Menoggling; the things you see when you don't have a trip wire

All that  post-Valentine's recovery net-surfing brought to light some wonderful things.  You saw some on Monday.

This one though, causes me to ponder...




19 comments:

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Sort of creepy, to me! Then there are those drones!!!!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Indeed - the scientist in me was fascinated, but there was somehow an undercurrent of.........what?..........horror??? Yxx

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE saw that thingy demonstrated on the news the other night... it scared the POOPS outta US. we think it is sort of SQUIRRELY!

Joanne Noragon said...

I see it carrying a load, pulling something, finding land mines. Etcetcetc.

Bouncing Bertie said...

OK, I admit, I watched the whole video hoping one of the 'things' would cock it's leg against a tree…
Cheers! Gail.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
.....the thing is... these guys have built one which is SQUIRREL sized too aaarrrrrggghhhhhh....Yxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Well, of course that is exactly the concept behind the design - particularly the larger, 'pack-horse' style; but really, what's wrong with standard auto-drive wheeled Mars-rover-style things? For certain-sure there will be fur and whiskers added and a big marketing campaign before the decade is done..... (mumbles into her beard.....mutter mutter mutter....) Yxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
.......................don't go giving them ideas!!! Think on it Bertie/Gail - what will happen to the household feline and canine companions if these AUTO-SQUIRRELS escape their military masters??? eeeekkk.... Yxx

Julie said...

AUTO SQUIRRELS!!! Uh oh, I think I'll just hide here…behind the settee…let me know when its gone!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Robot totally creep me out. I am not ready for the 21st century lol!

rottrover said...

Do those things have to be walked daily?

Charliedownunder said...

Dead scary if you ask me!! Bertie wants 'em to pee on a tree. I want 'em to bite that bloke that pushed 'em. What's wrong with those blokes?? If someone booted me like that I'd bite 'em on the bum.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Yes, we too were hoping that there would be retaliation against that nasty bloke.

Mark Muller said...

not sure if i would share my bed with such a guy.... who knows what all that modules and bits an bytes could do... :o)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
brwwhahahahahha - quite likely - but at least the leash is electronic and the two-legger can just have a seat!....then again,,, what if they break free???......Yxx

Yamini MacLean said...

....I dunno Charlie, you at least could outrun the nasty man...

...Bertie, you may indeed have to find your inner growl!...

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Easy, that would be some ride!!! Yxx

Madi and Mom said...

WELL WE ARE ALMOST SPEECHLESS...WHAT WAS THE POINT OF KICKING IT?
ROBOTS ARE SURELY SMARTER THAN THAT GUY!!
THE FORMS WERE QUITE INTERESTING ONE LOOKED LIKE A COMBO OF A GIANT CRICKET AND A DOG.. AND ANOTHER LIKE A HORSE.
WE HAVE A YOUNG FRIEND IN 7TH GRADE SHE IS DEEPLY INVOLVED IN A ROBOT CLUB...BUDDING SCIENTIST AND I'M SURE SHE WOULD NOT KICK ONE
HUGS MADI AND MOM

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
I think it is part of the "look how they recover" promo-style; "these are all-terrain, no-fall utilities we are giving you..." That sort of thing. The trouble is, when you have something that looks and (cuz we're human) feels like an animal, it is just plain WRONG.... sigh...I am actually all for advancements which are truly going to help us, but we all know there are negatives to such things too.... Yxx