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  1. Things We Saw Today: Girls Can Be Firefighters Too In Empowering New Clothing Line

    Because girls like dinosaurs, space, and other awesome things.

    The bad news: This clothing line is still a not-yet-funded Kickstarter. The good news: You can go fund it, because girls should be able to get clothing that reflects their interests, no matter what those interests may be.

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  2. Domhnall Gleeson is About to Make a Scary, Lady Robot Friend in the Ex Machina Trailer

    And make everyone super uncomfortable.

    Yesterday we showed you the iffy poster, now watch the trailer for Ex Machina starring Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, and Oscar Isaac. And we were just discussing how certain forms of artificial intelligence make us feel about the direction the world is heading. This movie will not comfort you if you're among the fearful.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: William Shatner Celebrates Leonard Nimoy’s Life On Twitter

    To honor Nimoy's life today, Shatner took to Twitter to answer fan questions about Nimoy and their friendship.

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  4. Never Examine Your Zipper Again With The Help of Sartorial Robots

    Okay, unless you are a giant with a monster fly, this little guy from MIT's Personal Robot Group won't be taking care of your jeans any time soon. But sleeves, jackets, and surface zippers? The sartorial robot has got those suckers down.

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  5. Boston Dynamics Unleashes Smaller, More Agile Robotic Terror Called “Spot”

    See Spot. See Spot menace. Menace, Spot. Menace.

    Come on. We've all played at least one sci-fi shooting game. Boston Dynamics had to create a smaller, more cannon-foddery version of Big Dog to go along with the full size, standard enemy units they'd already built, right?

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  6. Today In “Duh, Of Course”: Canadian Scientists Taught a Tiny Robot To Ski

    But did they teach her how to package milk in bags? That's the test of a true Canadian.

    Great, now if we have to flee to the mountains to escape the inevitable robot uprising they'll be that much better at tracking us dow—WAIT, OH NO, WHY IS THIS ROBOT SO CUTE. I'm trying to hate you on principle, robot, stop wearing TINY HOCKEY JERSEYS AHH LOOK AT ~YOU~.

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  7. Oh My Gosh You Guys, ABC Is Bringing Back BattleBots

    Training ground for their eventual societal takeover.

    Yes, good. Let them destroy each other instead of coming for their human overlords.

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  8. Fire Department Saves Woman From Robot Vacuum Attack. It Begins.

    Et tu, DJ Roomba?

    No one knows the exact date or time, but February, 2015 was when the machines drew first blood.

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  9. I, Reservations? Futuristic Japanese Hotel to Have 90% Robotic Staff

    We welcome our new concierge overlords.

    If there's anything I've learned from Fawlty Towers, it's that the human element of customer service has disastrous consequences more often than not. Given that, imminent robot takeover doesn't seem like such a bad price to pay for a timely wake-up call or impeccable check-out system, does it?

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  10. Tiny Octopus Robot Is The Fastest Underwater Vehicle Ever Made

    Using mechanics based on everyone's favorite cephalopods (no, not cuttlefish, you weirdo), scientists from the University of Southampton, MIT, and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology have developed what I am now dubbing the Hella Fast OctoBot, because why the heck not.

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