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"QUANTUM SHOT" #58
Link - by Avi Abrams



Build your own retro-future, one rusty robot at a time!

Start with a collectible "Cute Little Army of Robots":

Bennett Robot Works are the "Original Art Robot Sculptures" (looking every bit like props from the "Robots" animated feature). They're made from "found objects": wood, metal, and various strange stuff found in the basement and at garage sales. There is an endless catalog of them on this site. Each robot is a miniature delight; and together they are as addictive, as an assortment of mini donuts:






Each robot takes about a month to build. They are not meant to be a toy.

Some robots mean business

In case you want to be prepared, here is the book "How to Survive a Robot Uprising"; and another site, where the most aggressive robots can battle each other to their heart's content:



...while veterans stand around and watch: (source site)



...and robotic mice scatter nearby:



- witness "Herbie the MouseBot", fully functional miniature robot rodent (source)

If you read old newspapers, you'll see that robots were more well-behaved in the past: this one "STEAM-POWERED DREADNOUGHT CERBER" was even employed as a police enforcer in Victorian London: (more here)


(image via)

But as history progressed, they (robots) often made wrong choices:



(images via)

...to the point that today humans need to put up warning signs like this:



Consumer technology

Know your enemy - read the site devoted to wayward robots, aptly named "Suicide Bots". Don't miss a link to "sexed robots" site, or picture of "Google Bot".

Probably the Ugliest Robot Ever:



As a parting shot, these are quite harmless robots from the communist times in Russia:
(they are also very ugly)



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6 Comments:

Anonymous ericskiff said...

I love these little guys! I might just have to start making some of these out of old stuff I've got lying around.

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Anonymous Gir53457 said...

Totally. Gundams are the worst thing ever.

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Anonymous Head Rotor said...

The uncredited artbot (above the mouse) is by Al Honig (http://www.alhonig.com/). I'm sure he'd appreciate the link!

Cheers,

Head Rotor from Suicidebots

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Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Hey thanks for this artbot info! Great scultures!
Added the link.

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Anonymous haraya said...

Those are so cool!

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Blogger Khathi said...

The 'dreadnaught' bot is just a slightly customized Dreadnaught figurine from Warhammer 40,000, a tabletop wargame from British publisher Games Workshop. Some Russian guy just went fro more steampunk look, instead of 40K canonical techno-gothic.

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