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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Klebert L. Hall

What is it supposed to do? How does it work? What the heck are those weird things the booth babe is handing to it?

The article is sort of content-free...

-Kle.