Via Gizmodo. In this as in all things, the fantasy’s better than the reality, but after 8,000 posts about robots and lasers I’d be guilty of breach of contract if I didn’t blog it. Truth be told, these things are about as awesome as those pudgy little Robbie the Robot knockoffs in the Twilight Zone episode about the old lady beset by tiny aliens. (Ironic twist: The invaders are us.)

The smoke machines are a nice way to enhance the lasers, though, if perhaps a tad “80s MTV” for my taste.