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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

Swine Flu Simulator

Back when swine flu was all the rage, engineers in Japan worked up a robot that mimicked the symptoms of H1N1. The mock victim has humanlike skin and a terrified face, and it can moan, sweat, tear, and convulse as conditions worsen. If not treated properly, the robot can even 'die'. Maybe that's for the best.

Watch this video of a suffering robot.

Photo: YouTube

Geminoid

Hiroshi Ishiguro's Geminoid is yet another foray into creating robots that look like humans, but what's really unsettling about this android is that it's created in Ishiguro's image (a female version also exists). Look briefly, and you might have a hard time telling which one is the human. Pray that it doesn't become self-aware.

Will the real Ishiguro please stand up? Check out the video.

Photo: ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories

NEXT PAGE: Honda's Asimo

  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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