January 14, 2009

Greg Brotherton, Master Sculptor

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We just couldn't wait to show you a glimpse of our latest find, sculptor Gregory Brotherton. Self-taught, Greg has been doing this incredible work for 20 years. If you are fortunate enough to get to La Jolla, CA, before January 31, hit the Device Gallery on Drury Lane to see his art as part of their Reconstructed Exhibition.

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By the way, Greg's work is also available in the book "Device Vol. 1 - Fantastic Contraption." Getting a copy would be like having your own collection of his fabulous work and those of other artists.

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(Thanks, Amy)

Via Broton

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January 9, 2009

Sparebots Made of Recycled Electronic Parts

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It would appear that others construct robots out of leftover junk besides our own destrutobots. Lenny and Meriel create Sparebots from electronic resistors, chips, sockets, caps, etc. Check out their others on Flickr and Lenny's blog. We suspect that the coming of the robot wars is emminent, should the two cadres meet up in time.

Via Lenny's Blog

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December 25, 2008

Taiwanese Robots to Perform "Phantom of the Opera"

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It would appear that Taiwan has the same idea as Osaka University and have turned some of their robots into thespians. The Center for Intelligent Robots at National Taiwan University developed 2 named Thomas and Janet mimic humans and interact with Pica the painter and Ringo the drummer. Their first appearance will be Dec. 27 with "Phantom of the Opera" and Chen Shi-shuenn, University president, says there will also be displays with singing and comedy. Proceeds from the event go to research and development at the college.

Via The China Post

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December 22, 2008

Crab Fu Animation

I-Wei Huang doen't just make clever bots. He also animates them. Now we know where the name Crab Fu came from. Check out his site for more examples of his excellent work, including a video in which he explains why he needs work.

Via Crab Fu

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December 9, 2008

Junkbots Make Nice

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We dig it when we learn that people on other parts of the planet are creating robotic art. Take a peek at Bogotá, Colombia's Mario Caicedo Langer's junkbots. We are assuming that the artist is building a kinder, gentler machine. You can catch more of his stuff on his Flickr page linked below.

Via Mario Caicedo Langer

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December 5, 2008

Dawid Michalczyk Militant Robot Art

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While wandering through the Net this week, we came across an artist who creates some truly awesome work. Dawid Michalczyk does space art, some of which were featured in a BBC documentary, sci-fi, fantasy, abstract, and concept pieces which include this version of military robots. His framed art, as well as posters and calendars featuring it, are for sale on his online gallery, Eon Works. He also has free wallpaper and screensavers. Head over to his site and be as impressed as we were. We're sure he would love a donation.

Via Eon Works

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November 28, 2008

Nemo Gould Makes Art From Recycled Junk

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We are in awe of Nemo Gould. The artist creates robotic sculptures out of various materials that include old appliances, furniture and other recycled items. His detail is incredible. Look into the center of the Little Big Man, and you get the little dude. Both were made out of a vintage wooden radio cabinet, street lamp poles, vacuum cleaner parts, an industrial food processor, antlers, chair legs, a dining room table top, a floor polisher, pieces of hardware and scrap metal, and motors and lights. The bot has a motion sensor that makes him react when anyone passes.

Some of his work, in addition to robots, includes animals, vehicles, even a UFO. If you are interested in seeing more of him/them, he often displays and sells them. Contact Nemo on his site Neomatic or join his mailing list.

Via Neomatic

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November 19, 2008

R. Stevens diesel sweeties

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R. Stevens has created the webcomic "diesel sweeties" with his own take on robots, humans, and the relationship between them. Needless to say, this can be more than just casual and often goes beyond a G-rating. There are over 2,000 to date and you might want to bookmark the site as they come out daily. If you really like his work, he also designs t-shirts, socks, totes, and other goodies.

Via diesel sweeties

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November 13, 2008

Deathbots Will Do Your Dirty Work For You

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We have discovered some Limited Edition wooden Deathbots that are too kewl. One Gama-Go bot wears lederhosen and toasts Oktoberfest with his beer stein for $22.00. The same price applies to the Undertaker. The Deathbot Gold just looks evil, doesn't he? He comes at a price of $60.00. Death Detective will also set you back $60.00. Each is 5 or 5.5" in height.

Via Gama-Go

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November 12, 2008

Peter Reid Loves Legos

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You gotta love Peter Reid aka "legoloverman's" cast of characters. Who knew there could be so much imagination in one human? Take a peek at his entire Photostream on Flikr, which encompasses about 20 pages, and is composed of lego robots like these Omicrons, space ships, and almost all things sci-fi.

Via Peter Reid

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