In the future we’ll have robots that vacuum your carpet when you wave your arms around and yell at them. Admittedly this does take longer and use more energy than just doing the vacuuming yourself, but it’s good exercise and in a fucked up sort of way, quite fun, especially if you dress up as a bigger robot yourself.
Still – never mind about that… I was going to go on about this robotic mayfly I saw before, but now it’s gone and I can’t find it, so here are some vids of flying things
Can’t help but notice that the new-found hardware memosphere keeps recreating inventions that were never terribly good in the first place. I guess it’s a bit like “Hello World” in programming – a declaration of arrival. Mind you, I was at Camden Market once and someone in one of the shops up near Chalk Farm had a theremin going through an echo played through a relatively massive PA – and it sounded incredible.
Little copter that can fly round the house making a noise like a mosquito from hell, “learning” where all your stuff is.
The computer is onboard so it can do stuff on its own… and it has cages around the props (that look a bit like those cages people use to stop babies escaping… but smaller) so it can fly about inside without injuring itself.