In fiction, sexbots are generally depicted as supplicant women eager to serve male creators—but what would these machines be like if we flipped that script?
We're all just code, waiting to be written.
Most people hate their jobs anyway. Why not kick your feet up and let a robot do it for you?
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"Driving too slowly? Bet humans don't get pulled over for that too often," the company said in response.
So far in 2015 we've continued to explore new frontiers and cover the frontlines, from Pablo Escobar's ex-hitmen to robot-operated hotels. Here's what you've missed.
The author's 1975 short story "The Last Super Bowl" predicted that simulated games would destroy the league. Instead, simulations made the NFL even bigger.
In a new poll to determine whether or not people would have sex with robots, 85 percent of respondents said they would not. Maybe part of the problem is that a truly revolutionary sexbot has yet to be created.
This summer, Japan unveiled plans for a digital tourist-assistance system that mimics the concept omotenashi: anticipating guests' needs and exceeding their expectations to the point of it being eerily predictive.
The show, originally based on a Michael Crichton novel and a 1973 movie of the same name, has some big Prestige TV shoes to fill.
Hitchbot is dead, but robo-murder is nothing new.
Ben Rubenstein got a $100,000 grant to help him study how machine learning can go wrong.
It can't move, but it can stick out its thumb.
The Japanese game designer tells us about 'ReCore,' 'Mighty No. 9,' his Capcom past, and his love for robots.
"It must be better to have a robot who appears to love you than to have nobody." —Dr. David Levy
Police departments around the country are deploying robots to defuse bombs and handle standoffs—and they may be getting increasingly weaponized.
Unsurprisingly, this ended up being really annoying.
Existing unmanned robotics still rely on humans to pull the trigger, but in the future fully autonomous weapon systems could select and execute targets on their own.
With a reboot coming this summer, we tracked down some of the creators of the original's most fearsome metal contestants.
The South African stars lent their odd but undeniable charisma to Neill Blomkamp's latest effort, but if you don't really want to watch Die Antwoord hang out with a childlike robot, this film isn't for you.
Lifelike replicas of young Japanese women, fluent in Chinese, English, Korean, and Japanese, will be capable of making eye contact, reading body language, and responding to organic conversation.
The author of the novel The Beach and the screenplays for 28 Days Later and Sunshine directed a bleak new movie about technology, consciousness, and sex.
Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the Cloud, making us part robot and completely immortal.
The new media artist hooked some method actors up to biofeedback sensors, mapped the data to correspond to particular lights and sounds, and, in essence, made it so the robots reflect a live emotional, human performance.