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11 Helpful Movie Robots That Will Ruin Your Life
Bad robots: The very latest in artificial stupidity

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With Robot & Frank reminding us that having a robot pal doesn’t necessarily mean having to get embroiled in an endless war with the bloody Decepticons, time was ripe to explore the other artificially-intelligent helpers out there to see what’s what in the robot business. And do you know what we discovered? Most of them are pretty disastrous. We’ve looked at the best in the market for binary finery and identified one or two wiring issues that will soon have you reaching for the trouble-shooting guide.

WORDS PHIL DE SEMLYEN, ALI PLUMB
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11 Helpful Movie Robots That Will Ruin Your Life | Johnny Five
Johnny Five

Film: Short Circuit (1986)

Heeeeeere’s... erm, Johnny Five. It’s a little weaponised automaton that can play keyboard, make you a terrific G&T and nuke the nearest continental landmass, all with one flutter of its Eugene Levy eyebrows. It’s cute and, paired up with Steve Guttenberg, offers a never-to-be-repeated on-set combo of metal and wood, but do you really want it in your home? No, you don’t. Not unless you want pancake-covered walls, endless interruptions during your TV viewing, backchat and sleazy double entendres when your girlfriend is in the bath (“Nice software!”). Number Five may be alive, but after it’s called your mum a “snow blower” a few times, you’ll wish it wasn’t.
 

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Where's WALL-E? More

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What! no Maximilian from the Black Hole!!! 'Maximilian, it's time to liquidate our guests" More

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What! no Maximilian from the Black Hole!!! 'Maximilian, it's time to liquidate our guests" More

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No Ed 209? The future of law enforcement, that can handle everything in the urban environment... except stairs. More

Posted by Schnorbitz on Thursday March 7, 2013, 23:18

5 Japanese 'Doraemon' belongs to this group!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doraemon It's a robot cat from the future! Very helpful, but often with highly devastating result. It does enjoy decades-long celluloid releases, not only on printed media. More

Posted by terryl on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 17:35


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