If Isaac Asimov Were Alive, Humans Would Be His Favorite TV Show

What does it really mean to be alive? It’s a question asked by about a million scifi stories. The new TV series Humans is only the latest, but it does so with such indebtedness to the works of Isaac Asimov I’m kind of surprised everyone in the cast isn’t sporting the author’s trademark muttonchops. » 6/29/15 12:45pm Monday 12:45pm

In AMC's New Android Show Humans, People Are the Real Monsters

Humans has already premiered in the UK, but American viewers will finally get to see this android show on June 28 on AMC. We talked to writer-producers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley and with stars Katherine Parkinson and Tom Goodman-Hill, and they told us human beings are this show’s real monsters. » 6/25/15 4:00pm 6/25/15 4:00pm

Sony's Robotic Dogs Are Dying A Slow And Heartbreaking Death

Back in 1999, Sony released a robotic dog called Aibo, a canine companion that didn’t crap everywhere and only ate electricity. It sold pretty well — 150,000 units, despite the $2,000 price tag. Some owners became remarkably attached, which makes it even more sad that Sony has stopped repairing Aibo. Slowly but… » 6/18/15 3:01am 6/18/15 3:01am

Humanity's Future Will Be In Caves ... On the Moon

While I talked with the legendary roboticist Red Whittaker in his lab at Carnegie Mellon, a half-moon shaped remnant of a Lifesaver was resting on his knee. He nibbled on it as we talked about sending autonomous robots to explore the Moon. That’s when he told me about the Moon caves that could be humanity’s future… » 6/15/15 1:31pm 6/15/15 1:31pm

Ex Machina's Biggest Villain Hunts You Too

It’s hard to figure out who the villain is in Alex Garland’s sexy robot thriller Ex Machina. That’s what makes the film so, well, thrilling. But as a new featurette called from the studio called “God Complex” makes painfully clear, the real villain is the one you can’t see, the one that’s ever-present, always… » 4/28/15 2:53pm 4/28/15 2:53pm

Here's The Scene From Ex Machina that Made My Jaw Drop

Ex Machina has a lot of crazy brilliant stuff in it, and we’ve gushed about this movie a lot. But there’s one scene in particular that made us freak out when we saw it in the theater, because it’s hilarious and weird and insane. And now that the studio has released as a clip, I can’t stop watching it. » 4/22/15 6:00pm 4/22/15 6:00pm