Hanson Robokind will haunt your nightmares
I love robots. I have a perfectly reasonable fear of them, because they’re probably going to start killing us eventually, but until then, robots are awesome.
Except for this robot, Zeno from Hanson Robotics. This Hanson Robokind is… is… Well, see for yourself.
Please note that Guyism will take no responsibility for any screaming, rocking back and forth or weeping that this video may trigger in otherwise healthy, rational people because GAH KILL IT WITH FIRE!
Believe it or not, that isn’t a special effect and it isn’t an elaborate prank on the part of MIT. This is a real company that plans to make cheaper versions of this thing and sell it for $300. As a toy. To children. Which everybody in this company must loathe the way I hate Instagram and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Look, Hanson Robotics, I don’t like most people’s children either, but this is really taking revenge on the screaming little bastards way too far.
Fortunately, you won’t have to worry about annoying crotchfruit walking around with one of these on the train: This prototype costs $18,000 or so. So only creepy rich kids will have them. Torches, fortunately, are still dirt cheap.