10 Robot Deaths That Were More Moving Than Almost Any Human's

When any beloved character dies, it's heart-rending — but sometimes, the death of a beloved robot (or android) can be the saddest of all. Maybe because we bond so intensely with artificial beings, their deaths can feel like losing a best friend. Here are 10 robot deaths that are more devastating than almost any… » 12/05/13 10:16am 12/05/13 10:16am

The Ultimate History of Cute Robots

Cute robots have been a fixture in the pop culture landscape, ever since C-3PO and R2D2 crashed on Tatooine in the original Star Wars — but there have been cute robots in pop culture for way longer. The history of cute robots is a proud and totally cuddly one, full of beeping, blooping noises. » 12/07/11 2:00pm 12/07/11 2:00pm

Build Your Own Eco-Helper Bots from "Silent Running"

In the movie Silent Running, Bruce Dern plays a nice scientist who just wants to tend his garden — his gigantic garden that takes up a huge spaceship. In fact, he has four giant pods that contain the very last vestiges of Earth's four major types of ecosystem. Of course, Earth itself has been destroyed by pollution… » 6/03/08 2:02pm 6/03/08 2:02pm

The Robots That Launched The Cute-Bot Revolution

Wall-E may be the cutest lil robot ever to hit our screens, but he's also the latest in a long line. It seems like wherever you go in scifi, you have to step over a cute chirpy little bot, who whistles, or tweets out a little catchphrase — including R2D2 from Star Wars, Twiki from Buck Rogers and K-9 from Doctor Who.… » 3/04/08 4:00pm 3/04/08 4:00pm