Paris is the only place you can see Le Défenseur du Temps, a beautiful living sculpture, up close, but the internet is the only place you can see Le Défenseur du Temps at work. This fighting statue is now motionless everywhere except in video.
If Blade Runner and I, Robot gave birth to a new movie starring a bald Antonio Banderas, it would look just like Automata, the latest vision of our inevitably dystopian future. That future—or at least the way director Gabe Ibáñez has imagined it—also looks pretty dang awesome. Well, spectacular is probably a better…
This gorgeous experimental film by director Joey Bania explores the unique and dazzlingly creative world of Blair Somerville, resident inventor, tinkerer, and self-described "organic mechanic" of Popotowai, New Zealand. The film, which mixes elements of documentary film making with time-lapse motifs and stop-motion…
This Automata iPhone Dock by Murtaza Lakdawala is clever and useful, a combination rarely found in DIY projects. All you have to do is crank and the dock turns from vertical to horizontal.
We all love the video of Andrew Meyer getting tased and yelling "Don't Tase Me, Bro!" but what if you aren't near a computer? Now you can relive the magic offline.
If you've got 1,050,000 Yen ($8,722) to spare, how about a handmade sake serving robot from Japan? Made out of cherrywood and porcelain, these things are handmade and crafted over 40 tireless days and 40 sleepless nights.
We love weird robots as much as anyone else, but if we had to look at this gallery of strange automatons for more than a few minutes, we wouldn't be able to achieve an erection again ever.