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77 Freaky Robots

— September 1, 2008 — Tech
It's a little bit scary how realistic some robots are. While robots still seem like a thing of the future to most people, the truth is that they're here already, and a lot of them look incredibly realistic and are capable of doing remarkable things.

There are robots which perform certain tasks like robots that can bartend and those intended to fight fires. Slightly disturbing are the robots with "emotions", and there are several of them.

This slideshow highlights some of the most peculiar and frighteningly real robots featured on Trend Hunter; get to know them, these could be your future colleagues... or worse, replace you, in which case its best to know your enemies.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Taste Test Robots
Taste Test Robots
Artificial Mouths
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Psychotherapist Robots
Psychotherapist Robots
MindMentor
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72
Robot Built to Explore Antarctica
Robot Built to Explore Antarctica
The SnoMote Goes Where You Won't
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71
Rescue Grasshoppers
Rescue Grasshoppers
Leaping Rescue Robots
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70
Maestro Robots In Action
Maestro Robots In Action
Honda Asimo Conducts Symphony (UPDATE)
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69
DIY Celebrity Robots
DIY Celebrity Robots
The Elvinator
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68
Robotic Housekeepers
Robotic Housekeepers
Robot Butlers and Maids
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67
Toy Robots
Toy Robots
Tri-Bot and Wrex the Dawg
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66
Robot Bartender Festivals
Robot Bartender Festivals
Roboexotica
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65
Smelly Emotional Robots
Smelly Emotional Robots
Pomi Emits Smells & Makes Faces
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64
Fast Reflex Robots
Fast Reflex Robots
Big Dog
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63
Laser Guided Robotic Assistant
Laser Guided Robotic Assistant
The El-E Robot
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62
Musical Robots
Musical Robots
Honda Asimo to Conduct Orchestra
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61
Robotic Ethics Charter
Robotic Ethics Charter
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60
Robot Cleans Public Restrooms
Robot Cleans Public Restrooms
Japanese Lady Bird Tackles Toilets
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59
Micro Robot Soccer
Micro Robot Soccer
World Nanobot Foot Ball Cup 2008
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58
Smart Baby Robots
Smart Baby Robots
iCub Learning to Talk
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57
Robot Helps Lost People
Robot Helps Lost People
Robovie
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56
Music-Playing and Dancing Robots
Music-Playing and Dancing Robots
The Automated Music Personality (AMP) Robots
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55
Branded Bartender Robots
Branded Bartender Robots
Mr. Asahi (UPDATE)
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54
Underwater Survey Robots
Underwater Survey Robots
The Fish-Like Tai-Robot-Kun
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53
Blogging Robot
Blogging Robot
PaPeRo
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52
Robot Masseur
Robot Masseur
WAO-1 Massage Machine
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51
Ubiko
Ubiko
Receptionist Robot for Hire
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50
Anime Haro Robots
Anime Haro Robots
The Animated Gundam 00 Japanese Anime Character
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49
Gas Pumping Robots to Fuel Cars
Gas Pumping Robots to Fuel Cars
Dutch "Tankpitstop" Robot
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48
Canine Robots
Canine Robots
G-Dog
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47
Wall Climbing Robots
Wall Climbing Robots
Electrostatic Vertical Surface Climbing
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46
Billion Dollar Robotic Jurassic Park
Billion Dollar Robotic Jurassic Park
Restless Planet in Dubai
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45
Grand Canyon Climbing Robots
Grand Canyon Climbing Robots
Panasonic Evolta PR Stunt
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44
Real-Life C-3PO
Real-Life C-3PO
Android Unleashed
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43
Robotic Janitor
Robotic Janitor
Wax On, Wax Off With Tondon
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42
Robotic Music with Ping Pong Balls & Wine Glasses
Robotic Music with Ping Pong Balls & Wine Glasses
Absolut Quartet
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41
Tissue-Dispensing Robot from Japan
Tissue-Dispensing Robot from Japan
Mospeng-Kun
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40
Celebrity Robots
Celebrity Robots
Interactive Elvis Bust
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39
Robotic Dental Patient
Robotic Dental Patient
Japanese Simroid Responds to Pain
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38
Giggling Robots Could Cure Cancer
Giggling Robots Could Cure Cancer
Robots Laugh At Your Jokes
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37
Robonurse
Robonurse
Ready to Serve Hospitals by 2010
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36
Robots that Pee
Robots that Pee
METI Human Patient Simulator
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35
Self-Learning Robots
Self-Learning Robots
ApriPoko Universal Remote
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34
Robot Golf Partners
Robot Golf Partners
Shadow Caddy
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33
Robotic Expression
Robotic Expression
Kansei's Face Makes 36 Expressions
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32
Robotic Jacket Has Power Up its Sleeve
Robotic Jacket Has Power Up its Sleeve
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31
Kitchen Robot Does The Dishes!
Kitchen Robot Does The Dishes!
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30
BEAR Robot Can Pick Up and Rescue Soldiers
BEAR Robot Can Pick Up and Rescue Soldiers
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29
Robotic Arms For Monkeys
Robotic Arms For Monkeys
Mind-Controlled Appendage Used Successfully by Apes
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28
Chairs That Follow You
Chairs That Follow You
RFID Robot Chair
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27
Jellyfish Robots
Jellyfish Robots
Festo AirJelly
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26
Recreating Classic Films With Robots
Recreating Classic Films With Robots
The Shining with a WowWee Tribot
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25
Robotic Receptionist at the Japan Airport
Robotic Receptionist at the Japan Airport
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24
Chess Robots With Fake Arms
Chess Robots With Fake Arms
Novag 2Robot Chess Game
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23
Robomop
Robomop
Robotic Ball Makes Sweeping Fun
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22
Fembots Replacing Human Actors
Fembots Replacing Human Actors
Actroid DER-2 Stars in TV Commercial
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21
The Robotic Hand Pianist Plays Cool Classical Music
The Robotic Hand Pianist Plays Cool Classical Music
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20
Robot Secretaries (UPDATE)
Robot Secretaries (UPDATE)
Phorone
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19
Diet Dog
Diet Dog
Robotic Weight Loss Coach
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18
Receptionist Robots (FOLLOW UP)
Receptionist Robots (FOLLOW UP)
Wakamaru
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17
Emotional Robots
Emotional Robots
MIT's Nexi
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16
Israel Creating a Robotic Killer Insects
Israel Creating a Robotic Killer Insects
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15
Self-Healing Mini Robots
Self-Healing Mini Robots
EU Symbrion Program
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14
CB2 Robot Baby
CB2 Robot Baby
Japanese Researchers Develop Creepiest Bot Ever
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13
SAYA
SAYA
Another Robot Receptionist
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12
Partner Ballroom Dancing Robot
Partner Ballroom Dancing Robot
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11
10 Lovable Robots
10 Lovable Robots
From Weight Lifters to Camel Riders
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10
Robotic Babysitters
Robotic Babysitters
In-Store Robo-Nanny Lets You Shop in Peace
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9
Fake Taxidermy Part VIII
Fake Taxidermy Part VIII
11 Robotic Hunting Trophies
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8
Crazy Technology
Crazy Technology
Breast Massage Robots
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7
Pregnant Robot Gives Birth
Pregnant Robot Gives Birth
Training Device for Med Students
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6
Fire Fighter Robots
Fire Fighter Robots
Forest-Clearing Transformer
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5
Firefighting Robots
Firefighting Robots
OLE Insect Firefighter
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4
Lifelike Robots
Lifelike Robots
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3
36 Freaky Robots With Human Jobs
36 Freaky Robots With Human Jobs
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2
Fake Intimacy 2
Fake Intimacy 2
Virtual Love Partner Combines Physical Robot, Virtual Reality
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1
Themed Robot Sex
Themed Robot Sex
Terminator Kamasutra
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