Monster robot heads for space station


16 Responses to “Monster robot heads for space station”

  1. buttseks says:

    Best headline ever.

  2. Bazilisk says:


  3. Michael R. Bernstein says:

    I agree with Bugs @ #6. I *much* better name would have been ‘Sinistre’. Or maybe just ‘Lefty’.

  4. Moon says:

    If it’s Canadian, it’s got DRM on it and won’t work with the Space Station systems!

    Oh, noes!!!

  5. Cupcake Faerie says:

    Let me be perfectly clear. I ,for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

  6. padster123 says:

    The main moneter robot heading for the international space station is Europe’s “Jules Verne” space truck.

    Go Europe! Someone had to step up and replace that antiquated, expensive and unreliable shuttle!!! ;)

  7. zish says:

    “Dextre, by the way, isn’t necessarily a ‘he.’”

    All the evidence one needs to see is the provided photo.

    Or, it may be that I’ve seen one too many robot hentai flicks.

  8. Evan Rappaport says:

    Find Sarah Connor.

  9. MazingerBreakfast says:

    It kinda reminds me of the robot motobikes on Mercury in Asimov’s “I, Robot”.

  10. woid says:

    It’s not the giant arms that scare me. It’s one of the other, uh, extremities.

  11. Bugs says:

    “the 3,400 pound robot will be 12-feet tall and feature 11-foot arms”

    It’s a fantastic piece of tech and I can’t wiat to see it in action but I’m dismayed that they didn’t give it a much, much more ominous name.

  12. ZippySpincycle says:

    “Dextre” is a fairly ominous name. After all, Dextre is a serial killre.

  13. MajorD says:

    Okay, I mis-parsed the headline and the picture. I thought it was saying that someone (NASA?) would be providing some “monster robot heads for space station”. I.e., someone noticed that with all of its new extensions, the space station was beginning to resemble a Transformer, so there was going to be another module added at one end, with that module looking like a big robot head.

    Which I still think would be a pretty cool idea.

  14. semiotix says:

    I say we make it fight the Canadarm.

  15. jayemdee says:

    sadly, MDA, the Canadian based company that built the Canadarm and Dextre is being sold to an American company. Nothing wrong with American companies, but it’s always been nice to see that little Canada logo on the Canadarm. I’d imagine it will soon be rebranded, perhaps to Pepsi or someother multinational. The walmart arm?

  16. ill lich says:

    (I’m scared.)

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