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For real, hat tip goes to Bamber.

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It takes on the facial characteristics of whomever you are speaking to (with a camera intermediary) and it is "based on a larger robot created by Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro."

When asked how he responds to comments that his Telenoid appears creepy, Ishiguro simply shrugged his shoulders and said that “it is not creepy.”

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Gah! The uncanny valley strikes again!

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Your science is re-inventing Voodoo dolls.

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What day is it? No, no, what year?

Oh no! I've arrived too late to stop them!

You maniacs! You never thought about what this would bring about!

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That doughboy thing is a cell phone? Where is the mouth piece? What if a stranger calls you, how would the cell phone know what the stranger looked like in order to take its form? The idea is creepy and the concept even creepier.

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characteristics of whomever you are speaking to (with a camera intermediary) and it is "based on a larger robot created by Professor

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