The sad story of a real life R2-D2 who died saving human lives

Robots can't have feelings. But humans develop feelings for them. You know, like R2-D2 in Star Wars. Or like Scooby Doo, a real life small robot that saved the day 19 times. This is his single-tear story. » 12/28/11 2:15pm 12/28/11 2:15pm

How did an I, Robot prop car end up on a Canadian salvage barge?

Nick Croken was sailing off of Canada's Pacific Coast when he came across this bizarre sight: A decommissioned warship connected to a trash barge, atop which sat a pristine Audi RSQ prototype like the one used in the Will Smith sci-fi action flick I, Robot. He turned to Jalopnik for answers. Here's what our exclusive… » 9/21/11 2:00pm 9/21/11 2:00pm

How To Drive A Bomb-Killing Robot

This is "Scooby Doo," a 60 lb. robot built by the same people that sell you the Roomba vacuum cleaner. It defused 19 explosive devices in Iraq before being "killed" in action. Last week, I learned how to drive it. » 6/01/10 1:30pm 6/01/10 1:30pm