The Helpless Robot

The Helpless Robot (1987) is an artificial personality that responds to the behavior of humans by using its electronic voice, which speaks a total of 512 phrases. The speech that is delivered depends on its present and past experience of "emotions," ranging from boredom, frustration, arrogance, and overstimulation.

Robots of Death

The Robots of Death is a classic Doctor Who story and a strong contender for anyone's Top Ten. Chris Boucher successfully draws on a number of different sources and combines this with his flair for characterization and incisive dialogue. The basic situation is typical of a detective story; a group of people are locked in…

SRL – Survival Research Labs

Survival Research Laboratories was conceived of and founded by Mark Pauline in November 1978. Since its inception SRL has operated as an organization of creative technicians dedicated to re-directing the techniques, tools, and tenets of industry, science, and the military away from their typical manifestations in practicality, product or warfare. Since 1979, SRL has staged…

Robot & Frank

Robot & Frank is a 2012 American science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Jake Schreier and written by Christopher Ford. Set in the near future, it focuses on Frank Weld, an aging jewel thief played by Frank Langella, whose son buys him a domestic robot. Resistant at first, Frank warms up to the robot when…