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When Czech playwright Karel Capek first used the word "robot" nearly a century ago, it was to describe a coldly calculating machine, evil in its perfection and scornful of human frailty. And so began our fascination with the possibility of humanoid mac
The robots are here — and they look nothing like we expected
By ERIN BALDASSARI  |  April 29, 2011
Yet another terrifying Boston robot roll call (with bonus DARPA Cylon)

Yet another terrifying Boston robot roll call (with bonus DARPA Cylon)


Concept art for Boston Dynamics' LS3In an uncertain technological future, it's nice to know we can depend on one thing: that the Defense Advanced Research...
By webteam  |  February 18, 2010
Horro-bots: The Next Frontier

Horro-bots: The Next Frontier


Looking like a terrible hybrid between a Chinese dumpling and some sort of anemic beating heart, here's the military's latest god-mocking high-tech nightmare fuel. (And...
By webteam  |  October 20, 2009