involves yeast. He believes that not only is it a way to make everyone more aware of biology, but could involve those who can run experiments at the same time.

Via Stanford

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January 19, 2011

Valentine's Robot Cards


Valentine's Day will soon be upon us. This year, send out Botty Cards to your buds. Each pack has 20 fold and seal cards, 48 stickers and is made with vegetable based inks on recycled paper. While eating them is probably not a good idea, you will at least now that they can be used by robot admirers of the smallest kind.

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January 5, 2011

Electro Man Multi-Plug Outlet


Kikkerland's Electro Man is a 4 plug multi-outlet with arms and legs that have 3-pronged sockets. The plugs are grounded and a circuit breaker is included. At a size of 14 x 12 x ½" and with a 28" cable, the little guy is controlled by an on/off switch and smirks as he powers up your electronics and appliances.

Via Kikkerland

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December 15, 2010

Toss A Transformer Party


"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" will be coming out in Real D 3D July 1 and should be a hit, at least to its fans. Throw a Transformer Party with a Party Pack for eight. It comes with plates, cups, napkins, cutlery, tablecloth balloons, ribbon, crepe paper, candles and a centerpiece.


Add to that a Piñata and a Bumblebee and Optimus Cake with the 3-piece Topper Set to complete the fiesta.

Via Transformers Party

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December 10, 2010

Google Acquires Robo-Speech Company PA


Google has reportedly purchased Phonetic Arts, a company that specializes in speech synthesis. They say that they will try to enhance computer robo-voices. The England based company that they now own has produced voice creation PA studio, Composer, sentence recording, and Generator, text turned to voice.

Via Google

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December 9, 2010

Pentax Limited Edition Korejanairobomoderu Cam


Pentax has issued a limited edition K-r Korejanairobomoderu camera. The digital SLR comes with a body, a 35mm f2.4 lens and robot head. There are only 100 of them and if you just have to have one, reservations begin Dec. 24, with shipping in January. The cam is available via their Japanese site at a price of $1,190.

Via Pentax (Japan)

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December 6, 2010

WheeMe Robotic Massager

The WheeMe Massage Robot is meant to ease your tired muscles by moving across your back or front automatically and manages to stay on you. It has four small wheels and roto-finger to sooth your aches and pains. Then again, it might just be inserting that pod in your neck.

Via Dream Bots

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November 16, 2010

Poker Sites Wage Robot Wars


Online poker sites have been recently inundated with players who run bots to play for them. Full Tilt Poker confiscated funds and planned to redistribute the money to losing players in October and PokerStars did the same in July. Although it is not illegal, using them is against sites terms and conditions. Interestingly, some say that bots are also used by the sites themselves to provide opposition to keep the games going.

Via The Register

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