The question of which machine is deadliest of all-time has already been answered—but it's the bonus round that will prove to be the most exciting matchup. Who would win in a battle between Wall-E and Johnny 5?
Michael Anderson Godwin was a murderer. He was awaiting South Carolina's electric chair in 1989 when he decided to fix his TV set while sitting on his cell's metal toilet. You can probably see where this is going.
The battle between Megatron and Mega Maid was a nailbiter, but I called it at noon with Mega Maid taking 51% of the vote. That earns her the right to face Gort from The Day The Earth Stood Still.
11-year-old Mitchell Anderson had just finished practicing in the batting cage and was gathering balls in his helmet. Unfortunately for him, there was one ball left still rattling around in the machine.
Caprica 6 is proving to be a difficult adversary. Hotness seems to be a factor, so for the final round we are going to even out the odds a bit. No Yul Brenner is not hot...but his backup is.
Not surprisingly, Megatron easily took another heavyweight round over Marvel's Sentinel. So we are upping the ante in Round 3 with a robot so horrifying, just thinking about it will give you nightmares for weeks.
It's basically a machine that uses the power from a 500 cubic inch El Dorado engine power wheels, which launch six foot long pieces of 2" by 4" lumber over 120 miles per hour. That's fast enough to penetrate an eighth inch of steel plate. Even better, this machine uses an autoloader that can run through its 20 board…
Joel@BoingBoing has put together a gallery of robots and humans cooperating to extinguish opposing force—human, cyborg or otherwise. This photo shows the towing capacity of a
packbot QinetiQ TALON Robot, apparently capable of towing meatbags back to the hive to feed its young. [Army.mil Flickr via BBG]
The original Terminator was finally dethroned by Caprica 6 in the Round 2 Humanoid Battle. But how will she fare against Roy Batty from Blade Runner?
Robots are officially on the battlefield—UAVs like the Predator and Reaper patrol the skies while militarized bomb-disposal robots like the Talon detonate explosives on the ground. But where are the humanoids? Roboticist and author Daniel H. Wilson makes the case for a humanoid robot army.
There were a lot of stupid things in Terminator: Salavation. Mark's review was, in fact, too kind. But there is one really stupid part that bothered me from a gadget perspective. SMALL SPOILERS AHEAD.
Megatron walked away with a victory over Mechagodzilla in Round 1 of the Heavyweight Division, but today he faces a formidable opponent from Marvel comics—the Sentinel.
On May 3, 1972, Les Harvey took the stage at Swansea Top Rank with his blues band Stone the Crows. It was raining, and he was soaking wet.
Last month, Yogesh Singh was getting coffee from a machine in a stall while taking a break from helping his father run a tent shop. He was tired and needed a pick-me-up.
Who knew a machine with razor-sharp blades spinning at 200RPM you're supposed to sit on top of might cause injury or death? Here are gruesome tales of mowing mishaps—from this past month alone!