Boston Dynamics has some competition in the creepy-robot department. Japanese company Telexistence unveiled a new telepresence prototype robot last week and you wouldn’t want to run into it in a dark alley.
The Model H is everything you could want from a sci-fi bot. It has an elongated body, alien-looking eyes, no mouth or nose, a stark white-and-black color scheme and wheels for legs. But it’s not here to subjugate humanity. It wants to help people reach out to each other across the globe.