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Robots that move like Humans.

I was browsing around online when I came across this article. You all know how fascinated I am by robots and the possibility of the gap between man and machine being slowly crossed. This article helps describe the inevitable.

Men will continue to invent robots that are more and more like us. Robots are meant to be practical and functional and what better functionality exists than in the mechanics of the human body. These particular robots are being built with simulated muscles and tendons so that there physical movements are more fluid and less jerky. This is so the machines are less likely to damage anything or anyone they are working with. The article describes how.

– Bear Hunter

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Robots built to simulate humans.

It seems like great advances are being made in Korea when it comes to robotics and the pursuit of human-like robots. Steps towards the inevitability of sentient androids.

Their model thus far is really impressive with both effective walking mechanisms and facial expression. No real intelligence in the robot as of yet.

– Bear Hunter

NASA’s New Warp Drive Vehicle Concept

NASA’s New Warp Drive Vehicle Concept

I watched more than my fair share of “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” growing up.  The idea of visiting strange new worlds and civilizations has always fascinated me.  The idea that alien civilizations might possibly already possess means of interstellar space travel both intrigues and frightens me.  I definitely don’t want to wake up one day to a bunch of Klingons standing over me with Bat’leth’s pointed at my throat.

The above link is to an article I came across online.  NASA is still hard at work researching the possibility of “faster-than-the-speed-of-light” space travel.  I don’t know much about “Warp Bubbles” or how they work but I do hope they find a way to make it all possible.  I want to see this happen in my life time.

– Bear Hunter

NASA's new Warp Drive Vehicle Concept

NASA’s new Warp Drive Vehicle Concept

Mysterious Deaths of Students Blamed on “Russian Yeti”

Mysterious Deaths of Students Blamed on “Russian Yeti”

A co-worker of mine told me this story a couple of weeks back.  It’s a story about a group of students who hiked up into the mountains in Russia.  It was meant to be a recreational camping trip.  The hikers never returned from their trip.  Their camp site and bodies were found in a state that can’t be clearly explained.

My co-worker didn’t mention anything about a Yeti killer, only theories that the campers had likely been effected by high levels of radiation from nuclear weapons experiments.  I stumbled onto this article today detailing the exact same story only this time including a theory that a Yeti might have been responsible for the hikers’ bizarre and grizzly deaths.

– Bear Hunter

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Robot Logic

Robot Logic

Check out the short film at this link.  I stumbled across it on Pinterest.  A robot bar-tender struggles to rationalize how his existence impacts the world around him as well as who volatile the human world can be.  Something about this short film hit a nerve in me.  I enjoyed it thoroughly.  As you know, I have a fascination with robots and androids.

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Robot Spider.

Robot Spider.

This thing is unbelievable.  You have to watch this thing move.  It’s a bit fragile but amazing all the same.

Where is the Alien Life?

Where is the Alien Life?

This is a link to an interesting article on theories as to why we haven’t found any signs of alien life.  It’s a bit of a scattered article but it’s worth a read.  

I enjoyed the bit on the likelihood of “modestly intelligent” animals evolving into beings with human-like intellect.  I think it’s meant to be a statement on how a highly intelligent species should be able to emerge elsewhere in the universe as well as re-emerge on earth – if humanity becomes extinct.  Once again, the article is a bit scattered and it’s hard to really know what point the writer is trying to get across.

Haunted Doll.

Haunted Doll.

Click on the link “Haunted Doll.” I’m not a big believer in ghosts but this story freaked me right out.  Something about possessed toys hits a real nerve inside of me.  If a toy were to come to life I’m sure there would be a better explanation than a ghost… than again I could be wrong.