Westworld Promo Uses 'Ultra-Realistic' Animatronic Robot In Bar To Frighten Patrons

April 19, 2018


This is a video created to promote the second season of Westworld streaming on NOW TV featuring an "ultra-realistic" humanoid robot named Fred (manufactured by robotics company Engineered Arts and modeled after London actor Tedroy Newell) scares bargoers with his talk of a humanoid robot invasion, before eventually 'malfunctioning' and smashing his pint of beer. Those people really seemed freaked out about it. I...don't know if I would have even noticed. "You've already had seven shots, I doubt you'd notice anything." You keep my lunch out of this.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Jenness, who, clearly unimpressed with the subject material of some of my earlier posts this week, decided to take matters into her own hands.

  • JimmyJam

    I, for one, welcome our new, painfully obvious robot overlords.

  • Steelwire

    This tin man has not heart. .

  • Bling Nye


    Seems pretty realistic to me.

  • Beanhimself

    “Ultrarealistic”? You should see this ultra realistic fake nose and glasses gag I got at the dollar store you SOBs.

  • Yea, is this really the best we can do still? No articulation in the lips still? Just dead eyes and a flapping maw? I'm sure this took a ton of money and hard work to make, but just says a lot about how excellent the human eye is at determining details of a human face.

  • Enzo Gorlami

    Humans are VERY good at recognizing their own. Comes from the times when we weren't the only bipedal humanoids on the planet. Also explains where the "uncanny valley" came from.

  • TheQiwiMan

    This promo seems like it had a ton of promise.. then just was kinda lame and unsatisfying in execution.

    So I guess it fits perfectly to promote the show.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Why are you discussing my marriage on the internet? Get out of my brain!

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