Meet Charles, the Disembodied, Terror-Inducing GPS Navigator RobotS

You know what's not terrifying enough? GPS systems. Thank goodness for Charles.

Charles, you see, is a bodiless GPS system that vaguely resembles a man's head and shoulders. It sits in your passenger seat (as much as a bodiless GPS terrorbot can sit anyway), reads your facial cues, tone of voice and other behavior and provides directions in a way that's sympathetic to your mood.

Fantastic!

Meet Charles, the Disembodied, Terror-Inducing GPS Navigator RobotS

The folks at Cambridge assure us that Charles is about 70% accurate at gauging the emotional state of the driver.

In rare cases, Charles is 100% accurate, but that's only with the emotion "rage" and only when it's sailing out the window of a moving vehicle. [Daily Mail via Engadget]