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Roblog

Tech blog with a focus on robots.

John Watson

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New Call of Duty commercial sparks controversy

11/18/10 07:48 AM

            Violence in video games is nothing new. Neither is the controversy that surrounds it. What is new, however, is the level that some video games (and entertainment arts in general) are taking it. A prime example of this is one of the commercials for the popular new first-person shoot, Call of Duty: Black Ops. Usually, commercials for even the most gruesome games feature either in-game video, or animated/live video of said characters. With this new commercial however, all of the characters are your run of the mill citizens...with guns.                That's right, the entire commercial is based around the tagline "There's a soldier in all of... 2 comments

Robots on Campus

09/21/10 08:08 AM

Despite popular belief, robotics is not an entirely new technology. Robots have been in use all the way back to the days of Leonardo da Vinci and his Antrhobot. Over the years, they have evolved and grown for uses in a select few fields, namely special effects and automobile manufacturing. Recently, though, robotics has changed from an elite club for those select few with superb mathematic, programming, and engineering skills to a field that is more open minded as to what exactly a robot is supposed to do. Instead of using robots for manufacturing only, robots are now being used pretty much anytime there is a repetitive, labor intensive, or dangerous atmosphere. Of course, they are still being used for fun, too. Luckily, BC3 has picked up on this pioneering spirit and now has their own new...