Friday, April 20, 2012

R is for ROBOTS

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that takes many Victorian/Industrial Age technologies, and then thrusts it into a futuristic world. In a steampunk world, there might be flying machines, computers, and ray guns - but built from copper, wood, brass, and using steam as a power source. It's a unique blend of the future and the present that makes steampunk unique.


Robotics is another common theme in everything steampunk. Some stories revolve around the morality of technology and building machines that feel (think steampunk I, Robot). Others use robots and other automata as weapons.  Steampunk engineers use robots to help perform difficult labor.


Here are some of my faves:


Automaton Exo Suit, built for destruction!


Many make great pets. And they don't poop


Many resemble animals and insects


Some are used for transport (and having epic battles on)


Gotta find those valuable minerals


Automata can replace lost limbs

28 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Robot dog that doesn't poop - genius!
Someone else posted a picture of Tic-Toc from the Oz series. Bet he would be considered steampunk.

Brinda said...

I love the dog one. I recently visited a shop in Destin, FL and saw a simliar one. Now I wish I had bought it!!

Jack said...

Robot dog is cool. But my fav is the scorpion! It reminds me of Scorponok from Transformers, which is turning into my all-time favorite movie!

Rusty Webb said...

That exo suit. I bet taking potty breaks is tough in that one.

Kelly Barnes said...

A version of the mining robot won the masquerade at MidSouthCon last year. The guy nearly broke his neck trying to get down the stairs at the front of the stage.

Tiyana, aka 'Yoyo' said...

Big Daddies! :D

Those guys are kinda scary, heh.

Jay Noel said...

Alex: I'd consider that steampunk for sure.

Brinda: Dang! I'd love to have one too.

Jack: LOVE Scorponok. He never died, did he?

Rusty: I'd say it's darn near impossible. Adult diaper anyone?

Kelly: Holy crap! Now that's not worth it.

Tiyana: Oh yeah, when the Big Daddies come, you run!

Laura Eno said...

What awesome photos! I've never seen any of them so I must live under a rock.

Vero said...

I want the steampunk doggy! Please?
Great pictures. I didn't realize they've also got pets in this awesome sub-genre!

M Pax said...

Awesome robots. I'll have to show my husband later.

Cherie Reich said...

Wow! Those robots are awesome! And steampunk wouldn't be without the steam-powered machines. :)

Pk Hrezo said...

I really like that second one. I love thinking pf what the future my hold in the way of robotics.

Jay Noel said...

Laura: I'm glad I could introduce you!

Vero: robot animals are a fun element.

Mary: Thanks!

Cherie: Exactly. Gotta have the machines.

Pk: I know, me too. Hopefully we avoid the whole Terminator-thing, though.

Hektor Karl said...

"Many make great pets. And they don't poop"

Now can you make me one that also scoops poop?

Ciara said...

Oops, I missed one. Sorry. Cool Dog. The scorpion is freaky.

Daisy Carter said...

Oh, I'd love to have a steampunk pet, but I don't think my real dog would like it. A robot-bird would be cool. Especially if it flew around the room and landed on your shoulder on command...

Jay Noel said...

Hektor: I think they have one. But the arm might be too powerful and it flings the poop instead.

Ciara: A-Z is pretty darn crazy. Easy to miss stuff! No worries.

Daisy: My dog wouldn't care. He's 16 years old and laid back.

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