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January 21, 2012 10:02 AM   Subscribe

Animatronic baby mechanism for anonymous job (SL Nightmare Fuel)
posted by dirigibleman (33 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
I feel like Ronald D. Moore should be glaring at me disapprovingly right about now.
posted by yellowbinder at 10:04 AM on January 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


So it doesn't have a mouth, but I can't tell what it's trying to do.
posted by Greg Nog at 10:04 AM on January 21, 2012


My Roomba says that it's cute.
posted by XMLicious at 10:05 AM on January 21, 2012 [9 favorites]


If it doesn't poop, then it's not nightmare fuel.
posted by PapaLobo at 10:10 AM on January 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I just laughed in horror for :33. Whoa. Those hands!
posted by heyho at 10:13 AM on January 21, 2012


Here is yet another robot that I can only anticipate being merged with "gastrobot" flesh-eating technology.

(Seriously, this is pretty awesome, and it moves well.)
posted by Countess Elena at 10:13 AM on January 21, 2012


I thought it was cute.
posted by Navelgazer at 10:14 AM on January 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


But why does it have to have claws. Is this from the Vincent Price School of Mad Science?
posted by Countess Elena at 10:15 AM on January 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Quick! Someone retire it before it grows up!
posted by cjorgensen at 10:16 AM on January 21, 2012


How is babby forged?
posted by argonauta at 10:18 AM on January 21, 2012 [21 favorites]


Animatronic Rosemary's Baby.
posted by cjorgensen at 10:22 AM on January 21, 2012


Can it writhe some more? It's needs to writhe some more.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:23 AM on January 21, 2012 [7 favorites]


Sure it's a super toy, but does it last all summer long?
posted by The Whelk at 10:31 AM on January 21, 2012 [4 favorites]


It would have been awesome if, at the end, a tortoise came along and flipped it over.
posted by R. Schlock at 10:32 AM on January 21, 2012 [6 favorites]


It would have been awesome if, at the end, a tortoiseturtle came along and flipped it over.
posted by howfar at 10:36 AM on January 21, 2012


Oh that's very good. I particularly like the back arching.
posted by Artw at 10:41 AM on January 21, 2012


How they're made
posted by rottytooth at 10:45 AM on January 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


How they're made

And suddenly I'm in that weird part of YouTube again.
posted by loquacious at 11:09 AM on January 21, 2012 [7 favorites]


Madela is really overthinking the life-like feel of their next generationtwo breastpump technology...
posted by Nanukthedog at 11:13 AM on January 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


It never occurred to me YouTube would have a whole nightmarish collection of animatronic videos. Ie: animatronic baby, this time with flesh.
posted by Nelson at 11:22 AM on January 21, 2012


Aww, poor thing is hungry--

FOR SOULS.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 11:26 AM on January 21, 2012


animatronic baby, this time with flesh

Stay through the video to the end, where the thing is sealed into its stasis pod, undulating a limb module in a vain attempt to escape.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:26 AM on January 21, 2012


As the father of a four-week old newborn, that thing is scarily accurate.
posted by Zonker at 11:47 AM on January 21, 2012


So it doesn't have a mouth, but I can't tell what it's trying to do.

Scream. It must.
posted by louche mustachio at 12:02 PM on January 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


No scarier than a real baby, and a heck of a less messy.

I like it.
posted by kinnakeet at 12:33 PM on January 21, 2012


heck of a LOT less messy. Sheesh.
posted by kinnakeet at 12:33 PM on January 21, 2012


Without the faux baby skin this feels less creepy and more like some sort of telepresence rig the nuclear power industry is developing for when they get rid of those pesky child labor laws. It's the faux skin that's never quite right and pushes all my "Aieeeeeeee! Living Dead! Kill it with fire!" buttons.

Of course the animatronic stuff I've toyed with has been for Halloween stuff and I wanted to push the "Aieeeeeeee! Living Dead! Kill it with fire!" button and push it hard.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 12:39 PM on January 21, 2012


I don't know whether I want to burp it or crush it in a massive hydraulic press.
posted by longsleeves at 3:33 PM on January 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


AAAAH! Swaddle it with fire!
posted by orme at 4:13 PM on January 21, 2012 [4 favorites]


That's so obviously not real that it isn't funny. Is it supposed to be funny?
posted by unliteral at 5:20 AM on January 22, 2012


From behind my arm, watching in dismay, my 5 year old daughter said something I haven't heard her say in a long time
"I don't want it"
posted by Redhush at 9:32 AM on January 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


I think I am an alien. I just went quite genuinely, "AAAWWWW! So cuuute!".

But then again I believe the best way to avoid the Terminator scenario is to dump AIs into humanoid bodies and raise them as we would our own children, thoroughly indoctrinating them with "human" cultural values.

I guess I'm ready to be doing this in the next decade or so.
posted by egypturnash at 9:45 AM on January 22, 2012


The only thing creepier would be terminator baby riding this...
posted by the_artificer at 9:18 PM on January 22, 2012


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