These robots are ready to clean up Fukushima

The 2011 earthquake and tsunami that crippled TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant may be a distant memory to those of us in the US, but the consequences of that disaster are a daily reality for the Japanese.

Pacific Rim trailer punches through

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for its upcoming sci-fi mech-fighter flick.

'Transformer' robot can become almost anything

MIT engineers say they've created a miniature device that can fold itself up into amost any shape, opening the way for cheap, reconfigurable robots.

Artificial brain 'Spaun' passes IQ tests

Researchers at the University of Waterloo, Canada, have built the world’s most sophisticated artificial brain to date. 

Robot Combat League brings the mechanical beatdown

A long time ago, I used to watch a show called Robot Wars that featured  little remote-controlled 'bots.

Concept art for RoboCop reboot blackens the armor

A plethora of RoboCop reboot images recently hit the 'Net, courtesy of a leaked concept reel. Spoilers follow.

Wahlberg confirmed for Transformers 4

Development picks up on the new film in the wildly popular franchise.

BSG: Blood & Chrome will come home

Universal Studios Home Entertainment to release unrated cut of the Battlestar Galactica prequel serial.

More details from Gaiman's Who episode revealed

Doctor Who TV gets an inside look at what the episode will be about, and how the villains will be redesigned. Warning: Spoilers follows.

Watch the first 25 minutes of BSG: Blood & Chrome

Machinima has released the first two episodes of the Battlestar Galactica prequel.

Video: Fan remake of Descent is in the works and looking good

Modder Madmax1998 is making us the Descent we deserve.

Terminator 5 inches forward

The new Terminator sequel hasn't exactly been moving full speed ahead, but a mysterious tweet may herald a return to the drawing board.

Hopping robots could consume less energy

Robots could use a tenth of current power requirements by using a rather odd two-part jump.

Blade Runner and Alien universes may be the same

An extra on the Prometheus Blu-ray indicates that Sir Peter Weyland once knew Dr. Eldon Tyrell.

JJ Abrams clinches seven-year superhero origin serial

NBC has purchased yet another superhero television project from Hollywood genre veteran J.J. Abrams.

Tai Chi Zero trailer fights the village

Well Go USA Entertainment has released the first English language trailer for its upcoming martial arts fantasy film.

Review: The jewels of Robot and Frank

Robot and Frank is an artfully constructed and touching tale about an old man and his robot.

Conversational robots close to reality

In just two or three years, computers and robots could be having meaningful conversations with human beings,  say University of Aberdeen scientists.

Video: Robbie - the six-thousand year robot

Robbie tells the story of an abandoned robot at the end of its six-thousand year battery life.

Can weed-seeking robots replace planet-killing herbicides?


With 7 billion mouths to feed, it's no surprise that agriculture is big business on this planet.