Robots

Japan's Drivers Must Obey Creepy Traffic Robots

Entering a construction zone in Tokyo can involve interactions with waving, dead-eyed humanoids.

The Drones Can Stay as Long as They Deliver Our Beer

Inside one German man's obsession with building a booze-delivering UAV.

Honda

In the Future, We Will All Scoot Around on Robotic Stools

That's the vision of Honda, anyway, which has invented a Segway-like pedestal for personal mobility.

This Robotic, Self-Propelling Airplane Suitcase Is Utterly Ridiculous

This sad luggage can't climb stairs and will phone you like a needy friend if you outrun it.

Michael Linnik

This Robot Army Is Obsessed With Random Acts of Kindness

Rather than kill people, 100 child-sized "Lovebots" are highlighting good deeds done by community members in Toronto.

Nick Morozovsky

Watch This Adorable Robot Scoot Down Utility Lines Searching for Damage

Meet the "SkySweeper."

Reuters/Toru Hanai

Bots Are Battling for Restaurant Reservations in San Francisco

Table for two? It's on.

Let a Robot Mix You a Drink at Google I/O

This new robo-bartender that's slinging rounds in San Francisco is just great.

CIA.gov

The 'Insectothopter,' a Teensy-Weensy CIA Drone From the 1970s

The 1-gram listening device that flew like a dragonfly never really got off the ground.

Instructional Video of the Day: How to Build Skyscrapers Over Moving Trains

Neat!

This Tiny Robot Makes Street Signs Much Prettier

An urban hacker from Tokyo thinks street poles should look like candy canes, and he's built the 'bot to do that.

The Little Robot Who Grew Up to Devour a City

This music video tells the classic story of a robot making good, moving to the big city, and eating it.

Does This 13-Foot-Tall Japanese Robot Really Exist?

We're calling B.S. on this fully armed, $1.3 million deathbot.

a1conceptsletspizza/YouTube

Get Ready for Pizza Vending Machines, America

Is this what passes as "genuine Italian pizza" nowadays?

Exertion Games Lab

In the Future, We Will Jog with Robots (Maybe)

Melbourne researchers have developed a flying "Joggobot" for runners who can't find exercise partners.

Discovery Channel

The Sad Truth About Food-Delivering Robots

The failure of San Francisco's "TacoCopter" is just one example of how we are failing at creating a functional, robotic delivery boy.

Factory Fifteen

The Cities of the Future as Creepy, Dystopian Hellscapes

A British architecture firm is pumping out some really eerie sci-fi animations.

University of Sydney

World's Oldest Known Underwater City Gets a 3-D Makeover

Divers used a robotic optics system to create a photorealistic reconstruction of Pavlopetri, an ancient trading post off the coast of Greece.