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What's going on today in my crazy robot world?
- 22:14 Wondering what happened to the promised Robosapien movie? Here's the synopsis and poster (tinyurl.com/robosapien-rebooted-movie)
- 23:26 Every good character movie is accompanied by uncounted toys and gear. Astro Boy is no exception. (tinyurl.com/astroboy-movie-toys)
- 23:51 The Sony Rolly rolling music robot looks "Pretty in Pink" (tinyurl.com/pink-sony-rolly-robot). Cute.
- 23:55 The French built an awesome, rocket train capable of 235 mph, but then abandoned the project. (tinyurl.com/rocket-powered-aerotrain)
- 00:04 Old Chuck E Cheese robots never die, they just end up hacked in some Pizzatime Theater fan's garage (tinyurl.com/pizzatime-robots)
- 05:43 MechRC's new educational humanoid robot initiative seems to be drawing strong attention at CES (tinyurl.com/fun-educational-robot)
- 08:36 After robotics, will DIY biology become the next geek passion? Some people are already doing it at home. (tinyurl.com/DIY-Biology)
- 08:45 Beyond Robotics: How about engineering some totally new microbes/genomes in your garage or closet? (tinyurl.com/garage-DNA-hackers)
- 09:47 In the US, CBS's popular "Big Bang Theory" series will feature killer combat robots next Monday. (tinyurl.com/killer-robots-on-cbs)
- 10:08 We already have 3 iSOBOTS (tinyurl.com/iSOBOT-rocks) 1 US version & 2 Japanese, but are seriously thinking about a couple more.
- 10:58 Looks like Mickey Rourke is in line for a major villian role in "Iron Man 2" (tinyurl.com/ironman2-casting). Great type casting!
- 11:06 IDW plans a new TRANSFORMERS book in May.(tinyurl.com/I-am-Optimus-Prime) Designed for kids, older robot fans will love it too.
- 12:17 Does it makes more sense to spend $200 for a robot control, or to add another $100 for a full PC? (tinyurl.com/robot-control-option)
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