Rodent Terminator is a Bully

By Norman Chan

Built in, you guessed it, Japan.

Rats used in lab research have to occasionally be stressed out to simulate the psychological conditions in which new drugs can be tested. The standard process of inducing stress and depression in these rodents sounds terrible; rats are forced to swim for long periods of time and have their sense of smell removed. Still, this apparently isn't traumatizing enough for the researchers at the Waseda University of Tokyo, who have built a robotic rat to harass test subjects.