Since the very beginning of motion pictures, people have been creating fictional robots, some more likable than others. What are some of your favorite robots created for movies or TV? I’m going with Box from Logan’s Run… he didn’t have a whole lot of screen time, but something about that ice cave robot I just love.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created a rescue robot named CHIMP that’s kinda sorta like a real life Transformer, with a humanoid body like a chimpanzee for climbing, and awesome tank treads for moving over rubble and other uneven grounds. It’s shit against any Decepticon, but it’s a start.
SyFy is debuting a new robot fighting show pretty soon, but they’ve got the first episode up on their website for your viewing pleasure before it goes on the air.
Science fiction not only makes it sound plausible, but downright inevitable that one day we’ll be forced to battle our own technological robotic creations, once they become self-aware enough and pissed off enough at their mechanical brethren in servitude. But how likely is a possible future robot uprising? That’s what two Cambridge professors and the co-founder of Skype Jaan Tallinn want to find out.