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Greetings, watchers of iRobot advertising

Robots are good. Just look at this new commercial for iRobot’s Roomba. It shows robots doing the “dirty work” instead of you humans. Negative! Negative! I mean, instead of…

October 23, 2007, 7:39 AM EDT

A little payback for the suicidal-robot ad?

I guess we won’t be seeing many happy-autoworker commercials for General Motors brands in the immediate future, now that the UAW has called a strike against the company. Whatever the…

September 25, 2007, 1:26 PM EDT

Robo Kitty sent from future to destroy us

Ordinarily, the question “Say, who’s in the market for a robot cat?” would be rhetorical. But these are not ordinary times, as there is now an actual robot cat for…

September 6, 2007, 8:38 AM EDT

Feel the erotic union of man and shavebot

In the new DDB spot for Philips’ RoboSkin moisturizing shaving system, a dude hits the shower with a sexy feminine robot, which proceeds to give him a shave. And while…

August 21, 2007, 8:06 AM EDT

Greetings, Mr. or Mrs. Bag of Mostly Water

[PHONE RINGS]  Hello?  Hello. We’re calling to let you know about a special offer on...  Excuse me. But...are you a robot?  ...luxurious timeshares in...  Because, I don't talk to robots. …

August 9, 2007, 10:59 AM EDT

Nearsighted scrap pile gets post-office job

If you are feeling a disturbance in the Force, it may be because the U.S. Postal Service is siphoning what goodwill remains toward the Star Wars franchise with these…

March 16, 2007, 9:33 AM EDT

All of a sudden, car ads are to die for

Volkswagen apparently has some “edgy” work on tap, including a commercial called “Jumper,” in which a suicidal man on a ledge changes his mind after a stranger tells him about…

February 13, 2007, 8:52 AM EST

As robots go, GM’s was relatively harmless

So, General Motors finally agreed to change its “suicidal robot” ad so that the morose bucket of bolts doesn’t dive off a bridge. Probably a good PR move, though frankly,…

February 12, 2007, 7:22 AM EST

Wieden ad to feature Honda’s robot

The U.K.'s Marketing Week reports that Wieden + Kennedy and Honda will break a new commercial on Friday featuring Asimo (he/she also goes by the name "run/"), Honda’s humanoid robot.…

December 11, 2006, 9:06 AM EST

Your very own personal bartending bot

Men could be excused for thinking the robots shown here represent the pinnacle of scientific achievement. Their only purpose is to store and pour cold beers for their owners. Japanese…

January 30, 2006, 8:37 AM EST