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  1. Robot-On-Robot Action: Which Movies, Games, and Shows Pass The Botdel Test?

    The Bechdel test has helped raise awareness about the dearth of strong, autonomous women in movies, and while the Bechdel test is monumentally important, there is another group often neglected in discussions of social equality: ROBOTS.

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  2. Obama Hung With Supergirl Scouts at This Year’s White House Science Fair

    Everything's coming up Supergirl.

    Look at that tiny Supergirl's face, America! We can never do anything to disappoint her, ever!

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  3. Praying Mantises Jump Like Tiny Avengers, May Help Develop Tiny Robots

    One impressive leap for bugkind

    Fun fact: Praying Mantiss leaps are hella impressive — hella being the scientific term — their jumps usually only taking a tenth of a second. Such impressiveness was recently captured in this 1000-frames-per-second bug-leap video, which may prove useful in the future of robotics.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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