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We're All Wrong About Autonomous Cars, So Get Away From The Wheel

A recent study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute found that 96.2 percent of people polled (actually only about 500 people) said they wanted “to have a steering wheel plus gas and brake pedals (or some other controls) available in completely self-driving vehicles.” You know what all those… » 7/20/15 12:40pm 7/20/15 12:40pm

Kia's Super Bowl Ad Imagines A World With Robotic Booth Professionals

The life of a booth professional is not always glamorous. They have to deal with pervy weirdos taking photos of them before smudging up the windshields with their awful breath as they spread as much of themselves on whatever car they can find. And that's just when the journalists are there. » 2/01/13 3:40pm 2/01/13 3:40pm

Leaked Transformers Corvette Centennial Concept Toy Possibly Reveals Robot Mode

Leaked photos of a clay mold for a cheap Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen » 9/09/08 10:40am 9/09/08 10:40am toy of the may be showing us the robot mode for a character we're told will be called either "Hot Rod" or "Stinger." So cheap in fact, it doesn’t actually transform, instead relying on a carved depiction on the underside to please the…

Tracked Robot Chases Man, Aggressive Sentience Imminent

We keep telling you the robot wars are going to happen any day now, and you just don't listen. While this is more like some version of a robot dog nipping at your heels, we still don't know what the mechanical marvel is going to do with that ball when he catches his prey. Okay, we kid, we're pretty sure this is… » 4/15/08 4:20pm 4/15/08 4:20pm

Robot Can't Bail: Asimo Doesn't Fall Down, Does a Little Dance, Makes a Little Love

Our techtastic siblings over at Gizmodo posted this video of the new, improved and non-faceplanting version of Honda's Asimo robot trying out for a spot on the LA Galaxy squad, auditioning for an O-Town backup-dancer position and proving that he really can climb stairs. No word on whether jogging helps him keep his… » 1/12/07 8:30pm 1/12/07 8:30pm