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What Robots Do For Christmas

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the merry-christmas dept.

Robotics 31

An anonymous reader writes "Several robotics labs in the US and Europe have decided to make themed Christmas/New Years videos. The subject was left open but in the end it should have had a) something to do with the robotics research in each lab and b) a connection to the holidays. Here's the official announcement on the IEEE Spectrum blog. The videos, including a computer-controlled quadrocopter attempting to play jingle bells on a Yamaha keyboard, are available on the Robotics Podcast YouTube channel. (Disclaimer: I made one of the videos!)"

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I for one... (2)

rockiams (12481) | more than 3 years ago | (#34665154)

Say Merry Xmas to our new robotic overlords

Re:I for one... (1)

Regnad2k7 (1045284) | more than 3 years ago | (#34665250)

typing 'first' is both quicker and easier.
do u macro?

Re:I for one... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34665590)

Aw come on - a classic line, and it fits the article's theme. Don't be a scrooge :)

Re:I for one... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34665648)

it was a statement of fact.

Re:I for one... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34667722)

not very funny though

Re:I for one... (1)

wmanoble (1959458) | more than 3 years ago | (#34674324)

Very cute and seems useful. X' Mas and Happy Holidays!

Humor tag (0)

Regnad2k7 (1045284) | more than 3 years ago | (#34665176)

I love the 'humor' tag on /.
Y'all got 'penis' tags for your junk?

Mod unfunny, fuckers.

Re:Humor tag (1)

Regnad2k7 (1045284) | more than 3 years ago | (#34665208)

ty
Merry xmas, all!

Midday Holiday movie (2)

gijoel (628142) | more than 3 years ago | (#34665194)

The Skynet that stole Christmass.

Robonica (1)

Cocoshimmy (933014) | more than 3 years ago | (#34665230)

They celebrate Robonica for 6 weeks

Re:Robonica (1)

Regnad2k7 (1045284) | more than 3 years ago | (#34665266)

ditto, qed

Re:Robonica (2)

Lije Baley (88936) | more than 3 years ago | (#34665542)

It's Robanukah, you insensitive meatbag!

Re:Robonica (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34665600)

Chrobonika, you twerp.

Last one. A riddle, and I'm going to wing it. (0)

Regnad2k7 (1045284) | more than 3 years ago | (#34665240)

I can't see the future,
If you shake me hard enough, I will fall over,
I've never quite been laid, but I am now bald and work in Silicon Valley. Or out of the attic/basement. And/or.
I dislike Apple, MS, Linux (gasp!) or something similar, with a passion, and I can prove it.
I almost wrote a Robot Chicken reference, right before I read this.
I may have just deleted a Robot Chicken reference.
I'm considering trying to work in a Robot Chicken reference wittily, as I have seen a few episodes and got bored.
I'm thinking of a witty riposte that would poke fun at the parent author.
I considered using the word 'auteur' but can't handle alt-ascii keys and was too lazy to open another tab.
I've never had a Tab, though people have offered them to me.

"Who am I?"

Why, I'm the one looking for the Doctor Who link on youtube.
I'm just not the one who knows which production code belongs to the one with Leela and has the Douglas Adams 'inception of the Krikkit computer" storyline.
But I could look it up.

Who am I?

Re:Last one. A riddle, and I'm going to wing it. (1)

Regnad2k7 (1045284) | more than 3 years ago | (#34665292)

awesome, ty

Cynical bastards (1)

Regnad2k7 (1045284) | more than 3 years ago | (#34665312)

or

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

Tough crowd, tough crowd.

Feels weird (1)

Krigl (1025293) | more than 3 years ago | (#34665484)

Maybe I just missed it, but I still can't see the video of antropomorphic robots attaching one of them to a crossed truss with a nailgun. You can't get more Christmas spirit than that.

Premium warranty (repair and boot up within three days) optional.

Re:Feels weird (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34665522)

shhhhh.

10 post rule my ass.

Chrome, come to papa.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7zpkt_the-face-of-evil-part9_shortfilms
(3:44)

Writer Chris Boucher
Director Pennant Roberts
Script editor Robert Holmes
Producer Philip Hinchcliffe
Executive producer(s) None
Production code 4Q
Series Season 14
Length 4 episodes, 25 minutes each
Originally broadcast January 1–January 22, 1977

suck my captcha

Re:Feels weird (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34665556)

Where to begin.

"cyborgs" probably woulda cut it, I forget.

You, on the other hand, know what "lexicon" means, and dream one day of using it in random conversation to get a hook-up (at some place that your friends dragged you to, no doubt).

Dreamers, the lot of yah.

Whaddoo I win?

Well, if that robot is Bender ... (1)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | more than 3 years ago | (#34665720)

... Christmas would involve booze, cigars and theft. In no particular order. Those happen to be my plans as well ... OK, except the theft.

Re:Well, if that robot is Bender ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34665752)

I warmed them up for you.
Gtg. I think the dog got into "Santa's Cookies".

btw (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34665850)

check out tim's profile.
http://www.monkey.org/~timothy/
woah.
when is 2080912 and what does it have to do with (Fri)?
woah.

Pie! (1)

J. D. Swann (1500137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34666058)

Here on Chiron Beta Prime I think they made me a pie.

Robots do for Christmas as they do all year -- (1)

splerdu (187709) | more than 3 years ago | (#34666402)

Rock!

Not all robots celebrate Christmas (1)

petitegeek (1765308) | more than 3 years ago | (#34668546)

... but here's a new year's tune from Kyoto University's theremin-playing humanoid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzMmLQmUmRY [youtube.com]

Re:Not all robots celebrate Christmas (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34679120)

Yeah! What about Jewbots?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-Q9iMNzYAE

Just imagine... (1)

jbatista (1205630) | more than 3 years ago | (#34669248)

...a Beowulf cluster of these...

disclaimer? (1)

dwater (72834) | more than 3 years ago | (#34669604)

> An anonymous reader writes...
> ...Disclaimer: I made one of the videos!

Is that really a disclaimer?

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