Craig Ferguson debuts bizarre "robot skeleton sidekick"

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Before robots take over the world, they have to start somewhere, right? Last night, they started on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, which rolled out a "robot skeleton sidekick" built by Grant Imahara from MythBusters.

After hearing Ferguson refer to his fans as his "robot skeleton army," Imahara tweeted that he'd build Ferguson a robot sidekick if the talk show host could boost Imahara's Twitter followers over 100,000. Which Ferguson did—and so last night, the world's first robot skeleton sidekick debuted on The Late Late Show.

Check out its bizarre premiere appearance below.

But what about Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics, which protect humanity from its mechanical servants running wild?

You remember the rules—A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm; a robot must obey any orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; and a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

Well, Imahara has rewritten those laws. We hope Asimov would have been amused to hear the ones that have taken their place, which you can learn by clicking below.

Is Ferguson's robot skeleton sidekick the first step toward robot world domination?

Only time will tell ...

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