122 shows,
Jason Snell asks John Siracusa to rule on the meaning of various words and concepts. It’s not just about robots anymore.

5: Emotions
6/4/2015, 9:02:31 PM
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14: Jaegers
7/13/2015, 3:17:26 PM
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13: Transformers
7/7/2015, 5:54:13 PM
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12: USS Enterprise
7/2/2015, 11:41:09 PM
duration(0:0:12)

11: KITT
6/29/2015, 11:28:07 PM
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10: ASIMO
6/25/2015, 9:06:30 PM
duration(0:0:10)

9: Assembly-Line Robots
6/22/2015, 4:42:02 PM
duration(0:0:13)

8: Roomba
6/19/2015, 8:48:35 PM
duration(0:0:13)

7: Telepresence Robots
6/15/2015, 3:53:19 PM
duration(0:0:3)

6: Self-Driving Cars
6/10/2015, 10:29:41 PM
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4: K-9
6/2/2015, 3:39:07 PM
duration(0:0:7)

3: Darth Vader
5/29/2015, 2:49:07 PM
duration(0:0:9)

2: Service Kiosks
5/25/2015, 3:23:44 PM
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1: Mr. Roboto
5/22/2015, 9:13:45 PM
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0: Origin
4/7/2015, 9:00:33 PM
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15: The Major
7/20/2015, 5:38:22 PM
duration(0:0:8)

16: Siri
7/27/2015, 9:54:58 PM
duration(0:0:3)

17: The Terminator
8/3/2015, 2:14:04 PM
duration(0:0:11)

18: Commander Data
8/11/2015, 12:16:51 AM
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19: Marvin the Paranoid Android
8/17/2015, 5:38:14 PM
duration(0:0:8)

20: Pinocchio
8/24/2015, 4:10:00 PM
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21: Droids
8/31/2015, 4:09:52 PM
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22: Hitchbot
9/7/2015, 2:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:6)

23: Space Probes
9/14/2015, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:11)

24: Sasquatch
9/21/2015, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:0)

25: Home Appliances
9/28/2015, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:14)

26: Cylons
10/5/2015, 3:30:00 PM
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27: V'ger
10/12/2015, 3:00:00 PM
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28: The TARDIS
10/19/2015, 3:00:00 PM
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29: Johnny 5
10/26/2015, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:6)

30: Twiki and Dr. Theopolis
11/2/2015, 7:58:45 PM
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31: robots.txt
11/9/2015, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:7)

32: Lobot
11/16/2015, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:3)

33: Vicki from "Small Wonder"
11/23/2015, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:9)

34: Aperture Science
11/30/2015, 4:00:00 PM
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35: Herbie The Love Bug
12/7/2015, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:10)

36: Iron Man, Ultron, and Vision
12/14/2015, 4:39:00 PM
duration(0:0:0)

37: Clockwork Droids
12/21/2015, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:12)

38: Podcasts
12/28/2015, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:3)

39: Cars (from "Cars")
1/4/2016, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:6)

40: Swimming Pool Cleaners
1/11/2016, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:12)

41: Burritos
1/18/2016, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:3)

42: Prince Robot IV
1/25/2016, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:8)

43: Daleks and Cybermen
2/1/2016, 4:00:00 PM
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44: The Internet of Things
2/8/2016, 4:19:25 PM
duration(0:0:9)

45: Nanobots
2/15/2016, 4:00:00 PM
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46: Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo
2/22/2016, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:7)

47: Thomas and Friends
2/29/2016, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:12)

48: Replicants
3/7/2016, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:0)

49: Chatbots
3/14/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:11)

50: The Matrix
3/21/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:12)

51: Lego Simulated Worm Toy
3/28/2016, 3:00:00 PM
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52: The Robots of "Destiny"
4/4/2016, 3:00:00 PM
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53: Tamagotchi
4/11/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:5)

54: T-1000
4/18/2016, 3:00:00 PM
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55: The Tin Woodman
4/25/2016, 3:10:00 PM
duration(0:0:13)

56: The Incomparable's Logo
5/2/2016, 6:30:00 PM
duration(0:0:5)

57: Baymax
5/9/2016, 3:00:00 PM
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58: Synths
5/16/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:12)

59: The Doctor from "Star Trek: Voyager"
5/23/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:10)

60: Inspector Gadget
5/30/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:8)

61: Elevators
6/6/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:11)

62: General Grievous
6/13/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:8)

62b: Filesystems and Flowerpot Robots
6/18/2016, 3:56:58 PM
duration(0:0:13)

63: Animatronic Creatures
6/20/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:5)

64: Rossum's Universal Robots
6/27/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:9)

65: Serena Williams
7/4/2016, 3:00:00 PM
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66: Traffic lights in South Africa
7/11/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:6)

67: Silicone Stingray
7/18/2016, 6:31:23 PM
duration(0:0:11)

68: Canadarm
7/25/2016, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:6)

69: Tron
8/1/2016, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:5)

70: The Robots of "Futurama"
8/8/2016, 3:30:00 PM
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71: RoboCop
8/15/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:8)

72: Robots from "Castle in the Sky" and "The Iron Giant"
8/22/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:10)

73: Cartoons
8/29/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:7)

74: Gort
9/5/2016, 3:00:00 PM
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75: Bubo
9/12/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:13)

76: Animals in "Blade Runner"
9/19/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:9)

77: Daft Punk
9/26/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:5)

78: Hot Dogs
10/3/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:5)

79: SpaceX
10/10/2016, 3:00:00 PM
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80: Tachikoma and Fuchikoma
10/17/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:7)

81: The Energizer Bunny
10/24/2016, 3:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:4)

82: The Borg
10/31/2016, 3:00:00 PM
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83: Kayaks
11/7/2016, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:3)

84: Metal Mario
11/14/2016, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:5)

85: The Bicentennial Man
11/21/2016, 4:00:00 PM
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86: The Hosts of "Westworld"
11/28/2016, 4:53:11 PM
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87: K5 Mall Robot
12/5/2016, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:11)

88: School Babies and CPR Dummies
12/12/2016, 4:57:10 PM
duration(0:0:3)

89: Battlebots
12/19/2016, 4:58:28 PM
duration(0:0:5)

90: Mechagodzilla
12/26/2016, 4:59:42 PM
duration(0:0:3)

91: Naked Robotic Core
1/2/2017, 4:00:00 PM
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92: Pronunciation
1/9/2017, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:10)

93: Nintendo R.O.B.
1/16/2017, 5:40:00 PM
duration(0:0:10)

94: Shardik
1/23/2017, 4:28:00 PM
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95: Autonomous Sailboats
1/30/2017, 4:00:00 PM
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96: The Gate at Jabba's Palace
2/6/2017, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:10)

97: Captchas
2/13/2017, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:3)

98: Human Beings
2/20/2017, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:7)

99: Your Hosts
2/27/2017, 4:00:00 PM
duration(0:0:10)

100: The Robot
3/6/2017, 6:47:39 PM
duration(0:0:8)

101: Supervillains
3/20/2017, 3:43:26 PM
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102: Sandwiches
4/3/2017, 2:00:00 PM
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103: Pizza
4/17/2017, 6:58:52 PM
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104: Pizza Toppings
5/2/2017, 11:57:35 PM
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105: Canonical Bagel Flavors
5/15/2017, 3:00:00 PM
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106: Computer Chips
5/29/2017, 3:42:20 PM
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107: Science Fiction
6/12/2017, 3:43:39 PM
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108: Condiments and Favorite Foods
6/26/2017, 3:00:00 PM
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109: Sport
7/10/2017, 4:00:00 PM
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110: Anime and Kaiju
7/24/2017, 3:00:00 PM
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111: Artificial Intelligence
8/7/2017, 3:00:00 PM
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112: Donuts
8/21/2017, 3:00:00 PM
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113: Art
9/4/2017, 4:00:00 PM
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114: Smoothie
9/18/2017, 2:00:00 PM
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115: Barbecue
10/2/2017, 4:00:00 PM
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116: Salad
10/16/2017, 4:00:00 PM
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117: Brunch
10/31/2017, 7:45:08 PM
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118: Ice Cream
11/13/2017, 4:00:00 PM
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119: Life
11/27/2017, 4:00:00 PM
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120: Death
12/11/2017, 4:00:00 PM
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