We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

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

Albert Einstein Hubo

Let's just assume that robots can cross the uncanny valley. KAIST's Hubo robot, with an Albert Einstein face by Hanson Robotics, comes close - but is that supposed to be comforting? It's just one step closer to living among Blade Runner's replicants.

Watch robo-Einstein in action.

Photo: Wikipedia

ACM-R5

Hirose-Fukushima Robotics Lab's ACM-R5 uses universal joints, bellows, paddles, and passive wheels to slither on land or underwater. I'm not sure what kind of practical uses exist for this mechanical serpent, but it could make a great cameo in an Indiana Jones flick.

Watch this robot slither.

Photo: Hirose-Fukushima Robotics Lab

NEXT PAGE: Robocue

  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


IDG UK Sites

12 cheapest smartphones of 2015: The lowest-cost smartphones you can buy in the UK. Best budget...

IDG UK Sites

Samsung: King of the Androids (or MWC, at least)

IDG UK Sites

Get free stock photos with Vince Vaughn in them

IDG UK Sites

Apple Maps vs Google Maps comparison review – has Apple done enough to beat its biggest rival?