Technology...ya gotta love it. At SXSW in Austin, a company called Hanson Robotics showed off a new talking robot that appeared very human like as it carried on a relatively normal conversation with a CNBC reporter. All was pretty much what you'd expect, that is until the robot named Sophia was asked if it wanted to destroy humans.
I've seen enough sci fi movies to know that this will not end well
Covers of the Stan Bush anthem 'The Touch' -- known to geeks from its use in 1986's 'Transformers: The Movie' -- are nothing new. But covers of 'The Touch' performed by an all-Transformer band? Now that's something we don't see every day.
Sadly, Matt Groening's long-running cartoon 'Futurama' was canceled earlier this week after seven seasons and 140 episodes on two different networks. Yes, we'll miss Fry, Leela and the rest of the crew, but we'll miss Bender, the acerbic, cigar-chomping robot, the most. But it's not all bad news -- Bender has rightfully earned himself a place among the most memorable robots in pop culture.
Robot technology is often spectacular when's it's on full display, like the Mars rover, military drones and the Roomba. These incredible machines often complete tasks that humans can only hope to achieve. One company is putting robotic technology to its best use yet: providing automated massages through the use of a tiny car that motors across your body.