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Transformers Band Performing ‘The Touch’ Is the Geekiest Thing You’ll See All Day

Covers of the Stan Bush anthem 'The Touch' -- known to geeks from its use in 1986's 'Transformers: The Movie' -- are nothing new. But covers of 'The Touch' performed by an all-Transformer band? Now that's something we don't see every day.

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Monsters vs. Robots
Kristy Puchko
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After ‘Pacific Rim,’ Here Are Some Other Monster vs. Robot Fights We Want to See

'Pacific Rim' really hit on something. Who doesn't want to see a movie that is essentially monsters vs. robots? Who?? Show us that person, they are lying. The concept is so brilliant we want to see more robots fighting monsters. If movie execs can't come up with any new ideas (which wouldn't be too surprising), here are a few suggestions.

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Worst Robots
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The Worst Robots in Movie History

Maria in 'Metropolis.' The Iron Giant. Wall-E. Gort in 'The Day the Earth Stood Still.' R2-D2 in 'Star Wars.' The Terminator. Movie history is filled with incredible and iconic artificial beings, robots who have both chilled our bones and warmed our hearts.

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The 10 Best Robots in Pop Culture

Sadly, Matt Groening's long-running cartoon 'Futurama' was canceled earlier this week after seven seasons and 140 episodes on two different networks. Yes, we'll miss Fry, Leela and the rest of the crew, but we'll miss Bender, the acerbic, cigar-chomping robot, the most. But it's not all bad news -- Bender has rightfully earned himself a place among the most memorable robots in pop culture.

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Jam Out With All-Robot Band ‘Compressorhead’

The all-robot band Compressorhead makes those Chuck E. Cheese animatrons look like a bunch of clowns!

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Quadriplegic Woman Feeds Herself With Robotic Arm

This incredible video shows a woman's journey from almost total immobility to being able to pick up and move objects, thanks to surgical brain implants connected to a robotic arm named 'Hector.'

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Trossen Robotics Builds The BoogieBot

This is not technically called the BoogieBot. It's a hexapod robot called the PhantomX built from a kit and controlled via radio that you can buy from Trossen Robotics' website. But you've got admit, this robot has some move

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Dad Uses Amazing Terminator Arm For Good, Not Evil

This amazing video makes us wonder -- is there some sort of psychological evaluation before somebody is given a robot-Terminator arm, or do doctors just cross their fingers and hope for the best? It seems like that could go really wrong.

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Get a Facebook ‘Like’ and Tech-Savvy Vest Hugs You

It was recently revealed that Facebook now has one billion users -- that's 15% of the world’s population. That’s a pretty impressive achievement for Mr. Zuckerburg, if you ask us. There’s no denying the top-notch social network has become integrated into our daily lives, and now there's a way to be physically rewarded by the site -- ‘Like-A-Hug.'

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Groovy Robot is ‘Stayin’ Alive’

This is just delightful, as long as we can stifle our crippling fear and distrust of robots.

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Meet ‘The Popinator,’ the Robot That Feeds You Popcorn

It's just a robot that fires food at your mouth. What could possibly go wrong? Say the word "pop," and the Popinator will track your voice and fire one piece of popcorn at your mouth. Does nobody else see how this has the potential to take a turn for the much, much worse?

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Robot Drummer With Mohawk Is Terrifying and Awesome

In terms of actual robotics, this is really not that impressive. But crikey, it is cool. And scary. Very scary. This robot has a mohawk and can play the drums, and is lit in such a way that it looks like he might rise up and try to kill you with his four metal arms.

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Bipedal Robot Is Stayin’ Alive

Nerds love this robot. The rest of us love setting this robot to some music.

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2012 RoboCup Bloopers Proves Robots Are Not Smarter Than Humans

Much like how people who watch TV or sports love seeing the outtakes at the end of an episode or a sporting event, it appears so do lovers of robots. Watching someone mess up at a thing they're professionally known for is hilarious; it makes them human.

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Robot Wins at Rock-Paper-Scissors Every Time
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Amazing Robot Wins at Rock-Paper-Scissors Every Time

An amazing robot shows remarkable proficiency at rock-paper-scissors by winning the game 100% of the time. So, how does it do it? Simple, it cheats. What, you thought only humans were capable of gaming the system?

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