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  1. a star is reborn
    Lady Gaga Is Reborn as a Las Vegas Robot WranglerDay one of her residency, complete.
  2. promos
    SNL Fires Up the Old Jonah Hill Robot for This Week’s PromoLooks like the real Jonah Hill won’t be hosting after all.
  3. How Close Are We To Real-Life Westworld Robots?And how should we treat them when we get them?
  4. Men Find Me Intimidating Just Because I’m a Sentient Robot Sent Here From […] When I first arrived at these time-vector coordinates to stalk and kill John Connor, future leader of the human resistance, I didn’t realize […]
  5. casting couch
    Captain Phillips Star Barkhad Abdi Joins Blade Runner SequelHe’ll be a friend or robot foe with Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, and Robin Wright.
  6. from the muddy banks of the uncanny valley
    An Engineer Built a Scarlett Johansson Robot, HmCongratulations to your boyfriend on his new robot!
  7. The 15 Best Robot Movies of All TimeEver since the early years of cinema — even before the term “robot” was coined, in fact — the movies have been obsessed with them.
  8. robots
    Robot Plays Catch, Kind of Juggles, Promptly Freaks Us OutWe don’t like this.
  9. lord of the rings
    Meet the Hob-Bot, a Badass Hobbit-Robot HybridScrew the fellowship.
  10. robots
    Watch a Robot Who Always Wins Rock Paper ScissorsNo backsies?
  11. robots
    Meet a Robot Made From a Cup O’ NoodlesFrom soup to bots.
  12. clickables
    Watch a Small Child Discuss Important Matters With R2D2They mean business.
  13. face-offs
    Droids vs. Cylons, Astro Boy vs. Wall-E: Two Scientists Handicap Vulture’s Ultimate Robot Boxing BracketTwo great minds from Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute factor in everything from reach to lasers.
  14. clickables
    Check Out This Real-Life Wall-E’s Dance MovesHe can do the mashed potato.
  15. clickables
    Meet Aimi Eguchi, Japan’s Most Famous Robot Pop StarThis was a whole big thing in Japan.
  16. The ‘That’s What She Said’ Joke-Making Computer Program Could Replace […]Screw all these other posers, science has gone and solved the issue of who should replace Michael Scott on The Office: a computer program […]
  17. clickables
    Watch an Android Inflatable Mascot Break It DownTake that, Watson.
  18. clickables
    Watch Blinky, a Short Robot Film Starring Max RecordsHey, it’s the kid from ‘Where the Wild Things Are.’
  19. clickables
    Read Jeopardy! Champion Ken Jennings’s Cartoon Revenge on WatsonTake that, robot.
  20. clickables
    Watch Watson Totally Screw Up Final Jeopardy (But Still Dominate the Humans)Sorry, Team Human.
  21. clickables
    Watch Some Highlights From Last Night’s Human-Robot Jeopardy! ShowdownHere’s what you missed!
  22. clickables
    See a Totally Crazy Robot Chase From Indian Sci-Fi Movie EnthiranJust sit back and enjoy.
  23. trailer mix
    Real Steel Trailer: Jackman Rocks ’Em, Socks ’EmThis is the most awfulsome, over-the-top robot-starring, clank-filled movie trailer we’ve seen all day, which is truly saying something.
  24. clickables
    Can You Tell Which of These Five Dancing Women Is Actually a Robot?It’s tricky.
  25. tv
    Alarming Robot in Blonde Wig Debuts Hypnotic New Song, ‘Fantastic Hey Hey Hey’Unfortunately, this is a real-life ‘Ring’ scenario, and everyone who sees this video will die later this week.
  26. jackman
    First Image From Jackman’s Reality-Grounded Robot-Boxing Drama, Real Steel, Everything You’d Hoped For“When you give an actor a real thing … you get a more grounded reality to the performance.”
  27. robots
    Hollywood Buying Every Robot-Themed Short Film It Can Get Its Hands OnAre you an unknown commercial director with an interest in robots and the ability to fill five minutes with dazzling, low-cost special effects? This is your time!
  28. the industry
    Hugh Jackman to Make a Robot Chase a ChickenPlus: Kat Dennings! Psych! Horses!
  29. robots
    Daft Punk Give You a Second Daft Punk–Related Reason to See Tron 2The French disco robots will have cameo roles in next year’s ‘Tron Legacy,’ claims Olivia Wilde, one of the film’s human stars.
  30. robots
    Is This Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy Theme?Maybe!
  31. robots
    Daft Punk to Score Pointless MovieDaft Punk is writing the soundtrack for ‘Tron 2’!
  32. news reel
    Robot Apocalypse Update: Robotic Gamelan Descends on Chelsea Art MuseumGamelatron takes a traditional Gamelan orchestra and replaces the well-trained Javanese with metronome-accurate computer-controlled robotic arms!
  33. tube junkie
    Animatronic Animals Play Usher’s ‘Love in This Club’ — and They Take Requests!See Usher’s filthy hit performed by a bunch of woodland creatures!
  34. tube junkie
    Can Robot Bands Save the Music Business?Sure, their lyrics may be in a made-up robot language, but so are most of Lou Reed’s.
  35. countdown
    Robot-Apocalypse Update: Robot Orchestra to Perform This SaturdayThis Saturday, an entirely robotic orchestra will play George Antheil’s score to the Dadaist film ‘Ballet mécanique’ alongside the film itself for the first time.
  36. tube junkie
    ASIMO Conducts Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Robot Apocalypse ImminentWelcome to the beginning of the end.
  37. apropos of nothing
    Ballet-Dancing Robot: Highbrow, Despicable — and a Harbinger of the Apocalypse!The robots’ takeover of high culture is now near complete.
  38. apropos of nothing
    Robot-Apocalypse Watch: Robot to Conduct Detroit Symphony OrchestraASIMO, a humanoid robot, is set to lead an orchestra in a performance of “The Impossible Dream.” Start hoarding canned food.
  39. apropos of nothing
    Robot-Apocalypse Update: The Machines Go LiteraryPhilip Parker, a professor of management science at Insead business school, is programming computers to collate information into custom-ordered books. In other words: He doesn’t write the books, a robot does.
  40. apropos of nothing
    Do Two Recent Novels About China Obscure the Looming Robot Threat? YesAre Alex Berenson and Colin Harrison actually robots obscuring the coming robot apocalypse? The answer to this question is also yes.
  41. countdown
    Bow to Your Robot Overlords: ‘BattleBots’ Is Returning!Vulture nerds out.
  42. countdown
    Predicting ‘The Wire’: A Talmudic Reading of HBO’s Full-Page Ad“Read between the lines,” the ad urges us. And so we will!
  43. the comics page
    Exclusive Comics Excerpt: ‘Robot Dreams’A robot. A dog. Their friendship seemed like it would last forever. But what about rust?
  44. vulture picture palace
    Robot vs. MonkeyBurning Safari, by students of the Gobelins School of Image.
  45. last night's gig
    Daft Punk, the Future’s Most Lackadaisical RobotsThe band plays at Coney Island’s Keyspan Park.
  46. the industry
    Let’s Go, Voltron Force!Plus industry news on Thor, Anne Hathaway, and Chris Farley.