Monday, June 29, 2009

UK Designers Create Robots That Will Destroy Us All

The movies were wrong. The robots that will eventually destroy the human race have been brought forth not by cold, calculating scientists, but by artists. Somehow it's sadder that way.

James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau have created prototypes for robots designed to function as household objects such as clocks and lights while sustaining themselves on fuel provided by the DIGESTED FLESH AND BLOOD of living creatures. What could possibly go wrong?

Witness the horrible truth in a cheery video demonstration, after the jump...

There you have it folks: a robotic table that captures mice, drops them in a vat of digestive acids, and eats them. This provides it with power more mice! What a beautiful never-ending cycle of carnage. This is the future we will all spend the rest of our lives in, folks, get used to it!

Of course, at the moment, these carnivorous robots are only designed to eat pests. And how long, I ask you, will be be before these robots begin to expand their definition of what a "PEST" really is? You know who had some interesting ideas about what "PESTS" were?


I am all for a glorious future in which humans and robots live together with mutual respect and harmony, but if we keep creating robots that want to eat us, it may be time to start looking into real estate on deserted islands and the bottom of the ocean.

Via Engadget via NewScientist


Devin said...

Why are these insect-devouring robots powering such crappy devises? They couldn't make a roach motel / iPod speaker?

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