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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

Robocue

The creepiest thing about the Tokyo Fire Department's Robocue is the very scenario for which it's intended. In the event of a dirty-bomb attack, this body snatcher goes places where humans can't and loads up victims with a mechanical arm. But it's only a matter of time before they come to get you in your sleep.

Photo: Popular Science (popsci.com)

Robotic Voice Simulator

 

Engineers at Kagawa University created a robot model of human vocal organs, including the mouth, nose, and vocal cords. Along the way they also wound up creating a great viral video, thanks to the robot mouth's strange, atonal bleating. This has in turn inspired some wonderful parodies, such as the robot mouth after a liter of beer.

Hear what this robot has to say in this video.

Photo: Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology

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