Eyeball RobotCreated by ATR/Systec Akazawa, the strange Muu Socia 3.0 eyeball robot "interacts using voice recognition, speech and even face recognition".
The CYBER CYCLOPS is designed, ugly enough, to serve as an ice-breaker between doctors and patients. It freaks out if you put your hand in front of its eyeball[via TheRawFeed]
Bird-shaped Game Controller
Essentially, it is a camera that only takes photos that were created by someone who pressed a button somewhere else at that very time as its own button was pressed[Source]
$75,000 UrinalAt $75,000, the self-cleaning Urilift is touted as the "world's most high-tech" -- consisting of "a two-meter high stainless steel cylinder with three alcoves, each with a urinal, and no doors."
By day, the Urilift is lowered below street level for a nice clean look. Then at night, an operator comes by with a remote and the Urilift hydraulically lifts to sidewalk level in about two minutes[Source]
Smile HelmetTim Simpson has created a strange smile helmet that basically forces a grin. Here's how it works:
A sensor in the front of the helmet detects anybody within a 2 metre range, at which point the mouth is pulled into a broad grin by a small servo motor and some concealed fishing wire. The helmet addresses the facades of social interaction and explores our responses to affected expressions[Source]