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Two advanced robots were shown the Morgan trailer, and here's their reaction
Aug 26, 2016

You know the sayings “You can’t stop progress” and “The future is now.” Well, it’s never more true. Don’t believe me? Two advanced robots were recently shown the trailer for upcoming sci-fi horror movie Morgan, and their reaction was priceless.

This is NASA's humanoid robot that will help humans explore Mars and beyond
Aug 18, 2016

It’s a staple of science fiction, and for good reason — robots can come in handy when you’re exploring the dangerous recesses of space. So meet the humanoid robot NASA wants to send along with future astronauts.

Astronomers want to use robots to help keep tabs on black holes
Dec 16, 2015

Astronomers have been studying black holes for a while now, but the next step is apparently to get robots in on the action.

This robot isn't nearly as good as us at putting together IKEA furniture, but it's learning
Sep 29, 2015

It’s always fascinating to see a robot tasked with completing something humans find relatively easy (though your mileage may vary, admittedly). We now bring you: Skynet vs. IKEA.

Watch a haunting 8-min sci-fi short made from real NASA footage
Jul 4, 2015

Just about every mission NASA's ever flown has been committed to film in one way or another, and it all makes for a fascinating chronicle for space enthusiasts. But one Australian filmmaker saw something more than history in the footage. Using 10 hours of film from the NASA archives, he crafted an 8-minute short about a robot floating through space...6,000 years in the future.

Terminator: TSCC creator returning to TV for new robot series
Jul 4, 2015

After two all-too-brief seasons on his series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Josh Friedman has become a cult hero to a certain set of genre fans. Now, the mind behind John Connor's small screen adventures is coming back for a new robot-centric series.

Watch a touching robot resurrection in eerie game teaser for Reset
Jul 4, 2015

Think you're cold-hearted? Seldom shed a tear? Well, check out a brilliant sci-fi trailer for Theory Interactive's Reset and just try to contain your android empathy. Tissue?

Scientists have created a robot capable of adapting and walking with a broken leg
May 28, 2015

A team at the University of Vermont has made an intriguing new development that could keep the robots of the future limping along regardless of any potential damage.

Watch these tiny, gecko-inspired robots pull up to 2,000 times their own weight
Apr 27, 2015

Robots already have a bit of a physical edge, thanks to the fact that they’re not made of flesh and gooey stuff, but this could give them another leg up in the eventual battle for Earth.

Zombies and robots are set to battle on the big screen at last
Jan 9, 2015

Just when you thought we were out of zombie stories, here come robots to spice things up.

12 staples of modern sci-fi (with unbelievably old origins)
Nov 18, 2014

These current tropes of the genre have their roots in history, dating back centuries.
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DARPA's Atlas Robot can do the Crane Stance. Waxing on and off inevitable.
Nov 12, 2014

If you were ever worried that Ultron or Skynet or Michael Bay's horrifying version of the Transformers could ever happen, watch this and you will feel way better.

Scientist creates an 'ethical trap' to test a robot and Asimov's First Law
Sep 15, 2014

Humanity still have a ways to go until it has robots in the everyday world, but one researcher is already starting to tinker with how our mechanical slaves will respond when told to save a human.

James Gunn finds this hyper-realistic Rocket Raccoon animatronic unsettling
Sep 15, 2014

It’s absolutely fascinating to see how the same movie can be promoted in drastically different ways depending on where on the globe it’s playing. Case in point: Japan.

The Associated Press is planning to use robots to write news articles
Jul 2, 2014

The Associated Press, one of the most respected journalism institutions on the planet, has announced plans to use robots to file stories. Our only question: Who gets the byline?