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Proclaim your independence with this laser Gatling gun

Laser wizard Patrick Priebe has outdone himself with his latest work, a two-handed barrel of six rotating lasers. Balloons, your time is up!

By Jul. 4, 2013


Killer robots may wage 'mechanical slaughter,' U.N. warns

A month after Human Rights Watch launched its "Campaign to Stop Killer Robots," a United Nations special rapporteur calls for a moratorium on robots that can kill without human control.

By May. 30, 2013


Don't try bribing these robot prison guards

Telepresence robots are being deployed to a South Korean prison to help prevent suicides and violence among inmates.

By Nov. 27, 2011


Rank the baddest 'Terminator' villains

Popular Mechanics runs a photo gallery and encyclopedic article on all the Terminator models.

By Jan. 18, 2008


Attack of the killer robo-gardeners

Researchers at MIT have come up with a bot-tended garden in which a network lets plants tell machines exactly when they need to be watered and fed.

By Mar. 12, 2009


WonderCon 2009: 'Terminator Salvation' director works the crowd

Even with Christian Bale ("Batman") as John Connor, I've yet to get excited about this fourth entry in the series Terminator Salvation. At WonderCon on Saturday, the movie's director, McG yelled at me for a good 30 minutes to get me to change.

By Feb. 28, 2009


Steve Jobs wows the crowd: new Macs; Mac OS X Server

Steve Jobs wows the crowd: new Macs; Mac OS X Server

By Jan. 6, 1999


Hotshot robot enjoys insult comedy and stealing your girlfriend

A remote-controlled robot named Hotshot was spotted at the 2007 Coachella festival last weekend.

By Apr. 30, 2007


Interview: The man who makes killer robots for the US military

For decades, the US military has been building an army of the smartest and deadliest robots on the planet. We were invited to its San Diego labs to witness the future of robotic warfare

By Nov. 4, 2009


Schwarzenegger blasts White House over environment

But California's governor lauds businesses profiled in new report for incorporating "green" policies into their daily operations.

By May. 20, 2008