Saturday, March 22, 2008

COULTON SAYS THIS IS A ROBOT

BUT I AM STILL PRETTY SURE that it's some kind of Mumenschanz stunt.

YOU DECIDE:



That is all.

12 comments:

Laurie said...

It's very prancy for a robot.

Tim said...

As thoroughly awesome as that is, the part where it slipped on the ice was a little too animal-equivalent-of-the-uncanny-valley for me. It was like watching some sort of floundering, headless pony-monster (without even any monkeys).

Liza said...

Ahhhhh - Mummenschanz...

At least you wouldn't have to use the leaves to wipe.

^_^

Priscilla said...

I echo Tim's sentiments. Do you think the scientists would be amenable to arranging a mechanical reproduction of the "Bambi and Thumper on the ice" sequence?

Lhyzz said...

I think they used too many monkeys.

1970s Abraham Lincoln said...

I picture scores of these, arriving by parachute and loudly traversing foreign lands to the collective bewilderment of local inhabitants. When each arrives at its designated coordinates, it sits still - perhaps for years, perhaps for thousands.

There would be no more wars.

Patrick M~ said...

I shoved one of those Mummenschanz guys in 1983.

They don't get back up.

Ben said...

Perhaps Coulton would be interested in making friends with one of these robots instead? http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/23/robot-drummer-goes-solo-plays-solos/

Perhaps not. Perhaps he is afraid of robots that do things in a manner similar to that of humans. Perhaps he is unaware of his own mechanical origins. Who really knows, however?

Sully said...

I think we have a replacement for horse mounted cavalry.

In all seriousness, a mechanical replacement for pack animals can be a huge deal.

Bridget Callahan said...

I understand the point of the slow motion, but overall it seems rather cruel.

Serenaded Hourly said...

I don't think it bodes well for my future in this brave new world that I got really worried for the thing's safety. I even let out an "Awwww! Don't hurt yourself, little expensive thing!"

SeanW said...

youhave to see this parady of it verry funny
http://gizmodo.com/372272/video-of-bigdog-beta-quadruped-robot-is-so-stupid-its-hilarious