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Scientists Just Put A Worm’s Brain Into A Robot’s Body

Cyborg Lego Worm?

Conscious Ninja

When looking at the most complex machine known to man, the brain, in the end, it’s nothing more than a collection of electrical signals. This means that, if we can accurately catalog those signals, then we can implant them into something else. Perhaps another person, transferring memories, dreams, and everything else that makes you, well, you. Along these same lines, you could upload the signals into a machine, turning the computer into a synthetic version of life.

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Discussing Transformations

Related to something I wrote a couple of weeks ago, can you just picture a group of robots talking about their transformations:

Hound: I’m a Jeep.

Star Saber: I’m a jet.

Spyglass: I’m one-third of a camera.

Scooter: And they made fun of me. I’m a scooter.

Zero: I’m a Zero (the Japanese plane, not the number).

Tank: I’m a tank.

Sunstreaker: We get it! GoBots had lazy names. I’m a Lamborghini! I’m the awesome one! What about you shiny guys?

Nuggit: I’m a rock.

Gold Lightan: I’m a cigarette lighter.

Star Saber: I don’t want you transforming around my kid.

Galvatron (RiD): I’m a two-headed dragon. And a bat. And a batmobile. And a batjet. And a hand. And a griffin, a one-headed dragon, a mammoth, and a batboat.

Spyglass: Show-off…

Hound: What about you, Turbo Cones?

Turbo Cones: I’m an ice cream cone.

Spyglass: I feel better now.

Galvatron: I’m hungry…

Top 25 Impractical Robot Transformation: 5-1

This is the top 5, and some of these are just plain weird.

Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4.

#5 – Steering wheel bot

In the 2007 Transformers movie, there’s a point where Sam drops the Allspark and several nearby machines come to life. The only one we get a really good look at is the Mountain Dew machine, who actually looks cooler than some of the main Transformers in the movie, and turned out to be popular enough that he got a name (Dispensor) and a couple of toys, though neither actually transforms into a vending machine. There’s also an Xbox 360 (still in the box, so we really don’t see much) and this one:

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No part of the car other than the steering wheel is moving, so it seems that there’s just this mechanical creature that turns to the steering wheel of an otherwise non-living car, which would be pretty bad for both the robot and the driver even if it didn’t look like it was about to attack her.

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Top 25 Impractical Robot Transformations: 10-6

Up to now this list has mostly included robots that aren’t too obscure with a couple of exceptions, but that’s about to change.

Parts 1, 2, and 3.

#10 – Apollo Robo

Machine Robo was a Japanese toyline started by Popy and continued by Bandai. Many of the toys from this line were brought to the rest of the world as Tonka’s GoBots, but there were some notable exceptions. Only one of the four in this picture was released as a GoBot. (Surprisingly, it’s the Japanese WWII plane, not the British car.)

MachineRoboToys

The white stack of cylinders is Apollo Robo. He turns into a Saturn V Rocket.

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