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A Damn Fine Short SciFi-Film: Aaron Sims’ ARCHETYPE , ‘Your Memories are Just a Glitch’

Official Synopsis

RL7 is an eight-foot tall combat robot that goes on the run after malfunctioning with vivid memories of once being human. As its creators and the military close in, RL7 battles its way to uncovering the shocking truth behind its mysterious visions and past.
Directed by: Aaron Sims
starring: Robert Joy (Land of the Dead, CSI:NY) and David Anders (Heroes, 24).

What We Learned: Special effects and animation veteran Aaron Sims released his $0 budget and completely unfunded labor of love, ARCHETYPE, on the Internets January 20, 2012. After watching it the first time we decided on the spot that ARCHETYPE is pretty fucking cool!

Like most Hollywood movies, all the usual tropes are covered. Unlike most Hollywood big action fare Aaron Sims made those tropes engaging and worth watching. We’ve already viewed this short more times than we care to mention.

Seven minutes is just not enough.

We hope this taste of the ARCHETYPE world generates enough buzz and gains financial backers so that he can fully visualize his labor of love. Note: we’re almost certain the concept art of Sims complete vision is featured in the credits. Stick around and watch those for once.

Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone! This has been a labor of love on a budget of $0 and it makes it all worth while when we see other poeple responding to it. Thank you! – Aaron Sims

Official sites: http://www.aaronsims.com/ | http://www.archetype-movie.com/
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Moment of Who: Kevin, the Robot Dinosaur Companion. Thank You, Comics.

Kevin is a robot dinosaur that traveled with The Doctor in the TARDIS. A few months ago, we learned, via Reddit, that this has been going on in the pages of the 11th Doctor‘s comics series.

WHY HAS NO ONE TOLD US THIS AWESOME HAS BEEN GOING ON!?

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The Future: Japanese Scientists Create Spherical Flying Hover Drone, 26 years After REAL GENIUS

A few weeks ago Japan’s Ministry of Defense revealed a helicopter hover drone that can fly up to 40 MPH. It can also roll on the ground or up a wall under full control of the operator. This new thing has obvious uses in defense and security. Hell, pick any high technology dystopian future, evil genius base or shady multinational corporate entity in fiction and you’ll see a fleet of these suckers.

But a Google+ user pointed out what should have been obvious from the get go. This hover drone could revolutionize certain aspects of filmmaking. We’re embarrassed the creative idea didn’t come to us before the hard practical uses.

Another thing that struck us about this machine is that the 1980s movie REAL GENIUS prophesied it about 26 years prior.

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There Will Be Robots: Android + Robot + Rubik’s Cube = Problem Solver

via +Lowell Heddings

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Halloween Moment of Who: DIY Radio-Controlled Dalek Pumpkin, Tiny Orangey Death Lantern

The Nerdist caught our eye with it’s ‘Make Cool Stuff: Halloween Edition’ featuring the robot Dalek pumpkin. They didn’t stop there, though. Be sure to check out their entire post.

Instructions on building the actual robot Dalek can be found on Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories.

It’s a radio-controlled robotic Dalek that can move around and turn its head. Oh, and did I mention that it’s a pumpkin?

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There Will Be Robots: Modified Ditch Witch is the Mother Alien Fighting Exo-Suit You’ve Always Wanted

Say what you will about the wonderful idea of having “loader technology”(please remember your ALIENS) but that Vice President of operations is going to regret calling that robot a slave.

“Engineers at Raytheon-Sarcos in Salt Lake City demonstrated a unique set of tele-operated robotic arms attached to a modified Ditch Witch. With no training at all, one immediately meshes with the feelings and actions of the machine. It mirrored everything one does with their arms, wrists and shoulders.”

via +Ariana Osborne

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This is Halloween: Man Creates Animatronic Dancing Baby, Forces it to Dubstep

People are making things like this in their homes.

Some times, just some times, we really like the 21st century.

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Robot WTF: Geminoid Robots are Meeting, Having Conversation. (Talking About Us)

There are only a handful of people in the world who can say they have a robotic clone of themselves, and most of them just got together in Japan. ATR’s facilities in Nara hosted a bizarre reunion at the end of March as three Geminoid robot replicants and their originals met for a press conference and photo shoot.

We feel the need to reiterate this each time robots get together or unlock some new achievement: THIS IS HOW THE CYLON WAR STARTED.

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Robot OMG: Geminoid Smiles for the First Time. Then We Smile and Secretly Cringe

From the Geminoid DK You Tube comes the Geminoid robot smiling for the camera.

Associate Professor Henrik Scharfe’s plan is to build a robot that looks like him.

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Friday Night Movie: ROBOT, Watch How Easily Kollywood Out-Awesomes Hollywood

ROBOT is a BKollywood creation from Tamil cinema. It is completely batshit… and we’re loving it because of that.

We’re late jumping on the blog posting bandwagon for this flick. We have no excuse for that. We’re posting it now, dammit, and you’d do well to attend.

Below is a clip show of every movie robot trope, cliche, and action sequence ever conceived by the cinema world. Below is a clip show of fantastic awesome.

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