HENGE merges fine art with robotic design

When the day arrives that humanoid robots are an integral part of human society, one can only hope they aren't as terrifying beautiful as the HENGE robot. The art piece/robot model is the creation of Japanese designer Tomoo Yamaji, and is exquisite not just for its tech aesthetic, but also for its simplicity.

Set up on a stationary stand for display, the model won't talk back to you or walk around, but as a futurist conversation piece representing your robot lust, it's pretty much perfect. The model is available for 100,000 yen ($1,090) here and you can see video of the HENGE going through its various transformations here.

Via Jean Snow