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Mouth Robot Croaks a Nursery Rhyme, Provokes Nightmares

DiscoblogBy Veronique GreenwoodJul 14, 2011 3:43 PM

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Several years ago, researchers in (you guessed it) Japan put together a reasonable facsimile of the human vocal apparatus in an attempt to help hearing-impairing people learn to better modulate their voices. The details of how this process works can be perused here, but we'd just like to treat you to a trailer of this creepy little puppy in action, moaning the nursery rhyme "Kagome, Kagome," before some major film studio options it for a B-grade horror flick. Titles, anyone? http://youtu.be/Bht96voReEo (via PopSci)

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