Talking Robot

The engineers at Kagawa University in Japan are on the cutting edge of terrifying/useless robot technology. They've created a robot that can talk. Well, it can't really talk but it can kind of shout vowelish noises... sort of. It's definitely doing something, we know that for sure.

30 comments:

  1. It's being a creepy ass robot, that's what it's doing.

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  2. I don't know what I just saw, but it's going to haunt my nightmares for the rest of my life.

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  3. I feel like they just put the nose there to make it more human-like. Either that or to make it look less like something inappropriate.

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  4. Protip: playing this in several tabs at once is like some kind of hallucinatory nightmare, except instead of swirling psychedelic colors there is a robotic mouth screaming at you incoherently. Would Not Recommend.

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  5. I'm not even asleep yet and I'm already having nightmares.

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  6. Holy shit! Don't they know there is already text to speech???

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  7. I think they put the nose there to help create nasal sounds, instead of just trying to freak everyone the fuck out.

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  8. New sex toy coming soon!

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  9. Next they're going to give it the ability to give blow jobs... I bet you that's Japan's next new fetish.

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  10. It's robot-speak for "we're about to take over. prepare to be our slaves."

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  11. kowai desu! That's a little bit freaky man. At the same time, I feel bad for it.

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  12. the robot is sounding out the japanese phonetic alphabet:
    ra, ri, ru, re, ro, OR la, li, lu, le, lo
    (the acual pronunciatino is somewhere in between R an L)
    then repeating each sound but for a longer duration.
    then it tries the same with
    a, i, u, e, o
    the vowels as you say but in japanese order.

    Think it's amazing though their choice of voice is rather freaky!
    Wish they had used the typical "cute" female voice that they normally like to use in the gadgets.

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  13. I JUST KNOW I'm going to have a nightmare tonight, and I blame you, creepy ass robot.

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  14. The robot was created to help hearing impaired people with speech articulation, but I suppose a website meant to portray Japan purely in a ridiculing or perverse way would choose to ignore that.

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  15. now all this needs is a robotic dick shoved in there to shut the damn thing up.

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  16. thats just dumb

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  17. That was unbelievably horrifying.
    Thank you for the nightmares.

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  18. he doesn't think it's useless
    http://www.virginmedia.com/images/wallpapers/movies/irobot_1280.jpg

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  19. I have a feeling we're finally gonna see the death of the FleshLight sometime soon.

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  20. LOl would you really wanna put your dick in that?!

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  21. Dont stop reading this or you'll die........
    You need to read this and you can't stop until the end or you will suffer a horrible death. If you think this is one of the boring chain-mail letters, then you are wrong.
    I'm going to tell you a story. The story is about a girl called Sara. Sara found a message one morning lying on her bed. She had no... See More... See More... See More... See More... See more... See more... See More... See more... See More... See More... See More... See More... See More... See More... See More... See more... See More... See More... See More... See More... See More... See More ... See More idea how it got there but how it did, we will not find out. The message said just one word, and that word was "Run". Sara thought it was her little brother pulling a prank on her, but she thought wrong.
    So sara burnt the note before she went to bed. When she woke up she found the same note lying on the bottom of her bed. Again, before she went to bed she burnt the note. The next morning, she found not a note, but a letter. The letter read: ... See More
    Sara, i am watching you, if you don't run i will kill you. Don't belive me? Well you are unwise. I will give you till Sunday at midnight to get as far away from this house as you can.
    Mary.
    Sara did not think this was real, so she carried on with her normal life. On sunday at midnight, she heard a bang from under her bed. She got up and turned her light on. She looked in her mirror on the wall and saw bloody Mary. She smashed the mirror with her hair brush and looked under the bed. Nothing. Then the light flickered and went out. She thought that the light bulb had just died. She was completely wrong.
    "I told you to run Sara, but you did not. I told you i would kill, you, and your life ends here."
    Sara turned around and saw a Girl wrapped in chains with blood dripping down her face. The girl, she guessed, was Mary. She belived now. Mary had a knife in her hand, a real knife, and stabbed Sara in the stomach nice and slowl, so Sara felt it to the fullest. Sara screamed and slowly bled to death.
    So you are thinking, "What does this have to do with me?" Well if you do not send this on Mary will come to your room on the nearest possible Sunday at mid-night and kill you. This is no joke. Don't be unwise like Sara. Be wise and send it on.
    0 people- You will be killed by Mary on the nearest possibe Sunday at midnight
    5 people- You will be severely injured.
    10 people- You will see bloody Mary in your Mirror
    15 people- You will be left un-harmed
    20 people- You will find alot of money on the floor.
    50 people-You will find alot of money on the floor

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  22. OMFG! Thats wierd and scary! *-*

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  23. Translation: hmHm, aaaAA, hhHh, aaAa...

    Hmmmm....

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  24. If that's how it's supposed to work, I'd hate to see it when it's malfunctioning.

    Also, wasn't the term "uncanny valley" coined by Japanese roboticists originally? Being that's the case, I'm really confounded as to why most of Japan's robotics labs seem to be going out of their way to launch themselves further and further *into* that territory.

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  25. dear lord... that is the freakiest thing I have ever seen. ever.

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  26. Translation: Please kill me now!

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