Need a robot baby for your next horror movie starring evil-looking babies? If you’re not willing to go with computer graphics, or work with real babies, the iCub sure looks like it could suffice. At the recent IROS 2011 event, the iCub robot was show off, mimicking a young human being crawling on the floor. And in case you were wondering, yes this is the same iCub robot that knows archery and has been nominated to carry next year’s Olympic torch.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be able to crawl very well, in the demonstration movie, requiring the help of some to move along (possibly due to the material of the floor?). Regardless of how far it managed to move, the iCub is one freaky looking robot, which in my opinion, deserves to be in a horror movie of its own. Check out the video and see for yourself: