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WATCH: Funny Robot Delivers Applause-Worthy Comedy

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.19.2013 | Science

Most human-like robots are downright creepy, while others have been engineered to be loving, and now scientists from the Queen Mary University of Lond...

WATCH: Creepy Robot Controlled By Weird Gooey Creature

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.12.2013 | Science

It's always a bit creepy to watch a human-like robot run through its facial expressions, from a vacant smile to an odd frown. And the experimental rob...

WATCH: Creepy Humanoid Robot Tests Chemical Gear

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.08.2013 | Science

PETMAN has some scary new duds. In a just-released video, the eerily human-like military robot PETMAN rocks chemical protection clothing and a gas mas...

WATCH: Extreme DARPA Robot Battles Obstacle Course

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.09.2013 | Science

Here's a scenario: you're trapped under rubble in the middle of a storm, and a large Transformer-esque robot comes shakily charging toward you to help...

WATCH: Touchy-Feely Fembot Shows Facial Expressions

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.16.2012 | Science

She gets amazed. She gets disgusted. She gets sad. And she's a robot--the so-called FACE robot designed by scientists at the University of Pisa in Ita...

Lucas Kavner

Should Robots Really Be Just Like Us?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.15.2012 | Technology

Along a winding dirt road, just west of the Lincoln Gap in Bristol, Vt., sit two big yellow houses on a sprawling property featuring ten solar panels,...

WATCH: Robotic Body Part That's Guaranteed To Creep You Out

Posted 05.12.2012 | Science

By: Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 05/11/2012 02:06 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily A robotic butt named SHIRI touches upo...

WATCH: Menacing Military Robot Attempts Amazing Athletic Feats

Posted 04.13.2012 | Science

In the event of a zombie apocalypse, popular lore suggests building a moat to protect yourself—in the case of a robot rebellion, climbing a flight o...

Will We Ever Cross The 'Uncanny Valley?'

Posted 04.03.2012 | Science

By Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer Published 04/03/2012 09:57 AM EDT When Pixar screened a computer-animated short film called "...

WATCH: 11 Super-Creepy Almost-Human Robots

Posted 01.31.2012 | Science

Some humanoid robots now in development are so realistic that they make you wonder if some of your friends have circuit boards behind their faces. ...