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Halloween: The 20 scariest robots in computing

They're real and very creepy

Happy Halloween: These 20 creepy robots are guaranteed to give you the heebie-jeebies

'Peepshow'

Giles Walker's 'Peepshow' exhibit is an artistic statement, a commentary on how we humans are the ones being watched by an increasing number of CCTV Peeping Toms. But any attempt at deep reflection is ruined by the horrifying sight of robotic pole dancers with cameras for heads.

See these robots do their thing.

Photo: Giles Walker

Multiple Kill Vehicle-L

The Multiple Kill Vehicle-L hovers in the air, shoots everyone, and then falls to the ground. I'm pretty sure I've fought a few of these things in video games through the years, but the idea of a real-life flying death bot doesn't sit well. I like how Lockheed Martin's press release refers to the MKV-L's targets as 'threat objects', which I'm sure is a euphemism for the Taliban and space monsters.

See this killing machine in action.

Photo: Lockheed Martin

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  1. They're real and very creepy
  2. Peepshow
  3. Albert Einstein Hubo
  4. Robocue
  5. Robot baby
  6. Plantbot
  7. Swine Flu Simulator
  8. Honda's Asimo
  9. RI-MAN
  10. Bionic Spoon


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