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ArtBots - The Robot Talent Show 36

ArtBots writes "Speaking of guitar playing robots... ArtBots: The Robot Talent Show is next weekend in Dublin. We've had musical robots in the past (including Lemur), but this year's show focuses more on robotic sculpture and installation. Slashdotters in Eire -- come say hello!" From the site: "Featuring 21 works selected from a large and diverse pool of entries submitted by artists from around the world, the show celebrates the strange and wonderful collision of shifty artists, disgraced engineers, high/low/no tech hackers, rogue scientists, beauty school dropouts, backyard pyros, and industrial spys that has come to define the emerging field of robotic art."
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ArtBots - The Robot Talent Show

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  • by Seiruu ( 808321 ) on Saturday July 09, 2005 @06:01AM (#13019777)
    When a robot starts spraying everything dark blue, you will definitely know it's experiencing some serious drama and pain... .......and that's it's running on a windows OS.
  • by TERdON ( 862570 ) on Saturday July 09, 2005 @06:15AM (#13019802) Homepage
    welcome our new art-producing overlords!
  • by Evil W1zard ( 832703 ) on Saturday July 09, 2005 @06:44AM (#13019841) Journal
    By the time the ArtBots became self-aware they had spread into millions of museums across the planet. Ordinary robots in office buildings, dorm rooms; everywhere. It was software; in cyberspace. There was no system core; it could not be shutdown. The attack began at 6:18 PM, just as he said it would. Judgment Day, the day human art was almost destroyed by the ArtBots they'd built to paint themselves. I should have realized it was never our destiny to stop Judgment Day, it was merely to survive it, together.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 09, 2005 @07:05AM (#13019860)
    Two friends meet in the office of one of them, a notorious techno-geek.

    "Hey, bud, how are ya?"

    "I'm good. Congratulations, that new secretary of yours is beautiful!"

    "Well, I'm glad you like her. Believe it or not, she's a robot!"

    "No way, how could that be?"

    "Way! She's the latest model from Japan. Lemme tell you how she works. If you squeeze her left tit, she takes dictation. If you squeeze her right tit, she types a letter. And that's not all, she can have sex, too!"

    "Holy shit! You're kidding, right?"

    "No, she's something, huh? Tell you what, you can even borrow her."

    So, his friend takes her into the restroom and is in there with her for a while. Suddenly, he hears him screaming "Eeeeyaaaaa! Heeelp" Ooooooh! Aaaaaaah! eeeeeeeeeaaargghhhh!"

    The guy says, "Shit! I forgot to tell him her ass is a pencil sharpener!"

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