Nobody Wins When Slime Mold Invades the Uncanny Valley

Theoretically, a perfect robot face would look normal. But until we reach utter perfection, everything that falls even slightly short is horrifying. Take, for instance, this robot visage powered by ravenously hungry slime mold. It's surprisingly functional, and unsurprisingly nightmarish. » 8/08/13 3:17pm 8/08/13 3:17pm

Creepy Gadget Mannequins Fulfill Medical Fetish Fantasies, Totally…

The guys at Aving will cover any trade show, no matter how niche, and we love them for it. This week they're at the EMS Expo » 10/18/08 1:15pm 10/18/08 1:15pm, where companies peddle the latest gadgets that'll save your life the next time you choke on a flaming meatball and dial 911. They can't demo the Grip ET endotracheal tube holder by shoving one…

Joey the Rocker Robot, More Conscious Than Some Humans

Meet Joey Chaos, the rocker robot who's the latest creation of Hanson Robotics. He was introduced at the RoboBusiness Conference and Expo earlier this month, and looks a lot like his older brother Jules we showed you before. Even though Joey has the same type of camera eyes that can track human faces and speech… » 5/25/07 8:35am 5/25/07 8:35am