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Watch This Humanoid Robot Doing Pushups and Crunches and Reckon with Your Own Mortality

Researchers say the robots will help with the development of prostheses.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.20.17
These Are Not the Droids You're Looking For

I Talked to Four Humanoid Robots and They’re Mostly Dumb as Doornails

"Human relationships can be hard to define."
Zoltan Istvan
4.23.17
Sex

How Long Before We Can Build 'Westworld' Host Robots for Real?

Humanoid robots are increasingly lifelike but it'll be a while before they can hold conversations, bleed, and of course, fuck.
Lux Alptraum
11.2.16
tv

Why Humanoid Robots Are Invading Our Movies and TV

Between 'Westworld', 'Humans' and last year's 'Ex Machina', the influx of androids is undeniable. But it's not them we fear—it's something about us.
Tom Duggins
11.1.16
iphones

Why It's (Usually) Okay to Charge Your Phone Overnight

Lithium ion batteries stop charging when they're full.
Madison Margolin
7.26.16
Terraform

Espie

In the future, you're going to need a backup baby.
Rich Larson
5.26.16
japan

Researchers Threatened a Robot With a Knife to See If Humans Cared

The first neurophysiological evidence of humans’ ability to feel for robots.
Emiko Jozuka
11.3.15
video

Inside the Japanese Hotel Staffed by Robots

Motherboard visits the Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki, where robots run the joint.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
10.23.15
Terraform

These Were the Transitional Years

There were cells on both sides, stacked fourteen high. Every cell was the same. In number 509 lived Marvin and his sluts.
Zak Smith
9.10.15
Terraform

Parse. Error. Reset.

In the future, we'll be able to use lifelike "alters" to stand in for us at work and social events. Just be sure to note the expiration policy.
Wole Talabi
8.4.15
Terraform

And the Best Speculation About the Future of AI Is...

Announcing the winners of our Post-Humans contest—here are the best stories about AI you whipped up this month.
Claire Evans and Brian Merchant
7.24.15
japan

This Is Yangyang, a Ridiculously Human-Like Lady Android

Stuck for gift ideas? How about a painfully realistic robotic replica?
Emiko Jozuka
5.1.15
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