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83 Freaky Robots

From Pole-Dancing Bots to Emotion-Mimicking Androids

— May 24, 2010 — Tech
Hollywood is constantly depicting robots to be the way of the future, and these freaky robots showcase the efforts of the technology industry to turn these fictional bots into reality.

These freaky robots include fire-breathing androids and soldier bots created to wreak havoc, emotion-mimicking robots and reverends designed to inspire happiness, and pole-dancing androids and babysitting robots that could replace their human counterparts. Which of these freaky robots are you anticipating most?

Implications - Browse through this collection and decide on which robot you plan to hire to take care of all your tedious and gruesome household chores and responsibilities. I wonder if any of these robots could do my homework...
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Dancing Prancing Robots
Dancing Prancing Robots
JULIA the Entertainment Robot is at Your Service
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80
Skyrocketing Robots
Skyrocketing Robots
Sandia National Laboratories Creates Hopping Robots For Outer Space Situations
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79
Psychotherapist Robots
Psychotherapist Robots
MindMentor
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78
Ballroom Dancing Robots
Ballroom Dancing Robots
Q4 Technologies Go-Robos as 'Strictly Ballroom' Competitors
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77
Housecleaning Robots
Housecleaning Robots
The Clickable World Interface Makes Cleaning a Breeze
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76
Maestro Robots In Action
Maestro Robots In Action
Honda Asimo Conducts Symphony (UPDATE)
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75
DIY Celebrity Robots
DIY Celebrity Robots
The Elvinator
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74
Spiderman Robots
Spiderman Robots
Tmsuk T-34 Robot Shoots Nets and Makes You Its Prey
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73
High-Fiving Robots
High-Fiving Robots
Ken Lim's Guardian Robot Monitors Your Twitter Feed, Emotes Accordingly
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72
Human-Spined Robots
Human-Spined Robots
Kojiro is a Mechanised Humaniod Robot Servant
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71
Miming Robots
Miming Robots
Robotic Marimba Player Improvises With Human Piano Player
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70
Penguin-Like Androids
Penguin-Like Androids
TheCorpora Qbo Robot is a Great Addition to Any Home
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69
Smelly Emotional Robots
Smelly Emotional Robots
Pomi Emits Smells & Makes Faces
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68
Huge Fire-Breathing Robots
Huge Fire-Breathing Robots
‘Giant Torayan' is Highlight of Roppongi Art Night
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67
Exercising Robots
Exercising Robots
Bandit is a Socially-Assistive Robotic Personal Trainer
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66
Robot Reverends
Robot Reverends
The 'I-Fairy' Robot Marries Satoko Inoue and Tomohiro Shibata
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65
Robotic Bikers
Robotic Bikers
Joules is the Perfect Tandem Biking Partner
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64
Fast Reflex Robots
Fast Reflex Robots
Big Dog
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63
Nanny Robots
Nanny Robots
The Family Nanny is a Super-Efficient Robot
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62
Break Dancing Robots
Break Dancing Robots
Mechanical B-Boys Who Can Really Bust a Move
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61
Monkey Thoughts Control Robots
Monkey Thoughts Control Robots
Cognitive Powers of Apes for Tech
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60
Ghost-Faced Robots
Ghost-Faced Robots
New Remo Robot Is As Creepy As It Is Advanced
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59
Competitive Humanoid Robots
Competitive Humanoid Robots
Meet CHARLI, America's Champion for Robocup
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58
Musical Robots
Musical Robots
Honda Asimo to Conduct Orchestra
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57
Robots With Brains
Robots With Brains
Cybernetics Professor Kevin Warwick Grows Biological Grey Matter
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56
Ball-Fetching Robots
Ball-Fetching Robots
The RoboCup and Caddy Cord Set is Used by Golf Pros
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55
Smart Baby Robots
Smart Baby Robots
iCub Learning to Talk
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54
Branded Bartender Robots
Branded Bartender Robots
Mr. Asahi (UPDATE)
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53
Fire-Breathing Robots
Fire-Breathing Robots
The Maker Faire Dragon Can't Fly, But it Will Toast Marshmallows
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52
Primitive Lifeform Robots
Primitive Lifeform Robots
University of Tokyo's Crazy Research Scheme (UPDATE)
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51
Canine Robots
Canine Robots
G-Dog
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50
Gas Pumping Robots to Fuel Cars
Gas Pumping Robots to Fuel Cars
Dutch "Tankpitstop" Robot
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49
Wall Climbing Robots
Wall Climbing Robots
Electrostatic Vertical Surface Climbing
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48
Grand Canyon Climbing Robots
Grand Canyon Climbing Robots
Panasonic Evolta PR Stunt
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47
Next Gen Robots
Next Gen Robots
GM and NASA Team Up to Build a Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Robonaut2
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46
Celebrity Robots
Celebrity Robots
Interactive Elvis Bust
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45
Giggling Robots Could Cure Cancer
Giggling Robots Could Cure Cancer
Robots Laugh At Your Jokes
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44
Asexual Robots
Asexual Robots
Self-Replicating Machines
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43
Robots that Pee
Robots that Pee
METI Human Patient Simulator
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42
Paparazzi Robots
Paparazzi Robots
Mirror Installation Only Stares at "Interesting People"
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41
Mall-Roaming Robots
Mall-Roaming Robots
Guard Robot D1 Acts as a Guide and Security Staff
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40
Disco-Dancing Robots
Disco-Dancing Robots
Get Down With These Choreographed R2-D2s
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39
Self-Learning Robots
Self-Learning Robots
ApriPoko Universal Remote
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38
Garbage-Collecting Robots
Garbage-Collecting Robots
The Dustbot Launched for Quick Cleanup on Italian Streets
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37
Pole-Dancing Robots
Pole-Dancing Robots
Fembots Grind at the Mutate London Exhibition
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36
Toyota Violin Playing Robot
Toyota Violin Playing Robot
Helpful Humanoids by 2010
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35
Car Wreck Robots
Car Wreck Robots
Bruce Gray's BMW Robot Sculpture is the Ultimate Metal Machine
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34
Famous Scientist Robots
Famous Scientist Robots
Unresponsive Einsteinbot Gives People Blank Stares
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33
Flea-Sized Robots
Flea-Sized Robots
Researchers Create Tiny Robots for Mass Production
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32
Reassembling Robots
Reassembling Robots
Shape-Shifting Design That Reconfigures After Being Kicked Apart
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31
Spidery Nanobots
Spidery Nanobots
The Columbia University DNA ‘Spiderbot' is Made Out of Microscopic Mo
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30
Running Robots
Running Robots
Toyota's Newer, Faster Robot Gives Us A Reason To Stay In Shape
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29
Social Message Robots
Social Message Robots
Crawling Japanese Salaryman
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28
Boss-Controlled Robots
Boss-Controlled Robots
The QB from Anybots is a Mobile Video Conference
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27
Emotional Robots
Emotional Robots
MIT's Nexi
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26
Fashion Model Robots
Fashion Model Robots
The HRP-4C Is Japan's Answer to Unaging Female Models
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25
Eclectic Garbage Bots
Eclectic Garbage Bots
Andrea Petrachi Creates Robots Made from Trash
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24
Life-Saving Robots
Life-Saving Robots
Robocue Comes to the Rescue Where Humans Hesitate to Go
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23
Self-Fueling Robots
Self-Fueling Robots
The EATR Will Hunt and Forage for Its Energy
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22
Suggestive Typewriter Robots
Suggestive Typewriter Robots
The 'Nude IV Delilah' Robot is a Seductive Magnet
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21
Robot Remixes
Robot Remixes
R2d2 Mixes the Beats in 'Robots' by Eclectic Method
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20
Leg Spines = Super Spider Robots
Leg Spines = Super Spider Robots
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19
Self-Healing Mini Robots
Self-Healing Mini Robots
EU Symbrion Program
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18
Fire-Breathing Robots
Fire-Breathing Robots
Junkyard Dog with Indigestion Roams the Streets of London
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17
Origami Robots
Origami Robots
'Robotagami' by Dustin Wallace is Made of a Single Sheet of Metal
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16
Athletic Mini Robots
Athletic Mini Robots
The I-Sobot Plays Sports Like Soccer and Boxing
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15
Robots That Mimic Your Facial Expressions
Robots That Mimic Your Facial Expressions
Jules The Mandroid
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14
Cell Phone Robots
Cell Phone Robots
'Callo' and 'Cally' by Ji-Dong Yim and Chris Shaw Are Bots That Dance & Cry
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13
Fire Fighter Robots
Fire Fighter Robots
Forest-Clearing Transformer
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12
Freakishly Human Robots
Freakishly Human Robots
Repliee Q1 Releases A Humanoid Capable of Emotion
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11
Creepy Recycled Sculptures
Creepy Recycled Sculptures
Nemo Gould Robots
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10
Reclaimed Materials Robots
Reclaimed Materials Robots
Etsy Artist Turns Junk into Artful Sculpture
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9
Firefighting Robots
Firefighting Robots
OLE Insect Firefighter
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8
Lifelike Robots
Lifelike Robots
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7
Nurse Robots
Nurse Robots
RIBA Assists and Interacts with Humans
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6
Robot Soldiers
Robot Soldiers
UN Peace Robots Make Love, Not War
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5
Recycled Robots
Recycled Robots
Reclaim2Fame Uses 80% Recycled Materials to Make Little Gadget Guys
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4
DIY Spider Robots
DIY Spider Robots
The Spiderbot by Daniel Schatzmayr is a Hexapod
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3
Lifelike Robot Children
Lifelike Robot Children
Repliee R-1
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2
Sex Robots
Sex Robots
David Levy Says Artificial Intelligence Coming Soon (In Bed)
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1
Pin-Up Girl Robots
Pin-Up Girl Robots
Hajime Sorayama's Chrome Paintings Look Like Sexy C3P0s
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