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If you thought yesterday's robotic bunny rabbit was scary (and let's be honest, it's horrifying), the R100 may be too much for you to handle. This trashcan-sized bot uses cameras and voice recognition software to identify and remember people. It can turn electronic devices on and off (lights, televisions, etc) and collects your email.


The technical specifics are a little sketchy, even for a prototype, but the videos are both comedic and haunting. It's all in Japanese, but the way the mother-son duo interact with this seemingly lovable robot belie the fact that it spends its recharge cycles contemplating ways to kill them in their sleep. Check out the vids for a good laugh.

R100 Personal Robot [via UberGizmo]