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His Name is Charles the Robot… and He’s Watching You Very Closely

It seems the snarky but stylish “social robot” Sophia [recently spotted rocking a new look] now has some serious competition for a starring role in your next nightmare… or perhaps as Imperious Leader of the robot uprising that will “destroy humans” (Sophia’s own words). His name is Charles, and while he’s not nearly as urbane […]

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VIDEO: This Snake Robot Will Crawl Into Your Next Nightmare

Which would scare you more: snakes slithering into your house, or creepy robots [like these BLACK MIRROR monstrosities] stomping their way through your front door? Well, now you don’t have to choose anymore — thanks to a team of Harvard researchers, who managed to combine both terrors in one giant, slithering creation. In a study published […]

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This Nightmare Robot Says She Will “Destroy Humans”

We’ve ventured recently into the “Uncanny Valley” with our story about an uncomfortably realistic robot named Nadine, but this latest bit of skin-crawling android weirdness is surely the next step toward the inevitable robot apocalypse. At this year’s South By Southwest, Texas company Hanson Robotics unveiled “Sophia,” one of their many robotic creations. Capable of […]