We last mentioned Dorian, the Japanese robot programmed with seven distinctly terrifying expressions, way back in 2009. Since then, he's been upgraded to be funny, and we now have actual footage of Dorian in action. Even though the robot is "joking," you may never goddamned laugh again.
Total apologies to Probo the Belgian molest-bot: This new emotional robot from Japan is much creepier. Forget the Uncanny Valley: Waseda University's KOBIAN, programmed with seven expressions, is the Bottomless Pit Of Do Not Want. Images by AP.
The Big Picture has an album on cool real-world robots, but I only care about one type: Robots that scare me, terrifying metal monsters that can tear my guts apart. Here are the top five.
NASA is set to begin work next month in Boston on a four-year, $1.74 million project called the Virtual Space Station. The project is supposed to create a program that can independently counsel depressed astronauts by supplying solutions to their typed insecurities. AP writer Jay Lindsay insists that it's nothing like…