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Human Glo-Worm or Creepiest Robot 'Alive'? Please Meet the Telenoid R1!

Love Truly Knows No Bounds

Yup.  There it is.  The Telenoid R1 robot, just unveiled today in Japan by its creator Hiroshi Ishiguro.  Isn’t it cute?!

Designed as a communication device, the Telenoid R1 doesn’t have legs or arms to make it more easily transportable.  Its purpose is to allow people to chat with one another across long distances, but through a process more akin to normal face to face communication, hence the creepy Cocoon-like face.

Umm...Not the Cocoon I Was Referring To

Ishiguro explains it as follows:

‘The unique appearance may be eerie when we first see it. However, once we communicate with others by using the telenoid, we can adapt to it.

‘If a friend speaks from the telenoid, we can imagine the friend’s face on the telenoid’s face.

‘If we embrace it, we have the feeling, that we embrace the friend.’ 

Right, because most of my friends are pale, hairless, limbless protozoic abominations.  Still, at least it’s a step up from this thing:

Yikes

So, for those of you not already stockpiling munitions to fend off the forthcoming robot horde, please take a look at the Glo-Worm in motion. 

Because if you think you’ve seen creepy, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.

–Captainoid BJ1

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