Brazilian Booping Robots Will Have You Doing the Twitchy Dance

This little wind-up bot from Brazilian toymaker and environmental activist Chico Bicalho does a spastic jitter when you let it go. In fact, all Bicalho's creations are goofy, jumpy critters that are pretty much the opposite of what you'd expect from a robot. They shoot sparks, wobble lopsidedly on their wheels, and… » 2/29/08 8:20am 2/29/08 8:20am

Ceramic Manga Cultural Smashups by Brendan Tang

Meet the Manga Ormolu: She's made entirely of ceramic and is a strange combination of futurist mecha-bot straight out of Appleseed, and an Ormolu vase straight out of eighteenth century France, where the Europeans amused themselves by collecting Chinese vases as exotic symbols of otherworldiness. (Today Ormolu copies… » 1/24/08 10:15am 1/24/08 10:15am