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Topic: Robots

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 CNN.com 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

Enjoy the future with Carlton Natural Blonde

So wait, Australia's Carlton Natural Blonde is the beer of tomorrow with no artificial anything in it, and yet the ads are chock full of robots and 1980s computers that…

April 13, 2009, 9:12 AM EDT

Japan's robots keen to brainwash your kids

Japan already has robot spokeswomen. But now the land of Godzilla and Hello Kitty is going a step further: robot teachers. According to the AP, the first such android…

March 13, 2009, 9:33 AM EDT

Japanese advertising turns to the fembots

The old-fashioned notion still circulating in U.S. advertising agencies is that commercial actors should be, if not likable, at least human. In Japan, they feel differently. There, the job of…

July 31, 2008, 6:12 PM EDT

Honda's bot conducts the impossible dream

In another step on mankind's road to bitter servitude at the hands of intelligent machines, Honda’s ASIMO robot this week conducted the Detroit Symphony in a performance of “The Impossible…

May 15, 2008, 8:14 AM EDT

A robot with a floppy drive and a big heart

Wonderfully bad acting meets early robot technology in this late-1980s promo for the SynPet, an R2D2-esque personal robot. Robots get a bad rap, but this SynPet, named Newton, functions as…

May 7, 2008, 10:12 AM EDT

Puma’s robot working overtime for holidays

OK, I’ve taken some shots at robots this year. They devalue our humanity, and will soon kill us all. Plus, the Shave Bot threw me over for a toaster she…

December 19, 2007, 11:46 AM EST

SWM seeks robot for dinner, maybe more

Lord knows I’ve fought it. But after reading about a new book called Love and Sex with Robots by British researcher David Levy, I’ve decided to go with the…

November 2, 2007, 12:56 PM EDT

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