Never ever have greasy hands again

September 18, 2012

starting off the Tuesday with the best invention since sliced bread. OK, maybe not, but it is still pretty cool

Introducing the Popinator, a popcorn distribution machine that is voice activated. Simply say Pop and it will shoot a single popped corn in your direction and you can “easily” catch it with your mouth.


The Popinator

A binaural microphone array on the machine’s front listens for a clear “pop” voice command, determines where the command came from and shoots.

See it in action in the video below

There is no word on if this machine will ever see the day of light for all of us to acquire, but this is what the creating company (Popcorn, Indiana) had to say:

“All we have to say is: it is a work in progress right now. We certainly hope that one day it will become a commercial project, but as of now there is no shipping date and no price tag. It is purely a fun internal project we are toying with here at Popcorn Indiana. Based on the very positive responses we are getting online, we think this is well worth looking into as a commercial product.”

I really hope it does and I will install one in the office next to my desk.


They’re coming to you real soon. Creepy Robots.

August 4, 2010

The Telenoid R1 Robot makes its first video appearance below. Compared with Casper the Ghost gone wrong, “Kill it with Fire” seems a fairly apt comment from YouTuber ThePeacemakerGer. Read more here at the Daily Mail:

The robot that will solve my rubik’s Cube

February 16, 2010

and it will do it in 10.75 seconds

don’t believe me, check this out

A robot that can keep a beat

July 29, 2009

We blog about robots quite a bit. Here’s one that finds objects it can turn into drums, beats the object, records the sound and then plays with it until it gets bored.


(As far as drumming goes it’s almost as cool as this: )

The video is from a while back. It’s an interview of creator Frits Lyneborg of

Interesting thoughts on AI.


Even robots love Obama

November 6, 2008



ObamaBot’s University of Florida creators see the world as so imperfect, that they’d prefer to pal around with robots who would target their own planet.

The $250 ObamaBot stands 6-feet tall and regurgitates stump speeches by the president-elect while presumably cleansing the Earth of any naysayers.

You know you have made it when even the robots vote for you.

Hot30 on Messenger

October 8, 2008

Today Nine MSN & the Hot 30 Count down launched Heidi, the intuitive robot, who can hold a conversation with a sassy attitude while giving away prizes through enticing people to vote online.
By adding to your friends list, Heidi will come alive and prompt a conversation. Be offensive or ask personal questions and Heidi will respond with a witty or catty response.
Great campaign concept for its intended online demographic, it will be brilliant to see this campaign evolve and the tactics that Nine MSN & Hot 30 use to keep the momentum going.