You wouldn’t even be able to guess what some of these are at first glance. Here are the 10 creepiest inventions you won’t believe exist.
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Starting off the list is the SHIRI.
This one may sound almost too weird to fathom, so of course, it was built in Tokyo.
The Shiri is an emotionally adept robot.
While that is already creepy enough in itself, it gets even creepier.
If you speak Japanese, you’re probably wondering why it would be named after the word for “buttocks.”
That’s because the Shiri is robotic buttocks.
With skin of silicone, it is identical to human buttocks in size and form.
Emotion is expressed by the buttocks in the form of twitches, tension and protrusion.
Its creators want the Shiri to be happy, and massage the buttocks to make it happy, as the Shiri is responsive to a variety of touches.
You may be wondering what the purpose of such an invention is.
The two points expressed by the creators are to innovate and expand the use of robotics and the second is to research how people communicate with this strange invention.
The Nose Stylus.
At least this one is mostly only creepy in appearance.
In 2011, London-designer Dominic Wilcox invented what is most easily defined as a nose stylus.
He said he was inspired to create the invention to make phone use in the bathtub easier, as wet hands and phones are not a ideal combination.
This clay stringed stylus is strapped around the head and covers the nose.
Having a pointer on the end and nose holes for breathing, it is fully functional and easy to adapt to,
that is if you don’t mind looking like a greyhound or potential serial killer.
Coming in at number 8 is the KTR Motormouth Robot.
While it may look like something you’d never hope to find in your little brother’s drawer, this motormouth from Japan features a very complex design that supersedes most other robots of this generation.
It is much more than just your average audio system.
Its aim is to create natural human speech and has replicated many of the parts within a human system that make this possible, including a trachea, vocal cords and tract.
With its first demonstration in 2011 by Professor Sawada in Kawaga University in Japan, this project is still growing and improving, pushing robotics closer to the performance we once thought would forever remain in science fiction movies.
Affectiva is an emotion recognition software, which can adapt to a variety of devices.
By using a webcam, it can analyze the user’s facial expressions to measure his or her levels of distaste, surprise, happiness and many other emotions.
It can also measure the heart-rate by detecting color changes in the webcam.
The product was first introduced in 2013 and is targeted towards advertisers, with clients such as Coca-cola.
It is also used in games, and can use a biosensor, which is another method to monitor the user’s emotional state via skin.
Why party and be social when a robot can do it for you?
The social robot is remote controlled and rolls around on a wheel system similar to a segwey.
If features a webcam and two-way audio, making it an easy and effective way to communicate.
The intention of the design was to make it possible for sick or grounded teens to have fun and feel like they’re going out.
It can be controlled via your average, everyday computer set-up and was used in Coca Cola’s 2013 Summer Festival in Israel.
The tobii Eye Tracking technology enables a device to gather information about your eye movements.
It can determine what you’re looking at on the screen, how long your eyes remain focused on specific objects, and more.
This can be an aid to many with what is known as predictive analytics, which work with a combination of other data to predict what a user will do, or what they want.
Pizza Hut has developed a digital menu using these technologies that attempts to learn what a consumer wants without them even have to say anything.
This technology continues to evolve and can become a major asset to advertisers in the future.
Even sci-fi movies couldn’t have come up with a scenario when people are watching television, and it’s watching them back.
The hug shirt was first designed by the company Cute Circuit in the early 2000s, but has yet to be mass produced, and it’s not very hard to see why.
A linked application give users the ability to send each other hugs when wearing the sweatshirt.
Transmitting heat and vibrations from one hug shirt to the other, it aims to best recreate and transfer the feel of the original hug.
Advances such as these make it even harder to believe that the poking feature on Facebook still exists.
Video credit to Strange Mysteries YouTube channel