Robots at war

In RUR, one of the developments that we hear of happens offstage: nations begin using robots as soldiers. The paper headlines reads, ““The Robot soldiers […]

Robot buildings?

There is a new book out, Tokyoids (MIT Press), which looks at a peculiar Japanese architectural aesthetic of buildings that look like robots.  Now there […]

Robots in Music Videos?!

Hardly a deep meditation on robots, but we might well ask, what the heck is going on here?  And what was it about the 1980s? […]

It all began in 1921

In 1921, the Czech playwright, Karel Capek (pronounced ‘Cha-pek’) debuted a play called “R.U.R. Rossum’s Universal Robots”. And from that moment, the ‘robot’ was born. […]