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As the impending release of director, Ridley Scott's Prometheus looms ever closer, the latest in its series of viral promo videos focuses on David, the android/robot character played by Michael Fassbender.

The more we see of this film, it becomes clear that much of its events will focus on the foreboding towards the things that we see by the time this prequel's timeline reaches the events in the far future of the first Alien movie. In this case, the focus shifts to Weyland Industries (later known as the Weyland-Yutani Corporation) and their creation of  synthetic space marshals which are programmed to carry out their will, unhindered by any ethical constraints.

Of course, while Ian Holm's Ash may have went loopy in the first film, we would see some android redemption for Lance Henriksen's Bishop in Aliens. Nevertheless, Fassbender's portrayal as their early predecessor, David is appropriately-creepy and drives home the idea which the film's very name implies: Mankind will be tampering with things for which they will be made to pay.

Prometheus hits theaters on June 8.

Meet the latest robot from Boston Dynamics, that mysterious group that is helping the robot apocalypse happen sooner than we'd like. This is the RHex rough-terrain bot that can crawl on almost any terrain. And that includes your nightmares.

WHY DO THEY KEEP MAKING THESE?!

Robot Barber Sucks At Haircuts

Baxter
Posted April 10, 2012 - By Joseph Baxter

Technology is awesome, but it also likes to put people out of their jobs. In this case, it seems to have put your local barber in the crosshairs of job obsolescence.

However, considering that the only haircut this Robot Barber knows is "mental patient who stole the scissors," it's clearly got a long way to go before 'ole Enzo permanently puts away his straight razor and goes back to trade school.

Robot Band Moves Like Jagger

Moye
Posted March 28, 2012 - By Moye Ishimoto

Sure, Boston Dynamics can produce a robot that can jump 30 feet into the air but can it perform a hit single from Maroon 5 like EOL, a robot band? Probably not.

Tags: Music, Robots, Videos

Little Robot Jumps Up Buildings

Baxter
Posted March 28, 2012 - By Joseph Baxter

If you thought that Superman was the only individual able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, then think again.

This little robot, called the Sand Flea, is here to slap us out of our fixation on the zombie apocalypse and remind us that in the year 2012, robots remain the safest bet for our imminent destruction.

The latest trailer for the famous board game adaptation, Battleship has hit.

If it hasn't already been apparent, it's clear that director, Peter Berg has mastered the Michael Bay formula for "giant robotic forms blowing s**t to hell" filmmaking. We're still not sure what it is that we're seeing, but it looks pretty damn epic. (Again, another Bay-esque quality.)

For star, Taylor Kitsch, it represents another shot at box-office gold after this past weekend's John Carter got "Loraxed" by kiddie competition. With a supporting cast of Alexander Skarsgård, swimsuit hottie, Brooklyn Decker, pop star, Rihanna, and Liam motherf**king Neeson, Kitsch may get that chance.

Battleship hits theaters ashore on May 18.

Boston Dynamics have unveiled their "Cheetah" robot which can run up to 18 mph. That's about 18 mph faster than what I can run. Goodbye, humanity. Welcome, robot overlords.

Danny Trejo Talks Recoil & PlayStation Vita Review On AOTS Tonight

Tonight on Attack of the Show, Danny Trejo returns! He talks to Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey about his latest film, Recoil with Steve Austin. The new PlayStation Vita will be put to the test on Gadget Pr0n where Kevin and Matt Mira check out its cool features, like the 5" OLED multi-touch screen, dual cameras and launch titles. We cover the latest robotic tech in Robot News and more. See you at 7PM EST.

Iron Giant Hipster

Baxter
Posted February 20, 2012 - By Joseph Baxter

Iron Giant Hipster

The original novel that inspired 1999's animated "a boy and his robot" epic, The Iron Giant actually came out back in 1968; way before a more famous brand of anthropomorphic automatons came on the scene.

He therefore tends to scoff at any of the Transformers for making giant robots "too mainstream."

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We don't know whether the hard drive reinterpretation of Daft Punk's "Derezzed" from the Tron: Legacy soundtrack is a beautiful display of computer evolution or a frightening portent of the coming robot apocalypse, but we do know it's worth a listen.

Tags: Movies, Music, Tech, Videos
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