Humans Robots Weirdness & Kawaii

The 1970 study Bukimi no Tani, by pioneering roboticist Masahiro Mori demonstrated that the aesthetic appeal of a robot increased with an increasing likeness toward the human. Then, at a degree of almost, but n...

Searching For The Soul Of The New Robot

The Southern Evangelical Seminary And Bible College a conservative Christian School in Matthews, North Carolina, has purchased a NAO (pronounced Now) robot, as a teaching aid in the study of the ethics of emerg...

Robot Lilliput 5357

The term 'robot' was coined in 1920 in the play R.U.R. - Rossum's Universal Robots, by Czech playwright Karel Čapek. The science fiction story dealt with themes we still find in SF today, of an artificial human...

The Innocence of Sin City’s Robots

Geoffrey Gersten's robots share a little with Pixar, but not much with Disney, they have a definite inheritance from the tin and plastic toy robots of the 50s and 60s, and also from the robots depicted in the c...