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The First-Ever Robot Comedian Isn’t Funny So Much As He Is Deeply Disturbing

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This is Kobian, a robot developed by scientists at Waseda University in Japan. He is here to make you laugh. In this, he will not succeed.

Look, frankly, I don’t even know what’s going on here. I don’t speak Japanese, and it’s very possible that if I did — or if I knew the people (or other robots?) that Kobian was impersonating — this would be a laugh riot. But, dude. There are songs, and dancing, and alarming noises, and what appears to be an impromptu anatomy lesson, but rhythmically, there don’t seem to be jokes. There is only Kobian. And Kobian is forever.

[h/t Incredible Things]