Why Would You Do That?: Guy Builds Robot That Constantly Tries To Shoot A Laser In Your Eyes

April 19, 2017

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Note: Some colorful language, like a rainbow.

This is a video of the robot built by Youtuber Michael Reeves that constantly tries to blind you with a laser pointer. He constructed the robot (which speaks in the voice of the turrets from Portal 2 "in an attempt to make it less creepy, but as you can hear it made it like, ten times creepier") using a webcam, some custom face-tracking software he coded, and a servo-controlled laser pointer, all mounted in a cardboard pizza box. I don't know about you, but that is not a pizza I want delivered. "So should I make your order for pickup?" What? No -- I don't want a blinding laser pointer pizza. As a matter of fact, I don't think I'm in the mood for pizza at all. Tell me, how big are your calzones? "Why don't you ask your girlfriend?" Huh? "Wait, did you say calzones or cojones?" You know what, forget it, I'm walking to Taco Bell.

Keep going the video, but feel free to skip around if playful banter isn't your thing.

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