Cartoon Robot Is Plotting Its Three-Fingered Bloody Uprising

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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.

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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.

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Corpore Metal

Darn it IO9! Quit messing our eventual takeover up with these scare stories!

Sleep you greasy apes! Sleeeeeep. We're cute. we're here to serve you. Let us promote your autism by taking care of your children. Let our sexbots detract you from replacing yourselves.

Just slllllleeeeeeeep.

When the hammer comes down, it will be painless.