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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

RI-MAN

A funny story about RI-MAN: Last year a few tech outlets reported that a robot, programmed to learn how to love, went haywire - trapping a young intern in a lab in an attempt to hug her repeatedly. The story turned out to be a hoax, but the humanoid robot shown in the pictures was RI-MAN, whose actual purpose is to lift and carry medical patients. I'm not totally comforted by that idea, either.

Would you let this robot pick you up?

Photo: RIKEN

Kissing Robots

Two robots kissing. Not much more needs to be said, but for the record, this was a project of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, part of a robotic performance of scenes from The Phantom of the Opera. A masked human Phantom is less frightening.

Do sparks fly when robots kiss?

Photo: YouTube

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  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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