Rumor: Naked Arnie Will Look "Like A Ken Doll" In Terminator Genisys

The new Terminator movie will give us another look at the iconic scene from the original film, where a naked killer robot arrives in the past to hunt down Sarah Connor. But now it appears as though we'll be seeing a lot more of Naked Arnold Schwarzenegger than we had in the past... but he won't be anatomically correct. » 2/25/15 1:07pm 2/25/15 1:07pm

This Trailer For Neill Blomkamp's Chappie Gets Us Right In The Feels

Neill Blomkamp's new robot movie Chappie is hilarious, like Short Circuit on speed, judging from what we've seen so far. But this brand new trailer hints that there's a serious topic at the heart of the film, and you might want to strap yourself in for some intense emotions. » 1/09/15 10:33am 1/09/15 10:33am

The 10 Types of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)

The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify. » 10/07/14 10:05am 10/07/14 10:05am

It's Friday Night, And We've Met Our Quota Of Drone Kills.

And Hangar Bay 7 has never looked sweeter or more welcoming. This was a tough one — that last pack of stray drones, out in the superheated gas cloud, came out of nowhere and nearly wiped us out. But now, we're coming home for a weekend of guzzling Simian (TM) Brand Gin. » 6/28/14 1:34am 6/28/14 1:34am

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

Killer Concept Art For X-Men: Days Of Future Past's Sentinels

Concept art house Framestore worked on designing the Sentinels in X-Men: Days of Future Past — both the 1970s and future versions. And now they've released a bunch of concept art that shows just how weird these mutant-killing robots could have looked. » 5/27/14 7:28pm 5/27/14 7:28pm

The Debate Over Killer Robots Is A Guy Thing

Diplomats, engineers and robotics experts from around the world are currently gathered at the United Nations in Geneva to debate whether lethal drones should be banned from warfare. And of the 18 experts presenting their views during the four-day conference, not a single one is female. » 5/14/14 3:40pm 5/14/14 3:40pm

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

Just Another Day in the Ultimate Killing Machine

It's always a great feeling of satisfaction to watch the sun go down on your ultimate mobile death fortress, and know that you've put in a proper day of crushing and incinerating. With a spot of imploding, for good measure. Concept art by Manchu SF. » 5/16/13 10:38pm 5/16/13 10:38pm

Who's the Coolest Killer Robot of All Time?

We're still waiting for that robot uprising, but meanwhile, killer robots have already conquered our hearts. But who's the most amazing killer robot of them all? Make your case below! » 5/09/13 2:00pm 5/09/13 2:00pm

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

A Brand New Stage Play that Asks Why the Robot Uprising Suddenly Stopped

Are robots better at being humane than humans are? A new science fiction play in New York City wants to know — and it will kill loads of people, in order to find out. » 10/05/12 2:21pm 10/05/12 2:21pm

The Cylons' Secret Weakness: Microwave Ovens!

Galactica 1980 is full of ridiculous things, including the Battlestar Galactica crew giving a small child a mind-control device. And trying to team up with the Nazis. But nothing is as ludicrous as this scene, where a Cylon centurion comes too close to its most deadly nemesis: a microwave oven. » 7/27/12 8:29pm 7/27/12 8:29pm

First Look at the Giant Robots in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim!

When Guillermo del Toro promised us huge fucking robots in Pacific Rim, he wasn't kidding, was he? The new Comic Con poster for del Toro's "monsters vs. robots" movie includes a couple of people standing on the robot's shoulder, for scale. » 7/07/12 1:30pm 7/07/12 1:30pm

What's more likely: a robot uprising, or humans becoming cyborgs?

Are you about to become a cyborg, or will you be crushed by robot overlords? This week's io9 show looks at our future relationships with machines — and you'll never be the same again. » 6/15/12 10:30am 6/15/12 10:30am

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… » 3/27/12 6:18pm 3/27/12 6:18pm

The Terrifying Beauty Of A Combat Vehicle That Thinks, Plans, And May…

Try not to drool on this prototype of the X-47B Navy Unmanned Combat Air System, on display yesterday at Naval Air Station Pax River. Designed for autonomous launch and recovery, it's sleek, shiny and menacing. (Click to enlarge.) [Getty Images] » 8/11/09 1:40pm 8/11/09 1:40pm

"Robot Uprising" Expert Gives You Invaluable Cylon Survival Skills

The Battlestar Galactica cast and top roboticists may be gathering on Friday to explain how to cope with the show's killer robots, but there's no need to wait. How To Survive A Robot Uprising author Daniel Wilson has answers now. » 6/09/09 5:00pm 6/09/09 5:00pm