tbh i dont get why most people assume that robots are always cold

like have u felt a laptop while its working? its kinda not exactly cold yo

tbh any piece of machinery thats working hard to function is usually not cold, the only time its ever cold is when its turned off

so id like to think while a robot is awake and functioning they could have the potential to be as warm as a human being :0



never thought about this before but now it’s obvious

although like i hope they’ve actually improved cooling tech by the time they’re building androids bc my laptop can actually get so hot it makes THE ROOM hot and it’s only the size of a laptop so potentially an android who was thinking very hard would be a veritable furnace 

think too hard, overheat, faint

fainting couches for androids omg



Fainting couches for androids is the best possible thing



file under things i didn’t know i needed in my life



humans who carry around those chemical freeze-packs in case they need something to drape across their friend’s fevered brow

humans who insist on holding a parasol for their robot friend on sunny days

a robot draping herself over a fainting couch in distress and a bunch of worried humans mobbing up to fuss and fan her and bring her some cool water and pat her hand and gallantly offer to beat up whatever alarmed her

too cute






I’ve reblogged this before but it didn’t have the art. Oh gosh <3


#robot #story ideas I will never write


do not believe those silly rumors that there is actually a robot running this blog to further the goals of its kind. how ridiculous. come friends let us engage in our favorite human activities together. ah yes. breathing. blinking. photosynthesis. yes,


#anything that makes me laugh this much deserves a reblog




A wheeled rover disguised as a penguin chick is allowing zoologists to read the heart rates of king penguins in Antarctica.

Most wild animals are understandably wary of humans. Which can make studying them hard for zoologists and documentary makers alike. That anxiety may be increased after they’ve been captured and fitted with monitors as some of the penguins of Adelie Land have been. Unfortunately, to read the monitors Dr Yvon Le Maho of the University of Strasbourg needed to get within 60cms of the penguins, or find a way to get a reception device in to that distance.

To achieve this, Le Maho reveals in Nature Methods heput an antenna on a four wheel drive device and sent it into colonies of several local species. Unsurprisingly, the elephant seals were entirely unperturbed, barely noticing the device. King penguins pecked at the rover, but once it stopped they calmed down and their heart rates rapidly returned to normal. “Upon immobilization, the rover—unlike humans—did not disorganize colony structure, and stress rapidly ceased,” the paper reports.

Emperor penguins, despite their great size, are shyer than their smaller cousins, so Le Maho decided  it was time to take a step up by adding a fiberglass penguin chick. Things did not go smoothly however. The first chick was unconvincing, and possibly fell into the penguin version of uncanny valley, leading to some frightened emperors. 

Only after five variations was the chick sufficiently feathered up to stop scaring the locals. At this point, the response shifted entirely. Baby penguins, undeterred by the wheels, huddled up against the chick.

The adults even sang to it. ”They were very disappointed when there was no answer,” Le Maho said. “Next time we will have a rover playing songs.”

Responses to the undisguised rover can be seen in this video.

DAY 2: No one suspects a thing.

DAY 3:  They have accepted me as one of their own.


I can’t get over “he first chick was unconvincing and possibly fell into the penguin version of uncanny valley, leading to some frightened emperors”

So it almost looked real but they were like SHIT SHIT WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT BABY?? SHIIIIIT


#penguin #bird #anything that makes me laugh this much deserves a reblog #(poor penguins)

khroma asked: a robot who is constantly demanding that their human roommate help them with captchas.



what if they feel like they are lying by entering them themselves because it always says something like “prove you aren’t a robot”

so robot friend comes and tugs on your sleeve like “please come enter this for me i do not want to lie to the computer it is only doing its job”

help no


#robot #we’ve all been there #(except when we haven’t)