Toshiba's new household robot, the ApriAttenda, may have a humiliatingly cute cartoon face, but its robot brain plots murder. Its three-fingered hands long to shred your flesh, while its palm-cameras record every detail. Gallery below.
The prototype, unveiled today, includes wire-controlled hands with tiny CCD cameras in the palms, capable of opening a refrigerator or operating a microwave. The robot is one meter tall, but can grow a third taller to work in high places. Image by YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images.