Robot Wonders and Wanderings 2012-06-29

Near-future setting touches on themes of “robot companions for old people” w/ a dark comedy heist twist.   (Frank Langella’s character on his robot): “I need him.”  “What do you need him for?” “He’s my friend.”

Also something in there re: paper books and physical libraries vs. ebooks & internet.

So, yeah, right up my alley.

invade ALL OF THE humans!!! – YouTube

Two delusional toy robots plot to dominate the world in this mini-musical.

DRONE Teaser Trailer (OFFICIAL) – YouTube

A trailer for an upcoming web series about humanoid millitary robots.

AT&T Archives: Robot, by Jim Henson – YouTube

Jim Henson’s 1963 film for AT&T featuring a smoke-belching robot and discussion about machines and humans.