Do Androids Dream of Informed Consent?

Can a relationship between a robot and a human ever be one of equals? What if the robot looks and seems human, like the Synths from AMC’s new series, “Humans”premiering on Sunday, June 28th at 9/8c?

Synthetic Love: Can a Human Fall in Love With a Robot?

AMC’s new series, “Humans”, premiering on Sunday, June 28th at 9/8c, inspires us to ponder the very essence of love.

Could a Race of Highly Intelligent Robots Teach Us About Our Own Prejudices?

Anne Thériault wonders if human-like robots would help people move past stereotypes, or whether they’d only reinforce them. AMC’s new series, “Humans” premiering on Sunday, June 28th at 9/8c, offers an opportunity to explore that question.

Could a Robot Make Your Relationship Better?

What would happen if there were a machine that looked human, but could remember every word you ever said? AMC’s new show “Humans” premiering on Sunday, June 28th at 9/8c offers us a chance to find out.

Does Artificial Intelligence Have a Role in Eliminating Prejudice?

Patrick Sallee reviews this week’s ‘Art of Humanity’ podcast on futurology.

Movie Review: Chappie

After sitting through the glitchy mess that was Chappie, Alex Yarde is convinced Robocop and Johnny Five should never reproduce.

The Hitchbot’s Guide to Travelling Across a Continent

How a robot traveled 6,000km across Canada relying on the kindness of strangers.

Slaves and Robots

If we invent a machine with a personality and desires, does it deserve freedom?

Kids Can Now Pilot Their Own Mech

This clearly puts Power Wheels to shame.

The Robot That Ate Her Dreams: A Love Story

In the second installment of Oliver Bateman’s “You, Robot” trilogy, an inventor builds a robot to steal the dreams of a girl who spurned him. But that’s not really what this is about.

Japan Wants To Shoot Lasers At The Moon To Solve The Energy Crisis

The Luna Ring plan, which was introduced in Tokyo, is only the most recent in a long line of envelope pushing, seemingly kooky ideas to come from Shimizu Corp.

Robots: Now They’re Learning? Oh Crap!

In “oh god oh god, we’re all gonna die” news, Japanese researchers are teaching robots how to learn and think. Wait, what?

Online Dating Science Fiction: The Robot That Stole Her Heart

In honor of the late Ray Bradbury, Oliver Lee Bateman attempts to launch an entirely new sub-genre: online dating science fiction.

Games: Battlefield 3 Puts You In The Driver’s (or Pilot’s) Seat

The first person shooter steps it up a notch in a new trailer with controllable combat vehicles

Science: Machines Learn To Beat Video Games By RTFM

At MIT, science is hastening the extinction of man kind to teach machines to play video games … and not that pet grooming crap either …

News: Technophilia for May 15th, 2011

Check out a summary of the technology news from the beleaguered May 15th broadcast of It’s Komplicated.