12 Low-Budget Robot Movies That Are Better Than Transformers

This weekend, we'll all be watching giant robots turn into trucks and dinosaurs, and it'll be like fireworks for your brain. But robots can do more than just throw down — they can make us question the nature of existence. Here are 12 mindblowing indie movies about robots that you could watch instead of Transformers. » 6/25/14 10:21am 6/25/14 10:21am

Tour The Too-Cute-To-Blow-Up Tiny Death Star

NimbleBit, Disney and LucasArts are about to unleash the ultimate weapon on our unsuspecting planet — Tiny Tower, only set on Star Wars' Death Star. Disguising myself as an Australian, I infiltrated the adorable Imperial base, hoping to save my people from destruction. Is there no hope left? » 10/16/13 5:48pm 10/16/13 5:48pm

Angry Birds Star Wars II Could Have Been A Great Shameless Cash-Grab

Making a mobile game crossover is easy. Just take your popular game and re-skin it to resemble whichever pop culture phenomenon will rake in the most cash. This is twice now Angry Birds developer Rovio has screwed up that simple formula. It's probably because they're Finnish. » 9/18/13 1:55pm 9/18/13 1:55pm

Watch the first human/humanoid handshake in space!

Yesterday, after almost a year onboard the International Space Station, NASA's tweet-happy automaton astronaut (dubbed Robonaut 2 by its creators) did something no robot has ever done in space: it shook a human's hand. You're looking at what could go down as one of the most iconic grip-and-grins in history — human or… » 2/16/12 9:40am 2/16/12 9:40am

In Android, Klaus Kinski wants to build a sexbot...in space!

In Aaron Lipstatdt's 1982 science fiction melodrama Android, Klaus Kinski plays brilliant cyberneticist (and snappy dresser) Dr. Daniel. Don Keith Opper is Max 404, Daniel's assistant and longtime android companion. Daniel and Max are the sole occupants of a deep space laboratory where they are conducting illegal… » 8/27/11 2:30pm 8/27/11 2:30pm

Bionic Breakbeats, or The Best Robot Songs

If you're a post-human robot living in a world that's long since been discarded by humanity, you're going to want some tunes to listen to. Or at least process them through your sub-neural micronet. Eventually robots will figure out how to make their own superior robo-songs, but until then we've compiled the definitive… » 3/10/08 11:11am 3/10/08 11:11am

Bald Gunslinging Robots Make Theme Parks Fun!

Long before Michael Crichton opened up the can of dinosaurs and let them run loose inside a theme park with Jurassic Park, he had already visited the world of theme parks going bad. In the early 1970s, he wrote and directed Westworld, the tale of an android-filled theme park where the robots get a little pissed off… » 2/28/08 11:00am 2/28/08 11:00am