Sep 092015
The Recurring Parable of the AWOL Android (ITSELF NOW RECURS)

When we see the clean, cold, precise cognition of a difference machine suddenly go all batshit rogue PMS, an executive-level narcissism kicks into gear, i.e., we suddenly see We. So, let’s then consider the duality of a machine valuing sentient life, yet being totally willing to murder its ass for the “right” reasons…which should sound familiar.

Mar 012015
Lifesize Gundam Fake-Protects Tokyo: Awesome and Actually Semi-Robotic (GALLERY)

This RX-78-2 Gundam model is huge and imposing and badass, and while Anthrobotic does not necessarily endorse the consumption of anime, Anthrobotic endorses the shit outta visiting Tokyo Bay to get some 60-foot-tall robot in your life.

May 242013
Japanese Robot Fiction: Inspiring Pacific Rim, Looking Cool, Existing in Vast Quantities, Etc.

Anthrobotic’s Technosnark©®™ team leader, now locked into deep, dorky romance with Akihabara News, attempts to show why Pacific Rim owes huge props to giant Japanese robots, and then after that just writes a long squishy love letter to J-robots of all sizes.

Apr 282013
Matt Denton (MANTIS) and Kogoro Kurata (KURATAS) are Robotics Rockstars

Weak: Science coverage in large-scale media outlets; Strong: Calling them on it; Better: Celebrating pure science for science’s sake exemplified by the awesomeness that is the recently unveiled six-legged MANTIS robot, vis-a-viś last year’s KURATAS robot mech.

May 232012
Robot Treasure Discovered Online:  an Interview with the Creator of

Went looking for one robot, found research on hundreds. Anthrobotic interviews the creator of, the best online robotics & cybernetics archive you’ve never heard of until just now you did. Read it!