Creepily lifelike robot head draws crowds at Hong Kong electronics expo

Those dreams we all have about robots taking over the world and Will Smith swooping in to rescue us may be about to come true… just without the Will Smith bit.

A menacingly lifelike “humanoid” going by the rather bizarre name of Ham has been drawing crowds at the Global Sources electronics show at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld Expo.

This creepy little dude, who is really only a head, has eyes that can follow you around the room, lively eyebrows and even tiny realistic pores that measure 4-40 nanometers across.

To put that in perspective, there are 10 million nanometers in a centimetre. We’re pretty sure our pores are bigger than that.

Ham, brought to life by American evil scientist/robotics designer David Hanson, is covered in a malleable material called Frubber, which we can only assume is a combination of rubber and that green blob Robin Williams once starred in a terrible film with.

Ham can reportedly make intelligent conversation and mimic facial expressions. 

Check out this video of Ham’s brother Jules. We’d totally give that guy a job.

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