NASA's dancing space peni... robot.

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  1. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    From Gizmodo.

    NASA's built a robot that stays out of the way of people via touch. Hilarious story and comments, IMHO.

    Video mirrored here.

    Page archive here (download linked file, direct click won't work).
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    So what's the plan? We make the aliens so randy that they don't notice us secretly stealing their advanced plutonium-based space craft.

    Mmm... Plutonium... :)
     
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  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    so is that how the robots in Star Wars and the like never ran into people.... hmmm


    that is just so fricking odd though..... the movie was creepy
     
  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    So... this is real?

    Glad to see NASA is putting all those billions of taxpayers' dollars to good use...
     
  6. Orlando Furioso macrumors 6502

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    Was this some sort of weird NASA engineer wet dream?
     
  7. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Wow that thing looks like some sort of sick erotic fantasy...a great way for NASA to use our tax money...it'll help the shuttle program, I'm sure. :rolleyes:
     
  8. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    AHAHAHA

    holy ****, i came in here expecting something stupid and pointless(well...), but it actually looks like a frickin wang, AHAHAHAHHAHAA

    oh, that made my week :D
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    wonderful what our scientists can do huh? :D ;) :rolleyes:
     
  10. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    What an odd way for NASA to present a new technology. Forget graphs and charts and simulations...let's get a woman in a ballerina outfit to dance/play with it to an ethereal tune.
     
  11. Kobushi macrumors 6502a

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    So is that what they mean by "rocket science"?
     
  12. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    If that's rocket science then evidently I chose the wrong profession. You get paid big bucks and have billion dollar budgets to develop stuff like that? Sign me up! :cool:
     
  13. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    You are aware that it avoids touch, right? But... it is hairless... we all know you like that! ;)
     
  14. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i guess she wants something to play hard to get ;)
     
  15. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Still not sure what she'll do with ten of them... nor does my imagination really want to go there. ;)
     
  16. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    It's pretty easy when you're 1200 miles away, right?
    (PUNK!)
    I keed!! <3

    I'm gonna set it up like dominoes. line them all up, and then I'll try to touch the first one, and as they all turn to not touch each other (those robots must be homophobic or something!) I wanna see if they'll fall over.
    or explode

    it's like putting a humidifier and a dehumidifier next to each other in a room!

    when I'm rich and crazy, you won't be so impudent.

    that being said, I'll take 200!
     
  17. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    May you find wealth with your dancing penis chorus line show off Broadway (off, off, OFF Broadway)... sorry to say, I won't be buying tickets, but perhaps members of a certain popular MR thread might. ;)
     
  18. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I'll give you a free ticket since you gave me $20 in pay pal.

    man,
    I'll have people lined up to see that show
    can you imagine the astronauts that would see it?
    Buzz aldrin would be like "YEA!" and give me money.

    The show will be held in jsw's place, AKA his mom's basement.
    :D:D
     
  19. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Thank you so much for making me imagine my mother and 200 dancing robotic penises, whether or not you'd also be there in a ballet costume.

    I hope the nano never gets to you there in Kentucky. Hmmmph.

    Edit: and PS, I live in the attic, not the basement, thank you very much!
     
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    There's things wrong with this on so many levels...

    Subliving
     

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