Saturday, December 26, 2009

Robot Hand Towels

You know your Robot obsession is public knowledge when you're out at a client lunch, and one of your guests makes a point to send you a link about a new Indie shop (think Etsy) that is full of Robot love.

I don't know anything about apart from the fact that these Hand Towels will go great it our bathroom.

Robot Chalkboard Decals

I need a reason to buy something from Moo - and I finally think that I've found it. A work colleague passed on these awesome chalkboard designs. Who says Robots can't work in the kitchen?

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Monday, October 5, 2009


Thanks to TrendCentral for this tip off..... RobotVision!

Already, you thought the iPhone was a modern day wonder, but this application takes its powers a step beyond into Jetsons territory. This augmented reality app uses Bing Local Search, along with the accelerometer and compass technologies of the iPhone 3GS, to superimpose points of interest within a user's area onto their phone's video screen. Also, it can display geotagged Flickr photos in the vicinity. Taken to its Twitterverse extreme, Robotvision could transform the microblogging service into a matchmaking one, allowing users to find and engage nearby tweeters. Imagine getting your dumpling fix in Chinatown and suddenly being alerted to the fact that your crush is blocks away cruising the latest exhibit at the New Museum. Stalking suddenly takes on a whole new, and not so creepy, face.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Robots for Baby

I have a friend who is having a baby - and is planning to do the nursery Robot Themed. Needless to say I have nominated myself as the interior designer.

First thing on the list are bed sheets - the brief is for Robots - "but not the scary kind"

The Land of Nod has some gorgeous sheet sets.

And Target also has this cute set.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A is for Astro Boy

A is for Astroy Boy, the Robot of Japan.
Built with a heart by a clever science man.
With arm and leg rockets and lights for eyes
he could shoot lazers using his thighs.

Thank you to for the image of Astro Boy created from Train Tickets

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Blog Alert: Topless Robot!

Not so much about Robots - but more about "nerd news, humour and self loathing". In any case - I like anything with even the vaguest mention of Robots.

Their post about the 12 Most Awesomely Nerdy Breakfast Cereals is worth a read in any case!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Mini Robots Colouring Book

I've been meaning to blog this one for a while.

The cutest little Mini Robot Coloring book - and only $0.80!

Read More about it here...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

There Are Robots in Japan (Again)

Thanks to @jsonego for this link from the Washington Times about the Giant Torayan Robot in Osaka City Hall Japan.

The mechanical sculpture, created by Osaka native artist Kenji Yanobe, has been set at the lobby to promote Aqua Metropolis Osaka 2009, an upcoming event that stimulates people to reconsider a waterfront life style in Japan's second biggest city...

Why not in Sydney?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Giant Robot Spiders

Thanks again to Tom for this link!

This year is the 150th anniversary of the Port of Yokohama. It is a pretty important event since it represents the opening of Japan to the world after many centuries of closeness during the Edo period. The Port of Yokohama was one of the first five ports of Japan that opened their traffic to international commerce in 1859.

One of the first events of the 150th anniversary celebration was the arrival of two giant spiders from France created by the french group La Machine. The spiders have been walking around Yokohama during the last three days, it has been spectacular, these are some of my shots:

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Robot Cupcakes

I love my job sometimes. Having to spend hours at a time looking through websites to create media plans for clients - I often come across the most wonderfully random blog posts. Like this amazing post on The Toy Zone. 20 Tasty Cupcake Recipes.

I thought that the Hamburgers were gret - but how excited was I when I cam across the Robot Cupcakes!?

A robot that can keep a beat

Thanks to @damokeeffe for feeding my Robot hunger with this very cool post from the Amnesia Blog.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Make Your Own Paper Robot

The year is 1999. The millennium is almost upon us. Y2K lurks around every corner, threatening to take over our computers and destroy all our technology. And when it does, paper robots will rule the earth...

Build your own Paper Robots!


Sunday, May 17, 2009

20 Websites With Robots

It's always good to see that there are other people out there with Robot obsessions.

Check out this entry from Roy Vergara on his 'Design Moves Me' Website.

20 Sites that use Robots in their design and imagery. How cute.

Thanks to S.Leaney for the tip off.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

An Alien Robot's Cookbook

How do you get your kid interested in food that isn't just hot dogs and ice cream? You create a cook book... of course! So is the story behind this new Robot-themed book from Ruth Fankushen Kunkel.

Thanks to Boing Boing for the link. And you can buy direct from Amazon.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fantastic Robot Art

It's very easy to create disposable Robot art. You know - the badges, soaps and other plastic goodies. But there are very few people who create high end robot art. With Oils, Canvas and a huge amount of time. Eric Joyner is one of the few artists out there producing such valuable works. Check out an interview with him and a selection of his other pieces of Robotic Art on Fecal Face.

Thanks to AG_Reeves for the tip off.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Giant Robot Beetle

Tom is back again with another great Robotic YouTube Video. This time it's a Giant Beetle Robot. Well... Big In Japan I guess.....

Lime Robot Love Soap

When my sister went to Mexico last year, she brought me back some great Robot Window gels for the bathroom. I now have found the next best bathroom accessory. This Lime Robot Love Soap is "made with moisturizing glycerin and creamy shea butter. They are made with 3 layers of soaps and have the uplifting scent of lime added!"

The designer is Love Lee Soaps and you can see some of their other fantastic designs on their FlickR page.

Does it surprise you that this link was from Etsy and was sent to me from my husband. In recent years most of my birthday and Christmas presents have come from Etsy (all Robots of course)... and my birthday IS coming up soon...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

There's a Robot in my Eye!

Knowing how much I love Robots - an old friend emailed me this snippet of a T-Shirt that made it into his email inbox.

Wanting to find out more - I soon discovered where and how we can buy this amazing fashion item.

The guys at TeeHunter have done a great little write up:

Augh! I got ROBOT in my eye! goes the old saying…and now it is forever immortalised on this great tshirt from BOHDA TE. Tee Hunter is a sucker from Robots and while this colour sucks a little, it is in keeping with the rusty, metal theme. Huray!

And for those wanting to purchase - here you go.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Robotic Ants

Have I told you about my friend Tom?

He writes a really wonderful blog and also shares my passion for Robots. Unlike me, Tom has a very creative and practical mind and can actually create wonderful Robots and other artistic creations.

Now Tom lives in Germany and instead of Postcards - he sends me random Robotic bits and pieces.

The latest message from Tom was in the form of a Robotic Ant.... check the YouTube video. It's great.

A-Pod is an ant inspired hexapod robot with a 2 DOF abdomen (tail), a 3 DOF head with large mandibles. 6 legs with 3 DOF each. Total 25 servos. This video demonstrates body movement and mandible control....

The track is also way cool: Sound track: Artist: Trifonic with Lies (Instrumental).

The Most Adorable Robot... Ever

You know that it's a big Robot News Story when three friends send you the same story in one day. And with the words Adorable and Robot used in the headline - you know it's a winner.

The Gizmodo guys summed up the cuteness pretty well:

The tweenbot, a cardboard-bodied, cheerful little bugger, is equipped with a flag stating its intended destination. Since it can only move forward, it depends on the kindness of strangers to guide it and remove obstacles.

There's also a bunch of other news stories about this little fellow too.

Thanks to @wiredlogophile, @jimmyville and @jyesmith for the Tweet-date.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Robot Republic

I was playing around with the super speed of TwitZap when I came across this wonderful short Robot Animation film on The ABC - by Adam Dunca.

Take 3 mins and check it out....

Left to fend for themselves, five giant robots that have long outlived their evil scientist creators wander the world in a search for meaning. In this instalment they grapple with quantum physics...with predictable results.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Introducing The Slobots

I received an email last week from Mike Slobot. He's the creator of Slobots - created out of "found objects, plastics, thrift store finds, toys and other stuff".

You should check out is website

My favourite to date is SLO-HERREN (Pictured) who Mike classifies as One-of-a-Kind' Robot.

And here's a blurb from his website too:

Not very far into the future, robots existed in many facets of everyday life... As the demand for new technology raced on, many of the earliest robots found themselves without homes or jobs or families.
They began to search for new meaning in their lives, in many parts of the galaxy, and even into the farthest reaches of the universe... Welcome to the world of "The Slobots™!!"

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Be Afraid! Gigantic Fire-Breathing Robot Babies Have Taken Over Roppongi

Apparently this is some kind of robot baby art project.... in any case... thanks to @scottRhodie and @AgentM for thetip off.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Kraftwerk - Live 1981 - Photos

You can't be a Robot fanatic and not love Kraftwerk. Thanks to @kidcalmdown who found these photos from Charles Robinson. I wish I was there. Though seeing them at the Big Day Out in 2003 was a very special show.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Robot Coasters

I love my coffee table. Currently it has a stack of (mostly unread) TIME magazines, 4 remote controls, a no smoking sign I tool from an Irish pub in China and a stack of Misfits Coasters. I now know what I am missing. These beautiful Robot Coasters.

These have been created by Julia Davey for her White Elephant range.

Thanks to Rollagirl9 for the tip.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dressing Up Robot

When I was 6, I made a Robot costume from a cardboard box and tin foil. Now that I am a few decades older, my choice of Robot wear needs to be more sophisticated.

Lucky there are designers like See By Chloe whose Robot Print Dress are much more in tune with my current style.

A great example of online retailing too - as usual - from a US site. Love the fact you can magnify the material.

Monday, March 23, 2009

New Tattoo Ideas

I already have one robot tattoo. Now I really want another one.

I love this guy here.

Thanks to for the inspiration. Check out his website too.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Robot Photos from @jyesmith

I always smile when someone takes the time to send me a Robot picture they have found in their own travels. I like these Robots. Unusual plastic shapes. Plus I love the fact they are sitting on the same shelf as these weird African dolls. What is the connection?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Making Robots Give the Right Glances

By mimicking nonverbal actions, robots could become better assistants.

Great Article - Check it out.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009