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Noted Anime Fan Michael B. Jordan Will Star in Rooster Teeth's New Mecha Show  Noted Anime Fan Michael B. Jordan Will Star in Rooster Teeth's New Mecha Show 

Michael B. Jordan, noted anime fan, is kinda-sorta getting to star in an anime! Only kinda-sorta though, as it’s anime-inspired rather than you know, actual anime, but still! Michael B. Jordan gets his own giant robot!

This Robot Dog Movie Is Transformers Meets Lassie  This Robot Dog Movie Is Transformers Meets Lassie 

It’s called A.X.L., and it’s about to change your life. Well, not really, but it damn sure is going to try.

Boston Dynamics Wants to Sell You a Piece of the Impending Robot Apocalypse Boston Dynamics Wants to Sell You a Piece of the Impending Robot Apocalypse

Boston Dynamics, the makers of the very GIFable robots that will inevitably turn on us all, is preparing to unleash the first horseman of the robot apocalypse on the public. Starting in 2019, the company will make its SpotMini robot commercially available, the company revealed Friday.

Oh Great, Boston Dynamics Has Unleashed Its Atlas Robot to the Great Outdoors

Boston Dynamics, the company voted most likely to spawn the Robopocalypse, has released a pair of new videos showcasing the latest abilities of its synthetic creations.

The Future of BattleBots Is Smarter, More Vicious The Future of BattleBots Is Smarter, More Vicious

Behind the scenes at a BattleBots tournament looks part science fair, part NASCAR pit stop. Robot bits are strewn across work benches, sparks are flying, and crews are furiously prepping for the next battle, replacing smashed parts with new ones and testing their weapons. In one corner, sits Chomp. Chomp looks like a…

Someone Used a Robot to Fix the Biggest Problem With Sun Dials: the Sun

Build a better mousetrap, and they say the world will beat a path to your door. But the artists at Studio AATB probably shouldn’t expect much foot traffic after finding a way to use a wall-mounted robot arm to improve one of the oldest ways we have to tell time: the sun dial.

Mad Scientists Taught a Predatory Spider to Jump for Them and Now We're All Probably Doomed

Scientists at the University of Manchester in the UK trained a spider named Kim to jump for them, then recorded her leaps on high-speed cameras. But don’t worry, their research—published Tuesday in Scientific Reports—isn’t meant for anything nefarious. Nah, they just want to learn how to build a whole legion of…

A Pair of Aspiring Tony Starks Built an Enormous Hulkbuster Using Parts Bought on eBay

Mad British inventors Colin Furze and James Bruton have finally revealed the finished version of their DIY Hulkbuster armor. Standing almost 11 feet tall, it towers over Furze’s tiny backyard and workshop, but does Tony Stark have to worry about losing his monopoly on armored suits?

This Shape-Shifting, Pin-Headed Robot Lets You Feel Virtual Objects With Your Bare Hands

Virtual reality headsets today use your eyes and ears to make simulated experiences seem more real, but what about your other senses? Researchers at Stanford University have come up with a way for your hands and fingers to feel virtual objects with a unique robot that looks like an animated version of those Pin Art…

German Leader Angela Merkel Still Way Too Friendly With Robots German Leader Angela Merkel Still Way Too Friendly With Robots

It’s still weird, isn’t it? German Chancellor Angela Merkel is palling around with robots at every opportunity, with her most recent robo-encounter happening just yesterday on ‘Girl’s Day’ at the chancellery in Berlin.

Amazon’s Rumored Home Robot Basically Sounds Like an Echo With Wheels Amazon’s Rumored Home Robot Basically Sounds Like an Echo With Wheels

In case you thought the Echo in your living room laughing maniacally out of nowhere wasn’t creepy enough, just imagine what it would be like if it followed you around. A Bloomberg report suggests that Amazon is working on an actual home robot that will wander around your abode, navigating obstacles and ostensibly…

Cyberdyne's Attempt to Make a Sexy Lady Assassin Terminator Appears to Have Backfired Cyberdyne's Attempt to Make a Sexy Lady Assassin Terminator Appears to Have Backfired

Sideshow Collectibles’s line of “Premium Format” statues usually offer ridiculously detailed (and very expensive) sculpts of beloved pop culture characters, from Star Wars to comics and a million other things in between. But its latest Terminator statue has a bit of a twist: It’s an entirely new character with her own…

Everybody Poops… Even Westworld Robots Everybody Poops… Even Westworld Robots

The second season of Westworld finally starts this weekend and one of the show’s biggest mysteries has already been revealed. Yes, the hosts shit.

The 5 Strangest Westworld Theories That Could Still (Technically) Be True

The only thing better than Westworld itself are all the fan theories. Some have turned out to be true—others are, let’s say, a tad less plausible. In this latest video, I, io9 writer Beth Elderkin, and Gizmodo social editor Joe Tonelli share five of the weirdest fan theories that haven’t actually been disproven yet.

Watch a Horrifying Westworld Cyborg Be Built By the Internet's Worst Robot Designer

Before Westworld’s Dr. Ford and Bernard were entertaining us with their impressive cyborg cowboys, Simone Giertz was delighting the internet with her equally unimpressive and catastrophic robotic creations. So what happens when Giertz tries her hand at building a Westworld automaton? Let’s just say season two is going…

Watch Two Robots Nimbly—and Very Calmly–Assemble an Ikea Chair

Having to assemble furniture from Ikea is about as fun as having to binge watch a season of Fuller House, so how cool would it be to have robots that could do the job? Researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore having now taken us a significant step closer to achieving that dream.

Experts Sign Open Letter Slamming Europe’s Proposal to Recognize Robots as Legal Persons Experts Sign Open Letter Slamming Europe’s Proposal to Recognize Robots as Legal Persons

Over 150 experts in AI, robotics, commerce, law, and ethics from 14 countries have signed an open letter denouncing the European Parliament’s proposal to grant personhood status to intelligent machines. The EU says the measure will make it easier to figure out who’s liable when robots screw up or go rogue, but critics…

Lego-Sweeping Robovac Made of Lego Bricks Is the Best Thing to Happen to Bare Feet

If you’ve got kids at home, or if you’re just incredibly careless with your own Lego collection, YouTube’s The Brick Wall has built a Roomba-like robovac that sweeps any errant plastic pieces off your floors, letting you finally walk around barefoot with impunity.

Winner of DARPA Robot Competition Partners with Weapons Company, AI Researchers Call For Boycott

Top researchers in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) have called for a boycott of the South Korean university KAIST after it opened a lab with the defense firm Hanwha Systems. Even if you’re not familiar with KAIST, you might know some of the school’s robots. The university won the top prize at the last DARPA…

Buzz Buzz, NASA Funds Project to Put Bee Robots on Mars Buzz Buzz, NASA Funds Project to Put Bee Robots on Mars

I can’t beelieve it! Maybe one day there will be bee-like robots buzzing around the surface of Mars.

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