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Anti-homeless robot covered in barbecue sauce, given well-deserved ass-kicking

Sooner or later we’ll all be bowing down to robot overlords, so it’s for the best that humanity humiliate and debase our future mechanical masters as much as possible while we still have the chance. That the machines aren’t in charge just yet was made clear when a San Francisco anti-homeless robot was pushed over,…

That giant robot battle was fake because there is nothing good left in this world

Earlier this week, a battle two years in the making was finally streamed live for the world to see. This ultimate robotic showdown between team USA’s 16-foot-tall mech, “Eagle Prime,” and Japan’s 13-foot-tall “Kuratas” was meant to show the destructive capabilities of these massive machines in a heart-pounding…

Robot puts all of humanity to shame by achieving perfect score in Ms. Pac-Man

Recently, robots have become cops and priests, they’ve learned how to track us even when we’re not online, and they’ve managed to beat us at complicated board games, but now an artificial intelligence developed by Microsoft has managed to top them all by crushing one of mankind’s greatest achievements: the high score…

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Little girl mistakes water heater for robot, welcomes it to Earth, hugs it, is great

The dream of friendly, sentient robots—Rosie from The Jetsons, doing all the housework—once seemed like a quaint relic of an older era. But, as we’ve seen with virtual reality, older technologies have a way of resurfacing. Artificial intelligences are being constructed with ever-increasing sophistication, and robots…

Your “smart home” appliances will talk to each other forever like idiots

If there’s one thing to take comfort in during these trying times, it’s the fact that—for now at least—human beings remain superior to the technology they create. And if you need proof of that, look no further than our ability to force an Amazon Echo and a Google Home to talk to one another on a loop forever. Adam…