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

Must Read: An FAQ Explaining Why You Should Worry About Killer Robots

We all agree that programming robots to kill humans at their own discretion is a bad idea — but this scenario is a lot closer than most of us realize. A new FAQ from Human Rights Watch summarizes how close we are to autonomous killing machines, and how important it is to ban them now. » 10/22/13 12:45pm 10/22/13 12:45pm

What's the greatest story ever told about robot consciousness?

We may or may not find an extraterrestrial civilization in your lifetime — but that doesn't mean we won't encounter a different sort of consciousness. Robots could soon be the strangers in our midst, and science fiction has prepared us. What's the best story for understanding how robots might think? » 6/21/13 5:00pm 6/21/13 5:00pm

Cops Vs. Killer Robots, in the Dazzling First Teaser for the Short Film

This first teaser for the short movie called 2088 is pretty brief — but you may find yourself rewatching the scene of mechanistic rampage a few times, because it looks that cool. This film is directed by Steven Ilous from the VFX house SMI Entertainment, and you can kind of tell it's the work of a VFX professional.… » 11/20/12 4:52pm 11/20/12 4:52pm

Some Amazing Killer Robot Action, Starring Fringe's Lance Reddick!

You can't actually see Lance Reddick in this short teaser trailer, but luckily there's more than enough killer robot action to compensate. Drone is a movie about autonomous killer drones that are humanoid, and there seems to be the optimal amount of robots going into bunkers and fucking up everything organic within… » 6/13/12 1:11pm 6/13/12 1:11pm

Danny Trejo gets his skull perforated by a rampaging webcam

The 2009 cult movie Eyeborgs has many things to recommend it, including a totally subtle allegory about what happens when the War on Terror goes Too Far and we get mobile surveillance cameras — basically, webcams with legs — running around everywhere. But the main thing the movie has going for it is this great moment… » 3/27/12 6:18pm 3/27/12 6:18pm

Is The Fashion Industry The First Step In Robot World Domination?

All over the place, women fashion models are being transformed into something metallic and unearthly. Their shoulders are getting squarer, their faces shinier and more impassive, and their bodies silvery and hard. Could it be the first stage in the impending robot takeover? Warning: gallery includes photo of see-thru… » 5/27/09 1:30pm 5/27/09 1:30pm

Terminator Salvation Made Me Miss Sarah Connor Chronicles More

Terminator Salvation and the Sarah Connor Chronicles both ended the same way: in a post-apocalyptic future, with John Connor lost and confused. But there's only one Terminator story I want to see continued, and it's not connected to McG. Here's why Salvation made me miss Sarah Connor more than ever. » 5/26/09 2:28pm 5/26/09 2:28pm