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San Pellegrino App Lets You Control a Real-Time Robot on the Streets of Sicily Facebook fans can spend 'Three Minutes in Italy'

So, San Pellegrino will let folks remotely control robots on the ground and in the air over Italy … but NOT for the purpose of Dalek-like mass destruction? Where's the…

August 13, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

Rory McIlroy Battles a Robot in Chipper Ad for Golf's European Tour Who'll get taken to the cleaners?

This ad for golf's European Tour pits Northern Irish phenom Rory McIlroy against a wise-cracking golf-ball-hitting robot named Jeff in a contest to see who can chip the most balls…

July 1, 2013, 6:56 AM EDT

Robots of the World Gather to Gaze Upon ... Something Pop culture cameos abound in GE's 'Brilliant Machines' ad

Warning! Warning! The robot casts of Forbidden Planet, Lost in Space, Knight Rider and more have finally assembled in the same spot for "Robots on the Move," part of GE's…

November 29, 2012, 8:01 AM EST

Baxter the Robot Will Make Your Life Easier, Until You Have No Life Rethink Robotics promo fails to reassure

Just in time for the Nostradamus Apocalypse, Rethink Robotics will ship a twin-clawed, $22,000 workaholic hunk of steel and circuitry called Baxter, which the Boston-based company says signals a breakthrough…

September 19, 2012, 9:36 AM EDT

Honda's Roomba-Style Robot Cuts Your Grass for You Say hello to Miimo, your new best friend

Finally, a Roomba for your lawn! The Honda Miimo is a robotic lawn mower—the first of its kind, actually—with a self-charging lithium-ion battery, a "continuous cutting system" that keeps the…

August 24, 2012, 8:54 AM EDT

Disney Cloning Human Faces for Theme-Park Robot Guides A stroll into the uncanny valley

We've long known that robots are out to subjugate humankind. They've found a potent ally in Disney, which likewise aspires to global domination. Of course, the company has already established…

August 16, 2012, 11:23 AM EDT

Commune With the Eager, Friendly Robots at Google's Web Lab Yearlong Chrome exhibit running on- and offline

The machines have won. Let us bow down to our Chrome overlords and anoint their WebSockets with precious oils! Lots of folks will enjoy Google's Web Lab, a free, yearlong…

July 19, 2012, 8:54 AM EDT

Do Not Hand Your Children Off to Robots, New Geico Ad Warns

Geico is back with a few new spots, taking a break from the "hypothetical questions" shtick in favor of strange money-saving situations. King among the new ads is "Robot Daycare,"…

August 3, 2011, 1:24 PM EDT

The WheeMe wants to caress you senseless

Here's your suggestive infomercial of the day—for the WheeMe, a new palm-size robot that crawls all over your body, massaging and caressing you, using tilt-sensor technology so it doesn't fall…

December 2, 2010, 2:33 PM EST

Junkbot struggles to adapt in the digital era

Steve the Robot, a clunky bucket of bolts cobbled together from obsolete technology like TV-VCR combos and over-air antennas, sulks his way through this U.K. clip for the i-Can Easy HD…

July 26, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT