Just because robots are incapable of emotion doesn’t mean they can’t get into the action on Valentine’s Day! We’ve rounded up 14 of the most interesting bots we’ve covered in the past few years and turned them into Valentine cards that you can share with your loved ones next week. (Just don’t be surprised if you get some restraining order back.)
Carnegie Mellon’s robotic snake may come with an autostrangle feature, but if Twilight taught us anything, it’s that chicks are kind of into almost getting killed at any moment.
This Talking Japanese robot astronaut was modeled after Astro Boy, and he’s the cutest ‘lil peanut to ever get launched into space.
Better known as the Robo Ape, the iStruct was built for… um… very important science reasons. At least, that’s what the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence would have us believe.
iCub’s favorite past times include long walks on the beach, putting a bucket on his head, and judging humans with his eyebrow-less face.
You best believe that DARPA’s faster-than-Usain-Bolt robot will end you if you cross it.
ASIMO does some very dumb stuff sometimes, like mistaking journalists’ phones for hands and asking them if they have questions for him. But bless his little robot heart for trying.
Poor Chinese lunar rover. We miss you too, little buddy.
Okay, we get it, Boston Dynamics. You want to take over the world with your scary robots. Well, it’s working.
It’s really a crime that this robot gymnast hasn’t yet been invited to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Nope, you’re not fooling us, Robonaut! We see those foot pincers and we do not like them.
Sarcastic Rover would be so proud.
Apologies to the National University of Singapore, but we had to. We just… had to.
More like Getman, as in “Get the heck away from me.” Am I right, guys?
If you didn’t think the robot butt was going to show up in this gallery, then you don’t know us very well.
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