After six years, Japan’s Sakakibara Machinery Works Co. has unveiled its newest giant mecha.
What would you do if you were a billionaire? Elon Musk is trying to get to Mars. Peter Thiel wants to live forever. And Jeff Bezos, well, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos apparently wants to rule the world in a gigantic robot. At least that’s the impression you might get from the photos and video taken yesterday.
Ford introduced the all-new 2018 Ford Fiesta in a big warehouse they disguised as a club in Germany, so naturally they invited a production-line robot to come disk jockey the launch party.
Personally, I’m looking forward to a world where any given crowd scene is liberally peppered with robots of all kinds. The kind of thing movies like Star Wars have been preparing me for since I was a kid, dreaming of weaving around R2 units as I go anywhere. Finally, it looks like this dream will be happening, because …
As if Christian Koenigsegg’s cars weren’t cool enough already, he’s now making robot cars way cooler than Michael Bay ever could.
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…
Watch this video. In a few years—when humans are being hunted down in some war by completely autonomous quadruped robotic beasts that can run faster than the fastest human on Earth—you will remember the day when you watched the video. The day it all started.
Okay, I added in the "jive" part. Because that's really all anyone wants out of a talking space robot, right? The robot, Kirobo, actually speaks Japanese, and was developed by Toyota as part of their research into human-machine interactions. Oh, and because it's Japanese, the robot is adorable.
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.
There is a new version of Sand Flea, the amazing 11-pound radio-controlled car beast that can race and jump over buildings.
Years before Lucasfilm created the AT-AT and Boston Dynamic's Big Dog terrified the world, the US Army was working with General Electric on the "Walking Truck" project, basically a large walker which was controlled by a lever-pushing operator.
Oh, so you tore off the cardboard flaps from a carton of beer and spent 59 cents on some glitter, did you? I hope you're red-faced after hearing this Halloweener spent over $1,000 and 250 hours on his costume.
Robot, or Enthiran, is the most expensive Bollywood science fiction film ever created. It manages to combine features of the Matrix, Transformers, I, Robot and basically every other robot film you've ever seen into an explosive orgy of androids.
Computer-controlled, multi-axis assembly robots are the Carpocalypse's forgotten unemployed. Once, they built our cars; now, they sit dormant. What else are they good for? Here are ten jobs that might be a good fit.
Astronauts, America's beloved cowboys, are pissed about the Obama Administration killing manned spaceflight programs. Sounds like the right time for GM to brag about its astronaut-replacing R2 space robot NASA's sending into space this year. Launching tone-deaf PR in five...
The third of Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics" states a robot must protect itself as long as such protection does not involve harming a human or disobeying orders. Therefore, the disturbing man-bot can't kill Wert for taunting him.
A traffic stop led to a car chase and now a police standoff between the Secret Service, LAPD, a laser-shooting robot and the President-threatening passengers of this red VW Beetle. The health care debate has officially gone wacky. [FoxNews]
The Honda Walking Assist Devices attempt to augment human mobility with robotic power. Earlier today I took the futuristic prototypes for an exclusive "first outdoors spin" in Times Square.
Honda plans to take over the world, starting with the Rose Bowl parade. Their tool of destruction? A five story tall ASIMO robot. We for one, welcome our new robotic vanilla overlords.
Leaked photos of a clay mold for a cheap Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen toy of the Corvette Centennial Concept 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…