robot

tech-science

This Magnetic Robot Wants to Crawl Inside Your Brain

MIT scientists are working on a robot that could deliver lasers and drugs to problem areas of the brain.
Becky Ferreira
8.31.19
YouTube

YouTube Removed Videos of Robots Fighting, Calling it Animal Abuse

Several Battlebots videos were taken down in the least few days, with YouTube citing animal cruelty policies.
Samantha Cole
8.21.19
tech-science

Mysterious Hole in Antarctic Sea Ice Explained by Robots and Seals

Seals with antennas on their heads helped shed light on the formation of a sea ice hole the size of South Carolina.
Becky Ferreira
6.11.19
Great Barrier Reef

This Underwater Robot Will ‘Squirt’ Coral Larvae onto the Great Barrier Reef to Save It

The LarvalBot is an experimental technology that could revive damaged and dying parts of the Great Barrier Reef.
Sarah Emerson
11.4.18
Books

How Australian Mining Boomed—Until Cheap Laziness Caught Up

In an extract from the book "Boom and Bust​," VICE regular Royce Kurmelovs​ examines the way that greed, irresponsibility, and failing to learn from the past brought down the mining boom.
Royce Kurmelovs
10.14.18
robots in disguise

I Want to Drive This Real Life Transformer

Japanese companies have unveiled the world’s first functioning car that turns into a robot and back again.
Matthew Gault
5.1.18
Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Accused of Giving a Female Robot More Rights Than Women

After Saudi Arabia became the first country in the world to grant a robot citizenship this week, critics were quick to point out that Saudi women are still denied basic rights and dignities under the country's notorious guardianship system.
Leila Ettachfini
10.30.17
sculpture

Junked Digital Cameras Morph into Adorable Robots

Writer and artist James Rauff makes cute mutant creatures out of old electronics.
DJ Pangburn
7.30.17
music video

Chappie Meets the Jungle Book in Odesza’s New Music Video

Directed by Daniel Brown, "Line of Sight" follows the unlikely bond between a boy and a robot.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.20.17
Stuff

Is RealDoll Close to Delivering Some AI Sex Robots?

The company touts itself as making the "world's finest love dolls," so we caught up with founder Matt McMullen to hear more.
Georgia Lewis Anderson
10.19.16
Art

This Handmade Robot “Reads” with Adorable Eyeballs

Jakob Werner’s 'A Machine Learning' questions whether computers can actually learn.
Francesca Capposela
8.13.16
Film

Meet 'Boltron,' the Old School Video Game That's Actually a Miniseries

This one's for the kids that grew up watching others play video games—and loved it.
Beckett Mufson
8.1.16
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