Bots with an attitude is a project for Planet B from Waag. Planet B is a mission to recolonise planet Earth based on a narrative of DIY expeditions to a fictional planet. The project ‘Bots with an attitude’ is a support system for artistic researchers, who work or wish to work with machine learning and AI. The bots are personal assistants. They help by gathering information or helping publish the artist's work. However, they are unusual bots, because they have a character and mind of their own, leading to unexpected encounters and, hopefully, productive surprises.