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  1. Remember That Time Japan Invented The Most Adorable Robot Snowplow Ever?

    More like Yuki-T'awww, AM I RIGHT GUYS

    Meet Yuki-Taro. He's a little robot who was developed by the Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau, and unveiled to the world at the Aichi Expo in 2005. He also poops ice bricks like a little snow WALL-E. He's my new best friend. We're going to be very happy together.

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  2. Amazing Bat Robot Can Fly, Crawl, and Strike Fear in the Hearts of Evil-Doers

    "01101001 00100000 01100001 01101101 00100000 01110110 01100101 01101110 01100111 01100101 01100001 01101110 01100011 01100101 !"

    This isn't the first crawling robot we've ever seen, but it's the first that can also fly—not to mention the most adorable. And like other famous bat-themed heroes, this little robot will one day save people, albeit from natural disasters and not super villains.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: Robots Are Not Better at Playing Soccer Than You

    GOOOOOOOOOO-bots.

    Were you picked last in gym class every year? Doesn't matter. You're at least as coordinated than this entire team of NAO bots from the 20120 Robocoup in Singapore.

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  4. Welp, Computers are Ordering Illegal Drugs From the Internet Now

    Yes, IRL.

    If someone programs a robot to randomly purchase items, and it happens to order illegal drugs and a forged passport, was a crime committed? And if so... who committed it?

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  5. Robot Learns to Cook by Watching YouTube Videos, Just Like Us

    By watching YouTube videos about cooking, I mean.

    Unlike human cooks, when robots break a glass they never accidentally cut themselves and have to go get stitches, because they're made of indestructible titanium frames that they would never use for evil.

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  6. Amazon Now Selling $1 Million Rideable Robot Designed to Fire Guns When its Pilot Smiles

    Amazon Optimus Prime.

    Amazon: good for reviving cult geek TV shows, pissing off Captain America fans, and rapid delivery of giant ridable killer robots, I guess?

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  7. Awesome Lady Geologist Builds Volcano-Diving Robots With NASA, Because Robots Weren’t Indestructible Enough

    No one tell the T-1000 about this technology.

    Thanks to Dr. Carolyn Parcheta and her co-advisors at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, there's now a robot that can explore volcanoes to see how they work on Earth, possibly investigate them in space, and probably uncover a lot of secret supervillain lairs.

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  8. You Can Now Have Your Very Own A.I. Personal Robot Lady Friend

    If you have no fear of death at the hands of robot overlords, I guess.

    Did no one see Her? Or Battlestar Galactica? Or like... any piece of fiction where teaching robots to be our friendly BBFs/have any artificial intelligence ever is a horrible idea?

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  9. Do Yourself A Favor And Watch Two Full Episodes of The Japanese Spider-Man

    Yeah yeah yeah, wow!

    Do you love kitschy action adventure television from the '70s? Do you love Spider-Man? Do you love giant robots and motorcycle racing? Sit down: we have a wonderful surprise for you.

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  10. Today in Adorable Science: Disney Has Created a L’il Turtle Robot to Draw Doodles in the Sand

    CAROLYN + BEACHBOT FOREVER

    Beachbot was developed by a team from Disney Research Zurich with the aim to create art on a massive scale: according to principal research scientist Paul Beardsley, "The dream is to create huge amazing drawings like the Nazca Lines.” Massive cuteness is just a bonus!

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