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Discovery Communications Parties With James Woods, Robots, Oprah at Upfront Cable company unveils a slew of green lights

Discovery tends to play it big for its upfront presentation, and 2012 was no exception. If you had to pick a star of the show, it would probably be Henry Schleiff,…

April 6, 2012, 3:27 PM 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

Robot designer gets screwed over yet again

A foul-mouthed graphic-designer robot objects to being treated like a talentless, underpaid slave by a brochure-seeking client in this humorous video. But of course, in the end he takes the…

September 29, 2009, 11:26 AM EDT

Robocallers get one-way ticket to scrap pile

"Greetings, human consumer. I am calling to inform you that new laws go into effect on Tuesday that make it illegal for companies to market their products and services…

August 31, 2009, 9:31 AM EDT

BK kitchen becomes a giant killing machine

Robots and obits are two of my regular beats hear at AdFreak. They go hand in hand, as robots are dedicated to the destruction of mankind. Which brings us none…

June 26, 2009, 8:40 AM EDT

Robots spotted promoting movie worldwide

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has unleashed a conspiracy campaign through a series of worldwide robot sightings. A bot jumps off a soccer stadium in Rome. A scooter transforms in…

June 25, 2009, 2:01 PM EDT

Intel eyes doomsday play date with humans

This banner ad, running on and elsewhere and part of Intel's vaunted new "Sponsors of tomorrow" campaign, reveals the initiative for what it is: a fiendish plan by…

May 12, 2009, 7:36 AM EDT

Which is worse, a robot or a Denny's meal?

I've often spoken out in this forum against the threat posed by robots. They're out to kill us all, and they never follow you back on Twitter. (I had to…

April 24, 2009, 8:23 AM EDT